Project Description

In late 2020, EDF Renewables Ireland acquired this solar project, along with 7 other similar developments, from Wexford Solar Ltd. Planning permission had previously been granted in July 2018 and construction will begin on 19 May 2021. 

The new solar farm will be located across 18 acres and consist of ground-mounted solar panels and an electrical substation. Once completed, Curraghmartin Solar Farm will have a capacity of 4MW, powering c.1,400 homes across Ireland with low-carbon electricity.

Construction is due to take 10 months, with the project to be completed by February 2022 at the earliest.

Curraghmartin Solar Farm will also support the Irish Government in achieving its goal of increasing the share of electricity provided by renewable sources from 30% in 2018 to 70% by 2030. 

Environment

A Construction and Environmental Management Plan has been adopted to ensure that the construction of the project takes into account environmental protection measures committed to during the planning process, as well as current best practice.

Landscaping and additional planting will take place around the site following construction to help screen the site. 

Community

EDF Renewables Ireland is committed to delivering local benefits and working in partnership with local communities.

A community benefit fund will be set up over the coming months, which will see funds from the project go towards supporting positive local initiatives and activities.

Get in touch

We welcome your feedback and encourage you to contact us with any questions, concerns or comments using the details below:

Anita O’Toole, Land and Stakeholder Manager, EDF Renewables Ireland
Email: anita.otoole@edf-re.ie

Damian Byrne, Construction Project Manager, EDF Renewables Ireland
Email: damian.byrne@edf-re.ie