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Solar farm joint venture launched in Ireland

Words: Roger Milne
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Danish group Obton and Irish company Shannon Energy have joined forces with plans to spend €300 million on developing an array of solar farms across Ireland.

This joint venture has set its sights on projects that would generate up to 500 megawatts of electricity, creating about 1,000 jobs in the process.

Sites in counties Cork, Galway, Longford, Tipperary and Westmeath capable of meeting the power demand for 25,000 homes have already been identified.

The joint venture is in talks with farmers over 810 hectares of agricultural land required for the schemes, which are expected to take three years to come to fruition.

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