SWSL begins construction on 200MW solar project in Australia

WCN Editorial Team 11 Dec 2019 OCEANIA ENERGY & UTILITIES

India-based solar EPC solutions provider Sterling and Wilson Solar (SWSL) has commenced construction on a 200MW solar project in Australia.

The Wellington solar farm is being developed by Lightsource BP, which is an independent global company in funding, development, acquisition and management of solar photovoltaic (PV) projects.

To be built on 490 hectares of land, northeast of the town of Wellington in New South Wales, the Wellington project is a solar photovoltaic (PV) independent power project (IPP). The project is scheduled to be operational by December 2020.

Upon completion, the plant is expected to produce 420,000MWh of clean, renewable electricity per year, which is enough to power 70,000 homes and save 336,000 tonnes of carbon emissions, which is the equivalent of taking 121,580 cars off the road.

Sterling and Wilson Solar director and global CEO Bikesh Ogra said: “Australia is one of the most promising markets for Solar; with around 5.2% of Australia’s total electrical energy production generating from Solar.

“We had been following the market for over a few years and wanted to get in at the right time with a right project. We are delighted to work with Lightsource BP on the Wellington Solar project. This will be one of the larger and significant projects being built in Australia.

“We will leverage from our recent acquisition of GCo Solar in Australia which has executed Solar projects for major developers. We are confident, as a global solar EPC company with experience across geographies, we can bring our best practices to this market.”

SWSL said that it has been executing projects globally and has to its credit more than 8.8GWp of high performing solar power projects in various regions.

The company provides EPC services mainly for utility-scale solar power projects by focusing on project design and engineering and manage all features of project execution from conceptualizing to commissioning.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Image: SWSL begins construction on 200MW Wellington solar project in Australia. Photo: Courtesy of skeeze from Pixabay.

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