The Irish Farmers Affiliation (IFA) and Bord Gáis Vitality, constructing on their long-standing relationship, at the moment launched a brand new partnership that can provide photo voltaic options to Irish farmers.
Collectively, IFA and Bord Gáis Vitality have recognized, primarily based on IFA member suggestions, that farmers in all sectors are in search of renewable vitality options resulting from rising enter prices with added environmental advantages.
The launch follows a pilot mission carried out by the IFA and Bord Gáis Vitality to determine the business feasibility of putting in roof prime photo voltaic expertise on farms in Eire. The pilot labored intently with farmers from totally different sectors, sizes and geographies and clearly and objectively established the advantages of photo voltaic for all farmers concerned.
The outcomes of the pilot present the help IFA and Bord Gáis Vitality can present to assist maximize the advantages of rooftop photo voltaic for farmers. It additionally helps to determine boundaries to entry and, by means of collaboration, tips on how to overcome them.
On the launch, James Kelly, IFA’s Director of Group stated “our partnership with Bord Gáis Vitality will present a dependable and inexpensive photo voltaic resolution. As Eire’s largest vitality providers enterprise, Bord Gáis Vitality has technical and engineering capability to offer high-class photo voltaic options for farmers. Collectively, we even have the power to offer a dependable buyer expertise with ongoing help. Each farm is exclusive and we’ll present a complete renewable providing for farmers together with an in depth evaluation of the viability, design and set up of a rooftop photo voltaic. We can even present steerage on out there helps, count on system efficiency, cost instances and steady help within the type of information evaluation to assist farmers on this journey”.
Teresa Purtill, Director of Providers and Options, Bord Gáis Vitality added that “over the following 5 years, Bord Gáis Vitality is dedicated to changing into Eire’s market main net-zero options supplier and serving to everybody our clients to transition cheaply to a low-carbon future. Working with our long-time accomplice IFA, we’re very proud to supply inexpensive and revolutionary photo voltaic options for farmers in Eire serving to them to de-carbonize their vitality use throughout rural Eire. We stay up for growing extra renewable options for Irish farmers, for his or her companies and residential, as we proceed the journey to internet zero”.
Martin Stapleton, Chair of IFA Member Providers added “Present situations mixed with rising vitality costs, make it potential for all farmers in all sectors from north to south to learn of photo voltaic. It is a new expertise that farmers are embracing. The set up by IFA and Bord Gáis Vitality presents a renewable resolution from a trusted and dependable accomplice – one thing we all know farmers really want at the moment.
Bord Gáis Vitality and IFA will start set up in early Spring, however encourage events to register and request additional particulars.