News

Plans submitted for solar energy farm for Liffey Meats in Ballyjamesduff

Sep 12, 2022 15:09 By News Northern Sound
Plans submitted for solar energy farm for Liffey Meats in Ballyjamesduff Plans submitted for solar energy farm for Liffey Meats in Ballyjamesduff
Share this article

In combination with existing wind energy and a proposed energy store, this aims to allow Liffey Meats to 'significantly reduce' it's reliance on fossil-fuel generated electricity.

Plans have been submitted for a solar energy farm to power Liffey Meats in Ballyjamesduff.

Liffey Energy Limited submitted plans for the development over more than 5 hectares on land close to the processing plant.

Gaeltech Energy Services has been appointed as agents by Liffey Energy for the photovoltaic solar energy development. In the planning application, the purpose of the development is outlined as to harness solar energy to generate renewable energy to be used at the Liffey Meats factory.

Advertisement

In combination with existing wind energy and a proposed energy store, this aims to allow Liffey Meats to 'significantly reduce' it's reliance on fossil-fuel generated electricity.

The footprint of the development will be around 40 per cent of the total 5.9 hectares, where sheep will graze on the grassy avenues between panels.

The development will also include associated works such as inverters, transformers and underground cabling.

Advertisement

It's expected that the operational lifespan of the development would be 35 years, after which it will be decommissioned and removed.

A decision is due in October.

Share this article
Advertisement
Advertisement

NorthernSound Newsletter

Sign up now to keep up to date with the latest news.

Processing your request...

You are subscribed now! please check your email to confirm your subscription.