Ireland’s biggest solar energy farm opens in Kinsale

The biggest solar energy farm in the country has been opened near Kinsale in Co Cork. The €5 million facility is located on a 16-acre site at Dunderrow. It will produce up to 5.6 megawatts of electricity for US pharmaceutical manufacturer, Lilly.The company is one of the longest-established pharmaceutical manufacturers in Ireland. It is based … Read more

Power Capital acquires majority interest in a 400 MW portfolio

Dublin based company Power Capital Renewable Energy (“PCRE”) has announced plans to increase its presence in the Irish renewables space by acquiring a majority interest in a large portfolio of solar assets from Terra Solar, one of Ireland’s largest solar development firms. The acquisition of this 400 MW portfolio by PCRE will boost the growth … Read more

Solar Power Europe Recruiting

Senior Press and Communications Advisor SolarPower Europe, with headquarters in the heart of Brussels, is recruiting a Senior Press and Communications Advisor to enhance our visibility in the media and on digital channels. SolarPower Europe is a member-led association representing more than 240 companies across the solar value chain. Our mission is to ensure more … Read more

Pinergy acquires Solar Electric, Ireland’s leading Solar PV business

Pinergy, the smart energy supply & solutions business has today announced that it has acquired Solar Electric, Ireland’s leading designer and installer of solar renewables and energy storage systems. Established in 2012 and based in Killanne, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford, Solar Electric has been at the forefront of the emerging micro-generation sector in Ireland and is … Read more

‘The mindset was that we’re not sunny enough for solar power’

While wind energy has come of age over the past two decades, solar energy has been the Cinderella sector in Ireland, with the second-lowest capacity in the EU Shortly before his death in 1931, US electricity pioneer Thomas Edison confided to his close friends: “I’d put my money on the sun and solar energy. What … Read more

Paddy Hayes appointed new Chief Executive of ESB

ESB today (30 June 2021) announced that Paddy Hayes has been appointed by the Board as the new Chief Executive in succession to Pat O’Doherty who is retiring. Paddy Hayes joined ESB from British Steel in 1999 and was appointed Managing Director, ESB Networks in 2018. Prior to this he held the position of Executive … Read more

Pinsent Masons to cut absolute global carbon emissions by at least 50%

Multinational law firm Pinsent Masons has unveiled targets to cut absolute carbon emissions by a minimum of 50% by 2030, as it continues to reduce its environmental impact and support clients in tackling the climate crisis. The firm’s targets, which are among the first law firm targets to be verified by the Science Based Target … Read more

Government failing on most basic climate actions, solar energy group claims

The Irish Solar Energy Association (ISEA) has accused the Government of failing to deliver “ on the most basic climate actions” by delaying a key scheme supporting renewable energy projects. It also warned that the delay increased the risk of the State missing carbon reduction targets. The Government has pledged up to €2 billion in … Read more

Solar energy ramping up investment to €750m

Danish energy player Obton and its local partner, Shannon Energy, intend boosting their investment in Irish solar projects to €750 million from an original €300 million, they will confirm on Tuesday. The Irish company and Obton formed a joint venture last year to spend €300 million building solar farms, which use panels of specially manufactured … Read more

Alternus Power group in €22m Romanian deal

Dublin-headquartered green energy provider Alternus has acquired a solar park in Romania in a €22 million deal in a move that extends total installed capacity by almost a third. Alternus’s acquisition of the 20MW solar park from Risen Energy is the largest single operating park the company has bought to date and takes annual recurring … Read more