Who we are and our objectives
Ballynagran lies in the heart of County Wicklow the ‘Garden of Ireland ‘and has a wealth of gardens and woodlands such as Deputy’s Pass, Mount Usher Gardens and Kilmacurragh Gardens and Arboreteum within its vicinity.
The Ballynagran Community has embarked on an ambitious and generous project to become an Energy Plus Community within the next fifteen years.
The Plan is focusing on energy consumption in buildings, transportation and food production and also on energy generation.
Included within the Ballynagran Community Energy Plus Project are the townlands that are within 3km of the area and this ‘greater’ area includes approximately 600 homes.
Many of the homes are located in the picturesque village of Glenealy on the western edge of the community.
The overall mission of this project is to dramatically reduce the energy use of this rural community and eventually to create an energy independent region.
The long term objective is to produce locally a surplus of energy from renewable resources in order to create an energy independent community. Hence the name and the logo.