Amarenco set to invest €56m in Munster solar farms

Renewable energy firm Amarenco Solar is set to invest more than €50 million in solar plants in Munster, after it received planning permission for another facility in Cork.

The 5MW Castlelyons solar farm, which was given the go-ahead by Cork County Council last week, brings to eight the number of facilities for which Amarenco has been granted permission. Each farm will see an investment of €7 million, for a total of €56 million, and will create around 40 jobs during the construction phase of each.