Renewables



  • Solar Panels
  • Rainwater Harvester
  • Biomass
  • Wood Pellet Stoves
  • Renewable Heat Pumps
  • Wind Turbines
  • Passive Solar Design
  • Passive House
  • Landfill Gas
  • Grants
  • Renewable energy resources are abundantly available in Ireland. The main sources are:

  • the sun (solar energy)
  • the wind
  • water (hydropower, wave and tidal energy)
  • heat below the surface of the earth (geothermal energy)
  • biomass (wood, waste, energy crops).

  • However, only a fraction of these resources have been tapped so far. They offer sustainable alternatives to our dependency on fossil fuels as well as a means of reducing harmful greenhouse emissions and opportunities to reduce our reliance on imported fuels.

    Renewable energy resources are constantly replenished through the cycles of nature - their supply will never be exhausted. Fossil fuels, on the other hand, are finite resources. They will become increasingly scarce and expensive to extract and supplies will become concentrated in politically volatile areas of the world before reserves are finally exhausted.


    A gradual shift towards using renewable energy would mean:


  • reduced CO2 emissions
  • secure and stable energy supply for the long term
  • reduced reliance on expensive fuel imports
  • investment and employment in our indigenous renewable energy projects, often in rural and underdeveloped areas