Shell develops large Celtic Sea floating wind farm

Shell develops large Celtic Sea floating wind farm: Shell has teamed up with the marine project developer Simply Blue Energy, to build a considerable floating wind farm located off the south coast of Ireland. The programme, that is now in the beginning stages, hopes to unlock the floating wind capability in the Celtic Sea. The…
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Irish businesses given €14m for energy efficiency

Irish businesses given €14m for energy efficiency: The Irish Government has reported grants amounting to €14 million (£12.4m) for businesses to carry out energy efficiency in the design, construction & management of buildings. The applicants are required to adhere to the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland’s (SEAI) Excellence in Energy Efficient Design (EXEED) standard &…
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Ireland discuss new support for microgeneration tech

Ireland discuss new support for microgeneration tech: The Irish Government has opened a consultation concerning microgeneration technologies with a new support scheme. Although there are a variety of grant schemes for the initiative of renewable energy technologies in Ireland, there is no support system for microgeneration technologies, for instance micro-solar, micro-wind, micro-hydro & micro-renewable combined…
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Pedestrian bridge to be made from old wind turbine blades

Pedestrian bridge to be made from old wind turbine blades: County Cork in Ireland will be a home very soon to a pedestrian bridge built out of old wind turbine blades. Researchers at Cork Institute of Technology (CIT), have begun a project that aspires to discover the capability of repurposing useless wind turbine blades in…
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Cost of balancing Irish electricity reaches ten-month high

Cost of balancing Irish electricity reaches ten-month high: Research from Cornwall Insight highlights the cost of balancing the Irish electricity system has reached a ten-month high. The Imbalance Settlement Price (ISP) in the Single Electricity Market (SEM) has reached a ten-month high of €42.5/MWh throughout September.   The Balancing Market (BM) reflects the actions taken…
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Ireland will need to more than double its renewables

Ireland will need to more than double its renewables capacity over the next 25 years to meet 2050 targets: Findings from Cornwall Insight’s ‘All-Island forward curve’ – a comprehensive market and asset-level power price modelling service – shows that Ireland will need to more than double its renewable capacity over the next 25 years if…
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50% of Irish wind farm goes to Greencoat Renewables

Greencoat Renewables the renewable infrastructure investment company has announced it has acquired a 50% stake of the Northern Irish wind farm – Carrickallen. The company’s portfolio of wind assets, with the most recent acquisition, brings it to an installed capacity of 538MW. Consisting of ten turbines, the 20.5MW wind project, which has been operational since…
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McDonald drive-ins to offer EV rapid charging

McDonald drive-ins to offer EV rapid charging: Hungry customers who pop into one of McDonald’s drive-in branches, will soon be able to have their electric vehicle (EV) rapidly charged while waiting for their Big Mac. This comes after a collaboration between InstaVolt and the fast-food giant. Both new and existing drive-through restaurants will be included…
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