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29
Jan

Ireland could generate 10,000 green collar jobs by 2015

Ireland has the potential to create 10,000 green collar jobs by 2015 and become a major exporter of wind energy to the UK in the years to come, Minister of State at the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Fergus O’Dowd, TD, has informed attendee's at the Green Growth Forum in Dublin. In the last week Ireland has signed a major memorandum of understanding between the Irish and UK…

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23
Jan

Benefits of Wind Energy

As a growing source of energy worldwide wind energy has many benefits. Installing a wind turbine can reduce your electricity costs by 50%.Wind energy is clean. Electricity generated by wind turbines won’t dirty the air we breathe or emit pollutants like other energy sources—that means less smog, less acid rain and fewer greenhouse gas emissions. Wind Energy will decrease reliance on volatile energy supplies from abroad. Manufacturing and installing wind…

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07
Nov

Wind FAQ

1. How exactly does a wind turbine convert wind into electricity? In simple terms, the wind turbine produces electricity by using the kinetic or moving energy of wind to create motion. The force of the wind causes the turbine blades to rotate and this in turn rotates a drive shaft. This is made possible by the special aerodynamic design of the blades which results in the speed of the wind…

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31
Oct

Wind Energy

Wind energy is clean. Wind turbines won’t dirty the air we breathe because they don’t emit pollutants, like other energy sources, which means less smog, less acid rain and fewer greenhouse gas emissions. Power plants are the largest stationary source of air pollution in the world, emitting millions of tons of sulphur dioxide, nitrous oxides and carbon dioxide each year. These pollutants are believed to be the cause of global…

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24
Oct

Wind Turbine Installation

Picture case study: Wind Turbine Installation Wind Turbine foundations are laid: Wind turbine pedestal: Concrete is poured into the wind turbine foundations: Close up of the wind turbine's nuts and bolts: Wind turbine erection: The second and third sections of the wind turbine tower are lifted into place: The wind turbine blades are positioned: Finished wind turbine:

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24
Jul

Is Renewable Energy Right For You?

If you are unsure if renewable energy is right for your home or business, Enerpower can help. We will conduct a free desktop survey with you over the phone to find out what your requirements are and we will then advise you the best possible solution. As we offer a wide range of solutions, biomass, solar, wind, district heating, heat-pumps etc... we will be able to match the technology to…

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11
Jul

Refurbished wind turbine

Reconditioned/ Refurbished wind turbines are popular because they are the value for money option due to the worldwide high demand for wind turbines. Although, reconditioned turbines are great value for money, they often have a shorter warranty than new turbines. There is a large seclection of 75kW to 100kW recondioned wind turbines to choose from. However, bigger sized turbines are available. A reconditioned turbine has a significantly shorter lead time…

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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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27
Jun

Explaining Part-L

Part L of the Irish Building Regulations deals with the conservation of fuel and energy. The regulation itself states that a building shall be designed and constructed so as to ensure that the energy performance of the building is such as to limit the amount of energy required for the operation of the building and the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions associated with this energy use insofar as is…

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13
Jun

Who Should Consider a Wind Turbine?

There are many different sizes of wind turbines available in Ireland to cater for varying customer needs. However, when considering a wind turbine you need to ask yourself, how long is my payback on investment going to take? The table below will give a rough idea what size turbine would suit your site based on your electricity spend. It also gives an indication of what kind of payback to expect.…

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