Building Community Energy Networks
Opportunity in Transition
We support community based renewable energy co-operatives at every stage of their development, guiding them through the legal process of setting up a co-operative, advising them on their dealings with state agencies, introducing them to our network of co-operatives where they can learn from best practice examples, helping them communicate their message locally and nationally.
We participate in the trial and development of a range of renewable energy technologies which will offer huge opportunities for employment for energy conservation and green power generation
The intellegent integration of energy consumption within a pro-sumer network is potentially one of the most significant developments in the transition process towards the low-carbon economy. It also one of the opportunities that offers the greatest benefits to your community. Watch our video explaining the significance of SMG’s.
Solar PV Projects
If renewable energy in the 2000’s were wind-driven, there is every possibility that the 2020’s in Ireland will belong to solar: get ready now for a brighter future for your home, your neighbours, your business, and your community.
About Energy Co-ops Ireland
We are a co-operative renewable energy consultancy promoting community access to the benefits of renewable energy. Our membership comprises of renewable energy experts, experienced co-operative regulations advisers, an expert project managers, financial advisers and a highly skilled communications and media team. Energy Co-operatives Ireland has an open democratic structure. We support co-operatives that have as wide a community membership as possible and seek to distribute benefits to the community as a whole. We have been successful in assisting community co-ops at every stage of their development from their first public meeting to the successful processing of a planning application and their sourcing of finances to bring the projects to reality.
Building A National Network of Strong Community Co-ops
Developing Renewable energy technology
Promoting the Smart Grid
Replacing Imported Carbon Fuels
of renewable energy experts, experienced co-operative regulations advisers, expert project managers, financial advisers and a highly skilled communications and media team will help your community maximize the benefits offered by the transition to a low carbon future
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Latest News About Irish Renewable Energy Co-ops
Energy Co-operatives Ireland (ECI) is pleased to announce details of a clever concept in positive collaboration between organised local communities in Ireland, and energy suppliers. Best described as a “progressive shared ownership equity model”, local groups will now have the option of taking equity in developer-led energy projects in their area. According to[…]
Communities call on Government to support Community Owned Renewable Energy Monday, 7th December 2015. Imagine a community putting its hands up and deciding to build a wind farm. Imagine all the schools in a town running on clean free solar electricity. Imagine your heating is powered by biomass and waste from the local farms. Imagine[…]
21st October 2015: 12 Newmarket, Dublin 8. As part of Convergence Festival, there will be a one-day seminar in Dublin on 21st October 2015 to discuss the benefits of community-owned renewable energy. The seminar will be addressed by Brendan Halligan, former chairperson of the SEAI, Dara ó Maoildhia of Comharchumann Fuinnimh Oileáin Árainn (Aran Islands[…]
Minister Alex White, TD, praising the renewable energy co-op on the Aran Islands described how there is a case to be made that the Islands could serve as an example of how the country as a whole could benefit from the transition to low carbon economy. Visiting the Islands at the invitation of Energy Co-operatives[…]