The new Australian solar project will be built relatively close to Mildura city on an area of about 770acres. Wirsol Energy aims to connect the Wemen Sun Farm to the electricity grid in mid-2018.

Wirsol Energy is a Wircon group company which is responsible for the UK and Australian markets.

Wirsol managing director Dr. Peter Vest said that the Australian market plays an exceedingly significant role for the company’s global growth strategy.

Vest added: “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.”

Wirsol stated that the solar project is anticipated to grow the regional value creation over A$200m ($160.4m).

According to Wirsol Energy managing director Mark Hogan, the company would have five solar parks of a combined capacity of around 400MWp in construction in Queensland and Victoria by the year end. All the solar parks are slated for grid connection by mid-2018.

Hogan added: “We have already secured for WIRSOL additional projects totalling circa 670MWp, with the aim of reaching our target-providing one gigawatt peak of solar energy by 2020.”