Straboe solar

Key numbers


(Megawatts 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 & design

Planning application

Discharge of planning conditions




Proposed installation at Straboe, Tullow, Co. Carlow

Lightsource bp is working on a proposal for a solar and storage project at Straboe, Tullow, Co. Carlow. We will fund and operate a solar PV project connected into the local electricity network, with an output power capacity of 95MWac (Megawatts alternating current), alongside a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) with a capacity of 95MWac.

This site has been carefully selected, and a wide range of environmental assessments are being undertaken to inform Lightsource bp’s plans. These assessments cover a variety of areas, including but not limited to landscape and visual, heritage and archaeology, ecology and ornithology, flooding and more.

A key part of developing plans for the solar and storage project is engaging with local communities, so we held an information event on Wednesday 7th May at Grange GAC Club Hall, Killerig, Co. Carlow between 2pm – 8pm, to inform the local community and ask for their feedback. Members of the Lightsource bp team were on hand to answer any questions about the proposal from local residents and interested parties, and we sent out an information leaflet to the local community, as well as a press release to local newspapers.

Information and resources

See below for more information on our plans for the Straboe solar project:

Click the links below to find out more about Lightsource bp solar farms:

Addressing Climate Change
Components of a Solar Farm
Planning Process & Community Engagement
Solar & Agriculture
Solar & Biodiversity
Supporting Local Communities
Why Solar?

We’re committed to remaining open and engaged with the community during this process. Alternatively, we’re offering anyone who would like to discuss the project the chance to have a one-on-one discussion with our Environmental Planning team, either by phone or via video conferencing. Please use the form below to get in touch if you’d like to arrange this.

Our proposal

Our plans are being finalised following feedback from the community information event and the results of our environmental and planning assessments. These are our current thoughts.

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. (0)1 685 6263

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