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Ireland has about 2,000 megawatts of wind energy

Today Ireland has about 2,000 megawatts of wind energy. For each megawatt installed we employ, on average, one person. In Germany, eight people are employed for each megawatt installed. The difference is that Germany has established a manufacturing base which provides large-scale and long-term employment. Up to now, Ireland hasn’t had the scale to attract … Continue reading Ireland has about 2,000 megawatts of wind energy

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Wind energy on Ireland’s bog of Allen could provide UK electricity

Element Power, the company behind the £5 billion proposals, hopes to build more than 700 wind turbines and transport power through two dedicated undersea cables across the Irish sea. Hundreds of wind farms could be built on Ireland’s great bog of Allen to generate electricity exclusively for the UK’s national grid under plans being considered … Continue reading Wind energy on Ireland’s bog of Allen could provide UK electricity

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Wind energy could create 30,000 jobs in Ireland by 2020

Irish Wind Energy Association (IWEA) have claimed Ireland’s wind power market has the potential to create 30,000 jobs by 2020 – that’s if the Government brings about some reforms to the industry. The IWEA is holding its autumn conference in Killarney, Co Kerry, today, where it launched a new policy paper on exports and a … Continue reading Wind energy could create 30,000 jobs in Ireland by 2020

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Gaelectric to raise €60m for Irish wind energy

The Irish Wind Energy Association holds its annual conference at the Inec in Killarney, Co Kerry, today. Gaelectric is raising €60 million from capital markets to fund a series of proposed developments in Ireland. Gaelectric said yesterday that the company had just secured planning permission for two onshore wind-power plants in Co Derry, at Smulgedon, … Continue reading Gaelectric to raise €60m for Irish wind energy

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Government urged to back €8bn Anglo-Irish wind energy link

Ambitious plans to connect the UK’s grid to a new fleet of wind farms in Ireland could be put at risk if the British and Irish governments do not send a clear signal this autumn that they support the concept of importing and exporting renewable power between the two countries. Ministers from both countries announced … Continue reading Government urged to back €8bn Anglo-Irish wind energy link

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Real-time wind data allows conscientious consumption of energy

For conscientious consumption of energy in Ireland, visiting www.energyelephant.com allows you to see the current status of electricity production from wind energy in the country, updated every 15 minutes. For those who realise the necessity of caring about where energy comes from, the internet is making things easier. People now have access to real-time information on … Continue reading Real-time wind data allows conscientious consumption of energy

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Nordex Awarded Contract For Two Ireland Wind Energy Projects

Nordex says it will provide wind turbines for the second phase of the Glenough Wind Farm and the 15 MW Gibbett Hill wind farm. Nordex has been awarded a contract for the delivery and assembly of seven high-wind turbines for the Irish “Glenough 2” and “Gibbett Hill” projects. “Glenough 2” entails an extension to an … Continue reading Nordex Awarded Contract For Two Ireland Wind Energy Projects

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Wind energy in Ireland: Nordex prevailing again in the high-wind power segment

Nordex has been awarded a contract for the delivery and assembly of seven high-wind turbines for the Irish “Glenough 2” and “Gibbett Hill” projects. “Glenough 2” entails an extension to an existing 32.5 MW wind farm, which Nordex previously also built, while “Gibbett Hill” is a new 15 MW wind farm. The two projects are … Continue reading Wind energy in Ireland: Nordex prevailing again in the high-wind power segment

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Wind energy in Ireland: Vestas will supply 12 V90-2.0 MW wind turbines for a wind farm

Vestas will supply 12 V90-2.0 MW wind turbines to Lisheen, Ireland, after receiving an order from Bord Gáis. Bord Gáis is a state owned utility company based in Cork and is one of the leading energy providers in Ireland. This project was successfully won based on an OJEU (Official Journal of the European Union) tender … Continue reading Wind energy in Ireland: Vestas will supply 12 V90-2.0 MW wind turbines for a wind farm

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