In Ireland the two dairy cooperatives Dairygold and Tirlán have joined forces to further strengthen the dairy sector’s sustainability efforts by rolling out Tirlán’s renewable energy solutions programme FarmGen to Dairygold suppliers. Tirlán launched the programme in 2019. Dairygold suppliers can now also avail of the solar PV programme. The FarmGen systems are specifically designed to power energy-intensive processes on farm, such as milk cooling, vacuum pumps, water heating and more. Depending on the system size and battery bundle, FarmGen can deliver energy savings of typically between 20 and 50 percent per annum, according to the cooperatives.