Energy in Horticulture

03 April 09:30am Teagasc Ashtown, Conference & Training Centre

This seminar will introduce you to the SEAI’s Exceed programme; inform you about on-farm electricity generation using PV panels and wind turbines; NDP grant availability and tax incentives; the very latest on the Support Scheme for Renewable Heat and listen to one grower’s experience of installing PV. At an individual farm level investment in renewable energy will reduce the high cost of energy inputs. It will also give a green image to your product to give you the edge in the market place.

Event Programme

9:30Registration and Refreshments
10:00Carbon Emissions, Climate Change and Horticulture - Dr Michelle Kearney, Dept. of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
10:20SEAI supports for the Horticultural Sector - Andrea Carroll, SME Programme Manager, SEAI
10:40Tax incentives for Energy Investments - Declan McEvoy, Head of Tax, ifac
11:00Solar PV, Battery Technology, Connecting to the Grid - Paddy Phelan, Three Counties Energy Agency
11:20Support Scheme for Renewable Heat - Barry Caslin, Energy & Rural Development Specialist, Teagasc
11:40Putting Energy Efficiency into Practice - Tommy O’Shea, O’Shea Farms
12:00The application of Small and Medium-sized Wind Turbines in Horticulture - Sean Ganley, C&F Green Energy
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