Wind Energy Direct commissions turbine at Astellas Plant

March 12th, 2012
Astellas (Ireland) Wind Autoproduction

Astellas (Ireland) Wind Turbine

Wind Energy Direct completed the commissioning of this project in February 2012 following joint testing with Enercon the turbine manufacture. The turbine will generate a significant portion of Astellas’s electricity needs and also provide the associated carbon reduction benefits.
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WED sponsors National School trip to the BT Young Scientist exhibition

January 12th, 2012

BT Young Scientist 2012

BT Young Scientist 2012


All of the 6th class of Dromclough NS attended the Young Scientist Exhibition in Dublin in January, where they took part in the Primary Science Fair. Their project was: “Wind as a Force of Destruction and a Source of Energy”, which drew much attention in Dublin from visitors to the Fair.

The pupils enjoyed their trip to the Science Exhibition very much, where they also had time to view other projects by primary and secondary school pupils from around the country. The completion of the project, under the direction of class teacher Mrs. K. Trench, was a big
undertaking but the pupils benefitted considerably from using their investigative skills, conducting various experiments and from the knowledge they accumulated. In the course of ompiling the material they visited Blennerville Windmill and the Pallas Wind Farm. With the assistance of parents they built operational miniature windmills and turbines. Some outside speakers also provided very interesting and up-to-date information.

Astellas Wind Turbine under Construction

May 16th, 2011

Construction commences on the installation of a 0.8MW Enercon E53 wind turbine at the Astellas facilities in Killorglin, Co. Kerry.

Planning Permission granted to WED for a Wind Mast at A.W. Jenkinsons Woodwaste Ltd, Bo’Ness Scotland

January 6th, 2011

Planning Permission granted to WED for a Wind Mast at Belliston Quarry Company Ltd, Belliston Quarry, Fife, Scotland

December 23rd, 2010

Wind Mast Installed by WED at Belliston Quarry Company Ltd, Devon Quarry, Kennoway, Fife, Scotland

December 14th, 2010

Planning Permission granted to WED for a Wind Mast at Realm Construction, Kinglassie, Scotland

December 13th, 2010

Larry Staudt: Ireland’s Energy Future

November 15th, 2010
Larry Staudt

Larry Staudt

Larry Staudt, Director of Centre for Renewable Energy at Dundalk IT & Non-Executive Board Director of Wind Energy Direct, outlined Scenarios for Ireland’s Energy Future and concluded that the only sustainable future is in Renewables. He challenged policy-makers and business leaders to face up to this reality and make the necessary Capital Investment now while Energy is still relatively cheap.

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Wind Mast Installed by WED at Inn’s of Balahaldie, Dunblane, Scotland

October 29th, 2010

Wind Mast Installed by WED at M & D Shouler, Melton Mowbray , England

October 21st, 2010