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Planning permission was granted last year, 2023 for a 9MW solar farm constructed on Dublin airports campus. In March 2024 Enerpower powered by Greenvolt broke ground on this 9MW solar farm. Today 10 June 24, marked another pivotal moment in the journey for daa and Enerpower with the visit of Jack Chambers, Minister of State for Transport, to the site.

Dublin Airport is taking significant steps towards meeting its commitment to reduce its direct emissions (Scope 1 and 2) by 51% by 2023, which aligns with the public sector targets set as part of the National Climate Action Plan, and ultimately achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050 at the latest’.

This 9MW solar farm designed, constructed and installed by Enerpower is set to power the airport with clean renewable energy. ‘It will supply 10% of Dublin Airport’s current annual electricity needs’. Enerpower, a leading renewable energy company in the industry, believes this collaboration with Dublin Airport will have a major impact on Irelands overall net zero carbon emission targets.

The solar farm will consist of 15,000 panels positioned south facing with a tilt angle of 20 degrees to utilise the sun.

By generating 9MW of clean renewable energy, equivalent to the power consumption of approximately 1,600 homes, Enerpower believes the project marks a significant stride towards reducing carbon emissions and combating climate change on a local and global scale.

As the construction of the solar farm is well underway, anticipation mounts for the transformative impact it will have on Ireland and the renewable energy industry.

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