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