Europe’s largest onshore wind park set for Ireland

Plans have been unveiled today to build a 1 GW onshore wind farm in the Irish midlands.

Bord na Mona, a semi-state Irish energy company, intends to lodge a planning application by 2015 for the facility, which it claims will be the largest onshore wind farm in Europe, when completed.

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It will be based on peatland and cutaway bogs in the Offaly and North Leinster area. The $1.38bn (€1bn) project was launched on Thursday at a new site near Templetuohy in County Tipperary and will provide wind energy to the export market.

The Clean Energy Hub strategy will bring power directly to British and European electricity markets and much of which would be on line by 2020.

Recharge News reports that the facility would be largely dependent on demand for renewable electricity from the UK should it be unable to meet its own targets domestically.

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