Wirsol Energy to build 110MWP solar farm

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German renewable energy company Wirsol will begin construction on a new utility-scale solar power project in Victoria

Wemen -Sun -Farm
  • 110 MWP solar power station

  • Construction to begin later this year

  • Company intends to build more solar projects

Wirsol says it intends to start work on the Wemen Sun Farm during Q4 2017 and that the project will deliver an overall DC installed capacity of roughly 110-megawatt peak (MWp).

The site for the solar farm is just outside Mildura, Victoria and occupies an area of around 311 hectares. The project is expected to be connected to the grid in mid-2018 and is expected to create around $200 million in value and revenue for the region.

"By the end of the year we will have five solar parks in construction in Queensland and Victoria with a total solar generation capacity of circa 400MWp," Wirsol Energy managing director Mark Hogan says.

"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."

Wirsol says succeeding in Australia is crucial to the company’s growth and it hopes to expand even further into the energy market here.

"The Australian market plays an exceedingly important role for our international growth strategy," Wirsol Energy managing director Peter Vest says.

"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."


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