14.1 C
Galway
Home NEWS Oranmore business going green with hundreds of rooftop solar panels

Oranmore business going green with hundreds of rooftop solar panels

An Oranmore business is outfitting its facilities with hundreds of rooftop solar panels to improve their energy conservation.

Coen Steel have received planing permission to install 320 mono-crystalline solar panels on the roof of their facilities at Deerpark Industrial Estate in Oranmore.

The solar panel will be orientated east-west across two pitches of the commercial premises’ roof.

The Health and Safety Authority and Transport Infrastructure Ireland both made submissions to the county council asking that this development be carried out in line with regulations protecting motorists.

The county council asked the developer to submit a glint and glare assessment out of concern for the impact these solar panels could have on motorists travelling along the nearby N18 and R446.

This assessment found that “no view of the proposed development is possible from the observer points identified”, so motorists could no be bothered by glare.

Galway county council granted planning approval with four conditions attached.

Briain Kelly
Email: news@galwaydaily.com
- Advertisment -

Most Popular

Coronavirus: No further deaths, 46 new cases

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre has not been informed of any further deaths related to Covid-19 today, but 46 new cases have been confirmed...

Galwegians pay tribute to architect of peace John Hume

Tributes have flooded in from across the world for former SDLP leader and Nobel laureate John Hume, who has died at the age of...

Work on Merlin Park ambulance base expected to begin this month

Work on the new Merlin Park Hospital Ambulance Base is expected to begin before the end of this month. Joe Hoare, HSE West assistant national...
Your Cart