Ireland’s largest rooftop solar PV array with a capacity of 1.5 MW has been installed in north Co Dublin.

The system was installed on the rooftop of Sam Denningan and Company’s national distribution centre in Oldtown.

The system, which required the installation of 4,420 solar PV panels and 45km of cabling, is now live and providing power to the site.

On average, the system will generate enough renewable electricity per year to meet the requirements of 314 homes.

Installed by Waterford-based company Enerpower, the system will reduce carbon output at the facility by an estimated 428t annually.

Reduce carbon footprint

Sam Dennigan and Company, owned and managed by brothers Joe and Sam Dennigan, employs over 600 people and specialises in sourcing and distributing fresh produce.

The company says the overall aim of the project is to reduce energy consumption, its carbon footprint and its environmental impact, while also providing a financial benefit to the company.

Speaking on the installation, managing director of Enerpower Owen Power said: “Solar energy has become a very economical source of electricity and this development at Sam Dennigan and Company UC can be a great inspiration to those businesses who wish to significantly reduce their environmental impact.”