The scheme paves the way for tube solar farm

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    The head of the cork-based company planning to build dozens of solar farms throughout the County, including seven in the North and in the middle of the tube regions, said he expected first to be fully operational by the end of next year.
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The head of the cork-based company planning to build dozens of solar farms throughout the County, including seven in the North and in the middle of the tube regions, said he expected first to be fully operational by the end of next year.

Plans Amarenco solar for construction projects have been in limbo pending the results of discussion on the subsidy scheme for renewable energy sources.

However, the news that the support scheme for renewable energy (RES) the resolution of the government prompted the Director-General Amarenco, former Board GAIS chief John Mullins to do for the start of the construction phase of the planned solar farms.

A new scheme was developed with the aim of diversifying the production of renewable energy from the state and increase the chance of Ireland achieving the main targets of the EU.

They include that 16 percent of the energy of Ireland must come from green sources by 2020. The scheme was also designed to ensure the contribution of Ireland to achieve the European target of 32% of renewable energy by 2030.

Under the scheme, which is proposed to be financed with public obligations levy, regular auctions will be held in order for the state to take advantage of lower cost technologies. Subject to the approval of the EU, it is expected that the first auction will take place around the same time next year and will focus on ‘shovel-ready projects.


CEO Amerenco Sun, John Mullins

This costume Amarenco, as the company has already secured permission to build 11 solar power plants in the tubes, including two in Castlelyons and sites in Mallow, kanturk shipping, next, Crookstown and Inniscarra. Each of them will include approximately 22,200 photovoltaic panels on the installation frame and, after commissioning, will generate five mega watts of power, enough to power about 1,000 homes, which will be fed back to the national network.

Mr. Mullins said that the statement of the Minister of communications, climate change and environment Denis Naughton that this scheme was approved “very happy”.

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“Now bringing Ireland, as in most other countries of the European Union from the standpoint of official recognition of solar energy, which is the most rapidly growing sector of renewable energy sources on the planet,” said Mr. of Mullins.

“Amarenco been calling for this support for a long time, and now we begin our preparatory work for the installation of solar power plants for providing electricity to Ireland a lot of clean electricity,” he added.

It is believed that each solar farm would cost in the region of €7 million to build, with each creating up to 40 jobs during the construction phase and the number of permanent roles after they work. Normal build time for each farm for three months, with Mr. Mullins saying: “we expect our first commissioned by the end of 2019”.

Network tube solar power plants not only planned Amarenco, which tend to have similar facilities in operation in Kerry, Waterford, Wexford, Carlow and Kilkenny by 2019.

The company also operates five huge solar farms in France.

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