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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