Green light for giant solar farm outside Tuam

A GIANT solar energy farm planned for the outskirts of Tuam has got the planning go ahead from Galway County Council.

The development could generate enough electricity to power 5,700 homes and will cover an area of 150 acres.

The solar farm is one of the biggest planned for the West of Ireland and is earmarked for several sites, just south of the town centre, off the old Athenry Road, R347.

Read the full story in this week's edition of The Tuam Herald, on sale in shops and online

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