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€31 Million Project Secured For Floating Wind Project Off the West Coast

    €31 Million Project Secured For Floating Wind Project Off the West Coast

A €31 million project has been approved for an ambitious four-year floating offshore wind project. Subject to consenting, it is planned  that a full-scale floating wind turbine be deployed for testing off the west coast of Ireland at a Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) test site near Belmullet, County Mayo, by 2022. The project is […]

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ESB and Coillte in Discussions to Deliver Renewable Energy Projects

    ESB and Coillte in Discussions to Deliver Renewable Energy Projects

ESB is engaged in bilateral discussions with Coillte which, if successful, would lead to the establishment of a new joint venture development company to deliver 1,000 MW of renewable energy by 2030. It is proposed that a new joint venture will build on a successful track record of the two companies working together at Raheenleagh […]

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World-first Wind Lidar Measurements From a Drone

    World-first Wind Lidar Measurements From a Drone

Leading wind Lidar developer, ZX Lidars, has successfully demonstrated the use of Drone Wind Lidar to accurately measure the wind in what is believed to be a world-first. ZX Lidars provides vertical and horizontal profiling wind Lidars to accurately measure wind conditions remotely and above or ahead of their installed position. These accurate, independent wind […]

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Parkwind and ESB to Develop Two Offshore Wind Farms at Oriel and Clogherhead

    Parkwind and ESB to Develop Two Offshore Wind Farms at Oriel and Clogherhead

Parkwind and ESB have reached an agreement to kick start the offshore wind generation industry in the Republic of Ireland through ESB’s acquisition of up to 35% in the Oriel project. The Oriel project, located in the Irish Sea off the coast of Dundalk, has a capacity of up to 330MW and is planned to […]

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Lidl Ireland Invests €1 Million in the Installation of Solar Panels at 8 New and Reconstructed Stores

    Lidl Ireland Invests €1 Million in the Installation of Solar Panels at 8 New and Reconstructed Stores

Lidl has completed the installation of energy-saving solar panels at its recently opened Nenagh store adding a further investment of €130,000 in renewable energy. The newly installed solar panels will produce 120,000 kilowatt hours of energy from a sustainable resource annually which is equivalent to meet the electricity requirements of 28 homes and reduces the […]

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ESB and Bord na Móna Reach Financial Close on Oweninny Wind Farm Project

    ESB and Bord na Móna Reach Financial Close on Oweninny Wind Farm Project

ESB and Bord na Móna have announce that financial close has been reached on the €160 million Oweninny project in North County Mayo. The project will be financed with long-term debt from a consortium of banks including the European Investment Bank (EIB), who are providing 50 per cent of the funding, as well as MUFG Bank, […]

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New Project to Reduce Costs and Underwater Noise in Offshore Wind Construction

    New Project to Reduce Costs and Underwater Noise in Offshore Wind Construction

The Carbon Trust has announced the launch of BLUE PILOT, a large-scale demonstration project aimed at reducing costs and underwater noise during construction of offshore wind farms as part of the Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA). The BLUE PILOT project will deploy The BLUE Hammer, a new type of pile driver developed by Fistuca BV, a Dutch […]

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37 Communities to Become More Energy Efficient

    37 Communities to Become More Energy Efficient

Funded by the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment, the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) has announced that an initial €22 million will fund energy upgrades to 1,200 homes and 400 community and commercial buildings across 37 communities.  The support underpins total investment of €52 million and means the communities will have warmer […]

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NTR Closes Debt Facilities to Value of €43.2 Million to Fund Irish Wind Projects

    NTR Closes Debt Facilities to Value of €43.2 Million to Fund Irish Wind Projects

NTR has announced that it has successfully closed three project debt facilities in recent weeks with AIB, Nord/LB and MUFG totaling a Euro equivalent of €66.5 million. Two of the debt facilities will be utilised to finance the construction of new wind farms, while the third is for the refinancing of a wind farm already […]

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Airsynergy Scoops Major UK Tech Award

    Airsynergy Scoops Major UK Tech Award

Airsynergy, one of Ireland’s leading cleantech firms, has scooped the top award for ‘Renewable Energy Technology of the Year’ at the third annual Energy Awards 2017. The awards, which took place recently at the London Hilton Hotel, recognise international excellence in the energy market and are attended by some of the most senior operators in […]

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Record Investment in Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in 2017

    Record Investment in Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in 2017

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) has published its annual results for 2017. It shows a record €105 million government investment in energy efficiency and renewable energy, allocated through the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment (DCCAE). This included €70 million investment in home and community energy upgrades, 40% of which went to […]

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Infram Energy Reaches 95MW of Total Installed Capacity

    Infram Energy Reaches 95MW of Total Installed Capacity

Infram Energy, a platform established by Infracapital and Amarenco Solar to invest in greenfield renewable energy assets across France, Ireland and other European markets, has signed a long-term debt facility, arranged by The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. (MUFG), to finance an additional solar portfolio of 16.1MW. This takes Infram Energy’s total installed capacity to […]

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Microsoft’s New Irish Wind Energy Agreement

    Microsoft’s New Irish Wind Energy Agreement

The national body charged with helping Ireland to transition to a low-carbon economy has welcomed a new agreement by Microsoft to become one of the first multinational technology companies to support a new wind project in Ireland. Microsoft Corp. has announced a 15-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with GE to purchase 100 percent of the […]

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Data centres pushing up energy demands

    Data centres pushing up energy demands

EirGrid has predicted that Ireland’s energy demand will rise over the next decade due to the spread of data centres across the country. This will make the government’s task of avoiding fines for missed EU renewable-energy targets much more difficult.
In its recent ‘all-island generation capacity statement’, EirGrid said the need for extra power supply would […]

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New windfarms to supply enough renewable energy to power over 36,000 homes

    New windfarms to supply enough renewable energy to power over 36,000 homes

Energia has started supplying energy from five new windfarms to power homes and businesses across the island of Ireland. The five new windfarms are located at Longmountain and Glenbuck in County Antrim and at Altamuskin, Eshmore and Gortfinbar in County Tyrone. The new facilities will generate a combined total of 73MWs of renewable energy. The […]

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