Lightsource Renewable Energy has announced it is to launch a “significant” investment in Ireland.
The UK-based firm aims to work with farmers and property owners such as factories and outlets to boost sustainable electricity in the country.
It expects to install a generating capacity of 1.5GW by 2020 – enough electricity to power more than 495,000 homes.
The company hopes its project will meet more than 5% of Ireland’s electricity demand.
Nick Boyle, Lightsource’s CEO said: “Our ground-mounted solar projects will provide much-needed land diversification for farming enterprises, and our rooftop systems will enable schools, businesses and community buildings to reduce overhead costs. It really is a win-win for local communities.”