The six projects with a total of 586 MW of power for which Array will be supplying its tracking solutions will supply clean energy to 238,000 homes across Australia. (Photo Credit: Array Technologies)
- Array Technologies has been selected to supply its DuraTrack HZ v3 trackers for Australian PV projects
- The projects are located in Queensland, Victoria and New South Wales
- The projects represent a cumulative 586 MW of new solar power capacity
Solar tracker maker Array Technologies will be supplying its trackers for 586 MW of PV capacity in Australia. Six new Australian solar power projects are scheduled to use Array’s DuraTrack HZ v3 trackers.
“Australia is an important market for Array’s global business strategy,” said Ron Corio, Array Technologies’ founder and CEO. “Given the fast trajectory of this market, it is critical that in the design process, developers fully understand the long term cost and performance implications of their equipment selection. With over 28 years in the tracker business, we are confident that our product will meet the high standards of the Australian solar market.”
These projects include:
- 148 MW Ross River project in Townsville, Queensland. It is expected to achieve completion in August 2018 and is currently under construction.
- First large scale solar farm in Victoria. The Gannawarra project will have 60 MW capacity in Northwest Victoria. This is scheduled to come online in March 2018. The state of Victoria recently became the first state to bring legislation for renewable energy targets in the country (see Australia’s Victoria Targets 25% RE By 2020).
- 69 MW Whitsunday PV farm located outside Collinsville in North Queensland. This too will enter commercial operations in March 2018
- 69 MW solar farm close to Whitsunday in North Queensland is Hamilton. Its commercial operation date is also scheduled for March 2018. The Whitsunday, Hamilton and Gannwarra projects have secured $77 million in financing from Clean Energy Fianance Corporation (CEFC) under its large-scale solar financing program (see State Financing For 165 MW PV Plants In Australia).
- 180 MW Daydream solar farm in North Queensland is likely to come online in August 2018
- Hayman solar farm with 60 MW capacity in North Queensland to come online in August 2018.
Along with these projects, Array will also be providing its trackers for three projects in New South Wales, Australia – the 66 MW Parkes project, 36 MW Griffith project and 28 MW Dubbo project. All of these are expected to be completed by end of this year.