Ballyvatta-Clash solar

Key numbers


(Megawatt hours) supplied per year


homes powered per year (equivalent)


acres of land


tonnes of carbon emissions saved


cars taken off the road per year (equivalent)

Current status

Site selection

Preliminary assessment and site design

Planning application

Discharge of planning conditions

34MWdc in Leamlara, Knockraha, County Cork

Ballyvatta-Clash is a 34MWdc solar project in County Cork, which received planning permission in July 2018.

The Ballyvatta-clash solar project design provides sufficient area for sheep to graze the pastureland between the panels, made possible because of the large areas between the panels which help reduce shading and increase solar generation efficiency. Wide spaces between the perimeter boundaries also create an area suitable for wildflowers to be grown, helping increase biodiversity and providing an area for animals to graze. Mammal gates on the perimeter will allow small fauna to pass through the site, creating a migratory path with a source of food for native wildlife.

We hosted a community consultation for the project to gather feedback from residents. Community consultation is an important part of the development process as it provides an opportunity to engage with local communities, allowing us to provide additional information and residents an opportunity to offer any suggestions.

*All statistics detailed on this page are accurate as of July 2021

Information & resources

During the development process, we put together the following information for the local community and planning committee

*All statistics detailed in our downloadable documents were accurate at the time of publication and may have changed during the development process.

In 2020, Lightsource bp sold this site and others in Ireland to Statkraft.

Get in touch

We are always on hand to assist with any enquiries. You can contact us via email or phone our customer services team. 03332000755

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