Plans for latest Kildare solar farm lodged


Niamh O'Donoghue


Niamh O'Donoghue


Plans for latest Kildare solar farm lodged

File pic: a ground mounted solar farm

The latest planning application for a solar farm in Kildare has been lodged with Kildare County Council.

The past few months has seen a number of private companies looking for permission to build solar farms in the county. 

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Harmony Solar Smithstown Limited want to install 74,172sqm of solar panels on ground mounted steel frames on a 25 hectare site at Smithstown and Roosk. These townlands are near Celbridge and Staffan.

 The plans also include an electricity substation compound and various electric equipment, CCTV, a new entrance to the public road for construction purposes.

Planning permission is sought for a period of 10 years.

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