IotY Competitions

Winner IotY 2013 Brecan Mooney Award – Closed Loop < 100 kW

Winner IotY 2013 Brecan Mooney Award – Closed Loop < 100 kW

Noreen and Brian Mooney, Neil McDaid and Noel McGonigle - Dai Gon. Apologies from Vincent and Marcella McNamee - Wonder Years Childcare Centre

Winner of IotY 2013 Brecan Mooney Award – Open Loop > 100kW

Winner of IotY 2013 Brecan Mooney Award – Open Loop > 100kW

Brian and Noreen Mooney, Des McMahon of Vistakon Ireland

Winner IotY 2013 Brecan Mooney Award – Closed Loop > 100kW

Winner IotY 2013 Brecan Mooney Award – Closed Loop > 100kW

Robin Curtis, GeoScience Ltd. with Daragh Carey, Operations Manager, Cliffs of Moher Visitors Centre

Winner IotY 2013 – Open Loop < 100kW

Winner IotY 2013 – Open Loop < 100kW

Gary Duffy, Eurotech; Helen and James O’Keefe, Borris Lodge Nursing Home; Kerrie Malone and Gerard Duffy, Eurotech

Winners of the 2013 Brecan Mooney Installation of the Year Awards

Winners of the 2013 Brecan Mooney Installation of the Year Awards

Gary Duffy, Eurotech; James and Helen O’Keefe, Borris Lodge Nursing Home; Daragh Carey, Cliffs of Moher Visitors Centre; Brian and Noreen Mooney; Des McMahon, Vistakon Ireland; Neil McDaid and Noel McGonigle of DaiGon

Runner Up d 2011

Runner Up d 2011

Paul Sikora, (GAI Development Officer), Brian Mooney, John Burgess (Chairman of the GAI), Noreen Mooney, Padraig Murphy of Green Renewable Heating Ltd. who was awarded a Brecan Mooney Award of Merit for the geothermal system Green Renewable Heating Ltd installed for Anne Murphy of ‘Castlequin’, Co Kerry

Runner Up b 2011

Runner Up b 2011

Paul Sikora, (GAI Development Officer), Brian Mooney, John Burgess (Chairman of the GAI), Noreen Mooney, Gerry Cunnane of Wind Water Solar Energy Systems Ltd. who was awarded a Brecan Mooney Award of Merit for the geothermal system Wind Water Solar Energy Systems Ltd. installed for Jochen Gerz and Laurence Vanpoulle of ‘DerryQuin’, Co. Kerry

Runner Up c 2011

Runner Up c 2011

Roisin Goodman (Vice-Chair GAI), Mike Cotter of Alternative Heating & Cooling Ltd who was awarded a Brecan Mooney Award of Merit for the geothermal system Alternative Heating & Cooling Ltd installed for Nick & Anne Ross of ‘Brook Lodge’ Co and Laurena Lacey (Member GAI)

Going Green— Eurotech Scoops Geothermal Award

Going Green— Eurotech Scoops Geothermal Award

Sean and Mary McDonald (homeowners) Gerard Duffy and Daryl Duffy (Eurotech Renewables Limited), and John Burgess (Chairman of the GAI)

The Brecan Mooney Installation of the Year competition is held every 2 years. The purpose of the competition is to promote excellence in the use of geothermal energy to heat (and / or cool) our homes and businesses. Invitations to enter projects that have been operating for at least 12 months before the closing date for entries are sought from the industry at large.

The next call for entries for will be issued in mid 2017 with closing date by 31st December 2017.

Announcement of the winners will take place at the Geothermal Energy conference held in April at the SEAI Energy Show in the RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin.

The inaugural competition was held in 2011, refer to the following report which provides details of the inaugural competition and details of the 4 finalists – Dec_2011_Brecan_Mooney_Geothermal_Domestic_Installation_Award . Project case study posters are also posted in the Library page.

Brecan Mooney (photo) was tragically drowned in the River Lee in Cork in the early hours of 19th November 2009, the night before the major flooding in Cork. Treasurer of the GAI from 2007 until his death, Brecan was a loyal and active member of the GAI over a period of about 5 years, and a great friend and colleague of many of the other members of the association.

Brecan was an active member in the Geothermal community in Ireland for many years. At the time of his death he was undertaking research in warm water sources in North Cork while studying at the University of College Cork under the tutelage of Dr. Alistair Allen. He was also the acting treasurer for the Geothermal Association of Ireland, GAI. Both academic and representative participation in the geothermal industry were undertaken while he was engaged in full time employment at White Young Green’s Cork Office.