Status: Announced

Size: 3.8MW

Plane and train maker Bombardier’s plans to construct a 3.8MW solar farm at one of its manufacturing plants in Belfast have finally been approved.

The five hectare rooftop PV project, located at Bombardier’s Airport Road West wing manufacturing and assembly facility, will produce enough energy to power 300 homes.

Mark Durkan, environment minister for Northern Ireland, said: “Renewable energy is generating a real win-win outcome – it represents an opportunity for industry to improve its competitiveness while helping reduce its environmental impact. These applications by Bombardier to secure more sustainable technologies will in turn contribute to key Programme for Government targets for increasing renewable energy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. This will assist Northern Ireland in making the transition towards a low carbon society.”