The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) and Bord Gáis Energy have launched a new partnership, which will offer solar solutions to Irish farmers.
Together, the IFA and Bord Gáis Energy identified – based on IFA member feedback – that farmers across all sectors were seeking a solution around renewable energy due to rising input costs, along with the added environmental benefits.
The launch follows a pilot project undertaken by the IFA and Bord Gáis Energy to establish the commercial feasibility of the installation of rooftop solar technology on Irish farms.
The pilot project involved working closely with farmers from different sectors, sizes and geographies, and it clearly and objectively established the benefits of solar power for all farmers involved.
‘Reliable And Affordable’
At the launch, James Kelly, the IFA’s director of organisation, said, “Our partnership with Bord Gáis Energy will provide a reliable and affordable solar solution.
“As the largest energy services business in Ireland, Bord Gáis Energy has the technical and engineering capacity to deliver high-class solar solutions for farmers. Together, we also have the ability to provide a reliable customer experience with ongoing support.
“Each farm is unique, and we will provide a comprehensive renewables offering for farmers, including a detailed assessment of the viability, design and installation of a rooftop solar [solution]. We will also provide guidance on available supports, expected system performance, payback periods, and ongoing support in the form of data analysis, to help farmers on this journey.”
Bord Gáis Energy and the IFA will begin installation in the early spring, and they encourage interested parties to register their interest and request further details here.