By James Duffy
Over 20 exhibitors have been secured for the Green Day being held at Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT) November 28 from 9.30am until 2.30pm.
The day, which is free, will include a seminar hosted by an international panel of experts addressing how renewable energy can help achieve Ireland’s Climate Action Targets.
The panel will include Alan Ryan from SEAI in Ireland, Ragnar Ásmundsson from HeatRD In Iceland.
LYIT Estates Manager, Mary Daly said “It is a great opportunity for businesses, homeowners, public sector organisations, students and others. If you want to find out more about how to get the most out of your recycling efforts or about electric cars or other things such as green mortgages and energy efficient products, we would encourage you to come along on the day.”
She is delighted to be joining up with the EU-funded SMARTrenew project. SMARTrenew is led by Principal Investigator of LYIT’s WiSAR Lab, Nick Timmons.
The project aims to improve the uptake of renewable energy mix and energy storage in sparsely populated and rural areas of Northern Europe. Areas that are still over-reliant on fossil fuels for heating and energy.
This €1.6m project is partly funded by the Northern Periphery and Arctic (NPA) Interreg programme. It consists of international partners from Finland, Norway, Iceland and the Faroe Islands together with Donegal County Council, Derry City and Strabane District Council and LYIT.
Alongside the seminar there will be a range of exhibitors including recycling demonstrations from Voice Ireland and the OPW Optimising Power initiative.