Irish Water, ground mounted solar PV

We supplied and installed two ground mount Solar PV systems for Irish Water in conjunction with Tipperary County Council, with the works comprising:

  • Nenagh Wastewater Treatment Plant in Tipperary: a 35kW PV System consisting of 118 PV Modules
  • Newcastle West Wastewater Treatment Plant in Limerick: a 30kW PV System consisting of 112 PV Modules.

Our team attended pre contract meetings with the client to discuss design and delivery, providing the client with design calculations and drawings prior to commencement for their approval, in addition to offering support during the planning application process. 

We designed the project in a way so as to avoid risks and combat them at source, eliminating and reducing identified hazards through design, ensuring the installation was capable of being constructed in a way that was safe, and complied with relevant statutory requirements in all respects.

The scope of works included the DNO agreement and connection, site mobilisation and set up, installation, testing and commissioning, handover/user training and ongoing operations and management. We also liaised with ESB for approvals and connections. 

The works were conducted at live sites, during normal working hours. All works were undertaken within the boundary of the site, thus minimising disruptions to residents and businesses of the surrounding area.

We provided yield estimates as part of this project; for the Nenagh site the project will save 15 tonnes of carbon every year and generates 32,000 kWh per year of electricity. For the Newcastle West site, the system generates 26,500 kWh (kilowatt hours) electricity per year which equates to an 11.5 tonnes reduction in carbon emissions annually. In addition, each kWh generated generates savings of approximately €0.15 on electricity usage. 

Works were completed within 9 weeks from mobilisation until completion. 

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