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10 Aug 2022

Decision due this week on large solar farm in Offaly

Decision due this week on large solar farm in Offaly

Decision due this week on large solar farm in Offaly

A decision is due this week from Offaly County Council on a large solar farm in the county.

Summit Solar Ltd has applied for a 10 year permission for a solar farm at Rathmount, Mullanafawnia and Russellspenn. The site is near the village of Rath.

The development will consist of the construction of a Solar PV development with a maximum export capacity (MEC) of up to 45MW comprising of 105,000 photovoltaic panels laid out in arrays.

The plans also include the construction of a 38kV substation, a transformer unit along with ancillary development including sixteen power hubs and one single storey communications building

Also included is a single storey client side sub-station building, asingle storey equipment storage building and ten CCTV cameras mounted on 4m high poles along with a perimeter security fence.

A decision is due this week from Offaly County Council

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