Claremorris has been granted planning permission for the first solar energy park in Mayo under the Renewable Electricity Support Scheme auction.
82 renewable energy projects have been given the green light under the inaugural Government led €1.5 billion scheme, which will create one thousand jobs.
The financial support will typically last for approximately 15 years for each successful application.
Claremorris Solar PV Farm and six other successful projects under the scheme will be community-led.
The Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council Councillor Richard Finn has welcomed the selection of Claremorris for the scheme.
“As Chairman of Mayo County Council, I wish to welcome the grant of planning for Claremorris Solar Park by Mayo County Council. I wish to compliment everyone at Claremorris and Western District Energy CO-OP for the years of effort put into this project.
I also want to express my thanks to the management and staff of Mayo Co. Council for their patience and Co-operation in this matter. Two solar farms are now in the offing for Claremorris. This makes Claremorris a leader in the country in the provision of green energy and other green energy projects are in the pipeline by the Claremorris CO-OP.”