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Explainer: TAMS funded solar panels cannot be geared for export
Stephen Robb
The size of solar PV panels funded through TAMS will have to match the farm's electricity demand, with only small amounts of electricity allowed to be exported to the grid.
25 January 2023 Grass & feeding
Higher-yielding herds in the firing line for nitrates
The Irish Grassland Association dairy conference heard that profitability on higher yields could drop by 53%, reports Aidan Brennan.
18 January 2023 Management
What’s the payback for solar panels on dairy farms?
Teagasc researcher John Upton was speaking about the new TAMS grants for solar panels at the Irish Grassland Association dairy conference.
Why solar panel choice matters
With many farmers set to invest in solar panels in the coming years, Stephen Robb explores why panel choice matters.
28 December 2022 Climate and environment
Farmer Writes: it's been a cracker of a farming year, Santa
If the sucklers go, people’s livelihoods go and Santa, there’ll be no need for you to go out west as it’ll become a wilderness, writes Gerald Potterton.
21 December 2022 Farmer Writes
The new Irish Dairy Farmer magazine is on sale now
You cannot buy the Irish Dairy Farmer in shops - find out how to subscribe today.
16 December 2022
TAMS solar panel size limit to triple
A new solar scheme under the next TAMS will include a number of measures to encourage farmers to install solar panels.
14 December 2022 News
TAMS to cover solar panel installation up to €90,000
The Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Scheme (TAMS) will be available to farmers to support the installation of solar panels on sheds, farm buildings and the farm dwelling house.
5 December 2022 News
Tánaiste hoping for incentives to get farmers into renewables in climate plan
Peter Thomas Keaveney spoke to the Tánaiste Leo Varadkar at Agromek 2022 in Denmark, where a number of Irish companies were on display and looking for business with Enterprise Ireland.
Farmer Writes: looking at energy demand on farm
With new grants and tax incentives available for solar panels on sheds, we will also try to find time to study all of the options available.
30 November 2022 Farmer Writes
IFA and Bord Gáis to help farmers install solar panels
Farmers are set to benefit from a new partnership between the IFA and Bord Gáis Energy, which will see them supported to put solar panels on their sheds.
29 November 2022 News
Research programme quantifies solar savings for poultry farmers
It is estimated that the use of solar panels could cut electricity costs on some poultry farms by 70% to 75% during the summer.
27 November 2022 News