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Stumbling Towards Solar PV Incentives In Ireland

By | 2018-06-19T16:25:59+00:00 June 19th, 2018|Climate Change, Government Grants/ Incentives, Solar Energy, Solar PV|

As a key stakeholder in the Irish Solar Industry, this week is a very interesting one indeed. Today I travel to a number of meetings with many like-minded people within my industry, to see if we can form a strong, stable and exciting incentive to help us move past the label of Europe’s solar laggards. [...]

SSE Airtricity Invest in 40% Stake of Activ8 Solar Energies

By | 2018-04-03T14:18:39+00:00 April 3rd, 2018|Company News, Solar Energy, Solar PV|

SSE Airtricity has entered into an agreement to acquire 40 per cent of Activ8 Solar Energies.   Under the terms of the agreement SSE Airtricity will have an option to acquire an additional 10 per cent shareholding in Activ8 Solar Energies after two years. The existing Activ8 management team will lead this business, which will [...]

Post Ophelia & Beast From The East: New Data Confirms Increased Frequency of Extreme Weather Events

By | 2018-03-23T14:42:12+00:00 March 23rd, 2018|Climate Change, Government Grants/ Incentives, Solar Energy|

Further action urged by European National Science Academies on climate change adaptation. EUROPEAN ACADEMIES' SCIENCE ADVISORY COUNCIL   New data unveiled this week show that extreme weather events have become more frequent over the past 36 years, with a significant uptick in floods and other hydrological events compared even with five years ago, according to [...]

Climate Change & The Winter Olympics: How You Can Help From Your Home

By | 2018-02-15T10:48:37+00:00 February 15th, 2018|Solar Energy|

I don’t know if you’re the same as some of us here in Activ8 Solar Energies, but we’ve found the Winter Olympics as some great late night TV viewing. All though we sometimes complain about the weather here in Ireland, it’s never quite cold enough to allow us to become Winter Olympics ready. Nonetheless, we [...]

While Donald Messes It Up Again, Let’s Make The Planet Great Again

By | 2017-08-22T09:21:40+00:00 June 2nd, 2017|Government Grants/ Incentives, Solar Energy|

Trump Pulling America Out of The Paris Agreement Donald Trump is making a mockery of our planet, its future and also the underlying theme of “Make America Great Again”. By pulling America out of the Paris Agreement, he is making America’s outlook on science, technology and green energy “draconian”. The word he used to describe [...]

Increase In Energy Use In 2015 But Increase In Renewable Energy Too

By | 2017-05-12T08:26:53+00:00 November 30th, 2016|Government Grants/ Incentives, Solar Energy, Solar PV|

The official body for sustainable and renewable energy here in Ireland, the SEAI, released their official national energy statistics on November 23rd. The report shows that there had been significant growth in energy use across almost all sectors of the Irish economy in 2015. Energy in Ireland 1990-2015, illustrates the first significant growth in energy [...]

What Donald Trump Win Means for Climate Change in Ireland

By | 2017-05-12T08:26:54+00:00 November 9th, 2016|Government Grants/ Incentives, Solar Energy|

The Climate Change Fallout of a Trump Presidency With our friends across the Atlantic Ocean flocking to the polls and electing Donald Trump, the planet and the environmental issues that face us both in the present and the future were not important enough for consideration when Americans were deciding which candidate they voted for. Not [...]

Activ8 Working With The Worlds Largest Solar Thermal Manufacturer

By | 2017-05-12T08:26:54+00:00 November 3rd, 2016|Company News, Solar Energy|

Activ8 Solar Energies Decade Long Partnership With GREENoneTEC Activ8 Solar Energies has been working with GREENoneTEC for over 10 years, with Activ8 CEO Ciaran Marron establishing the relationship back in 2006. It proved be a very successful relationship for both parties. During the intervening time, GREENoneTEC has become the largest supplier flat plate solar panels [...]

Solar Case Study: An ‘Eco Pub’ Uses Activ8

By | 2017-05-12T08:26:55+00:00 September 27th, 2016|Government Grants/ Incentives, Solar Energy|

Andy's Bar & Restaurant Use Activ8 For Solar During Their Energy Efficiency Improvements Andy's Bar & Restaurant in Monaghan Town featured in the Irish Independent as one of Ireland's first 'eco pubs'. It was great to see the family owned establishment getting national media attention given their environmental efforts in the running of their business. [...]