Power Capital Renewable Energy Taps Voltalia to Build Irish Solar Farms Totalling 230 MW

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Voltalia, a prominent player in the global renewable energy sector, has been picked by Power Capital Renewable Energy, an independent power producer headquartered in Ireland, to construct, operate, and maintain four photovoltaic projects located in the south-east of the Republic of Ireland. The combined capacity of these projects is 230 megawatts.


The projects are spread across different regions of Ireland: the Lysaghtstown plant in County Cork will generate 131 megawatts, the Tullabeg plant in County Wexford will produce 83.9 megawatts, while the Painestown and Beaulieu plants in County Meath and County Louth respectively will have capacities of 9.3 and 6.6 megawatts.

Currently, all four projects are in the construction phase and are expected to be completed by 2023 for the smaller sites and 2024 for the larger ones. Once operational, the photovoltaic plants will supply their electric power through long-term contracts within the technology sector. Voltalia will also operate and maintain the plants for 15 years. 

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The projects will generate employment opportunities for up to 400 people on-site, supported by local teams and Voltalia’s Global Solar Hub in Portugal, which facilitates the company’s operations worldwide. Voltalia’s team comprises over 200 experts in various fields, including photovoltaic engineering, procurement, construction, production management, maintenance, and distribution.

“We are delighted to announce this latest construction and maintenance contract in Ireland, our largest. It is our third contract on the island after building and maintaining four other projects for other clients. Our leading position will allow us to serve well Power Capital and other existing and future clients in this market”, said Sébastien Clerc, CEO of Voltalia.

“It is great to see the construction of this part of our portfolio of solar farms in Ireland progressing well. We look forward to working with the Voltalia team over the coming years. This portfolio of projects should make a significant contribution to Irelands energy transition and marks a milestone for both companies,” added Justin Brown-Peter Duff, Co-CEO of Power Capital.

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