VivoPower International PLC announces signed PPA and interconnection for South Carolina solar project


VivoPower International PLC (Nasdaq: VVPR) (“VivoPower”), a global solar power company, today announced the completion of all major development milestones, including an executed power purchase agreement (“PPA”) and interconnection agreement, as well as land lease and all permits for a 28 MWdc solar project in Allendale County, South Carolina. Sales under the PPA will start upon the facility reaching commercial operation. VivoPower is currently evaluating the substantial interest from potential financing parties for current and future funding of projects.

“We are very pleased to have achieved this important milestone for one of our 38 US development projects, which represents another success in our previously announced 1.8 GW joint venture with Innovative Solar Systems” said Carl Weatherley-White, Chief Executive Officer of VivoPower. “Our diversified portfolio of solar projects provides the opportunity to offer a wide range of customers a reliable source of competitively priced renewable energy. VivoPower is on a strong growth trajectory and thanks to our dedicated team of talented people, we will continue to seize every sound opportunity to execute our development initiatives in the United States and Australia.”

About VivoPower

VivoPower is a global solar power producer and storage company that is developing, building and operating projects on a global basis in a capital efficient manner. VivoPower does this by aggregating photovoltaic (PV) solar projects underpinned by long-term power purchase agreements, arranging corporate and project financing, engineering, design and equipment procurement and managing the construction and development of such solar PV projects.

About Innovative Solar Systems

Innovative Solar Systems (ISS) is a leading developer of utility-scale ground-mounted solar farms, with a flawless seven (7) year track record of over 2 GW of transmission line solar farm projects successfully sold to date.  ISS is contracted to provide all development services for the 1.8 GW of projects owned by the joint venture with VivoPower. An additional 15GW pipeline of solar projects is available for purchase or investment.

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Julie-Anne Byrne
Investor Relations