Island communities off the west coast are to join forces with a view to generating offshore wind energy tied into hydrogen fuel production through a new network of local energy co-ops. Five island communities, on Valentia, Achill, Arranmore, Aran and Rathlin, have come together to co-ordinate efforts on deploying floating wind turbines combined with green hydrogen production. They have recruited an expert team to help bring the project to fruition. The west coast is especially suited to developing these technologies which generate hydrogen using devices known as electrolysers and have been successfully deployed on land.
Irish Times 20th Jan 2021 read more »