Solar Power For Planemaker

Solar Power For Planemaker

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.

Last updated on 11/05/2016

Key Information


Electric cars, solar panels, ground source heat pumps and wood burning stoves. The ways to cut your contribution to global warming are many and growing. What should you do and how much will it cost you? Click here for advice, tips and debate.

Home heating costs compared

Switching from one form of central heating to another is a challenging decision. Should you stay or should you go. It’s worthwhile checking how different fuels compare in price though past results are no guarantee of future performance.

Compare Prices

Our calculator will assist you search for the tariff that suits your needs. Just answer the questions to find out how suppliers are ranked on cost. Then check what bonuses and penalties may apply. But before switching, you should read our terms and condit

Contact Us

How to get in touch

  • Comment and reaction is welcomed by If you identify any errors, your messages are especially welcome. But if you simply disagree with the judgments expressed, please get in touch too by filling out the contact form as shown. We will attempt to get back to you within five working days with a response.

Send us a message