Latest Electrical Stories


Is Ireland set to meet its 2020 targets for renewable electricity?October 4, 2016

SEAI’s Martin Howley writes that renewable electricity in Ireland contributed a quarter of all electricity used in 2015, avoiding three million tonnes of fossil fuel-related CO2 emissions and becoming the second-largest electricity source behind gas and ahead of coal

Flywheel-battery hybrid and controls for grid stabilisationOctober 4, 2016

As more electricity is provided by renewable generators, there are fewer conventional generators providing stability. Schwungrad Energie Ltd's hybrid flywheel/battery plant in Co Offaly is providing system services to stabilise the grid. John Rutherford reports

European astronauts – hitching a ride in the space raceAugust 9, 2016

John O’Sullivan’s new book tells the story of how European astronauts lived on board the International Space Station, helped construct the space laboratory and performed valuable scientific experiments. Read on for a chance to win a copy