South Farm Solar Park owned by Voltalia and City of London. Image: Voltalia.

International energy producer Voltalia has been selected to build and maintain solar farms totalling 230MW in Ireland.

Chosen by the Ireland-headquartered independent power producer (IPP) Power Capital Renewable Energy, Voltalia will build operate and maintain four solar farms (currently under construction) for 15 years.

The four solar farms consist of: the Lysaghtstown plant in County Cork (131 MW); the Tullabeg plant in County Wexford (83.9MW); the Painestown plant in County Meath (9.3MW); and the Beaulieu plant in County Louth (6.6MW).

The smaller sites are due to be completed this year whilst the larger are set to go live in 2024.

All four solar photovoltaic (PV) plants will sell their power through long-term contracts within the tech sector.

“We are delighted to announce this latest construction and maintenance contract in Ireland, our largest. It is our third contract on the island after building and maintaining four other projects for other clients. Our leading position will allow us to serve well Power Capital and other existing and future clients in this market”, said Sébastien Clerc, CEO of Voltalia.

The four solar farms will add to Voltalia’s growing solar portfolio in Ireland. This currently includes the 108MW Timahoe North solar farm by ESB and Bord na Móna which the energy producer was selected to build in July this year.