Ireland has one of the most ambitious renewable energy targets of any country in Europe, aiming for 16% of total energy (including heat, transport and electricity) to come from renewables by 2020, with 40% of electricity to come from renewable sources.

Contrary to popular opinion, the amount of sun in Ireland is good and comparable to much of the UK, is about 78pc of that of France and is even better than the Netherlands. Suitable conditions for generating electricity with solar PV.

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