In 2017, JBM secured planning permission and grid connection for a 6MWp solar project near Loughshinney in County Dublin, Ireland. Tucked away on agricultural land to the west of the Dublin-Drogheda rail line, this project is ready to build and awaiting details of the Irish government announcement on the Renewable Energy Support Scheme.
Featherbed Lane is one of a number of solar projects that the JBM team is developing in the greater Dublin area and is part of an overall 330MW pipeline that JBM is currently managing across Ireland.
Once commissioned, this project is expected to be operational for at least 25 years, providing enough renewable energy to power the equivalent of approximately 1,200 Irish households. It will also help avoid more than 25,00 tonnes of CO2 per annum.
As with all of our solar projects, the landowner can use the land for grazing of sheep, ensuring the land remains productive for agriculture. A habitat management plan will be put in place prior to construction, ensuring the site benefits from biodiversity improvements over the life of the project through additional planting of hedgerows and species-rich grass habitat.