Farmers can now apply for a new scheme which will grant aid some 60pc of the cost of installing solar panels on their farms.
Minister for Agriculture, Charlie McConalogue, announced the opening of applications for the devices under new Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Scheme (TAMS 3).
The scheme will allow applicants to generate their own power and reduce energy costs on their dwelling and holding.
“At a time of rising energy costs, I have prioritised the introduction of the solar investments first which will be open from today (Wednesday 22nd),” Minister McConalogue said.
“In addition to the higher grant rates, I have also increased the size of the available investments from 11kW to 62kW.”
Full details of the scheme are available at www.gov.ie