Project Being Considered

PROJECT AT A GLANCE

  • New area being considered: 35.55 hectares
  • Capacity to energise an additional 18,000 homes
  • Community Benefit Fund of €150,000 per year, approx. €2.25m over 15 years
  • Maximum height of panels 3.2m
  • Biodiversity Management Plan to be submitted with planning application
  • Associated planning works include access tracks, drainage works, temporary site compound, grid system services and associated underground electrical cabling to connect the proposed project to the nearby substation
  • Planning application to be submitted to the local authority in the coming weeks

Project Proposal

This proposal brings together two previously consented solar projects in this area, which were brought forward by JBM Solar and WXD Energy. These projects are located in the townland of Tomsallagh and in close proximity to one another.

The project would involve installing solar panels on farmland in the local area which, once operational, would provide renewable energy to the local electricity grid system. When designing the solar farm, the existing surrounding landscape was taken into consideration and we have endeavoured to ensure that, from a visual perspective, the proposal will blend into the natural surroundings to the greatest possible extent. A number of technical and environmental assessments have also been undertaken as part of the planning application. 

Should this proposal gain planning consent and ultimately be developed, it will have a total capacity to power circa 18,000 homes with clean energy. The solar panels proposed here consist of monocrystalline silicon solar cells laminated behind a sheet of glass to make a weatherproof package. 

 

Location Map

Tomsallagh location map

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At Statkraft, we are very much aware of the importance of having a mix of renewable technologies to deliver climate action. We build and operate both solar projects and wind farms, and in every project we develop, thoughtful consideration is given to what is appropriate for a local area.

Timeline

The planning application for this project is currently lodged and is going through the planning process.

As this proposal develops, we will continue to provide information on the project where appropriate.