Statkraft, a European producer of renewable energy, has begun construction on Ireland’s largest solar farm which will create enough energy to power over 40,000 homes. Located in Ballymacarney in Kilbride, close to the Dublin border, the 200MWp project is among the very first solar farms to be constructed in the country.
The project is being developed, funded, and constructed by Statkraft. Statkraft will also be managing the operational aspects of the solar farm once constructed.
Managing Director of Statkraft Ireland, Kevin O’Donovan said: “It is really exciting to be breaking ground on this project at Ballymacarney in the largest, and one of the very first, solar farms in the country. Supporting and developing renewable energy like solar is the solution to some major challenges in the world – namely reducing our emissions and combating climate change.”
“Statkraft is at the forefront of renewable energy development in Ireland and is committed to working towards a zero-carbon future. But we need to increase our capacity to deliver all kinds of renewable energy if we are to meet Ireland’s ambitious climate action targets of 70 per cent renewables by 2030.