South Meath 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

71MWdc in Batterstown, Dunboyne, County Meath

South Meath solar project is a 71MWdc solar site, set across 295 acres in Batterstown, County Meath. The project received planning permission in July 2018.

The South Meath solar project was designed with a 110kV substation and two 16.2m tall cable masts to export the electricity generated. Lightsource bp’s planning approach will help increase native biodiversity through initiatives such as hedgerow and tree-planting and the sowing of wildflowers to provide a suitable environment for wildlife to inhabit. Avian life will also have a refuge, as bird and bat boxes have been installed to provide an area for local species to nest. The passive nature of solar projects provides an ideal habitat for wildlife to recolonise, helping contribute towards the protection of the environment through low carbon energy and ecosystem regeneration.

We hosted an information event for the local community to gather their feedback and opinions as we finalised the design for the solar project. 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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