Eight utility-scale solar farms will be built in Ko Cork following the announcement of a partnership between Board Guess Energy and Irish-French solar company Amarenko.
That solar farm will power about 8,000 homes.
Amarenko will build and operate the solar farms, while Board Guess has committed to managing and incorporating the electricity produced as part of a long-term agreement between the companies.
It will also be the first time Amarenko has built solar farms in Ireland and is one of the first utility-scale solar production in the country.
This marks the latest in a series of partnerships revealed by the Irish energy provider as it seeks to expand its renewables portfolio and become a net zero business by 2045. In December, it was revealed that it would be working with Neon on three solar farms, while last summer, it announced it would partner with Obtan on the development of 11 more farms.
Amarenko’s Executive Chairman John Mullins is also a former CEO of Board Guice, while the renewable energy company already has partnerships with Board Guys parent company Centrica in Spain.
Speaking on the partnership, Dave Keenan, Managing Director of the Board Guess Energy, said: “Tackling climate change is one of the most important issues facing our society and as a leading energy and services provider for homes and businesses, we are proud of Ireland. Let’s play our part in supporting a sustainable future. Seriously.”
He added that the company is committed to supporting the development of renewable energy across the country: “Our partnership with Amarenko not only supports this ambition but also contributes to decarbonizing the energy sector.”
John Mullins, executive chairman of Amarenko Solar, said he expects this partnership to be the first of many: “We are very pleased to announce this partnership with Board Guess Energy and we are confident that our solar farms in Cork will be able to grow.” All the green energy produced by it will be provided to Bord Gáis Energy’s customers across the country.”