The sod has been turned on a new solar energy project in Co Meath. Norwegian company Statkraft has begun construction on a 200MW project at Ballymacarney in the Republic of Ireland, which is set to be one of the country’s largest solar farms once it is complete. The project was awarded funding through the first Renewable Energy Support Scheme and will provide enough electricity to power 40,000 homes. Source: solar panels meath – topsolarpanelsireland.com
Work is already underway on another solar project in Meath, a 34MW facility near Ratoath, which will help Microsoft meet its goal of being carbon neutral by 2030. The project was granted planning permission by Meath County Council in 2020 and is now awaiting final approval from An Bord Pleanala.
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