Irish Farmers say they could be part of the solution to that problem
Decarbonising our electricity network while keeping the lights on as demand for power grows may be one of the toughest challenges over the next few years.
Farmers say they could be part of the solution to that problem. But the arrangements for individuals to sell surplus electricity from their home or business into the grid are not yet in place.
Most farmers have several barns or sheds and there can be a lot of roof space on top of those outbuildings.
Some have already installed Solar Photo Voltaic panels to generate power but the Micro Renewable Energy Federation says there is a lot of potential to expand.
Credit to : RTE News