2020 construction date for Fremantle solar farm

Long-held plans to install around 2MW of solar PV at a former rubbish dump in Fremantle, Western Australia, have cleared their last major regulatory hurdle.

One Step Off The Grid is reporting the project site at the former South Fremantle tip has got the nod from W.A.’s Department of Water and Environmental Regulation as being suitable for use as a solar farm, provided management plans were adhered to.

Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt said the environmental approval brought the Council owned PV project, which will be built and operated by Australian renewables outfit Epuron, one step closer to construction, which is expected to start in the first half of 2020 provided Epuron can negotiate a power purchase agreement with an electricity retailer.