St Michael’s Rowing Club and Shannon Rowing Club have joined forces to showcase the clean energy actions carried out in their clubs as part of their +CityxChange Open Innovation Call 3 Project. Through this collaboration, the rowing clubs are demonstrating and communicating clean energy technologies to their members and local networks. In early June the clubs invited children from Christ the King Boys National School to see the energy upgrades they have made to club buildings, explaining how installing a heat pump and Solar PV panels, and changing to LED lights have helped to reduce St Michael’s Rowing Club energy consumption by 65%. This change has also helped the club generate revenue by exporting excess energy from their Solar PV panels to the electricity grid. Shannon Rowing Club have also reduced their energy consumption and energy costs by installing a heat pump and LED lighting.
By sharing their experience of these clean energy technologies, the clubs intention is that more people will be encouraged to follow their lead.