The projects will be built by Bouygues Construction Australia with expected completion by the end of the year.
“Array Technologies is delighted to bring the world’s most reliable and innovative solar tracker to Australia – a country with abundant solar resources that is ideal for tracking systems,” said Ron Corio, CEO of Array Technologies. “The elimination of failure-prone components like sensors and batteries, coupled with our drive to continually streamline installation costs, makes our DuraTrack HZ v3 system the best value for solar energy stakeholders in Australia.’’
‘‘The Australian market has already shown a strong interest in Array’s lowest cost of ownership, zero scheduled maintenance over the 30-year product life, and high reliability,’’ said Alan Brown, newly appointed sales director and general manager in Australia. ‘‘With a proven track record and measured uptime of 99.996 percent, Array Technologies continues to be the lowest-risk option with the highest efficiency. We welcome the opportunity to engage and deliver world class projects to the Australian market.’’
Australia’s utility-scale solar pipeline is booming, with expected growth of four gigawatts over the next five years alone. Solar energy is growing rapidly in the country as capital investment declines – making Australia a particularly appealing market for yield-boosting technologies like trackers.
Array Technologies has expanded from its manufacturing base in the United States to become a global provider of time-proven tracking solutions – with six gigawatts, 375 projects, and over 12,000 miles of trackers installed and 12,000 gigawatt years of reliable operation in place today. The company recently was named second largest among global tracker suppliers in 2016 by IHS Markit.