Go-ahead for £6m solar farm in NI

A £6 million large-scale solar farm in Northern Ireland has been given the green light. Northern Ireland’s Environment Minister Mark Durkan announced planning approval for the project in Crumlin, which […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

A £6 million large-scale solar farm in Northern Ireland has been given the green light.

Northern Ireland’s Environment Minister Mark Durkan announced planning approval for the project in Crumlin, which will have a total installed capacity of 6.5MW.

The proposed development by Lightsource Renewable Energy is expected to generate enough electricity to power more than 1,600 homes.

Mr Durkan said: “This type of development helps sustain our environment through the use of renewable energy.”

He added the project will contribute towards the Government’s plans to increase renewable energy use.