Belfast International Airport: Crookedstone Road

Lightsource Renewable Energy, Europe’s leading solar energy company, has developed and connected Northern Ireland’s first ever large-scale solar farm. This pioneering renewable energy project is also the first ground based solar power station to be completed on the island of Ireland.

Thanks to a partnership with Lightsource, Belfast International Airport now benefits from renewable energy from our nearby solar farm. The 4.83 Megawatts peak (MWp) solar farm, at Crookedstone Road, in Antrim, Northern Ireland, is now connected directly into the private network of the nearby Belfast International Airport – providing 27% of the airport’s annual electricity demand.

The project is the result of an investment from Lightsource of more than £5million and a close partnership with the Airport’s on-site team to ensure the connection was carried out alongside daily business activities.