Eneos and Sojitz celebrate launch of Edenvale Solar Park

Aerial photo of the completed Edenvale Solar Park
Edenvale Solar Park (Image: Eneos)

Japanese trading firm Sojitz and refiner Eneos have celebrated the official launch of Edenvale Solar Park, a large-scale solar power plant in Queensland.

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Sojitz and Eneos each hold a 50% stake in the joint venture that runs the 204MW solar park, which is the largest solar power plant in Australia run by Japanese investors.

Attendees of the opening ceremony included Cameron Dick, Treasurer and Minister for
Trade and Investment; Lance McCallum, Assistant Minister for Energy; Paul McVeigh,
Mayor of the Western Downs Regional Council; Junji Gomakubo, Consul-General of Japan
in Brisbane; and other project participants.

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said, “Queensland continues to lead
the charge on sustainable energy generation. It’s clear the world recognises the
opportunities present and is choosing Queensland to invest. This major project is a win for
Queensland and all Queenslanders who will benefit from its solar power generation.”

Treasurer and Minister for Trade and Investment Cameron Dick said, “We are very
excited about this ground-breaking project, as it will not only transform the way we
generate energy but will also contribute to a sustainable future for the community. About
400,000 solar panels will generate enough renewable energy to power 60,000 homes— that’s enough to power a city the size of Cairns. Investments like this ensure the regions have reliable, affordable power year-round.”

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ENEOS said it was actively promoting power generation centered on renewable energy in Australia to realise decarbonisation and a recycling-based society through the supply of eco-friendly energy.

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