Wind power is one of the easiest ways of generating low-cost electricity from renewable energy sources, and plays an important role in meeting the Ireland's energy needs.
Ireland is one of the selected growth markets for onshore wind, offshore wind and solar power in Statkraft, and further investments in Irish renewables fit well into Statkraft’s growth strategy. Statkraft’s ambition is to increase its portfolio of wind power assets to 6,000 MW by 2025.
Statkraft Ireland has been established as part the Statkraft ambition to play an increasing role in decarbonisation. Ireland has an excellent resource in terms of wind energy and therefore as a country, it has a significant opportunity to transition away from fossil fuel based electricity generation through the harnessing of its natural wind resource. Further investments in Irish renewables form part of the Statkraft growth strategy.
Statkraft has developed a competitive position within wind power and has a proven track record of delivering construction projects on cost and time.
Wind farm projects in Ireland
Kilathmoy Wind Farm project (under construction)
The 7 turbine wind farm is currently under construction and will have the capacity to produce 23.1 MW of renewable energy or the equivalent of powering approximately 16,800 Irish homes. The Kilathmoy wind farm on the border between Limerick and Kerry counties in south-west Ireland.
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Coole Wind Farm project
The Coole Wind Farm project consists of 13 turbines with a maximum tip height of 175m.The areas being considered for this project centre around the boglands in Coole, County Westmeath, in Ireland’s Midlands Region.
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Derrykillew Wind Farm project
This proposal is for a 7 turbine wind farm which would provide green energy to over 20,000 Irish houses. The area under consideration is centered around a tract of upland forestry, approximately 2.6 km north of Belleek and 5 km northeast of Ballyshannon.
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Drehid Wind Farm project
This proposal is for a 12 turbine wind farm which would provide green energy to over 35,000 Irish houses. The area under consideration is based around the townland of Drehid in north Co. Kildare.
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Moanvane Wind Farm project
This project will consist of 12 turbines with a maximum tip height of 169m and has an associated 6km amenity walkway. Statkraft Ireland has achieved final planning consent for Moanvane Wind Farm which will be located in Co Offaly, Ireland.
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Service on Stamåsen wind turbine in Sweden
How our wind farms work
Wind turbines produce electricity by converting the kinetic energy of the wind into electrical power. The rotor blades on a wind turbine transfer the power of the wind via a drive shaft to a generator in the nacelle. The rotor blades are adjustable to produce the largest amount of electricity, regardless of whether the wind is blowing hard or gently. Wind turbines are typically placed on hill tops or in coastal areas – places with abundant and stable wind.
Our wind power ambitions
We exist to lead the shift to a clean energy world. To meet the increased need for renewable energy solutions we are ramping up as a major wind and solar developer. We have built 1 gigawatt of wind and solar, and have yet another gigawatt under construction. Our ambition is to develop 6 GW of wind power by 2025.
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