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15
Apr

State aid for SSRH renewable heat technologies approved

State aid has been approved for renewable heat generation from technologies such as biomass and anaerobic digestion.    The European Union approved the aid this afternoon, Monday 15th April. Launched by the Irish Government in December 2017, this puts in place a scheme which will support businesses with the replacement of fossil fuel heating systems to […]

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Lighting Support Scheme
09
Apr

Lighting Support Scheme now open for SMEs

Lighting Support Scheme announced on Monday 8th April will see SME’s saving up to 90% on their electricity costs by upgrading to energy efficient lighting. The Minister for Communications, Climate, Action and Environment, Richard Bruton T.D announced that €2million funding for small and medium-sizes businesses is now available to invest in energy efficient lighting. Within […]

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01
Apr

Take control of your energy bills by choosing renewable energy

Residential customers with the Electric Ireland and PrePayPower will see an increase in their gas and electricity prices from Monday 1st April.  With an increase of 4% and 3.9% respectively this is a significant jump to the cost of residential energy. The increase will add an additional €38 a year to the average electric Ireland […]

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01
Apr

Electric Vehicles – 2019 sees an increase in number of electric vehicles sold

Electric vehicles sales are on the increase in 2019, with more sold to date, than in the whole of 2018.       Statistics released by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI) show that a total of 1,437 electric vehicles were registered so far this year.      Just 1,233 electric vehicles were registered in the whole of […]

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22
Mar

Renewable energy grants for Irish farms now available

Renewable energy grants for Irish farms are now available under the TAMS on-farm investment scheme. This new measure makes €10m worth of grants available for energy efficiencies and renewable energy technologies. Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed T.D announced the grants are “part of the wider drive to position Irish agriculture as […]

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12
Mar

Waterford Business Awards 2019

Enerpower were delighted to attend the Waterford Business Awards at the Tower Hotel on Friday 8th March.  The awards were held in association with Waterford and Dungarvan Chamber of Commerce.   Enerpower were shortlisted in the Technology and Innovation Category of the business awards which was sponsored by Eirgen Pharma also nominated in this category were […]

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Enerpower To attend the SEAI Energy Show 2018
05
Mar

Enerpower to attend the SEAI Energy Show 2019

Enerpower are delighted to announce that we will be attending the SEAI Energy Show at the RDS in Dublin on Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th March.  This show is a business only event, which showcases the leading suppliers of energy efficiency and renewable energy products and services from Ireland and Europe. With an estimated 5,000 […]

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01
Mar

Energy Grant: Save 30% a year on energy costs

An Energy Grant known as EXEED – Excellence In Energy Efficient Design is now open. The fund of up to €6 million is available for projects that deliver best practice in the design, construction and management of buildings for optimum energy efficiency.  This scheme was launched today, Friday 1st March by Minister for Communications, Climate […]

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12
Dec

Enerpower MD Addresses the Northern European Energy Cluster

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 […]

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Support Scheme for Renewable Heat Phase One Open
17
Sep

Support Scheme For Renewable Heat – Phase One Open

Last week, phase one of the Support Scheme for renewable heat opened for applications.  Phase one open allows businesses to apply for grant support and funding to install Air source heat pumps Ground source heat pumps Water source heat pumps. Applications are open for commercial, industrial, agricultural, district heating or other non-domestic heat users.   […]

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Check out these facts and start saving with biomass
24
Aug

300million euro pledged to Support Scheme for Renewable Heat

Under Project Ireland 2040 National Development plan, 300 million euro has been pledged for the rollout of the Support Scheme for Renewable Heat for the period up to 2027 which will see Ireland double its renewable energy production. The Support Scheme for Renewable Heat, launched by the Irish Government in December 2017, is currently awaiting […]

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24
Aug

Applications for Support Scheme for Renewable Heat to open by end 2018

Speaking at the Energy in Agriculture event in Gurteen College on Tuesday, Denis Naughten T.D Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment confirmed his intention that the Support Scheme for Renewable Heat applications will be opened by the end of the year. The Support Scheme for Renewable Heat, launched by the Irish Government in December […]

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31
Jul

Government Grant for Solar Panels for your home

A new grant scheme announced on Tuesday 31st July, by Minister Denis Naughten T.D is to support you installing Solar Panels for your home. If you live in a 3 bed semi-detached house, you could save between €200-€300 per year on your electricity bill by installing solar panels for your home.  It is the intention […]

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02
Aug

Homeowners get €800 grant towards solar

The SEAI Better Energy Homes Scheme allows homeowners to apply for a grant of €800 towards their solar thermal heating system. Click for more information on the scheme: http://www.seai.ie/Grants/Better_energy_homes/homeowner/What_Grants_Are_Available/ Click for solar thermal heating systems: http://www.enerpower.ie/page/solar/solar

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13
Jul

Is the Irish Government doing enough to Support Renewable Energy?

Ireland must double its renewable energy by 2020 in order to meet EU targets or face fines. Surely, the Irish government could be doing more to support renewable energy projects to help encourage growth in this sector. Although, they may argue there isn’t enough money in the state coffers to finance grants and feed in tariffs, it would make sense spending on infrastructure now instead of having to pay fines…

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04
Jul

Exporting your wind energy back to the grid – what you can expect to earn (Autoproducer and Refit 2)

Ireland now produces 18% of its electricity today using wind. You may be considering moving to wind energy yourself because by installing a wind turbine will ensure you have access to low cost electricity, insulating yourself against energy price inflation. Before you embark of installing a wind turbine, there are a few important considerations you should make in order to calculate how much you can expect to save on electricity…

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03
Jul

Is the Irish Government doing enough to reach their Renewable Energy Targets?

As you can see from our previous blog on grants there is not much support in Ireland for renewable projects compared with the UK. This is surprising considering that the following targets are required by Europe by 2020, Overall renewables target - 16% of total final consumption to come from renewable energy in 2020. There are also individual targets for RES-E, RES-T and RES-H. These targets are as follows: Renewables…

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19
Jun

Renewable Energy Grants

Unfortunately, in Ireland there isn’t a huge amount of grants for renewable energy projects available, especially when compared with the UK. We think the Irish government could do more to support home owners and businesses that are forward thinking and considering renewable energy. However, we have listed what is available below: If you know of any grants which we have not suggested here, please advise. Republic of Ireland SEAI Grants…

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15
Jun

Renewable Heat Incentive Announced in Northern Ireland

The DETI Minister, Arlene Foster, has officially launched the Northern Ireland Renewable Heat Premium Payment scheme (NIRHPP). The NIRHPP is a government designed scheme to help domestic householders in Northern Ireland afford renewable technologies that can heat their home. This is a short term measure prior to the possible introduction of a Northern Ireland Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) for the domestic sector. The scheme was opened to application on the…

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