Wind Farming

Renewable wind energy is an important industry in Co. Donegal. Each year, roughly 43 megawatts of electricity is generated from the five existing wind farms in the county. It is expected that an additional 20 megawatts of electricity will be generated over the next few years.

Cark Wind Farm, Cark Mountain, Co. Donegal
© B9 Energy Services Ltd.

The major wind farms in Co. Donegal are:

  • Barnesmore
  • Cark
  • Meenderrygamph in Gweedore
  • Crockahenny
  • Drumlough Hill
  • Finn Valley , Culliagh Mountain

The wind farms in Co. Donegal contribute to 1% of the national total of renewable energy.

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