Spotted in the Irish Independent online…
“Eamon Ryan TD has announced that Swedish electricity company Vattenfall has selected Ireland for an exciting initiative to develop ocean wave energy into a viable, clean and valuable new energy source.”
The article goes on to say… “In the long term this move could position Ireland as a net exporter of green energy, utilising its massive natural ocean wave resource, and could hold significant benefits for the West of the country through subsequent investment and employment.”
As work begins on the planning and installation of ‘pre-commercial’ devices, Tonn Energy are already considering future plans to achieve 250MW of generating capacity elsewhere around Ireland.
Read the full article which includes more quotes from the project team and Minister Ryan at the Irish Independent online by clicking here.
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