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Nordex to build 20 Megawatt onshore wind farm in Ireland for ESB

The Nordex Group has received a further order from its Irish customer ESB International, Dublin. In the follow-up “Woodhouse” project, Nordex will be installing a 20-MW wind farm comprising five N100/2500 and three N90/2500 turbines. As a result, Nordex will be covering the local strong to mid wind conditions to optimum effect. Also included is … Continue reading Nordex to build 20 Megawatt onshore wind farm in Ireland for ESB

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Ireland connects first community-owned wind farm to grid

The wind farm uses Enercon 2.3 MW wind turbines. Ireland’s first community-owned wind farm was connected to the grid this week in County Tipperary, bringing praise from Irish Energy Minister Pat Rabbitte. The Templederry Community Wind Farm, which was first envisioned in 1999, Monday began producing green electricity and selling it into the national grid … Continue reading Ireland connects first community-owned wind farm to grid

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IKEA purchases first wind farm in Ireland

The wind farm is part of IKEA’s pledge of €1.5 billion to renewable energy up to 2015. Ireland’s Mainstream Renewable Power has closed a deal to sell its 7.65MW Carrickeeny wind farm, located in northwest Leitrim, to furniture retailer Ikea. The wind farm is due for completion in 2014, located in Carrickeeny, near Galway on … Continue reading IKEA purchases first wind farm in Ireland

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Doubling down on wind: Ireland greens its grid, looks to export

Colin Cleary, a State Department Foreign Service Officer on sabbatical in Dublin, Ireland, has an informative article in The Globalist, an online magazine, on how Ireland is using wind power to increase domestic electricity production and may be exporting wind-generated electricity to the U.K. as well.   In it, he writes in part, “Ireland already … Continue reading Doubling down on wind: Ireland greens its grid, looks to export

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We have the opportunity to create 35,000 jobs from wind energy, suggests Gaelectric boss Brendan McGrath

Jonathan Swift wrote “that whoever could make two ears of corn or two blades of grass to grow upon a spot of ground where only one grew before would deserve better of mankind, and do more essential service to this country, than the whole race of politicians put together”. There are three major wealth creators … Continue reading We have the opportunity to create 35,000 jobs from wind energy, suggests Gaelectric boss Brendan McGrath

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Wind energy in Ireland: new wind farm with wind turbines of Enercon

Renewable energy specialist Kedco has revealed that the Pluckanes wind farm in County Cork, Ireland, now has the full backing of the authorities. Kedco’s subsidiary Pluckanes Windfarm Ltd has now been given planning permission and an offer to connect to the national grid. It has finalised and signed a contract with Enercon, the world’s fourth … Continue reading Wind energy in Ireland: new wind farm with wind turbines of Enercon

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80% of Irish people support wind power in Ireland

80% of the Irish public support wind power, an opinion poll from Ipsos MRBI conducted on behalf of the Irish Wind Energy Association (IWEA), the national wind energy association in Ireland, has revealed. This is a clear indication that there is widespread support for wind energy in Ireland. The strong support for wind should also … Continue reading 80% of Irish people support wind power in Ireland

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Nordex supplying first N117 wind turbines to Ireland

The Nordex Group has landed a further important success in Ireland. Its new customer, the internationally active project developer Element Power, has decided to order 15 Nordex N117/2400 turbines for its “Monaincha” wind farm. In addition, Element Power and the owner of the wind farm, private-equity investor BlackRock have signed a ten-year service contract. “This … Continue reading Nordex supplying first N117 wind turbines to Ireland

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Plans to pepper the Irish midlands with giant wind turbines exporting the electricity they generate to Britain are not driven only by Tory concerns about a popular revolt in the English shires against wind-energy projects. They are part of a much wider agenda to reduce Europe

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Big majority of Irish public favours wind energy

Opponents of wind energy have been accused of “playing on the public’s fear of the unknown” and on public representatives’ “aversion to conflict”. Irish Wind Energy Association (IWEA) chief operating officer Caitríona Diviney said opponents were ignoring the established facts in relation to wind farms and their chief tactic was to attempt to stall developments … Continue reading Big majority of Irish public favours wind energy

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Gaelectric completes $84 million funding round for on-shore wind energy portfolio in Ireland

Renewable energy generation and energy storage group, Gaelectric, has raised $84 million in funding for its portfolio of on-shore wind energy projects on the island of Ireland.  The portfolio comprises 164 MW of generation capacity across 13 projects which the Group plans to develop out by 2017, representing a total investment in the region of $325 … Continue reading Gaelectric completes $84 million funding round for on-shore wind energy portfolio in Ireland

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Wind energy brings community together in Ireland

The week on the EWEA blog starts with a “wind energy story”, in association with Global Wind Day, as photographer and wind power enthusiast Robert van Waarden travels to Ireland to meet Pat Blount, initiator of a wind energy project in County Louth. Pat Blount, Collon, Ireland “I was overwhelmed by the level of goodwill … Continue reading Wind energy brings community together in Ireland

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Irish Energy Minister calls for clarity on fuel subsidies

The European Commission needs to provide data to compare subsidies for renewables with the “far less transparent” subsidies for coal, oil, gas and nuclear, Irish Energy Minister and current EU President Pat Rabbitte says in the latest Wind Directions magazine. Minister Rabbitte, who is one of the keynote speakers at the opening session of EWEA … Continue reading Irish Energy Minister calls for clarity on fuel subsidies

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Ireland to sign wind energy export deal with UK

The Minister for Energy and Natural Resources, Pat Rabbitte, and his British counterpart, Edward Davey, will today sign a Memorandum of Understanding allowing Ireland to export wind power generated electricity to Britain. Plans for an €8bn wind energy project that would allow new wind farms in central Ireland to export power to the mainland UK … Continue reading Ireland to sign wind energy export deal with UK

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Kedco to Build Three Wind Energy Projects in Northwest Ireland

Kedco plc, (AIM:KED) the renewable energy group focusing on the production of clean energy in the UK and Ireland, is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary Reforce Energy Limited (“Reforce”) has signed a co-development agreement with a private landowner for three wind farm projects in the North West of Ireland, with a total … Continue reading Kedco to Build Three Wind Energy Projects in Northwest Ireland

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Siemens receives 126 MW wind energy plants order in Ireland

Siemens Energy has received an order for delivery and servicing of 42 direct-drive wind turbines for two onshore wind power plants. Purchaser is the Irish utility Bord na Móna. The order encompasses 28 SWT-3.0-101 direct-drive wind turbines for the Mount Lucas wind farm, located in County Offaly, around 80 kilometers west of Dublin and 14 … Continue reading Siemens receives 126 MW wind energy plants order in Ireland

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