Practical On-farm Renewable Energy event at CAFRE’s Greenmount 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 Tuesday 29th October at Greenmount Campus. 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.

The follow-up event at CAFRE’s Enniskillen Campus will also be held in February 2014.

Shanes Castle Hydropower - 1st Archimedean Screw Turbine installed in Northern Ireland

1st to be installed in Northern Ireland and largest single screw to be ever manufactured – Shanes Castle 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.
200kW Biomass Boiler fueled by locally sourced wood chip

200kW Biomass Boiler fueled by locally sourced wood chip

In addition, there will be a Trade Exhibition and the opportunity to tour the renewable energy installations at Greenmount Campus. If you are interested in exhibiting in the trade stand area please contact CAFRE at or telephone 028 9442 6770. As space is limited it will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
Evance R9000 5kW Wind Turbine

Evance R9000 5kW Wind Turbine

The event will run from 11.00am until 8.00pm in the evening. For further details you can contact Cathal Ellis at 028 9442 6793 or
It is free to attend both the exhibition and the seminars throughout the day.
We offer a friendly one-stop shop for hydro development, 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.



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