On the last day of the qualification period, Shannon Energy and Obton have announced they are submitting 11 projects into the first round of the Irish government’s Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS) auction. The projects represent the first tranche of investments from the Irish solar company and the Danish renewables investor and developer, who formed a joint venture in January. The acquisition of the 11 projects represent a £52 million (€60 million) investment into solar in Ireland and will deliver 105MW of power. The sites will be located in Wexford, Waterford, Cork, Longford, Galway, Offaly, Meath and Tipperary. They will help to create 200 jobs and will include constructing solar PV across 400 acres. Noel Shannon, CEO of Shannon Energy said they were “delighted” to work with Obton to secure these 11 projects.
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