Renewable energy and energy efficiency in rural communities
Join this guided tour:
10.00: Arrive at Údarás na Gaeltachta Office in Belmullet. Coffee.
10.15: Depart and proceed to Each Leim Udaras na Gaeltachta Enterprise Centre to see the demonstration microgrid working (11 kW photovoltaics, 5-40 kWh energy storage battery system, 3x smart electrical thermal storage units, building management system to allow remote access and monitoring)
11.00: Depart Each Leim and view proposed SEAI wave energy test site and substation location en route to PV array at the IWA
11.40: Arrive at Irish Wheelchair Association: 11 kW PV array.
12.00: Depart the IWA and proceed to Teach Greannai for lunch and to see the Meals on Wheels electric van and 7 kW roof mounted PV array, building also insulated
14.00: Depart Teach Greannai and proceed to Bangor Hall, (community hall retrofit: new boiler, heating controls, internal dry lining, attic insulation, window replacement, energy efficient lighting)
15.00: Tour ends back at the Civic Centre. Bus and lunch will be provided.
Dr Orla Nic Suibhne