EDF energises Irish solar trio

Mar 27, 2023 02:02 PM ET
  • Developer's initial three PV plants overall 17MW as well as are located in Kilkenny and in Wexford
EDF energises Irish solar trio
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EDF Renewables has energised its first solar farms in Ireland.

The three sites, situated in Wexford as well as Kilkenny, have actually a combined capacity of 17MW.

They are amongst the first utility-scale solar farms to be established under the Government's Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS) as well as linked to the nationwide grid.

Curraghmartin Solar Farm is located in Carrigeen, Kilkenny, while Coolroe Solar Farm, in Ballycullane and Blusheens Solar Farm, in Killinick, are both in Wexford.

The projects are the first to be completed adhering to EDF Renewables' acquisition of 100% of Wexford Solar in 2020 that included eight sites with over 100MW of capacity across the country.

All 3 developments succeeded in Ireland's very first RESS public auction, enabling them to supply electricity at a pre-agreed rate.

In addition to the solar panels, lamb will remain to graze on the site, assisting to manage the growth of vegetation.

Jenny Howard, Head of Development at EDF Renewables Ireland, said: "These three projects mark another action in the direction of accomplishing the Government's target of 8GW of solar energy by 2030, and also each will likewise make a positive regional contribution, offering financing for area projects as well as initiatives by means of the Area Benefit Finances.

" I want to praise our whole team on the effective delivery of these projects, and also we expect supporting the ongoing development of Ireland's emerging solar market in the years ahead."

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