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Solar Energy

New energy sources

Bord na Móna is committed to reducing our CO2 emissions while continuing to produce energy. Solar energy presents a significant opportunity for sustainable energy production. Bord na Móna business unit – Powergen Development – is currently assessing the potential for utility-scale grid-connected solar power projects.

New energy sources

Bord na Móna is committed to reducing our CO2 emissions while continuing to produce energy. Solar energy presents a significant opportunity for sustainable energy production. Bord na Móna business unit – Powergen Development – is currently assessing the potential for utility-scale grid-connected solar power projects.

Diversity in energy sources

Renewable energy in Ireland is predominately generated from wind. It is Government policy to introduce a more diverse renewable energy portfolio to include other technologies such as biomass, wave, tidal and solar energy. The required EU renewable energy generation targets for 2020 and 2030 could be supported by other renewable technologies including solar.

Solar Farms

A solar farm is a large-scale renewable energy facility where large numbers of solar photovoltaic (PV) panels are used to generate renewable electricity from the sun. Solar PV panels are made from semi-conducting materials which generate direct current (DC) electricity when there is sunlight/daylight. Even on cloudy days there is enough light for the panels to produce electricity.

Solar Farms

A solar farm is a large-scale renewable energy facility where large numbers of solar photovoltaic (PV) panels are used to generate renewable electricity from the sun. Solar PV panels are made from semi-conducting materials which generate direct current (DC) electricity when there is sunlight/daylight. Even on cloudy days there is enough light for the panels to produce electricity.

Partnership

In 2017, ESB and Bord na Móna announced a co-development agreement to develop solar power in four locations in Roscommon, Offaly and Kildare, which will provide renewable energy to power the equivalent of 150,000 homes. This co-agreement will contribute to both Ireland’s and the European Union’s renewable energy targets.

Planning application

Planning applications for the proposed Timahoe North Solar Farm in Co.Kildare was submitted in December 2018 by Bord na Móna and ESB. If consented, this development would have an installed capacity of 70MW and would also include a 5km walkway-cycleway path for public use.

Planning application

Planning applications for the proposed Timahoe North Solar Farm in Co.Kildare was submitted in December 2018 by Bord na Móna and ESB. If consented, this development would have an installed capacity of 70MW and would also include a 5km walkway-cycleway path for public use.