John Fogarty of Community Power will be speaking at this webinar which takes place on July 30th at 3pm.
The agricultural sector accounts for almost 10% of greenhouse gas emissions in the EU, mainly for food production and transport. While there is an enormous potential to produce renewable energy on farms due to the availability of wind, sun, biomass and agricultural waste, important barriers and challenges still remain.
Recent studies have proven that the main barriers identified by farmers to produce renewable energy are:
- complex permit and subsidy procedures
- high investment costs
- limited access to credit and doubts about profitability
The main objective of AgroRES is to develop measures that encourage the production and use of RE in the agricultural and rural sector. AgroRES will support this sector by supporting its energy needs and ambitions in a sustainable, economic viable and socially responsible way.
This webinar aims to outline some of the key steps in development for small-scale renewable electricity projects up to 500kW. All those registered will receive a link by email to join the webinar event.
Content & Speakers
- Introduction and overview of the AgroRES project – Mel Gavin (IT Sligo)
- Planning experience 150kW Solar PV – Martin Beirne (Polecat Group Water Scheme)
- Grid connection process, form NC5 – TBC (ESB Networks)
- Sale of electricity – John Fogarty (Community Power)