Currently under third-party appeal with An Bord Pleanála, JBM secured planning permission at the local level for a 130MW project in November 2019. Located in West Meath in Ireland and spread across more than 260 hectares, this project will be one of the largest projects built in Ireland.
Clonfad will make a meaningful contribution to Ireland’s legally binding CO2 reduction targets, helping the country avoid potentially significant EU fines beyond 2020. At the local level, the project will make a €1,000,000 development contribution to the local authority prior to construction.
Clonfad Solar is expected to provide enough renewable energy to power more than 25,000 homes and once built, will help avoid more than 40,000 tonnes of CO2 per annum.
Clonfad Solar is part of a 326MW portfolio of solar projects developed by JBM and subsequently sold to Statkraft in November 2019. If successful through the appeal process, it is expected to participate in future rounds of the Irish government’s Renewable Energy Support Scheme (RESS).