August 12 (Renewables Now) - German solar developer and contactor Ib vogt GmbH has launched early engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) design works at a 109-MWp solar park in New South Wales, Australia.
The milestone was reached after the company signed a grid connection agreement for the project with electricity distribution group Essential Energy, the German firm said on Friday.
The Sebastopol solar farm will be Ib vogt’s first project in New South Wales. To be located near the town of Temora, Riverina region, the photovoltaic (PV) park will connect into an existing 132-kV powerline. It will be installed on rural land that is currently used for stock grazing and cultivation. According to the project's website, the plant will be equipped with single-axis trackers and will potentially be coupled with a battery storage system.
The project was consented by the state’s Department of Planning, Industry and Environment in February 2019. Ib vogt said it will provide further updates on its implementation soon.