Irish Water - Solar PV Installation

Irish Water

Utilities | Ireland | 100kWp Solar PV System

Irish Water is the national water utility of Ireland, responsible for ensuring all of its customers receive a safe and reliable supply of drinking water, and that their wastewater is properly collected and safely returned to the environment. Low Carbon Energy was appointed to design a bespoke solar panel system on its newest plant in Thurles, Ireland. Our experts worked in partnership with consulting engineers Glan Agua, who provide project solutions for the water and wastewater treatment industry in Ireland and the UK.

Irish Water - Solar PV Installation
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Project Overview

With offices in both England and Ireland, we were well-positioned to lend our specialist expertise and decades of experience to the project. We consulted with the Glan Agua team and worked from their technical drawings to devise a design for a 100kWp PV system, which uses 231 Hanwha 425w modules. We also handled both the installation and commission of this system, and facilitated the installation of a permanent fall arrest system to make future maintenance simpler and safer.

The system will produce 87,899 kWh per annum of clean electricity, saving Irish Water 52,739kg of carbon emissions annually, and providing a levelised cost of electricity of €0.04 /kWh.

“From the initial consultation through to project completion, Low Carbon Energy provided a thoroughly professional service. The entire process was made easy by their team, who provided invaluable design guidance for the solution we required and an installation programme that integrated seamlessly with our contract requirement. We look forward to the next opportunity to work together again.”

Dave Fahy
Electrical Project Manager, Glan Agua Ld.


  • MCS Approved Installer
  • Chas Accredited Contractor
  • Positive Footprints
  • Solar Energy UK Member
  • Chamber Low Carbon
  • Renewable Energy Consumer Code