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11th Aug 2020

“We’ll be building in Ireland for the first time, next year” – Major solar power project set for Cobh


“By 2030, we will have 70 per cent of our electricity coming from renewables.”

John Mullins has made a successful habit of being able to spot emerging trends in energy production in Ireland, and across the world. Having worked with ESB and Bord Gais, the Cork native set up Amarenco Solar, with his business partners, and is at the forefront of a dramatic shift to renewable energy, here and abroad.

Mullins told Sonya Lennon, host of The Architects of Business, made in partnership with EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™, about a solar power project that is set to proceed in Cobh, Co. Cork, from 2021.

“Cobh is now qualified. We won 40 megawatts through eight projects this week. We’ll be building, next year, in Ireland for the first time, which we’re delighted to say is a big plus for us. I was one of the first to go out and meet the farmers, five years ago, and they’ve stayed with me, and I’m thankful for that. But we have a number of other projects on the way.”

Mullins notes that solar power and energy sourced and produced through on- and off-shore wind will transform the way Ireland gets its energy in the coming decades.

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