Supporting Sustainable Communities
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.
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Latest News About Irish Renewable Energy Co-ops
On Wednesday March 28th 2018 Cormac Walsh of ECI participated at the NUI Galway Launch of the Smart Renewable Hydrogen White Paper. With the sun beaming down it was a perfect day to be on the NUIG campus and seeing it in all it’s splendor. What is the GenComm 9.39 Million Euro Project about: Hydrogen Read more about GENCOMM Galway[…]
Energy Co-operatives Ireland as Associate Partners to the GenComm 9.3 Million Euro Intereg funded Hydrogen research project attended the first Workshop on the 14/15th of December 2017 in Saarland, Germany. The aim of the project is to develop three locations that each use different Renewable Energy source technologies ( Wind, Solar, Anaerobic Digestion ) for Read more about GennComm Hydrogen Transport Research Project[…]
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 Read more about Communities to be enabled to take a stake in new renewable energy projects including solar[…]
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 Read more about Community Power – We are our Renewable Future[…]