Ireland has more than 2.5GW of grid-scale battery storage in development stages

The opportunities for further development in the country appear huge, with a grid operator willing to recognise the role energy storage can play in balancing the network. Solar Media Market Research’s Lauren Cook explains what’s happening. Co-authored by Molly McCorkindale, who is also an analyst with our in-house research team.   Utility-scale battery storage project activity started…

Ireland Looking to Export Offshore Hydrogen in the Future

Ireland faces an uncertain future: international tax regulations are to change affecting our corporate tax take, COVID-19 has transformed how we live and work, Brexit creates challenging uncertainties for trade, and climate change will transform our world. There is however an opportunity emerging that will give Ireland control over its destiny creating long-term jobs, a…

West coast islands to join forces to generate offshore wind energy

Island communities off the west coast are to join forces with a view to generating offshore wind energy tied into hydrogen fuel production through a new network of local energy co-ops. Five island communities, on Valentia, Achill, Arranmore, Aran and Rathlin, have come together to co-ordinate efforts on deploying floating wind turbines combined with green hydrogen…

Securing the world’s data – Ireland’s rising role as a global data hub

This time it’s around the explosion in data and as much about policy as technology, with wide-ranging skills requirements that we need to put in place to maximise the opportunity it presents. Get it right and we will be at the centre of the global data ecosystem that is going to grow even more significantly…

Ireland will be a major player in ‘super grid’ fuelled by offshore wind, predicts Minister

The age of “the super grid” has arrived and will play a major role in decarbonising the world and ultimately bring cheaper electricity to consumers, Minister for Environment, Climate and Communications Eamon Ryan has predicted. Ireland would play a very significant role in feeding into a super grid in Europe because it was “one of the windiest places on the…