Export Initiative | Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy

The German-Irish Chamber of Industry and Commerce has been involved in promoting energy efficiency and renewable energy in Ireland for over 13 years. The results of our activities have had a very positive influence on Ireland’s push towards sustainable development:

  • Our company matchmaking activities have established over 30 solid partnerships between German & Irish renewable and energy efficiency companies, and directly resulted in the introduction of over €100 million worth of high quality technology into Ireland
  • Coordination of 4 successful fact-finding missions to Germany in field of renewables with a focus on know-how transfer, partnership building and project development in Ireland
  • Over 25 seminars and meetings in the above-mentioned fields with a view to information dissemination and awareness building among industry stakeholders in Ireland
  • Provision of consultancy to 6 County Councils resulting in renewable energy becoming a standard feature in many affordable housing schemes in Wexford, Dublin & now countrywide
  • Development of a sizable database of companies, consultants & decision-makers in the field of renewable energy, energy efficiency and biofuels worldwide

 The Renewable Energy Export Initiative has been running since 2003 and the Energy Efficiency Export Inititative since 2007 with the aim of increasing competitiveness in the area of renewable energy and energy efficiency in Ireland. The German-Irish Chamber of Commerce has been responsible for introducing state-of-the-art German renewable energy technology into Ireland.

The main fields of interest for Ireland are:

  • Energy Efficiency: Smart Grid, Passive House
  • Biomass & Combined Heat and Power (CHP)
  • Biogas
  • Solar energy
  • Geothermal Heat Pumps
  • Wind energy and small scale wind

The Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Export Initiatives are funded by the German Ministry for Economics and Technology in Germany.