European Energy begins work on first Australian solar project

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European Energy has started construction on the 56MW Mokoan Solar Farm in Victoria—the company’s first operating project in Australia.

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Located in the Hume region of Victoria, Mokoan Solar Farm is expected to provide renewable electricity to over 15,000 households upon completion.

The solar farm will help reduce carbon emissions by more than 85,000 tonnes. Featuring bifacial solar panels, the construction is anticipated to be completed in 2025.

“We are thrilled to have started construction on our first solar project in Australia,” European Energy country manager Catriona McLeod said.

“We see this as the start of many projects by European Energy in the country. We are eager to leverage our capability in renewable energy development, EPC, financing and operating to contribute to meeting Australia’s renewable energy targets.”

The Mokoan Solar Farm received Development Approval from the Benalla Rural City Council in December 2018. An expansion of the project was later approved by the Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water, and Planning in June 2020.

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The solar farm will be constructed on a 94ha site previously used for grazing.

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