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World’s Tallest Wooden Wood Turbine

What is made from the same wood as a Christmas tree, held together by glue and manufactured in a Swedish factory for assembly later?

If that calls to mind flat-pack furniture and meatballs, you’re wrong.

If you answered “a wooden wind turbine”, you could be a visionary.

According to Modvion, the Swedish start-up that has just built the world’s tallest wooden turbine tower, using wood for wind power is the future.

“It’s got great potential,” Otto Lundman, the company’s chief executive, says as we gaze upwards at the firm’s brand new turbine, a short drive outside Gothenburg.

It’s 150m (492ft) to the tip of the highest blade and we are the first journalists to be invited to have a look inside. The 2 megawatt generator on top has just started supplying electricity to the Swedish grid, providing power for about 400 homes.

The dream of Lundman and Modvion is to take the wood and wind much higher.

 

 

Build Our Grid

Build our Grid is a new campaign that mobilises support for necessary upgrades to Ireland’s electricity grid.

Build our Grid highlights the critical role of the electricity grid in securing Ireland’s renewable energy future and encourages public support for necessary upgrade works to ensure Ireland can run on 100% renewable energy.

You can help by signing the pledge, posting on social media, and sharing our videos.

SIGN THE PLEDGE: 
Visit BuildourGrid.ie and sign your name to support the campaign

WATCH: 
Watch and share campaign videos on YouTube

 

WATCH THE VIDEOS

Mullinavat Camogie

 

Ecopower is proud to sponsor Mullinvat Camogie. At Nowlan Park on 13th May the U12 team (pictured) played at half time during the Camogie Leinster Finals.

Global Wind Day

Global Wind Day is a worldwide event that occurs annually on 15 June. It is a day for discovering wind energy, its power and the possibilities it holds to reshape our energy systems, decarbonise our economies and boost jobs and growth.

Reduce Your Use

The newly launched public information campagin called “Reduce Your Use” will supplement the Government’s cost-of-living package and inform consumers about ways in which they can save energy.

reduce your use on www.gov.ie

bonkers.ie article on reduce your use

 

 

 

Creating Jobs, Supporting Communities (Wind Energy Ireland)

 

 

Wind Energy Ireland have launched a new video, Creating Jobs, Supporting Communities, which profiles four Irish companies working today in supporting the development of Irish on and offshore wind farms. The video, and the KPMG research, highlights that wind energy isn’t just about cutting our carbon emissions – as critical as that might be – but as Declan Corrigan at WTE sums up at the end, “Wind energy in Ireland is about much more than a wind turbine spinning at the side of the M7. It means salaries. It means investment. It means growing local businesses and it means more funding for local communities”.

 

Wind Energy and Biodiversity (Wind Europe)

Wind Energy Statistics Feb 2022

Mullinavat Camogie Club

ECOPOWER is delighted to support Mullinavat Camogie Club through sponsorship of two sets of jerseys for the U10 and U12 teams. Photographed representing their club & their teammates are Ellie Mae Aylward, Evie Wall, Lucy Aylward & Bria Wall. ECOPOWER is proud to support girls’ participation in sport locally. Supporting healthy bodies and minds. Building friendships, teamwork, joy, commitment and happiness.

Eirgrid – Delivering a Cleaner Energy Future

Eirgrid operates and develops Ireland’s electricity grid. This includes interconnecting to neighbouring grids and running the wholesale electricity market. Eirgrid ensures that everyone has power when they need it, at the most economic price possible.

The grid safely brings power from generators to the ESB network that supplies every home, farm, community and business in Ireland.

Eirgrid are making the grid ready to carry 70% of Ireland’s electricity from renewable sources by 2030.

This week Eirgrid have opened the Laois Kilkenny Community Benefit Fund. Read about it here https://www.eirgridgroup.com/newsroom/eirgrid-to-open-laois-kil/index.xml