Brecan Mooney Installation of the Year 2011

Sean and Mary McDonald walking with Gerard Duffy, Daryl Duffy of Eurotech Ltd and John Burgess Chairman of GAI


Limerick 15 October 2011


Eurotech Renewables Limited was awarded the inaugural Brecan Mooney domestic geothermal heating installation of the year award 2011, for the innovative geothermal heating system is installed in Sean and Mary McDonald’s home in county Louth, at a prize-giving ceremony in Vistakon’s Limerick plant on Saturday 15 October 2011.

The homeowners are delighted with the clean, quiet and effective operation of their geothermal heating system. They are proud to be owners of a system that has low CO2 emissions when compared to conventional systems. Sean and Mary McDonald both feel the comfort levels in this house are very much improved from any house they have ever lived in before.

The Geothermal Installation of the Year award is named in memory of Brecan Mooney, who was active in the research and promotion of Geothermal Energy in Ireland up to his loss in November 2009. This award aims to continue Brecan’s work by showcasing excellence in geothermal systems design and installation in Ireland. In this, the inaugural year of the competition, the award is being presented for the best domestic heating system in operation since before Jan 2010, submitted for assessment in 2011.

Certificates of merit were also awarded to the following companies and home owners for installations that were of comparable quality and performance to the winner and deemed to be worthy of recognition and promotion:

  • Wind Water Solar Energy Systems Ltd. for Jochen Gerz and Laurence Vanpoulle of ‘DerryQuin’, Co. Kerry,
  • Green Renewable Heating Ltd. for Anne Murphy of ‘Castlequin’, Co Kerry,
  • Alternative Heating & Cooling Ltd. for Nick & Anne Ross of ‘Brook Lodge’ Co. Cork