The Spanish PV manufacturer is one of the world’s largest suppliers of solar trackers
Array STI Norland, manufacturer of PV trackers and fixed-tilt structures, has opened a permanent office in Melbourne, Victoria, with the aim of establishing and developing its presence in the Australian and Asia-Pacific solar tracker markets.
The opening in Australia is part of a roll-out of subsidiaries into key markets globally, with the Pamplona-based tracker specialist recording extraordinary growth in recent years. The company is determined to replicate the scheme that took Array STI Norland Brazil to the market leadership in the region. With the opening of its new office in Melbourne, Array STI Norland is set to shake up the dominance of the incumbents in the Australian market.
Array STI Norland President, Xabier Blanco said: “Australia remains a very attractive market despite the difficulties associated with the pandemic and the short-term challenges facing solar projects as Australia transitions to a system based around renewable energy generation. We think solar generation in Australia will rebound strongly, and we want to be a part of that rebound.”
Array STI Norland Australia CEO, Alan Atchison said: “Array STI Norland is a company that has managed its growth into new markets extraordinarily well. Its products are first-class, and its ability to deliver quality products at very competitive prices is second to none. We can’t wait to start working with solar project developers and EPC contractors in Australia and to help them realise the full potential of their projects.”
In 2017, Array STI Norland pioneered the development of the world’s first dual-row tracker, the STI-H250, which consists of two linked torsion beams moved by just one motor, reducing supply and maintenance costs significantly. In addition, the company also offers its centralized solar tracker, the STI-H1250, which includes an in-house control and communications system and 100% screwed or bolted joints, obviating the need for welding or drilling on site.
Array STI Norland has manufacturing facilities in Spain and Brazil, and will be looking to complement these facilities and its well-established global supply chains by collaborating with Australian steel manufacturers to develop as much local content as possible. “Steel is the largest component in mounting structures and solar trackers and local manufacturing will reduce logistic, lead times and costs for Australian solar projects, while supporting local job creation”, said Atchison.
About Array STI Norland
Array STI Norland is an international manufacturer of solar trackers and fixed structures for utility-scale PV projects. Established in 1996, it offers engineering, supply and installation services. Array STI Norland developed the first dual-row solar tracker on the market, specially designed for uneven terrains and where the orography has significant changes in gradient.
In January 2022, Array Technologies acquired STI Norland, strengthening supply chains and international expansion.
About Array Technologies, Inc.
Array Technologies (NASDAQ: ARRY) is a leading American company and global provider of utility-scale solar tracker technology. Engineered to withstand the harshest conditions on the planet, Array’s high-quality solar trackers and sophisticated software maximize energy production, accelerating the adoption of cost-effective and sustainable energy. Founded and headquartered in the United States, Array relies on its diversified global supply chain and customer-centric approach to deliver, commission and support solar energy developments around the world, lighting the way to a brighter, smarter future for clean energy. For more news and information on Array, please visit arraytechinc.com.
Head of Marketing (Array STI Norland)