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
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. http://www.aranislandsenergycoop.ie/uncategorized/259/
ECI is participating with Fuinneamh (CFOAT) in the Seafuel Interreg research project assessing uses of Hydrogen in island communities as a transport fuel. Partners at the conference had the opportunity to discuss the progress of the project and attend the open-workshop “Hydrogen for transport” organized by AREAM. On March 14th – 15th representatives of SEAFUEL project’s partner organizations met Read more about ECI at 3rd Coordination meeting of the SEAFUEL project in Madeira[…]
An example of a Irish small community seeking to produce hydrogen for their own use is Valentia island off the coast of County Kerry. Valentia Island SEC (which aims to establish an energy co-op in the coming months) have recently completed their ambitious SEC Energy Masterplan. The production of hydrogen is detailed as a key Read more about Hydrogen production plans for Ireland’s Valentia Island[…]