Wind energy compete for Engineers Ireland technology award

08th November 2013  To: 08th November 2013

As the Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards ceremony fast approaches, we take a look at the groundbreaking project from Airsynergy that have been shortlisted for the Technology of the Year award.

The Engineers Ireland Technology of the Year Award was first introduced last year to highlight innovative technological concepts created in Ireland or by Irish engineers and recognize projects that demonstrate real societal and economic impact.

Open Hydro took home the inaugural award for its open centre tidal turbine, a highly specialized bi-directional marine turbine designed to harvest energy from flooding and ebbing tides. Paul Dunne, chief engineer on the project, says winning this award was a great boost to the team.


Airsynergy’s enhanced wind turbine


The 2013 Engineers Ireland Excellence Awards take place on Friday, 8 November, in the Four Seasons Hotel Dublin. Submissions for the technology award were welcomed up to September this year and just two projects made the shortlist.

Airsynergy’s enhanced wind turbine – a patented design that can produce twice as much energy as a conventional turbine – is one of them. “[Our turbine] makes wind energy much more cost-effective and will start to make wind energy cheaper than fossil fuels,” said chief operations officer Colin Morgan.



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