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Microsoft and SSE Airtricity team up on solar panels for Irish schools

  Microsoft has teamed up with energy company SSE Airtricity to install internet-connected solar panels on 27 schools across Ireland. The project will enable primary and secondary schools to power classrooms using solar energy, reducing their carbon footprint and costs. The project, which includes

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GridBeyond Releases Free Tool to Calculate Value of Energy Flexibility in I&C

GridBeyond, the leader in intelligent energy technology, have released a free online tool – the Energy Opportunity Calculator. The tool is designed to enable industrial and commercial businesses to learn how much money they could earn and save through demand

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SEAI awards €28m through Community Energy Grant Scheme

This investment will deliver sustainable energy upgrades to 39 community projects across Ireland. Yesterday (22 September), Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Eamon Ryan, TD, announced the 39 projects that are set to receive grant funding of €28m under

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EU Commission proposes a 55 per cent emissions reduction by 2030

The European Commission has proposed increasing its greenhouse gas emissions reduction target to “at least” 55 per cent by 2030. The announcement was made by Commission President Ursula von der Leyen today as part of her State of the Union

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Viridian Solar Launches Tree Planting Initiative

Viridian Solar today announces its ‘Fusion Forest’ programme, an initiative aimed at reducing carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere while restoring natural forest ecosystems. For every Clearline fusion solar PV panel purchased by a customer after the start date of July

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Irish Micromobility Start-Up Appoints US e-Scooter Executive to Management Team as Company Accelerates to Launch in UK Market

Zipp Mobility, the Irish micromobility start-up, today announced the appointment of Peter McGannon-Gomez, a senior US e-scooter executive, as the company’s Chief Operations Officer (COO). The appointment was announced as the NovaUCD-headquartered company accelerates plans to operate multiple shared e-scooter

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82 renewable energy projects given the green light

82 renewable energy projects have been given the green light following the first Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS) auction. Solar farms made up the majority of successful applications to the scheme as 63 such projects received funding, while onshore wind

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ElectroRoute wins energy trading deal for Offaly battery project

Irish energy trading firm ElectroRoute has secured a deal to provide trading services to a €150 million electricity storage project in Offaly that is set to become one of the largest developments of its kind in Europe. Construction is currently

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New double-sided solar panels installed on Kilkenny dairy farm

The first bifacial module (double-sided solar panel) test site in the Republic of Ireland has been unveiled in Co. Kilkenny by Elgin Energy. The new solar technology has been installed on a dairy farm in Skeoughvosteen, Co. Kilkenny, according to

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Ingka Group to increase its sustainability investments by €600M over coming 12 months

Ingka Group will accelerate its investments to further enable the transition to reach the IKEA overall commitment to become climate positive by 2030. Over the coming year, the company has committed to invest €600 million more into companies, solutions and its

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