Microsoft Datacenter Batteries To Support Growth Of Renewables On The Power Grid

Global software giant, Microsoft has announced that it will deploy its ‘grid-interactive UPS technology’ at the datacenter maintained by the company in Dublin, Ireland later in 2022. The objective is to demonstrate that these kinds of technologies can help decarbonize power grids across the world. Microsoft holds that the renewable energy from 400 wind farms […]

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Irish Study Says Rooftop Solar Panels Can Produce 1/4 th Of Total Electricity Needed

A quarter of total electricity needed by Irish households can be produced by installing solar panels on the domestic rooftops. Conducted by the climate scientists at University College Cork, Ireland, this was the conclusion of the study after the team had thoroughly examined every rooftop in the country using satellite imagery and weather data for […]

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Ireland Awards 414 MW Of Wind, 1534 MW Of Solar Projects At $101.80/MWh

EirGrid, state-owned power grid of Ireland, has recently released the list of final bidders winning the auction of twin deployments – 414 MW onshore wind and 1534 MW solar – under the aegis of Renewable Electricity Support Scheme 2 (RESS 2). The auction put to rest the price bands as the average price of the […]

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Ireland Counts On Battery Storage For Energy Transition

Ireland is going to capitalise on its expertise in operating an isolated grid by developing new battery technology. Minister for Climate and Energy Eamon Ryan has been quoted as saying, “Energy storage using a range of battery technologies will be a core part of Ireland’s new industrial revolution, while playing a key role in balancing […]

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Ireland Auctions 80 New Wind And Solar Projects

Ireland recently auctioned 80 new wind and solar projects amounting to 1.9 GW. Chosen from among 130 renewable energy projects, the 80 new projects were awarded in Ireland’s latest Renewable Energy Support Scheme (RESS 2) auction. Submitted to the auction, 50 projects failed to qualify for state support in spite of totaling 998 MW of […]

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Nestle’s Trucks in UK Switch to Renewable Energy

Nestle has revealed that its food and drink products will now be delivered around the UK and Ireland by trucks which emit up to 95% less carbon. Nestle has switched 75% of its owned fleet of trucks from diesel to Bio-LNG, a liquefied gas which is a by-product of waste. Nestle says that the move […]

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Irish Sovereign Fund to Invest €1bn in Climate Projects Over 5 Years

The Ireland Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF), managed by the National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA), has set out plans to invest €1bn in climate action projects over the next 5 years. The country’s sovereign fund will support green projects comprising renewables and battery storage till 2026. ISIF made the announcement alongside the publication of its half-year […]

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Fusion Fuel Green Gets €4.3 Million Funding Approval for Portugal Project

Dublin-based green hydrogen solutions provider, Fusion Fuel Green has announced receiving the Euro 4.3 million funding approval from Portugal’s Operational Program for Sustainability and Efficient Use of Resources (POSEUR) for its proposed HEVO-Sul project in Sines, Portugal. The Portuguese government has allocated €40 million in direct grants for the POSEUR program, which aims to support […]

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Ørsted Acquires Ireland and UK Onshore Wind Power Platform from Brookfield Renewable

Today, Ørsted has entered into an agreement with Brookfield Renewable, a global owner and operator of renewable power assets, to acquire a 100 % equity interest in its existing Ireland and UK onshore wind business, Brookfield Renewable Ireland (BRI). The agreement is based on an enterprise valuation of BRI of EUR 571 million as of 31 […]

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