VivoPower International PLC Announces Largest Solar Contract to Date for the 204MWdc Edenvale Solar Farm
Contract represents the largest ever solar contract for electrical works won by VivoPower
The 240MWdc solar contract for electrical works is worth A$11.7m
The Edenvale Solar Farm in Queensland, Australia will generate 425,000MWh of clean energy per year and avoid the emission of 300,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide
LONDON, June 13, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – VivoPower International PLC (NASDAQ: VVPR, the “Company”) is pleased to announce that its wholly-owned subsidiary in Australia, J.A. Martin Electrical Pty Limited (“J.A. Martin”), has been awarded an A$11.7m contract to complete all electrical works for the 204MWdc Edenvale Solar Farm in Queensland, Australia.
Construction has already commenced with the project to be the fifth utility scale Australian solar farm completed by VivoPower’s Aevitas business unit in Australia, bringing the completed and contracted solar farms to over 650MWdc. Once energised, the Edenvale Solar Farm will generate approximately 425,000MWh of clean energy per year and avoid the emission of 300,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, equivalent to the amount generated by approximately 83,000 internal combustion engine vehicles.
Kevin Chin, VivoPower’s Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said: “Since establishing our solar solutions business in Australia, we have seen revenue grow at a 62% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) since FY2019 (based on actual and forecast contracted revenue through to June 30, 2022). In addition, over the past quarter, we have seen a step change increase in the pipeline of additional solar project opportunities across the Australian market and we are very well positioned to win and deliver on further contracts.”
VivoPower is a sustainable energy solutions company focused on battery storage, electric solutions for customised and ruggedised fleet applications, solar and critical power technology and services. The Company’s core purpose is to provide its customers with turnkey decarbonisation solutions that enable them to move toward net zero carbon status. VivoPower is a certified B Corporation with operations in Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the United Arab Emirates.
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