Ireland is now on a path of decarbonisation and the energy that we are using is switching from fossil fuels to renewables. Solar power is a clean, abundant source of energy and has many benefits.
Supports local biodiversity and wildlife
Community Benefit Fund for the local area supporting:
Green power for Irish homes
Climate action being delivered
Reduced reliance on fossil fuels
Improvements to local facilities
Improved air quality
Support local education
Rates Local Authorities and taxes
Support a sustainable local community
Affordable electricity - from a sustainable resource
A solar farm will produce clean renewable energy for future generations. Local energy production improves energy security.
Solar farms pay rates to the local authorities, in this case, Meath County Council, thereby contributing to the funding of vital public services.
We encourage any local supplier that can play a part in the construction or operation of this solar farm to get in touch.
The Irish Government requires that all renewable projects that are developed over the coming years invest a community benefit fund into the local area, which will bring significant opportunities for local communities.
Decarbonising our electricity system and moving away from fossil fuels allows us to deliver on climate action, and in doing so improves our air quality.
For every solar farm we build, there is potential to improve the environment and increase habitat diversity through a number of measures including:
- planting wildflower meadows
- providing sections of species-rich grass
- improving hedgerows
- tree planting
- providing bird, bat and insect boxes where needed
There is also potential for sheep grazing under the panels, and Solar energy farms also provide a great opportunity for micro-habitats and can support a variety of wildlife and a Biodiversity Management Plan will be provided as part of the planning submission.