The Irish Sun
Mark May
10 June 2024

MORE than 10 per cent of Dublin Airport’s current annual electricity needs will soon be provided by a new 9MWp solar farm under construction on the airport campus.

Daa made the announcement today while welcoming Jack Chambers, Minister of State for Transport, on a visit to the 28-acre site located close to the south runway and visible from the R102.

Some 11,000 solar panels have been installed to date by Enerpower, one of Ireland’s leading providers of renewable energy solutions, with a total of 15,000 overall to be installed by the end of September.

Once completed and commissioned this autumn, the solar farm is expected to generate 7.46GWh per annum, which is 11.8 per cent of Dublin Airport’s annual consumption and the equivalent of powering approximately 1,600 houses for a year.

[Read more: Dublin Airport chiefs unveil 'big shift' move with new 28-acre construction site near south runway as Cork follows suit | The Irish Sun (]

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