Ireland and Washington Explore Business Collaborations in Clean-tech Sector

A delegation fromWashington State’s Department of Commerce recently visited the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) as part of a trade mission to Ireland and Englandto develop business linkages. The visit presents an exciting opportunity for Irish clean-tech companies to make meaningful collaborations with international markets, including the US and Far East which can be … Read more

The Smart Energy Collective Initiates Design of Five Smart Grid Projects

Twenty six partners of the Smart Energy Collective have signed a renewed co-operation agreement for the approval of the second phase of its smart grid initiative, which involves the development of five large-scale smart grid demonstration projects in the Netherlands. The signing follows a successful preparation period, and marks the start of the actual design … Read more

Sustainable Energy Sector to Treble by 2020

Green Energy Analysis by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) of the economic and enterprise benefits of the sustainable energy sector, states that over 20,000 jobs can be created within the sector over the next eight years to 2020. Currently 10,000 jobs are supported in the sector which has the potential to treble by … Read more

€14 million Initiative to Develop the Potential of Seaweed as Biofuel

Researchers at NUI Galway’s Ryan Institute are involved in a major €14 million European initiative to develop the potential of algae as a source of sustainable energy. As a partner in the project, NUI Galway is responsible for the initial step of producing some of the biomass required for conversion to biofuel. This will be … Read more

Cylon Active Energy Wins Top Energy Innovation Award

Cylon Active Energy, the new energy management division of Cylon Group, one of Ireland’s leading providers of energy management services, has been presented with the Sustainable Energy Innovation Award at the recent Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland 2011 Annual Awards. The Sustainable Energy Awards honour individuals and organisations that demonstrate excellence in the management and … Read more

First Multi-technology, Multi-user Wind Portfolio Management Software Platform

3E, the global sustainable energy consultancy and software products company, is launching the first multi-technology, multi-vendor, multi-user portfolio management software platform for wind and solar energy. The platform, called 3E SynaptiQ, enables asset managers and developers to increase the performance of their renewable energy portfolios with centralised monitoring, lean O&M management tools, and powerful reporting … Read more

Spreading Renewable Energy Know-how Around the Globe

The Renewables Academy, based in Berlin, is celebrating its third birthday. Since its establishment in January 2008, over 1,200 participants from 96 countries have been trained in the technical, legal and economic aspects of renewable energy and energy efficiency – both in Berlin and abroad. Through its educational programs, RENAC has covered the necessary steps … Read more

Musgrave Group’s Brian Scannell is Energy Manager of the Year

Brian Scannell of the Musgrave Group has been named Energy Manager of the Year in the SEAI’s 2010 Sustainable Energy Awards. The Musgrave Group launched a five-year sustainability strategy across its business in 2007 that has since delivered over 3GWh in energy savings, equivalent to 5% year on year savings. In addition to partnering over … Read more

UK University Starts Work on New £3m AD Plant

UK-based Harper Adams University College, which has more than 4,000 students, is expanding its commitment to sustainable energy by starting work on a £3million-plus renewable power system at its Shropshire campus. The anaerobic digester at Harper Adams in Edgmond, near Newport has been in planning for two-and-a-half-years and the recent turf cutting ceremony brought together … Read more

Dublin City’s Plan to Become Energy-Smart

Dublin is leading the way in cutting its carbon emissions and is on track to becoming one of Europe’s first energy-smart cities. Projects include the world’s first carbon neutral convention centre, a wholly sustainable urban park and an innovative clustering scheme for homeowners to join together to retrofit their houses. Dublin city signed up to … Read more