Irelands First Community-Owned EV Charging Point

Read about the first solar-powered charging station in Callan, Ireland, implemented by the Callan Community Energy and supported by 3CEA.

Irelands First Community-Owned EV Charging Point

In December 2021, Callan Community Energy opened a new solar-powered EV charging station in the Callan Supervalue carpark, supported by Three Counties Energy Agency (3CEA).

This fantastic project will provide up to 22kw of fast charging capability to support Callan residents’ transition to electric vehicles. The electricity sales will be paid directly to the community energy company. It is the first community-owned EV charge point in Ireland, a beaming icon of Callan Community Energy and its first project.

In this short video, Adrian Lyons from Callan Community Energy explains the project and the benefits it has produced for the local community in Callan.

Additionally, you can watch the 6 part webinar series created by 3CEA aimed at helping your community understand what opportunities there are for renewable energy projects and how to avail of funding, with guest speakers from community groups who have become Sustainable Energy Communities (SEC) and experts in renewable energy. A fantastic resource for anyone starting their renewable energy journey.