Array Technologies selected for one of the largest bifacial solar projects in Australia
Lightsource BP selects Array Technologies to supply single-axis solar tracking technology to the 200MW Wellington solar farm
Sydney, Australia -- Array Technologies today announced that DuraTrack HZ v3 single-axis solar trackers were selected for the 200MW Wellington solar farm, which will utilize cutting-edge bifacial modules.
This project is a landmark development for Australia, as it will be one of the first local projects to deploy bifacial solar at utility-scale. Once operational, the solar farm will produce 435,000MWh of clean, renewable electricity a year. The farm will generate power equivalent to the consumption of 72,500 homes, displacing 350,000 tonnes of carbon emissions. This is the equivalent of taking 121,580 cars off the road.
“With decades of innovation and experience under our belt, we’re excited to see a continued commitment to solar asset reliability as global development firms and EPCs recognize Array’s DuraTrack HZ v3 as the tracker-of-choice for milestone projects such as these,” stated Jeff Krantz, chief commercial officer at Array Technologies. “Bifacial projects require not only the lowest levelized cost of energy from their tracking foundation but also the most advanced technology to pair with bifacial modules to stack up economically.”
The Wellington solar farm supports Australia in its efforts toward providing 23.5 percent of its energy from renewable resources by 2020, while further establishing regional New South Wales as a leader in renewable energy.
“As long-term owners and operators of our solar assets, we always look for the best technological and equipment solutions for the life of the solar farm and we are very pleased to have selected Array Technologies for Wellington solar farm,” said Adam Pegg, country manager, Australia of Lightsource BP. Array Technologies has established itself as a market leader in Australia, supplying 2GW of its tracker technology to solar farms across the country.
About Array Technologies
Array Technologies, Inc. is the leading solar tracking solutions and services provider for utility-scale projects. With efficient installation and terrain flexibility coupled with high reliability, durability, and performance, Array delivers the best project returns in the industry. As the chosen tracker for more than 30 GW years of energy production, Array’s products have been optimized through unparalleled experience garnered over three decades. Array Technologies is headquartered in the United States with offices in Europe, Central America, and Australia. For more information, please visit arraytechinc.com.
About Lightsource BP
Lightsource BP is an independent, global leader in the development, funding and long-term management of utility-scale solar PV projects with over US$3.4 billion of project financing raised and deployed across more than 2GW of solar projects globally. Leveraging a strategic partnership with BP and through its integrated platform, structured finance, in-house engineering excellence and dedicated O&M division, Lightsource BP is helping drive the global energy transition with competitively priced, dependable, clean energy for businesses and communities. Headquartered in the UK, Lightsource BP comprises a team of over 350 industry specialists in 11 offices across five continents. In Australia it has offices in Sydney and Melbourne. For more information visit Lightsourcebp.com, follow us on Twitter @lightsourceBP and Instagram @lightsourcebp or view our LinkedIn page.