Large Solar Farm Planned For Meath
Solar energy company Lightsource is plotting a 129-hectare solar farm in Dunboyne in Co Meath. If approved, it would be the second largest solar farm approved by planners if it gets the go-ahead from Meath County Council.
Lightsource's head of development for Ireland, Nick Robb, said that solar energy development "can provide a major boost for the local and national economy".
He added: "Availability of a secure source of renewable energy will be an important driver for investment from multinational companies in the coming years, helping to grow employment in south Meath and beyond.
"Additionally, deploying solar energy will also help Ireland to reduce the significant fines it faces for failing to meet EU targets for renewable energy and emissions reductions."