Government launches domestic solar power grant for homeowners

Save money on energy bills.

The Government has launched a new grant scheme encouraging homeowners to install solar power generators.

The pilot scheme offers grants for the installation of solar photovoltaic panels and battery storage systems. SEAI grant offers homeowners up to €3,800 to support the installation of Solar PV panels and battery energy storage systems. This will reduce the electricity a homeowner currently purchases from a supplier and can save you around €220 a year in electricity costs by taking advantage of the scheme.  Continue reading “Government launches domestic solar power grant for homeowners”

Agri Event Set to Showcase Sustainable Technologies

Energy Now Expo Ireland returns to Kilkenny this October

TAKING place on the 24th and 25th October 2018, the second Energy Now Expo Ireland is returning to Kilkenny following the huge success of the inaugural event last year.

Set to be the foremost renewable energy event for farmers and landowners, the two-day event will be based at The Hub, Cillin Hill, Kilkenny. It will feature expert speakers and exhibitors, who will be delivering the latest developments in renewable technology and showcasing innovative new products.   Continue reading “Agri Event Set to Showcase Sustainable Technologies”

Minister Denis Naughten launches ‘Call for Applications’ under the Government’s new €500 million Climate Action Fund.

Minister Naughten is today launching the first Call for Applications under the Government’s new €500m Climate Action Fund to support initiatives that will help Ireland reach its climate and energy targets. The deadline for applications is 1st October 2018.

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3CEA helped generate renewable energy on O’Shea Farms by delivering on a targeted energy saving project – O’Shea Farms are now providing Aldi with €70 million worth of Irish-grown potatoes.

O’Shea Farms is a family run business, they supply fresh vegetable produce to supermarkets across the country resulting in a year round electricity demand for refrigerated cold storage and grading equipment at their site. O’Shea Farms engaged with 3CEA back in 2015 to develop the renewable energy project at their site and installed the largest Solar PV system (250kWp) under the BEC programme run by Kilkenny County Council under their Sustainable Energy Action Plan. Continue reading “3CEA helped generate renewable energy on O’Shea Farms by delivering on a targeted energy saving project – O’Shea Farms are now providing Aldi with €70 million worth of Irish-grown potatoes.”

ReDirect Ireland – Opportunity to learn about a Welsh Community. Trust approach to resource efficiency on farms.

The ReDirect Ireland project would like to invite you to our online meeting this Thursday 21st June from 11 – 12.  This is an opportunity to hear the details of a ReDirect Partner approach.  In Wales a community trust called ‘Cwm Harry’ are taking existing residual biomass, putting it through the ‘IFBB’ process, followed by a pyrolysis, with the intent of producing biochar or activated carbon products and by-products for sale in the economy.  They are in the process of getting the site operational.

Click here to register.

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Opportunity for SMEs to avail up to 30% SEAI funding towards lighting upgrade

Why apply for SEAI Lighting Support Scheme?

  • Are you an SME, employing less than 250 people?
  • Want to upgrade to energy efficient lighting or Switching to LED lighting?

Lighting Support Scheme is a government-backed Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) initiative designed for small and medium-sized enterprises to reduce their business maintenance & running costs by implementing lighting upgrades.

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3CEA urges home owners to apply now for up to 50% grant aid under Deep Retrofit programme

HOME owners across Ireland with houses built in the 60s or 70s, or who are struggling to heat inefficient, more modern homes over 12 years old with an F or a G BER rating, are being urged to group together and apply for a new retrofit scheme which offers between 50% and 95% of grant aid. Continue reading “3CEA urges home owners to apply now for up to 50% grant aid under Deep Retrofit programme”

Upcoming Training Events – Funded training for SMEs | BioBase4SME

Details here of two upcoming training events for SMEs innovating in the bioeconomy – available from BioBase4SME.

  • The first, on 14th March 2018, in Brussels, is on Communicating Sustainability.
  • The second, the Innovation BioCamp 2018, takes place from 3rd June to Friday 8th June 2018, with the closing date for applications being Friday 13th April 2018.

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