State-owned ESB is joining forces with Harmony Solar to spend €30 million on building power plants that they say will provide enough energy for 230,000 homes. Solar power plants use panels of specially constructed cells that convert the sun’s energy to electricity that can be used by homes and businesses. ESB and Harmony plan to build solar plants that will generate 1,000 mega watts (MW) of electricity, which the pair calculate could power around 230,000 family homes. The partnership intends spending an initial €30 million on the project, which will take Harmony’s proposed developments in Wexford and Kildare and expand them from their planned capacity of 300MW to 1,000MW. ESB and Harmony will increase their investment from the first €30 million as the project develops, they said.
Irish Times 11th May 2020 read more »
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