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# Solar Panels

This year
Government approves zero VAT rate for the supply and installation of solar panels
The abolishment of the VAT rate will bring the average price of solar panel installation down by €1000, according to Government estimates.
VAT rate on supply and installation of solar panels to be abolished
The move is expected to be signed off by the Government this week.
Daily Poll: Do you have solar panels?
Many home-owners opt for solar panels as a way to reduce their carbon footprint and their dependency on fossil fuels.
Cumbersome grant system holding some back from solar PV uptake, says expert
The chair of the Micro-Renewable Energy Federation likened the experience of securing a grant to a “bureaucratic nightmare”.
Last year
Planning permission no longer required to install solar panels on houses
Exemptions also apply to a range of non-domestic buildings.
Jennifer Whitmore: The lifting of planning rules for solar panels is welcome but long overdue
The Social Democrats TD says the government is behind the curve as it finally lifts restrictions on numbers of panels on a property.
All schools to get funding for solar panels to fight rising cost of energy
The strategy is part of a climate focused shift in the school Summer Works Scheme.
All time
Consumers with solar panels could be able to sell excess electricity back to the grid in future
The government plans to have a micro generation scheme in place by the end of the year.
ESB and Bord na Móna to develop solar power for 150,000 homes
Renewable energy in Ireland is currently predominantly generated from the wind.
IKEA is selling solar panels, yay! But not in Ireland, boo!
The company says that customers want to live more sustainably, but there is no word on when they will roll out the panels to Ireland.