Wind Farms

Ireland’s wind farm industry has been growing rapidly over the past ten years as it has become increasingly clear that global carbon emissions must be drastically reduced in the struggle against climate change. Under EU mandate, Ireland must reduce its carbon emissions by 20% by 2020 and also produce 40% of its electricity demands through renewable by the same period. Producing wind energy can help Ireland meet both of these targets.

In Ireland there are currently 318 wind farms in 29 counties generating 4011.41MW of electricity saving thousands of tons of carbon dioxide emissions. Of this, Co. Limerick hosts fifteen windfarms with a total capacity of 189.34MW*. 

*(Source: IWEA, Jan, 2018)

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