Ireland’s temperate climate is perfectly suited to the development of solar energy. While we do not benefit from the same level of sunshine as southern regions, our lower temperatures significantly improve the performance and lifetime of solar cells. Solar energy generation is as economically viable as wind energy generation in Ireland without suffering the same drawbacks from a construction and planning standpoint. 

Solar farms seamlessly blend in with their surrounding natural environment. Solar arrays can follow the natural curvature of the ground and also suit land used for livestock. Farmers routinely graze sheep amongst the solar arrays and the panels themselves offer a source of shelter. Solar panel mounting systems are simple to install and ground is easily reinstated at the end of the solar plant’s life.