The Irish Times report Wicklow County Council have approved plans for a solar energy farm close to Rathnew.
The 27-hectare site, includes photo-voltaic panels covering an area of 182,120sq m on steel frames, with a maximum height of about 2.5m.
The permission follows Wicklow County Council’s decision in April to grant planning approval for a separate solar energy farm at Ballinaclough, Rathnew, to Gaelelectric Energy Developments.
The 10-year permission covers underground cabling, fencing and access tracks as well as an electrical sub-station. The permission is currently under appeal to An Bord Pleanála, with a decision expected next month.