Irish wind farm receives planning approval

Gaelectric, the Irish renewable energy group, has received planning approval to build a 15MW wind farm at Inishative, near Pomeroy, in County Tyrone.

The £22m Inishative wind farm will consist of six wind turbines with a maximum hub height of 64m and a maximum blade diameter of 71m.

Earlier this year, Gaelectric secured planning approval for two further wind energy developments – a 15MW wind farm in Carn Hill, Newtownabbey, County Antrim and an 12.5 MW wind farm in Cregganconroe, Pomeroy, County Tyrone.

Construction will begin in early 2011.