Bord na Móna and ESB are planning solar farms in Roscommon, Offaly and Kildare.
Dublin’s main business group has welcomed the development, saying it will bring down costs.
The country doesn’t have a big solar industry yet, but that may soon change.
It will be one of the first such projects by a local company in Irish waters since the recession.
But don’t expect anything to happen quickly in the Caribbean nation.
Tommy Breen has been the head of FTSE 100-listed DCC for nearly a decade.
BEenergy is challenging more established rivals like Bord Gáis Energy on price.
An Bord Pleanála has said ‘national guidance’ on solar farms was needed.
The Wexford development was to be spread on a site of more than 200 acres.
The company is one of the biggest electricity providers to Irish households.
The country has to meet 16% of its energy needs from renewable sources by 2020.
Work on the farms, to be built in the south and east of the country, will start in 2018.
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The Irish Solar Energy Association says projects could be paid for with ‘community investment funds’.
Mikhail Khodorkovsky claims he was jailed on politically motivated charges for promoting democracy.
Opec members will reduce production amid a global glut of supply.
Providence Resources has struck a deal to drill an offshore well to the island’s south-west.
Hub Control is trialing its smart heating unit with major landlords in New York City.
A government minister has indicated that the solar industry may have to wait for state support.
Just €300 million will be pumped into the industry – down from €1 billion.