Norwegian firm to build Ireland’s largest solar farm next year

Construction to start at Co Tipperary site in early 2021

Daniel Murray

Political Correspondent @danieltmurray
2nd November, 2020
Norwegian firm to build Ireland’s largest solar farm next year
Kevin O’Donovan, managing director of Statkraft Ireland, said the company is finalising the procurement process to secure a contractor for the construction of the project at Ballymacadam in Co Tipperary early next year

A Norwegian state owned company is to start building Ireland’s largest solar farm early next year.

Statkraft will begin construction on the Tipperary based Ballymacadam project in 2021, which when completed will have the largest power output of any solar farm currently being planned for Ireland at 119 megawatts (MW). There are no commercial scale solar projects operating in Ireland now.

Two of Statkraft‘s solar project proposals were successful in the government’s recent Renewable Electricity...

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