Sterling and Wilson Solar Kicks-off 200 MW Solar Plant Construction in Australia

Sterling and Wilson Solar Kicks-off 200 MW Solar Plant Construction in Australia

BSE-listed one of the leading solar EPC solutions provider Sterling and Wilson Solar Ltd (SWSL) on Monday said that it has commenced the construction of a 200 MW solar power plant in Australia.

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

Further, the project is expected to be commissioned by December next year, the company said in a statement.

Once operational, the plant will produce enough solar electricity to power about 70,000 homes, and will save around 3,36,000 tonnes of carbon emissions. It is equivalent to taking of 1,21,580 cars off the road.

Commenting on the development, Bikesh Ogra, Director and Global CEO of Sterling and Wilson Solar Ltd said “Australia is one of the most promising markets for solar; with around 5.2 percent 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.”

He further added that “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.”

The turnkey solar EPC project is a solar PV independent power project (IPP) being constructed on 490 Ha of land, northeast of the town of Wellington in New South Wales.

SWSL has been executing projects globally and has to its credit over 8.8 GWp of high performing solar power projects in various geographies.

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Manu Tayal

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