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Petition Text

I want the Government to introduce a fair payment for Solar Electricity.

Why This? Why Now?

Please sign this petition to urge the Government not to exclude small-scale rooftop solar from new plans to support renewable electricity.

As solar panel tecnolology improves and costs fall we want to see Ireland unlock its solar power potential.

As a first step we’re demanding the Government guarantee a fair payment for solar electricity, so people get paid for the excess energy they generate with panels on the roofs of their homes, farm buildings, schools, clubs and community halls. 

Leo Varadkar signed this petition at Electric Picnic last year. But the new draft plan for renewable electricity doesn't include support for small-scale rooftop solar - it's all about big business.

A new bill to force electricity companies to pay small scale generators for their excess power passed the second stage of the Dail in 2018, and is now being considereed by the Oireachtas Committee on Communications, Climate Action and the Environment who will decide does it proceed to 3rd stage.

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