Wind Energy

Renewable energy resources are becoming increasingly important in the face of global warming. Ireland aims to create a green economy to help meet its emission reduction targets set by the EU, and renewable energy resources will be central to this policy. The past ten years have seen a growing wind farm industry in Ireland, with a capacity of 1570.1MW generated from 124 wind farms across the country. Of this, Co. Leitrim hosts five wind farms with a total capacity of 20.45MW*.

The wind farms of Co. Leitrim include:

The Spion Kop Windfarm, located on Corry Mountain on the Leitrim-Roscommon border. It is situated at roughly 400m above sea level and consists of two turbines.

Black Banks wind farm has two sites: Black Banks I and Black Banks II. The sites are located at Garvagh, Glebe, just outside Drumkeerin. There are twelve wind turbines in total.

Tullymurry Wind Farm at Argina consists of eight turbines.

Moneenatieve, 4.25MW capacity, 5 turbines

*(Source: IWEA, Feb. 2010

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