February 19 (Renewables Now) - Signal Energy Australia Pty Ltd will be in charge of the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) of an over 149-MWp solar photovoltaic (PV) project in Victoria, it said on Tuesday.
The Signal Energy subsidiary was hired by German investment firm Wirtgen Invest, which acquired the rights to the particular project from Australia’s Overland Sun Farming. This marks the German company’s first investment in Australia.
To be installed near the town of Glenrowan, the so-called Glenrowan West Solar Farm will be powered by over 373,000 PV panels that will span on more than 706 acres of land. Its construction is slated to begin next month, with completion targeted in March 2021, Signal Energy said.
Once fully operational, the solar farm will be able to generate electricity to cover the consumption of around 41,000 local homes and offset 110,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.
Wirsol Energy and WiNRG, Wirtgen’s advisors in the acquisition, will provide project management services during the construction, commissioning and operation phases. The German firm will implement the project through subsidiary Glenrowan Sun Farm Pty Ltd.