Energy Co-ops attending Local Expo in Glasnevin

We will be attending the local expo in Glasnevin Dublin which is organised as a means of bringing local communities and businesses together in a spirit of co-operation. We will be at the event to show how energy co-operatives can benefit urban as well as rural communities.   “Local Expo is about supporting your local area, supporting local Read more about Energy Co-ops attending Local Expo in Glasnevin[…]

Fuinneamh Árainn members interviewed on RTE Radio and TG4

Rónán MacGiolla Phárdaig was interviewed on RTE Radio’s Morning Ireland today explaining the Aran Island ‘ renewable energy research environment’ initiative which Fuinnneamh Árainn is promoting with Energy Co-ops Ireland.   The interview is available on the RTE player (August 14th in the archives) and also as a MP3  here Three members of the new Aran Islands Energy Co-operative, Fuinneamh Read more about Fuinneamh Árainn members interviewed on RTE Radio and TG4[…]

Aran Islands aim for total energy independence by 2022

Following the formal establishment of Comharchumann Fuinnimh Oileáin Árainn (Aran Islands Energy Cooperative) the Aran Islands in partnership with Energy Co-operatives Ireland is set to announce that it will be Ireland’s first living energy technology development centre (Irish Times coverage of the announcement). It will actively engage with technology developers to trial new innovations in Read more about Aran Islands aim for total energy independence by 2022[…]

UK Co-op’s Solar Farm Local Share Offer a Success

Westmill Solar Co-operative, established in March 2011, is intended to enable community ownership of its soon to be constructed 5MW solar park on the Oxfordshire/Wiltshire border. The Solar Farm opened a share offer from 23rd June last prioritising locals who wished to purchase shares in the scheme. After receiving more than 1600 share applications, Westmill Read more about UK Co-op’s Solar Farm Local Share Offer a Success[…]