Irish to build massive solar plant in the Algarve


Irish solar energy developer WE link Group is to develop a 230 million euro, 220 Megawatt solar farm in Portugal. The project, located at Vaqueiros in the eastern Algarve, will generate enough electricity to power about 200,000 homes, reduce CO2 emissions by 218,000 tonnes, and will be the largest privately-funded solar project in the country.

According to the Irish Independent, construction on the solar plant is set to start this month on an area equivalent of about 520 football pitches and will be one of the 20 largest solar plants in the world.