Ireland – EDF Renewables Ireland will construct three new solar farms in counties Wexford and Kilkenny.
The three projects will be among the first utility-scale solar farms to be built in Ireland and, once complete, will have a combined capacity of 17MW.
Coolroe Solar Farm (5MW) is located in Coolroe, Ballycullane, Co. Wexford, with Blusheens Solar Farm (8MW) in Killinick, Co. Wexford, while Curraghmartin Solar Farm (4MW) is located in Curraghmartin, Carrigeen, Co. Kilkenny.
The projects are the first to begin construction following EDF Renewables’ acquisition of 100% of Wexford Solar last year, which included eight projects with over 100MW of capacity across the country.
Completion in 2022
Construction is expected to take up to 10 months, to be completed in February 2022 at the earliest, and the three new solar farms will together supply low-carbon electricity to power the equivalent of more than 6,600 homes.
Each project was successful in the first round of the Irish Government’s Renewable Electricity Support Scheme last year, which will see them supply electricity at a pre-agreed price.