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New IEA Wind Task on Wind Turbine Noise - Update

2017-09-28

Back in December and March I wrote about the proposal for a new IEA Task on Quiet Wind Turbine Technology. It was approved by the IEA Wind ExCo at ExCo 78 in Brussels on December 1st 2016. The new task has several confirmed participants from leading organisations with others in discussions to join.

The approved proposal can be found here.

Since the last update, John McCann of SEAI has taken on the job of leading this task. If you are interested in participating, please contact him directly. You can find his contact details - listed for Ireland - in the IEA Wind ExCo directory.

I'm no longer directly involved but you can email me if you need help.

New IEA Wind Task - Update

2017-03-29

Back in December, I wrote about the proposal for a new IEA Task on Quiet Wind Turbine Technology. It was approved by the IEA Wind ExCo at ExCo 78 in Brussels on December 1st 2016. The new task has several confirmed participants from leading organisations with others in discussions to join.

The approved proposal can be found here.

The task has not yet started; we had been seeking funds and resources to put behind the work at Trinity. I will post a further update. In the meantime, please contact your local IEA Wind ExCo representative. You can also email me.

Solar Energy Works: More Numbers ...

2017-01-11

Here are some more numbers that I put together about a year ago around solar energy in Ireland, following on from my 2015 post. The usual cautions apply. The conclusions were: (i) that it seems possible to build a solar plant selling wholesale electricity in Ireland though the margin is slim; (ii) it seems that there may be an immediate business opportunity for private use, i.e. offsetting grid power; (iii) if panel installed prices can be pushed down further, if a feed-in tariff is introduced or if power prices increase, a further opportunity opens up.

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