Cookstown Great solar and energy storage

Key numbers


(ac) installed solar capacity


homes powered per year (equivalent)


cars taken off the road per year (equivalent)


acres of land


energy storage capacity

Current status

Site selection

Preliminary assessment design

Planning application

Discharge of planning conditions




Lightsource bp is working on a proposal for a solar installation at Cookstown Great and Grangegoddan Glebe, Kells County Meath. The proposal involves Lightsource bp funding and operating a solar and storage installation that will connect into the national grid onsite, and will have an output power capacity of 57MWac (Megawatts ac) and a storage capacity of 54MW.

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 installation is engaging with local communities, so we’re holding an information event on 22nd May at The Headfort Arms Hotel Kells, 2pm-8pm, to display our plans and gather feedback. We’ve sent out an information leaflet to the local community, as well as a press release to local newspapers, inviting interested parties to join us at the event. Members of the Lightsource bp team will be on hand to answer any questions about the proposal.

Resources and documents

More information about the Cookstown Great solar and energy storage project will be uploaded shortly.

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 initial plans are outlined below. These plans will be informed by the results of our environmental and planning assessments which are currently underway. If you have any thoughts on our current plans, we would like to hear from you.

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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