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Lightsource Appoints New Irish Manager

Lightsource Renewable Energy, Europe’s leading solar energy company, has announced the appointment of Barry Wadding as Business Development Manager for the Republic of Ireland.

As Business Development Manager, Barry will be responsible for managing the development of Lightsource’s business in the Republic of Ireland. This will involve developing Lightsource’s existing portfolio of solar projects, as well as identifying new opportunities for solar farms and ‘private wire’ projects. Lightsource has plans to build up to 400 Megawatts (MW) of solar generation capacity in Ireland. Lightsource opened the first commercial solar farm on the island of Ireland in 2016 – a 5MW project at Crookedstone Road in Co. Antrim. The project, which was funded by Lightsource, is currently supplying over 25% of all energy for Belfast International Airport.

Barry joins Lightsource with over 10 years’ experience working within Project Management in the Renewable Energy sector. His most recent appointment was as a Commercial Specialist with Bord na Móna. Prior to this he worked with Scottish Power, where he was involved in developing over 350MW of renewable energy projects in Scotland, most notably the 290MW Kilgallioch wind farm. Barry holds a BSc (Hons) in Real Estate (Valuation and Management) from the University of West England.

Speaking today, Nick Boyle, CEO of Lightsource Renewable Energy, said: “We are delighted to welcome Barry to the Lightsource team in Ireland. His position is a pivotal one for Lightsource, given the strategy that we have to grow our Irish business in the years ahead.”

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