Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2008
Policy Type:Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Grants and subsidies
Policy Target:Energy Sector>Electricity Generation>Renewable>Wind, Energy Sector>Electricity Generation, Energy Sector>Electricity Generation>Renewable>Hydropower, Energy Sector>Electricity Generation>Renewable>Solar Photovoltaic
Agency:Sustainable Energy Ireland
Funding:EUR 2 million for 2008
Description:On 16 April 2008, a small- and micro-generation support programme was announced. It included studies aimed at identifying the potential and establishing the necessary infrastructure and field trials of small and micro-scale wind, solar and hydro generation in the domestic and commercial sectors, with the potential to sell excess power back to suppliers.Grant support to meet 50% of the initial start up costs will be made available for the installation of microgeneration systems in approximately 50 trials to be conducted nationwide. The scheme follows a change in regulations last year allowing people to sell electricity back to the grid. It will provide the groundwork for consideration of a set feed in tariff for electricity produced through microgeneration. It will provide the groundwork for consideration of commerical arrnagements for export of power and potential support schemes

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