Meta buys total output of two of lreland’s largest solar farms

Social media giant agrees deal with Irish-owned Highfield Energy to power hyperscale data centres

Peter Kavanagh, managing director of Highfield Energy: ‘This is a hugely significant deal for us.’ Picture: Maura Hickey

Facebook-owner Meta has agreed a deal to buy all of the renewable power from two of the largest solar farms in the country to power its data centres.

The social media company announced it has signed a corporate power purchase agreement with Highfield Energy, an Irish-owned firm for its solar farms at Rosspile, Co Wexford and Gillinstown, Co Meath.

Both solar farms, which have operated since the start of this year, have a 138-megawatt peak ...