An Australian renewable energy company has revealed plans to construct a 110MWp solar project in Victoria near Mildura.

WIRSOL Energy plans for the Wemen Sun Farm to occupy an area of around 770 acres and is scheduled to be connected to the grid by mid-2018.

The project will give rise to regional value creation in excess of $200 million dollars.

Managing Director of WIRSOL Energy, Mark Hogan, said, “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, all are scheduled to be connected to the grid by mid-2018. We have already secured for WIRSOL additional projects totalling circa 670 MWp, with the aim of reaching our target-providing one gigawatt peak of solar energy by 2020.”

WIRSOL Managing Director, Dr Peter Vest, said, “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.”

Elisa is an experienced industry journalist and is a regular contributor to a range of energy and infrastructure titles. She has a unique knack for quickly finding the angle in any story her audience is most interested in learning more about.

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