Council approves five-year planning extension for solar farm development in county Kilkenny
A large solar energy farm development planned for county Kilkenny has been granted an extra five years to complete the development.
Kilkenny County Council has approved Power Capital Renewable Energy application to extend the previously granted planning permission to develop a 5MW solar farm on lands at Loan in Castlecomer.
The 5MW solar farm, comprising photovoltaic panels on ground mounted frames was approved back in 2016, however, the development has not been completed.
The solar farm, to be built on the 14 hectares site will see the construction of four transformers, four auxiliary transformers, four inverters, a distribution network, a communications building and an ESB substation.
Power Capital recently received applied for and received a planning extension of five-years on another solar farm development in Kilkenny – another 5MW farm at lands in Goresbridge.