Energy Co-operatives Ireland is delighted to announce that, in partnership with Valentia Island Energy Co-operative (VIEC), that it has lodged an application for a foreshore licence for an offshore floating wind array. The licence has been lodged with the...
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 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
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
CEO Energy Co-ops Ireland
FIACC Ó BROLCHÁIN
LÚGH Ó BRAONÁIN
Communications and Solar PV
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
There is no practical way other than offshore generated H2 to replace the fossil fuels in our energy system; it is less a matter of if H2, it is a matter of how. Ireland faces an uncertain future: international tax regulations are to change affecting our corporate tax...
Two islands at the opposite ends of the island of Ireland are making ‘energetic strides’ to develop a new green hydrogen energy strategy for a new decade. ECI is keen to add it's support to both of these island communities bringing our experience in both community...
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...
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