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.
Fiacc Ó Brolcháin
Lúgh Ó Braonáin
Latest News About Irish Renewable Energy Co-ops
The SEAFUEL INTERREG research program seeks to show that it is feasible and sustainable to power local transportation networks on islands using hydrogen produced using renewable energy. ECI and Comharchumann Fuinnimh Oiléain Árainn Teo produced this report on the pre-trial transport context of the three case study islands: Árainn, Co Galway, Madeira, Portugal, and Tenerife, Read more about Seafuel Report into Hydrogen Applications on Árainn, Madeira and Tenerife[…]
ECI is delighted to be delivering a series of workshops throughout Mayo in February and March 2020 on the theme of building Climate Action Awareness. The workshops are sponsored by South West Mayo Development Company Ltd. CARO (Climate Action Regional Office) Mayo County Council Moy Valley Resources IRD Mayo North East Development Company Ltd. And Read more about Mayo Climate Action Awareness Workshops[…]
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Great article about the SEAFUEL hydrogen project (http://www.seafuel.eu/) that Comharchumann Fuinnimh Oileáin Aráinn are involved with, which Lúgh ó Braonáin from ECI is also contributing to. The study is investigating uses of hydrogen for transport in island communities. Read More Here