Kilkenny solar farm given five more years to complete development
A solar farm in county Kilkenny has been granted an extra five years to complete the development.
Kilkenny County Council granted Power Capital Renewable Energy the significant extension to develop the 5MW solar farm on lands at Grange Lower in Goresbridge.
Power Capital originally received planning for their renewable energy project in 2016, but the period of that planning was due to expire in October.
When completed, the development will consist of a 5MW solar farm, comprising photovoltaic panels on ground mounted frames.
The farm will cover 28 acres and will include four transformers, four auxiliary transformers, four inverters, a distribution network, a communications building and an ESB substation.
As part of the plans, Power Energy will create a new site access road that will connect to the existing R702.