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Solar Farm plans lodged with county council for Thomastown area

Lightsource Renewable Energy Ireland has been consulting with locals since last Autumn

Plans for a 260-acre solar farm have been lodged with Kilkenny County Council.

Lightsource bp has been consulting with locals in the Thomastown area since last Autumn.

The company, which is a joint venture with British multinational oil and gas giant, is looking for a 10-year planning permission for the Solar P-V development and Battery Storage Compound.

The solar panels will be mounted on steel support structures and there will be a 40-year operational period in the Castlegarden and Cloghscregg areas.