Huge 87-hectare solar farm in Offaly gets the green light

Huge 87-hectare solar farm in Offaly gets the green light

Huge 87-hectare solar farm in Offaly gets the green light

Offaly County Council has given the green light for the construction of a large-scale solar farm in rural Co Offaly. 

Elgin Energy Services Ltd applied to OCC for permission to build the farm on a site totalling 86.7 hectares at Trascan and Clondoolusk, not far from the county's border with Laois in Portarlington.

The development will consist of photovoltaic panels on ground-mounted steel frames with associated cabling and ducting.

It will also see the construction of 40 single-storey inverter station, four steel storage containers, perimeter fencing, security gates, permeable gravel access track and 36 pole-mounted CCTV cameras would be erected on-site. 

Permission was sought for the proposed solar farm for a period of 10 years with an operational period of 40 years.

Offaly County Council granted permission with 15 conditions attached.

More News

Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.

Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.