Epuron takes the reins for Fremantle solar project

Sydney-based Epuron has taken over the City of Fremantle’s 10 megawatt solar power station project in South Fremantle.

Sydney-based Epuron has taken over the City of Fremantle’s 10 megawatt solar power station project in South Fremantle.

By Emma Brown

September 08, 2015

RENEWABLE energy company Epuron has taken over the City of Fremantle’s large-scale solar farm development following US-based First Solar’s withdrawal from the project.

First Solar said it would no longer pursue the development of the 10-megwatt solar power station in South Fremantle due to limited site capacity and market issues.

Fremantle mayor Dr Brad Pettitt said First Solar’s decision was disappointing however Epuron’s enthusiasm for the project was encouraging.

“This provides an opportunity for a new set of eyes to look at the project, which is what Epuron will be doing,” Mr Pettitt said.

“We now look forward to working with Epuron to ensure this underutilised environment can be transformed into a productive renewable energy source for Fremantle.”

Epuron would enter a 12 month exclusive working agreement with the city and source a customer to purchase the power generated.

The solar farm project concept aligns with the city’s vision of becoming a zero carbon city and will create local jobs.