WIRSOL acquires additional 110MWp solar project for construction in Australia
WIRSOL Energy Pty Ltd heading the Australian strategy and operations within international WIRCON group has started yet another new utility scale solar project in Australia. The company plans to start construction during Q4 2017, delivering an overall DC installed capacity of approx. 110-megawatt peak (MWp). The project, known as Wemen Sun Farm is located in Victoria, relatively close to Mildura. The solar park will occupy an area of around 770 acres and is scheduled to be connected to the grid mid-2018. It will give rise to regional value creation in excess of AU$200 million dollars.
‘By the end of the year we will have 5 solar parks in construction in Queensland and Victoria with a total solar generation capacity of circa 400MWp, all are scheduled to be connected to the grid by mid-2018. We have already secured for WIRSOL additional projects totalling circa 670MWp, with the aim of reaching our target-providing one gigawatt peak of solar energy by 2020,’ stated Mark Hogan, Managing Director of WIRSOL Energy Pty Ltd.
‘The Australian market plays an exceedingly important role for our international growth strategy. In coming years, we will be making a significant contribution to the expansion of renewables and setting up important power production facilities with our solar parks. The new park is a further decisive step on our path as one of the market leaders in Australia. So we will be realising this project speedily, while also aiming to take advantage of further development opportunities,’ said WIRSOL Managing Director Dr. Peter Vest.