Environment Minister Mark H Durkan has announced planning approval for the North’s largest scheme to convert solar radiation into electricity.
The application by Bombardier Aerospace at their Airport Road West, Belfast plant is for the installation of roof mounted photovoltaic panels. These panels convert solar radiation into electricity and will produce 3.8MW. Covering a roof area of five hectares - the equivalent length of over six large international football pitches - this makes it the largest photovoltaic scheme in Northern Ireland. The carbon footprint is 65 times lower than that of fossil fuel based electricity.