Array Technologies (NASDAQ: ARRY) (“Array”), a leading provider of tracker solutions and services for utility-scale solar energy projects, has been awarded a contract to supply solar trackers for the 130MWdc Glenrowan Solar Farm project, a key site for the Second Victorian Renewable Energy Target Auction (VRET2). CIMIC Group company Pacific Partnerships, through its energy business Pacific Partnerships Energy, is developing the solar farm and CIMIC’s UGL is undertaking construction, operations and maintenance.
Array Technologies is the first solar tracker company to set up local manufacturing operations to support solar power projects in Australia, which will create local jobs and help spur economic growth throughout the region.
“We recognize the need to transition to a clean energy future and producing locally sourced components is an important step in that transition,” Kevin Hostetler, chief executive officer at Array Technologies, said. “Along with the environmental benefits, this decision will help us meet the growing demand for renewable energy utilities, expedite project schedules, and have long-lasting economic benefits for Australia. We are proud to be the first company to provide a locally made tracker and support Australia’s domestic manufacturing base for future renewable energy projects.”
Array is the first tracker supplier to be awarded a sub-contract as part of Pacific Partnerships’ long-term contract with the State of Victoria for the sale of solar power from Glenrowan Solar Farm.
A leading infrastructure developer, Pacific Partnerships tendered for the agreement under the VRET2 reverse auction process, designed to help Victoria meet its commitment to achieve the State’s updated target of 100% renewable electricity consumption for its operations by 2025. VRET2 is expected to support the creation of 920 direct jobs and attract $1.48 billion in new renewable energy projects in Victoria and support growth of the State’s renewable energy manufacturing.
A pioneer and global leader in reliable solar tracking solutions, Array Technologies is continuing to lead the way in manufacturing for solar projects in Australia.