Enerpower Managing Director Owen Power spoke on Tuesday 11th December at the Northern European Energy Cluster seminar in Cork. Speaking at the seminar Mr Power, spoke about the benefits of making the transition to solar energy as well as discussing financing options with the Better Energy Communities grant.
Ciarán Galvin, Cork County Council officially opened the event which took place in County Hall, Cork. Mr. Galvin welcomed all speakers who had come to the event, addressing the seminar later in the day, discussing energy efficiency in public buildings, specifically in Cork.
First speaker of the morning was Antti Haapalahti from Oulu University of Applied Sciences (Oamk). Finland who spoke about how modern technology and its continued development is helping us to maximize energy savings. Later in the morning Pirkko Partanen from the city of Oulu in Finland spoke about the importance of smart energy saving solutions in the city, this was fascinating insight about the importance of energy education, starting with our children.
Addressing the Northern European Energy Cluster, Owen Power from Enerpower highlighted that solar energy is the most sustainable way for anyone to generate electricity. Solar Energy continues to be a clean and affordable source for those wishing to transition to renewable energy. When you install a solar power system, the solar panel kits will work on sunlight rather than heat from the sun. Even during cloudy days, your solar power kit gathers enough energy to power businesses.
Under the Better Energy Community grant funding scheme through the SEAI, Mr. Power told the Northern European Energy Cluster seminar in Cork, that Enerpower had been very successful in assisting businesses with grant applications. Mr Power advised that the company can manage the whole process so that the business will benefit and enjoy the savings.
Through the Better Energy Communities Grant scheme, funding is available for
- Up to 50% funding for community projects such as community and resources halls and sports clubs.
- Up to 30% funding for private businesses, large commercial buildings, private companies such as hotels and nursing homes.
- Funding is also available for charities and housing associations.
Also speaking at the seminar was Gillian Gannon of SEAI, discussing sustainable energy communities, as well as Jose Ospina of NCE Insulation who spoke on sustainable retrofitting and domestic energy efficiency. Richard Sherlock from Mitsubishi also discussed heat pumps for the building environment.