Photon Energy connects new rooftop plants

8.3.2013

Photon Energy’s Australian division has completed the construction and connection of two rooftop solar plants with a combined capacity of 284 kWp. Both plants will save a total of 252 tonnes of Co2 each year. With solar energy now the cheapest form of electricity for many Australians Photon Energy offers solar solutions covering the entire lifecycle of power plants. Further Australian projects are in the pipeline.

Sydney, 22 February 2013 – Last week Photon Energy finished the construction and commissioned two solar power plants in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). The rooftop-mounted plants are located in Symonston and Fyshwick and have been connected to the grid. With an installed capacity of 144 kWp the plant in Symonston is the largest rooftop installation in the ACT at the time of connection. The second plant, located in Fyshwick, boasts an installed capacity of 140 kWp. Both plants will save a total of 252 tonnes of Co2 emissions per year. Photon Energy Australia has also secured the operations and maintenance for both plants.

“Photon Energy Australia is making solar electricity competitive with power from the grid. In fact, solar electricity is now the cheapest option for many power consumers in Australia,” says Michael Gartner, Managing Director. Photon Energy provides complete solar solutions and thereby reliable and cost effective electrical power wherever it is needed. “Commercial consumers can cover a large portion of their day-time electricity demand from their own on site solar generator at a fixed price. They can avoid the escalating price of electricity from the grid and other fossil fuel sources,” Gartner continues.

Ideal for solar power
With both solar projects completed Photon Energy’s expansion into Australia has gained traction. Photon Energy now operates in five countries worldwide with more about to be added to the global portfolio. In Australia alone Photon Energy has over 30 MWp of projects under development. A large portion of future Australian projects will be managed by the group’s subsidiary Photon Energy Investments, which currently operates solar plants generating a total power of 27 MWp.

Australia boasts the highest average solar radiation by square meter of any continent and has long been seen as an ideal market for solar power. In a recently published white paper the Australian government has laid out a vision of the continent relying on clean energy and largely eliminating coal-fired power stations by 2050. Australia has an active market in Renewable Energy Certificates and has implemented the world’s first Carbon Tax charging polluters for carbon emissions in a move to encourage the use of renewable energies including solar power.

For detailed information about the completed power plants see the attached fact sheet.

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ABOUT PHOTON ENERGY
Photon Energy NV is a global solar power solutions and services company with six divisions of expertise that together cover the entire lifecycle of solar power systems. The company serves the needs of clients with extensive know-how in project development, investment management, project finance, insurance, technology solutions, EPC and O&M. Photon Energy is headquartered in Amsterdam, Netherlands and has offices in Germany, Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Italy.

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