WIRSOL acquires fifth solar project in Australia

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WIRSOL Energy has announced another new utility-scale solar project in Australia.

The 110MW Wemen Sun Farm, located in Victoria, is set to begin construction by the end of the year.

The $200 million project will occupy an area of around 770 acres near Mildura and is scheduled to be connected to the grid mid-2018.

WIRSOL has five solar farms in construction in Queensland and Victoria with a total generation capacity of 400MW.

“We have already secured for WIRSOL additional projects totalling circa 670MW, with the aim of reaching our target – providing one gigawatt peak of solar energy by 2020,” WIRSOL Energy managing director Mark Hogan said.

All projects are scheduled to be connected to the grid by mid-2018.

“The Australian market plays an exceedingly important role for our international growth strategy,” WIRSOL managing director Dr Peter Vest said.

“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.”