German renewable energy company building 112MW solar farm in Victoria
10 Apr 2018
BayWa r.e., a global renewable energy company, is constructing one of Northern Victoria’s largest solar farms.
The Karadoc solar farm, to be located 20 kilometres south of Mildura, will comprise more than 340,000 solar panels. According to Beon, the infrastructure company building the Karadoc solar farm, up to 300 jobs will be created during construction, which will be completed in late 2018.
The large-scale farm will use solar tracking to increase energy production. Once operational, the farm will produce 112MW of energy – enough to power over 110,000 homes.
‘The Karadoc solar farm is the largest installation ever undertaken by BayWa r.e and is a great showcase of our ability to procure, design and build projects of this size anywhere in the world,’ says Daniel Gäfke, Managing Director of BayWa r.e. Solar Pte Ltd.
‘Australia is a very important market for us and this investment is testament to the commitment we have to help increase Australia’s renewable energy capacity.’
According to Renew Economy, Gäfke previously described Australia as an exciting market for solar, given its high levels of sunlight. The magazine quotes that in July 2017, Gäfke says the company was ‘investing in a further three large projects in Northern Victoria and Queensland’ and that these projects ‘are just the first steps in our expansion into Australia.’
Founded in Germany in 2009, BayWa r.e. is a global renewable energy developer, service supplier, wholesaler and energy solutions provider. It has operations throughout Europe, North America and the Asia-Pacific region. It is a subsidiary of BayWa AG, a €15 billion business established in 1923.