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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.