Life has just gotten a little greener for residents in Meenadreen, south Donegal, as the area is home to the largest windfarm in Ireland which has begun to power homes and businesses across the country.
The windfarm, which has been under construction since 2014 and cost Energia €145m, consists of 38 turbines.
The new windfarm is expected to reduce Ireland’s carbon dioxide emissions by 100,000 tonnes each year.
Peter Baillie, managing director of Energia Renewables said : “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.”
Energia Renewables provides 25 per cent of Ireland’s wind power and Energia has invested more than €500 million in wind farms.
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