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RES Launch the AOC 15/50kW Wind Turbine to
Power Tipperary’s Gurteen Agricultural College
RES Ltd have unveiled the latest addition to their range of products - The AOC 50 kilowatt wind turbine, which is now fully operational at Gurteen Agricultural College providing the college with more than half of their electricity requirements.   The wind turbine, which has an estimated payback period of eight years, will have an annual electricity output of 120,000 kilowatt hours and will offset over 70 tonnes of CO2 per annum.
The turbine is connected into the college electrical system with all power produced consumed on site thereby reducing the amount of imported electricity required by the college. It will also provide a practical example of the benefits of using wind energy in a farm setting for the agricultural students attending the college and the wider farming community.
The Canadian built AOC 15/50 is a commercial-size micro wind turbine designed for Agricultural, institutional, commercial, and industrial applications. It has been deployed worldwide including throughout North America, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom and India.
Mark Lowen, MD, Renewable Energy Systems Ltd said, “This represents an important addition to the RES range of products – The AOC 15/50 turbine has an excellent track record globally and is consistent with our policy of selecting best in class products for our customers.
We are delighted to have been selected by Gurteen Agricultural college to supply and install the 50kW wind turbine . The agricultural sector is of major strategic significance to us and given the educational nature of the site we could not have chosen a better location to launch our solution onto the Irish market. It will be of particular interest to the Agri and commercial/industrial sectors who are currently struggling with high energy costs”
 “The AOC 15/50 cements our place as Ireland’s leading micro generation company - We have a proven track record in both design and delivery of turbine systems with over 100 installations completed nationwide and the AOC15/50 complements our existing range of 3.2kW, 6kW and 15kW Proven turbines
Mike Pearson, Principal of Gurteen College said; “The installation of the wind turbine at Gurteen Agricultural College means we now will have at least half of our electricity requirements generated on site. Green technology is the future and we are delighted to get the opportunity to become actively involved in this area and reduce our carbon footprint
Commenting on the launch of the new wind turbine at Gurteen Agricultural College, Professor Owen Lewis, Chief Executive of SEAI said; “This has been a significant project for SEAI in trialling the viability and market potential of wind energy in the agricultural market. This is a specific technology that has the potential to be replicated right across the country, and has particular benefits for the farming sector. We must continue to maximise our renewable energy resources as we strive to secure our energy independence.”
Renewable Energy Systems Ltd was incorporated in 2006 and is focused on supplying the Irish market with the very best available renewable energy products from around the globe. RES operates a strict policy of dealing only with the finest quality products and have matched this by establishing a network of distributors and agents of the highest standard to ensure consistency and excellence down to the customer level.
RES are one of Irelands pioneers in the micro generation arena supplying and installing best in class wind turbines, Solar and biomass products
RES is based in Baltinglass Co Wicklow with offices, showrooms and stores. They also have mobile agents across all 32 Irish counties
About SEAI
Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) is the statutory authority charged with promoting and assisting the development of sustainable energy. SEAI is funded by the Irish Government under the National Development Plan, with programmes part-financed by the European Union.