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GENERATING COMMUNITY OWNED ENERGY ON ARAN

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We continue to pursue the possibility of generating our own community-owned energy from wind and solar on Aran. Our feasibility study estimated that the energy needs of all 3 Aran Islands would be met by a generating capacity of 2.7 MW. One wind turbine is capable of delivering that power.

However, we are considering that two smaller wind turbines would be less obtrusive on the landscape, especially if they could be combined with solar power from photo-voltaic panels. Following a number of public meetings over the last two years, we have set certain criteria for the ideal location of wind turbines on Aran:

1. Not on a main tourist route on the island
2. Not obstructing the primary view of any resident of Aran
3. Not within 500 meters of any home
4. Not in an area of visual beauty

We are also looking suggestions for suitable locations on the other two islands.

Electric Cars for Sale

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Tá an Nissan Leaf mar ceann de nacarrannaleictreach is fearratáar an maragadhfaoiláthair. Tácuidathdhíolta le fáil in Éireannaridir €10,000 agus €15,000. Másmaithleattuilleadheolas a fháildéanteagmháil le PJ Coyne i Windsor Motors inGaillimh ag 091770707 nóarpjcoyne@windsor.ie

The Nissan Leaf is one of the best electric cars available at the moment. There are now second hand models for sale in Ireland at between €10,000 and €15,000. Please contact P.J. Coyne pjcoyne@windsor.ie Phone: 091 770707 at Windsor Motors Galway for further information.

BEC 2017

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Tá Energy Wise Construction (EWC) ag críochnú a gcuidoibre ar Inis Óirr faoi láthair agus cuirfidh siad tús leis an obair ar Inis Meáin agus Inis Mór go gairid. Is mar chuid den scéim BEC, (Better Energy Communities) atá maoinithe ag an SEAI a bheidh an obair seo déanta. Thug EWC cuairt ar roinnt tithe ar na hoileáin le linn an gheimhridh agus déannfidh siad teagmháil leis na teaghlaigh thairbhíocha faoi ceannn seachtaine nó mar sin.

Energy Wise Construction (EWC) are finishing up work on Inis Oirr and will begin work on Ini sMeain and Inis Mor soon. This is the Better Energy Communities scheme for 2017 funded by the SEAI. Those households that received a visit from EWC over last winter, where their house was assessed, can expect to be contacted in the next week or so.