Practical On-farm Renewable Energy event at CAFRE’s Enniskillen Campus

The annual “Practical On-farm Renewable Energy” event has now become a fixture in many peoples calendars following its success in previous years. The event will be held once again on Wednesday 26th February at Enniskillen Campus. This is a FREE event and is open to the public from 1.00pm – 9.00pm. DARD has again joined forces with the UFU, and AFBI to provide practical information for farmers and the rural sector about the various renewable energy options available for their businesses

1st to be installed in Northern Ireland and largest single screw to be ever manufactured – Shanes Castle Hydropower

1st hydro scheme to be installed in Northern Ireland and largest single screw to be ever manufactured – Shanes Castle Hydropower

Renewable energy technologies continue to offer significant potential to improve the competitiveness and sustainability of farm businesses through reducing and enabling additional income streams, when employed in the appropriate situation. This event seeks to assist farmers and growers with identifying which technology, if any, is appropriate for their own business (or domestic) situation. It also aims to provide information and contacts which will aid progress through the many procedures required to bring such projects to fruition.
2nd hydro scheme installed in Northern Ireland for Omagh District Council

2nd hydro scheme to be installed in Northern Ireland – Omagh District Council Hydropower

 There will be a series of seminars throughout the day highlighting local case studies of the main renewable energy technologies; wind power, biomass production and utilisation, biogas production, solar hot water and PV, micro-hydro and heat pumps. A second series of seminars will deal with many of issues facing those considering installing a green energy source. Topics covered will include the proposed Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), grid connection, planning, NI Renewable Obligation Certificates (NIROC’s), marketing NIROC’s as well as finance, business planning and funding options.
Renewable Energy Technology Seminar Programme

Renewable Energy Technology Seminar Programme

The timing of the seminars is such that those attending can dip in and out of the seminars that interest them and spend time talking to some of the trade in the exhibition area or go to see some of the working technologies at first hand. There will be around 45 trade and ancillary stands providing both information on the various renewable energy technologies and guidance in overcoming any barriers to implementations.

Renewable Energy Challenges Seminar Programme

Renewable Energy Challenges Seminar Programme

We offer a friendly one-stop shop for hydro development in both Ireland and the UK from feasibility studies to licensing, to installation and commissioning and everything in between!

If you would like to discuss any aspect of your project prior to the show or want to arrange to meet us on the day please contact us here. We look forward to meeting you at the show.


  • John McArdle says:

    I visited this show last year and found it to be very informative. I will be attending again on Wednesday and look forward to discussing my plans for a hydro project. Last year you mentioned that the Archimedean Screw would be the best option for my site. I would like to discuss this further and set the wheels in motion to get my project off the ground.

    • Mary says:

      We look forward to meeting you again on Wednesday John. I agree, it is a very informative show and gives a great insight into the various renewable energy products available on the market. A lot of the seminars this year are being conducted by those that have installed the various products so it will be good to hear first hand of their experiences.

  • Martin O' Neill says:

    Will you be at the show Frank? Would like to discuss my hydro project with you.

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