US-based Array Technologies has forayed into the Australian solar market winning multiple orders to deliver solar trackers for three photovoltaic (PV) projects of a combined capacity of 130MW.

According to the American manufacturer, its solar trackers will be installed at various large-scale utility projects in Australia. The three projects it has revealed are the Neoen Australia’s PV plants in New South Wales that include the 66MW Parkes, 36MW Griffith and 28MW Dubbo solar farms.

The projects will be constructed by Bouygues Construction Australia and they are slated to be completed by the end of this year.

Array Technologies CEO Ron Corio said: “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.

“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.’’

To support its operations in Australia, Array Technologies has established an office in Sydney and has named Alan Brown as its sales director and general manager.

Brown will head the fast growing Australia-based team of Array Technologies.

Brown said: ‘‘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.

‘‘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.”

The opening of a new establishment in Australia from Array follows its expansion in the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey (MENAT) region in late January.

In MENAT, Array had secured multiple utility-scale projects besides setting up an office in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Image: Array has expanded into the Australian solar market. Photo: courtesy of Array Technologies, Inc.