VivoPower announces contract to build 3.6 MW solar project in Australia
VivoPower announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary in Australia, Aevitas Group has been awarded a significant contract for the engineering design, procurement and construction of the 3.6 MW Cubbie Solar Project near Dirranbandi in Queensland, Australia. The project will be owned by a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cubbie Ag, the largest cotton producer in Australia, and will produce electricity to help power Cubbie Station, the largest irrigation property in the southern hemisphere. The project will generate enough electricity to supply 40% of Cubbie's energy needs at Cubbie Station during the peak cotton ginning season, running from April to September. The project is the first phase of a longer term plan to expand to 7.2 MW, and will also include battery storage. Construction is scheduled to begin in October 2018, with expected commercial operation by December 2018.