About us

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Eirbyte has been off-grid since 2001 in Co. Leitrim, Ireland, the base from where we have been installing, designing and teaching renewable energy systems both across Ireland and Portugal.

Eirbyte.com was the first Irish carbon neutral website back in 2001, despite others now claiming to be the first. More recently we launched www.irishsolar.net Web Hosting Services using renewable energy to help combat the carbon footprint of having a web presence.

Our office is off-grid which means that we do not have a connection to the national electricity grid, our power is generated by solar PV (Photovoltaic) panels and a wind turbine.

It is believed that Eirbyte were the first Irish system designers and installers whose home and business has always relied solely on off grid renewable energy.

Miriam Sheerin and Jimmy Dowds are the main team behind this venture. Miriam Sheerin and Jimmy Dowds of Eirbyte

Between them they have over 25 years experience of working with renewable energy systems.

In 2008 they wrote the first two FETAC national course modules on Renewable Energy. They also helped to structure and teach the first FETAC full time course on renewable energy and sustainable building practises which was taught in Co Leitrim.

What we do

Green Web hosting

In keeping with our interest in renewable energy we offer green web hosting. We had to host our website somewhere and so we set up irishsolar.net to facilitate green hosting and can now offer web space to other green minded people.

Green or eco-friendly web hosting is internet hosting that uses green technology to reduce your website's carbon footprint.

Recently total electric bill to operate web servers and related equipment was $7.2 billion worldwide. And it is estimated that if energy consumption with web hosting keeps rising at the current rate by 2020 the industry will be more polluting than the airline industry.


We have been teaching people for over seven years. Training workshops vary from one day lectures on various renewable energy systems to six day hands-on courses in building domestic wind turbines to the famous Hugh Piggott axial flux design.

We have held a number of wind turbine building workshops with wind turbine guru Hugh Piggott. The workshops are very popular, see our video collection for more info. We also started and run a home built wind turbine website see buildyourownwindturbine.com

Workshops are held all in Ireland and Portugal so if you are interested in attending a course, see our calendar of events. If you would like to host a course at your own facility, just get in touch.

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