Global solar power developer and producer, VivoPower International announces contract to complete electrical works for 39MWdc Molong solar project in New South Wales.

The firm’s Australian subsidiary, JA Martin Electrical will work on the solar farm in partnership with lead contractor Grupo Gransolar (GRS).

The project will be built 40km northwest of the town of Orange in New South Wales, and will be the second Australian solar farm to be completed by JA Martin Electrical.

With the completion of Molong solar farm, JA Martin’s total completed and contracted solar farms will be more than 150MW within 3 years of commencing solar operations.

The Molong solar project will commence operations later this year

J.A. Martin general manager Phil Lowbridge said: “J.A. Martin is very pleased to have been awarded this contract for the Molong Solar Farm.

“We look forward to working once again with GRS to deliver another world-class solar farm, and to support infrastructure growth and economic recovery in regional New South Wales.”

Once operational later this year, the project will generate sufficient electricity to supply power to approximately 11,000 households while offsetting more than 53,000 tonnes of CO2 per year.

VivoPower said that the construction of the solar farm is expected to create approximately 160 local jobs.

In October last year, VivoPower announced that it had sold its remaining Sun Connect portfolio of 53 operating solar projects spread across five Australian states.

The company originally acquired the Sun Connect portfolio of 68 commercial and industrial sites totaling 1.6MW in December 2015.