ib vogt GmbH (ib vogt) is pleased to announce the sale of the Sebastopol Solar Farm to Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV). ib vogt, a successful global Solar PV developer and EPC contractor first entered the Australian solar market in 2016 when it constructed the 11.1 MWp Williamsdale project in the ACT. Since then the company has identified and progressed to the advanced stages of development over 450 MWp of Solar PV projects throughout NSW and VIC. The most advanced of project of this portfolio is the Sebastopol Solar Farm.
The proposed Sebastopol Solar Farm is located near Temora in the Riverina region of NSW and once operational, will supply up to 90MW (AC) of renewable energy to the grid. ib vogt Initially identified the project in 2017 and has fully developed the project to the final stages of development with the project having full planning consent, all land rights secured and grid ‘Committed’ status with AEMO for the project to commence into generator registration.
Throughout the development process ib vogt has strived to build strong and collaborative relationships with both Temora Shire Council and Junee Shire Council and the local community to ensure that the Sebastopol Solar Farm was suitably developed to address any concerns or adverse impacts. This resulted in the project receiving no formal objections to the Development Application and a very supportive community towards the project.
The project will connect into a 132kV line adjacent to the site, which is owned and operated by Essential Energy. Ib vogt also enjoyed a great working relationship with Essential Energy throughout the grid connection process.
Carsten Stang, Chief Commercial Officer of ib vogt stated:” The proposed Sebastopol Solar Farm is a world class solar PV project and highlights our expertise in successfully developing solar projects in a challenging solar market. This is our first development project in our attractive Australian portfolio and we look forward to progressing our next projects to a similar stage shortly’
‘We are grateful to the local Council and broader community in Temora for the warm welcome and support they have shown our team throughout the development process over the past 3 years and wish FRV all the best in the next stages of development for the Sebastopol Solar Farm’