Kitchen facility due for building works completion on 31st January. Minor fit out details will complete over the month of February. Open for business 1st March 2014!
Community Kitchen Building Progressing on Schedule December 2nd 2013
The first phase of the Community Kitchen development at the rear of the East Clare Community Co-op is now complete. After weeks of focussed effort by local building contractors, Bohatch, the supporting structures for the solar panels were put in place. The solar energy system has now been commissioned along with all plumbing, electrical and carpentry first fixings. This was an important deadline as funding from the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland was dependent on having the system complete and ready for inspection and sign-off.
The solar system is now producing hot water and electricity which will ultimately meet all the demand from the new facility and also the existing Co-op buildings which include offices, meeting and counselling rooms, the cafe and second hand shop. The state of the art solar power system consists of 39 photo panels located on the transparent roof of the newly constructed corridor and existing roof. These are the panels that are producing the electricity. It also includes 4 solar thermal panels that produce hot water.