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Demonstration project to kick-start Irish Offshore Wind Energy Revolution

Oriel Windfarm Ltd. and Gaelectric Holdings plc have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to co-develop a significant offshore wind farm in the north Irish Sea. The North Irish Sea Array (NISA) has the potential to produce up to 870 MW of wind energy from the Irish Sea and will commence with the development of a … Continue reading Demonstration project to kick-start Irish Offshore Wind Energy Revolution

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Gaelectric spends up to €30m in wind farm move with Enercon wind turbines

Gaelectric, the renewable energy developer, has announced it has completed the purchase from Enercon of a 46 MW wind farm at Cloughboola in Kerry.   Based on estimates from the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland, it could potentially power almost 30,000 homes. The project comprises 16 wind turbines, each with a maximum 3 MW generation … Continue reading Gaelectric spends up to €30m in wind farm move with Enercon wind turbines

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2014 was another strong year for wind energy in Ireland

Last year was another strong year for wind energy in Ireland, with the sector delivering €350m of vital investment, while helping us reduce our dependency on foreign fossil fuels and securing our clean energy future by meeting 19% of our overall electricity demand in 2014. Ireland is in a uniquely fortunate position. We have one … Continue reading 2014 was another strong year for wind energy in Ireland

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Wind power in Ireland: permission granted for 400 wind turbines

Given that the Irish Wind Energy Association estimates there are currently 1,800 wind turbines operating around the county, the figures indicate the rate at which wind turbines are becoming a feature of the Irish landscape.   An analysis of wind power and wind turbine cases, conducted by ABP, shows permission was granted for 412 individual … Continue reading Wind power in Ireland: permission granted for 400 wind turbines

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Ireland hits new record of wind energy production

According to the Irish Wind Energy Association (IWEA), when combined with the output from Northern Ireland, the island’s total output this morning was 2,490MW.   The windy conditions that have battered Ireland have been be a major boon to the country’s wind-energy production, contributing to its largest ever wind-energy output. The figure recorded by EirGrid … Continue reading Ireland hits new record of wind energy production

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Nordex to build 65 MW wind farm in Ireland with 26 N90/2500 wind turbines

Nordex has received a contract for the 65 MW “Knockduff” wind farm project, entailing the delivery and installation of a total of 26 N90/2500 wind turbines plus premium service for a minimum period of 15 years. The wind farm is to go into operation in August 2015. The customer is project developer Green Energy Supply … Continue reading Nordex to build 65 MW wind farm in Ireland with 26 N90/2500 wind turbines

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Gaelectric Launches Dunbeg Wind Farm in Ireland

The Dunbeg Wind Farm is one of the biggest such schemes in Ireland, and has the capacity to generate 42 megawatts of power. It is expected to generate enough electricity each year to power the equivalent of 24,000 homes. The Dunbeg scheme is Gaelectric’s second windfarm in Northern Ireland. Its first, the Carn Hill Wind … Continue reading Gaelectric Launches Dunbeg Wind Farm in Ireland

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NTR plans major Irish wind energy investment

NTR is lining up a €400m investment in wind energy on the island of Ireland as it seeks to diversify its US-focused power business. The company has just announced its first annual profit since the financial crash in 2008. The former National Toll Roads group recorded profits of €31.4m for the 2014 financial year, compared … Continue reading NTR plans major Irish wind energy investment

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GE Energy Financial Services Makes First Equity Investment In Wind Power In Ireland

GE Energy Financial Services, a unit of GE (NYSE: GE), announced today it has made its first equity investment in Ireland’s wind power market by acquiring two wind farm construction projects that will be powered by the GE’s flagship 2.85MW wind turbines. With a combined capacity of 51 megawatts, the wind farms, acquired from Element … Continue reading GE Energy Financial Services Makes First Equity Investment In Wind Power In Ireland

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35,000 jobs could be generated by developing Ireland’s wind energy sector

As many as 35,000 jobs could be generated by developing Ireland’s wind energy sector further, according to a new report from Trinity College Dublin and the Economic Social Research Institute. The study suggests that Ireland would need to meet and exceed its current 2020 targets to double the amount of wind energy it produces to … Continue reading 35,000 jobs could be generated by developing Ireland’s wind energy sector

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Gaelectric constructing 42MW wind farm in Ireland

Dunbeg will generate sufficient renewable power to meet the electricity demand of 24,000 homes. The total investment at Dunbeg will amount to €70 million. The wind farm will consist of 14 Enercon wind turbines with a maximum hub height of 80m and a maximum blade diameter of 90m. Preliminary works commenced towards the end of … Continue reading Gaelectric constructing 42MW wind farm in Ireland

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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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