Ireland needs to go fossil free by 2050 and solar is going to play a vital role in making that happen.
The Green Party has outlined how a solar power revolution could help us end the use of fossil fuels in Ireland, and create up to 100,000 jobs.
Renewable electricity will run our cars and heat our homes as well as powering our industry. This transition will be a central part in the move to a 100% renewable power system that could provide an estimated 100,000 new jobs in our economy.
The cost of photovoltaic (PV) solar power is continuing to fall and the level of investment is continuing to rise across the world. The Green Party want to put PV solar panels on the roof of every public building, and will encourage households to do the same.
When Tipperary County Council installed PV solar panels on their buildings, they saved 11% on their electricity bills. A €326,850 investment will pay for itself in just 7 years. Combine this with a massive roll out of home retrofitting and we’ll have warmer homes, growth in local jobs, cheaper electricity bills, less electricity demand, and more community generated supply. Anything Tipp can do, Kildare can do better!
Let’s put power back in the hands of the people of Kildare.