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Array Technologies to manufacture in Australia

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US solar PV tracking technology developer Array Technologies is to set up an Australian manufacturing plant at a yet to be decided location.

The Albuquerque company will develop the factory, the first sych facility in Australia, following the the award of a contract to supply solar trackers for the 130MWdc Glenrowan, Victoria solar farm project.

Australia’s UGL is serving as the engineering, procurement, and construction firm on the project together with developer Pacific Partners.

Array Technologies CEO Kevin Hostetler said the company was the first solar tracker company to set up local manufacturing operations.

Hostetler said: “We recognize the need to transition to a clean energy future and producing locally sourced components is an important step in that transition.

“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.”

Victoria’s VRET2 auction was designed to grow renewable energy manufacturing and help Victoria meet its commitment to achieve 100 percent 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.

NASDAQ listed Array is a global leader in reliable solar tracking solutions.

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