The Modern Heating Solution
Renewable energy is energy that is collected from renewable resources, which are naturally replenished, such as sunlight and ground source heat.
Renewable energy provides energy in the areas of electricity generation, air, and water heating/cooling, and rural (off-grid) energy services.
Renewable energy systems are rapidly becoming more efficient and less expensive. Their share of total energy consumption is increasing. Growth in the consumption of coal and oil could end by 2020 due to increased uptake of renewables and natural gas.
Climate change and global warming concerns, coupled with high oil prices, fossil fuel supplies rapidly depleting, and increasing government support, are driving increasing renewable energy legislation and incentives (source Wikipedia).
The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), formerly the Irish Energy Centre was set up by the government in 2002 as Ireland’s national energy authority. Its mission is to play a leading role in transforming Ireland into a society based on sustainable energy structures, technologies, and practices. Its Key Strategic Objectives are:
Energy efficiency first: implementing strong energy efficiency actions that radically reduce energy intensity and usage.
Low carbon energy sources: accelerating the development and adoption of technologies to exploit renewable energy sources.
Innovation and integration: supporting evidence-based responses that engage all actors, supporting innovation and enterprise for our low-carbon future.
For information on grants and funding, you might be able to avail of visit http://www.seai.ie/Grants (Source: www.sea.ie)