The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland today announced that it has awarded approximately €19 million in Government funding to support more than 40 new energy research projects across Ireland.
These projects bring together leading academic institutes, companies, and public sector organisations and were supported with co-funding from the Department of Transport, the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and ESB Networks.
The 2023 Climate Action Plan aims to transform and improve life in Ireland, setting out how Ireland will accelerate action to respond to the climate and energy crisis, with research and innovation central to achieving these goals.
Projects awarded today are directly aligned to national energy targets and ambitions and will be central to informing Ireland’s climate action and achievement of our medium to long term climate and energy targets.
Projects awarded cover a wide range of topics including research investigating, among others:
• The development of floating offshore wind technologies,
• Wind farm interactions with hen harriers,
• Whole-life-cycle energy performance of residential buildings,
• Realising equality, diversity, and inclusion for energy sector transformation.