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Ireland's largest windfarm begins powering 50,000 homes

The windfarm is expected to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 100,000 tonnes each year.

Ireland?s largest windfarm, Energia?s 95MW windfarm at Meenadreen in south Donegal, has officially started supplying power to homes and businesses across Ireland, setting a new Irish record. Photo credit: Thomas McNulty Source: Energia

IRELAND’S LARGEST WINDFARM at Meenadreen in south Donegal, has begun to supply power to homes and businesses across Ireland.

The windfarm contains 38 turbines and is capable of producing enough electricity to power 50,000 homes.

Ireland?s largest windfarm, Energia?s 95MW windfarm at Meenadreen in south Donegal, has officially started supplying power to homes and businesses across Ireland, setting a new Irish record. Photo credit: Thomas McNulty Source: Energia

It is the culmination of years of development work and construction, which started in 2014, took 26 months to complete.

Energia Renewables has invested €145 million to develop the windfarm, bringing its total investment in wind farms developments to over €500 million.

Meenadreen is expected to reduce Ireland’s carbon dioxide emissions by 100,000 tonnes each year.

Ireland?s largest windfarm, Energia?s 95MW windfarm at Meenadreen in south Donegal, has officially started supplying power to homes and businesses across Ireland, setting a new Irish record. Photo credit: Thomas McNulty Source: Energia

Energia Renewables say they supply 25% of Ireland’s wind power to Irish homes and businesses.

Peter Baillie, Managing Director of Energia Renewables, commented, “Since 2008 Energia has invested over €350 million in developing and constructing new windfarms. We are very proud to have delivered this large-scale project and to finally see it start supplying energy to homes and businesses around the island of Ireland.”

Read: ‘It’s a disaster’: Family affected by windfarm’s turbine flicker

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