SolarCo Case Study- Walsh Mushrooms

About Walsh Mushrooms- Solar Case Study

This Solar Case Study examines Walsh Mushrooms Golden’ journey to converting to a Solar PV system to power their business.

Walsh Mushrooms in Golden, Tipperary is one of the largest mushroom farms in the UK or Ireland. They supply over 500 tonnes of fresh mushrooms to the UK market place, growing over 150 tonnes of fresh mushrooms in Ireland.

Woodco/SolarCo completed a 600kw Solar PV Project at Walsh Mushrooms Golden, which produces 530,000kw hours of free electricity for use on the farm per annum. Walsh Mushrooms are a valued client of Woodco as they already have a 500kw WoodCo SUPERMAX Boiler. In addition they have a 1 megawatt biomass boiler fuelled by wood chip to meet their heat demands.

The Solar PV System – Solar Case Study

SolarCo installed a rooftop Solar PV System at Walsh Mushrooms Golden, to meet the farms electricity demand. The panels were erected on multiple roofs facing south, west & east.  Overall 1200 panels were used in this project.

600 kW of Solar PV Panels were erected with six 100kW Solis inverters.

The 600kW Solar PV System will produce around 530,000kwh of free electricity per annum for the distillery.

This results in savings of €222,494 per annum (at current unit cost).


Solar Case Study – About SolarCo

SolarCo has unrivalled experience in the sector. We are a 100% Irish owned, family run business with its foundations born out of the 1970’s oil and energy crisis. 50 years on, we are passionate about the role renewables can play in de-carbonising electricity and heat. SolarCo by WoodCo is one of Ireland’s leading providers of Commercial Solar PV Systems. We help companies futureproof their businesses and make huge savings on electricity bill by generating free, clean electricity.

SolarCo is an award winning business, with a dedicated team
based in Tipperary, Ireland. Receiving awards for innovation, Green Awards and Environmental awards, WoodCo and SolarCo are recognised approved installers by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland and the Department of Agriculture. We are proud of the role our team plays in Ireland’s energy

Walsh Mushrooms in Golden Some of the SolarCo team!

Whats Next for SolarCo?

SolarCo are now exclusive Commercial installers of Solar PV in throughout the island of Ireland. We have a number of large scale projects currently in progress and keep an eye on our socials for updates.

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