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#Solar Energy

# solar-energy - Thursday 19 January, 2017

Large-scale solar farms are coming to Ireland as plans for over 20 projects unveiled

Work on the farms, to be built in the south and east of the country, will start in 2018.

# solar-energy - Sunday 5 June, 2016

Poll: Should Ireland subsidise solar energy companies to develop here? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland subsidise solar energy companies to develop here?

Ireland needs to meet EU renewable energy targets – with the prospect of serious financial penalties slapped on us if we don’t make them.

# solar-energy - Wednesday 11 February, 2015

Apple is spending €750 million on one of the biggest solar energy farms in the world

The world’s most valuable company is determined to ‘make the world better than we found it’

# solar-energy - Saturday 23 March, 2013

Column: The UK is exploring its shale gas future, we should do the same

Fracking is an emotively driven environmental issue – but the Irish government could do worse than follow the UK in opening up the market here for exploration, writes Aaron McKenna.

# solar-energy - Sunday 25 November, 2012

These islands are first to be powered by solar energy alone

Tokelau islands in the Pacific have population of 1,500 and were using 2,000 barrels of diesel a year to power generators.

# solar-energy - Monday 19 September, 2011

China: Factory shuts after hundreds protest over pollution

Hundreds of villagers staged demonstrations against a solar panel company in eastern China, saying that its factory was polluting the local environment.

# solar-energy - Friday 19 August, 2011

13-year-old makes solar power breakthrough

The New York teenager made the discovery after being inspired by the patterns that tree branches are laid out in.

# solar-energy - Friday 3 September, 2010

R&R MECHANICAL, a company based in Tullamore, Co Offaly, has been awarded a €4m research grant from the EU. One of the company’s projects which  cools solar power plants came first out of 61 projects nominated from across the EU. RTÉ reports that the project is expected to run for over four years and will be based jointly in R&R’s offices in Offaly and in the University of Limerick.