EDF has started operating its first three solar farms in Ireland.
With a combined capacity of 17MW, the three facilities will have enough power for 6,000 homes – the French energy giant has said.
These have been built in Kilkenny and Wexford under the government’s Renewable Electricity Support Scheme.
The Irish government has set a target to produce 8GW of solar power by 2030.
Jenny Howard, EDF Renewables Ireland’s Head of Development, said: “We’re very proud to have developed some of the first solar farms in Ireland. Solar energy has a crucial role to play in ensuring Ireland has a diverse, low-carbon energy mix and can safeguard its own supply of electricity.”