This long awaited cooperation between Germany and Ireland in the field of green hydrogen will pave the way to important new projects on a big scale in the renewable energy sector and beyond for Germany and Ireland. Europe’s strategy to boost its green hydrogen...
Energy Co-operatives Ireland
Sustainability Transition – Community Opportunity
COMMUNITY CO-OP FORMATION
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 intelligent 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.
SUSTAINABLE H2 IRELAND
Energy Co-operatives Ireland is at the forefront of the development of a sustainable green hydrogen economy on the island of Ireland. We are putting communites at the heart of this opportunity: in reasearch, deployment opportunites and ownership of projects (see some of our projects in our research page)
ABOUT ENERGY CO-OPS IRELAND
Promoting community access to the benefits of renewable energy
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 TECHNOLOGIES
PROMOTING THE SMART GRID
REPLACING IMPORTED CARBON FUELS WITH SUSTAINABLE ALTERNATIVES
Cormac was a key contributor to Spirit of Ireland Project as Community Relations and PR consultant. Cormac has been a member of ECI since 2012 where his duties include: PR, market strategies, co-op formation, as well as new renewable energy technologies development
CEO Energy Co-ops Ireland
Vincent is a community sustainability expert. He holds a PhD for his groundbreaking work in establishing community ecological footprint measurement and interventions
Fiacc: hydropower consultancy, feasibility, design, installation maintenance small hydropower schemes, commissioning over 20 schemes up to 500 kW, founder member and General Secretary Irish Hydropower Producers Assoc, member of Governing Board of the European Small Hydropower Assoc (ESHA).
FIACC Ó BROLCHÁIN
Lúgh is business manager and research director at ECI. His areas of speciality are Solar and Hydrogen renewable energy technologies.
LÚGH Ó BRAONÁIN
Solar and Hydrogen
ECI was a key early partner of Fuinneamh and has contributed tirelessly to its development which includes an inward investment of over €3m in energy conservation measures accross the three Aran Islands. ECI has helped make Fuinneamh one of the standard bearers of community involvement in the transition to low carbon
ECI has brought Tralee RE Co-op through every step of the way of co-op formation. It has also helped us to explore the wide range of technology development opportunities in Ireland in the Renewable Energy Sector. We are moving ahead with the roll-out of torrefied fuel boilers next year.
ECI have been very informative on communicating events occurring nationally and we know Cormac has worked considerably to promote energy Co-Ops throughout the country.
LATEST NEWS ABOUT IRISH RENEWABLE ENERGY CO-OPS
Valentia Island in ‘German-Irish Business Review 2023’
Our own Cormac Walsh has written an article on the Valentia Island Green Hydrogen Valley project for this years' German Irish Chamber Business Review 2023 published and available at this link (opens off-site). In it he also tells the amazing back-story of the world...
GreenHysland Hydrogen Buses
GreenHysland launches a fleet of buses in La Palma - we are delighted to be part of this amazing project demonstrating the benefits and opportunities the hydrogen transport presents for island communities. We are working with the project to conduct replication studies...
Green Hysland progressing apace
The Green Hysland project is moving forward at pace! After two years of implementation, most of the pilot activities developed in Mallorca will be ready for operation in the coming months of 2023. Our project aims to produce at least 300 tons of green...
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