10 Aug 2022

Plans for large solar farm in Offaly put on hold

Decision due this week on large solar farm in Offaly

Decision due this week on large solar farm in Offaly

Plans for a large-scale solar farm in Offaly have been put on hold for the time being.

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.

However plans for the development have been put on hold for the time being as Offaly County Council has sought further information before making a decision. 

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