Solar energy

Transforming the way we power the world

Solar is currently the fastest growing power generation technology in the world. At Ørsted, we’re utilising solar power to harness nature’s resources and deliver clean, renewable power to the population.

Solar projects are integral to diversifying renewable energy supply. At Ørsted Onshore, we aim to grow our global portfolio to a ~50:50 wind and solar PV capacity mix towards 2030.

Ballinrea Solar Farm

Our first Irish solar project is located in Ballinrea, Co. Cork. With construction due to begin in 2024, the Ballinrea Solar Farm is expected to be operational by 2025 and will add a further 65MW of solar to Ørsted’s global goal of 17.5GW of onshore renewables by 2030.

Garreenleen Solar Farm

Our second Irish solar farm is located in Garreenleen, Co. Carlow. With the potential to add a total of 160MW, Garreenleen solar farm is on track to be one of the most significant in Ireland powering up to 56,000 homes. Phase 1 (81MW) will be delivered by 2025 with phase 2 (79MW) targeting a 2026 completion date. 

Onshore wind

Onshore wind is an unlimited and renewable source of clean energy with a vital role to play in the global shift away from fossil fuels.