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One year on – Sun is saving Tipperary €30,000 per year

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800 Solar panels installed one year ago are delivering 10% more electricity than previously expected.  Tipperary County Council is making significant savings of over €30, 000 per annum. Twelve months ago 800 photovoltaic solar panels were installed on 9 public buildings in towns across Tipperary. The buildings include fire stations, libraries, civic offices and a

Tipperary County Council Recognised at National Energy Awards

National-Energy-Awards

On Thursday November 20th Tipperary County Council won the Public Sector award at the National Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland awards ceremony. The council was applauded for being leaders with regard to energy management performance and in their uptake of renewable energy solutions. Tipperary County Council fought off strong competition from household names such as

Tipperary Commits to European Sustainable Energy Movement

Tipperary Commits to European Sustainable Energy Movement

Tipperary County Council has recently become a signatory of The Covenant of Mayors. The Covenant of Mayors is a mainstream European movement involving local and regional authorities, voluntarily committing to increasing energy efficiency and use of renewable energy in their territories. There are currently six other signatories in Ireland – Cork County, Dublin, Kerry County

Ireland’s Largest Photovoltaic Solar Panel Project is Completed

Ireland’s largest photovoltaic solar panel project has just been completed.  9 public buildings throughout County Tipperary have been kitted out with massive solar panel arrays totaling 800 panels.  Such buildings include fire stations, libraries, civic offices and a leisure centre.  As a result of this Tipperary County Council project, Ireland’s total PV capacity has been

Tipperary Leading the Way Adopting BioEnergy

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Tipperary’s adoption of biomass means that the county now spends €1.1M on local biomass (wood chip and wood pellet) to heat large sites. Previously, €2.5M would have to be spent on imported oil. Switch to biomass at six sites in Tipperary has seen 750, 000 litres of oil displaced in 2013. Annual local ecomonic benefit

Galway County Council joins SEAI Partnership Programme

In our role providing energy services to Galway County Council, we were delighted to be present recently when the council signed up to the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland’s Partnership Programme for public bodies. By signing up to the SEAI Partnership programme Galway County Council will join the elite public sector club who are committed

South Tipperary County Council Adopts Renewable Energy Strategy

Councillors pictured recently at  at Hydro Turbine in Holycross

A new Renewable Energy Strategy for South Tipperary was adopted at a recent council meeting (March 3rd). This strategy was prepared as a joint initiative by the Council and Tipperary Energy Agency. It will ensure that South Tipperary can take advantage of renewable energy opportunities thus creating local jobs and increasing the self-sufficiency of the

Tipperary Energy Agency 2013 Highlights Infographic

€760,000 in savings for Tipperary Local Authorities 1000 Local Authority homes insulated in 2013 The agency will feature on the next episode of Eco Eye with Duncan Stewart on February 18, RTE ONE at 7.00pm