The Bank of Ireland and the European Investment Bank (EIB) are to finance a €100m wind farm in Cloncreen, County Offaly, east Ireland.
The 75MW project, which is being spearheaded by partially state-owned firm Bord na MÃ³na, will supply up to 55,000 homes with renewable energy by the end of next year.
Christian Kettel Thomsen, EIB’s vice president, said: "The EIB is committed to helping to accelerate renewable energy generation across Ireland and around the world.
"The bank is pleased to provide €50m for Bord na MÃ³na’s latest new wind farm at Cloncreen, alongside Bank of Ireland, that will make a significant contribution to ensuring that 70% of Ireland’s energy is from renewable sources by the end of the decade."Â Â
JP McGrath, Bord na MÃ³na’s chief financial officer, said: "Bord na MÃ³na is in the business of climate solutions, using our land and renewable energy resources to create a cleaner, healthier environment for people here and also to help Ireland reach net zero by 2050."
The project forms part of Bord na MÃ³na’s objective to supply a third of Irish homes with renewable energy by 2030.
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