Domestic feed-in tariffs on the way

The ROI government is looking at introducing feed-in tariffs for renewable electricity generation in the home, sources in the Department of Communications Climate Action and Environment tell SelfBuild.

A cost benefit analysis is underway evaluating how homeowners might be paid to export electricity to the grid, and how to support communities becoming self-sufficient.

The document is evaluating all forms of renewable electricity, including solar (photovoltaic), anaerobic digestion, wind, hydro, micro-CHP, as well as at battery storage options.

The results and a public consultation are expected in the second half of the year.

The Government has in parallel approached the European Investment Bank to help fund innovative deep retrofit solutions for Irish homes.

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About Astrid Madsen

Astrid Madsen is the editor of SelfBuild & Improve Your Home magazine. She previously held the same role in an Irish trade publication, before that she worked at the National Standards Authority of Ireland. She graduated with a BA in Urban Studies from Columbia University in New York and holds an MBA from the Instituto de Estudios Bursatiles in Madrid. France of origin, she now lives in Portarlington, County Laois, where she's taken on the task of renovating a listed building! Email

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