Energy

Lorcan Allen: After a late start, Ireland finally turns its face to the sun

Statkraft, the Norwegian energy giant is building one of Ireland’s biggest solar farms at Ballymacarney on the Dublin-Meath border. But is the country ready to take full advantage of the benefits of solar power?

Kevin O’Donovan managing director of Statkraft Ireland at the Ballymacarney solar farm in Co Meath: the Norwegian giant now has up to 1,000MW of solar projects at different stages of development here. Picture: Barry Cronin