Risen Energy is not daunted by price, policy and grid connection uncertainty relating to the Australian large scale solar market, as it pushes ahead on its two Australian projects currently underway. It announced today that installation of the single-axis trackers and modules is set to get underway in the coming weeks.
Risen is tapping local construction companies and service providers, as the company has noted previously. The Chinese module maker reports that local Toowoomba firm Sedl civil contractors has completed earthworks at the site, with Yurika carrying out installation of the substation. Monford Group is managing the project’s construction.
Yurika is an unregulated business that is part of the Energy Queensland group and has the contract with Risen Energy.
Construction on Yarranlea is expected to be completed in October. It will connect to the grid managed by Ergon Energy.
Risen expanded on its Australian large scale solar plans in its statement today, noting that its goal is to develop 2 GW of PV power plants in the country, “over the next few years.”
This reinforces our intention of becoming a key player in the national solar industry.” said ‘Aussie’ John Zhong, project development and investment director for Risen Energy Australia in a statement.
“Our first utility-scale solar farm acquisition was Yarranlea Solar Farm and construction is well underway. Merredin Solar Farm in the Central Wheatbelt area of Western Australia is our second, which we will progress from detailed engineering design, through construction, commissioning and ultimately the operation” said Zhong.
pv magazine Australia understands that Risen will be shipping PERC modules to both the 100 MW Merredin and Yarranlea projects.
This article was amended on 28/2/2019 to reflect that Yurika carried out the substation construction.