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Saturday 10 December 2016

Solar farm gets the green light

Published 30/01/2016 | 02:30

Amarenco plans to develop 40 solar farms across Ireland. Photo: Getty Images
Amarenco plans to develop 40 solar farms across Ireland. Photo: Getty Images

The renewable energy business founded by former Bord Gáis chief executive John Mullins has secured planning permission for a five megawatt (MW) solar farm in Kilmoney, Co Cork.

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The permission, granted to Amarenco Solar, allows for the installation of 22,200 photovoltaic panels on a site area of 10.2 hectares.

Amarenco plans to develop 40 solar farms across Ireland.

"The application approval by Cork County Council is very welcome news and is part of a significant number of applications being prepared by Amarenco Solar for Ireland," John Mullins said. This week the company said that it will move its headquarters from Dublin to Cork, creating 10 jobs.

Irish Independent

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