IFA hosting solar energy seminar in Portlaoise

Moran Damian

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Moran Damian

IFA hosting solar energy in Portlaoise

IFA will host an important solar energy seminar next Thursday, July 14 in the Killeshin Hotel in Portlaoise.

With over 6,000 acres of farmland currently under a solar contract and sufficient grid connection applications to power over one-million homes, the IFA seminar will highlight the need for greater policy certainty from Government regarding REFIT tariffs and increased community participation in future renewable energy projects.

The seminar will also provide legal and tax guidance for farmers who have been approached by development companies.

The seminar will hear from tax expert Declan McEvoy of IFAC Accountants, solicitor James Staines from Kennedy's, Bob Hanna from the Department of Energy and representatives from the ESB, Tipperary Energy Agency and the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland.