Danish firm Ørsted acquires Carlow solar farm that could power 56,000 homes

But the company warned the government more investment was needed in the national grid ‘or we are racing towards a roadblock’

TJ Hunter, senior director of onshore developments at Ørsted: ‘The industry is primed to invest and deliver energy resilience at pace, and it is essential that the infrastructure and processes are there to support it’

Ørsted, the renewable energy company, has acquired a second Irish solar farm as part of a project located in Co Carlow that it says has the potential to power up to 56,000 homes.

However, the company has warned the government that the renewable sector is “racing towards a roadblock” in new developments without significant investment in the infrastructure underpinning the national energy grid.

Ørsted, a Danish company with an Irish office in Cork, has acquired ...