Irish solar project developer Shannon Energy and Danish peer Obton plan to deploy 500 MW of large scale PV capacity in Ireland over the next five years. The companies say they will invest more than €300 million in the projects through a joint venture formed in 2018. The pipeline will kick off with the development and construction of three solar portfolios – comprised of six PV projects with a combined generation capacity of 150 MW – which the companies recently acquired. There are three plants in the first collection, in the eastern counties of Westmeath and Longford, in Leinster province and in Tipperary, in Munster province in the southeast of Ireland. A second portfolio consists of another project in Tipperary plus one in County Cork, also in Munster, and the third acquisition is a single project planned in the province of Connacht, County Galway, in the west of Ireland.
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