Arctech’s steady growth, especially in the Asia Pacific region has been assured by its growing presence in Australia. Utility scale EPCs operating in Australia have been near universal in their adoption of dual axis trackers, and Arctech has quick to win projects away from higher-cost suppliers. As announced in August 2018, Arctech Solar partnered with Biosar Australia Pty Ltd., a subsidiary of Greek construction group AKTOR, for a 256.5 MW project in Ouyen, Victoria; a largescale project which marked Arctech Solar’s audacious Australian entry.
Arctech highlighted its strong entry into the Australian market, pointing to figures compiled by Wood Mackenzie in its recent Global Solar PV Tracker Market Shares and Shipment Trends Report 2019.
Arctech’s successful entry into the Australian market shows that it has been quick to compete with established international solar PV tracker suppliers. U.S. pioneer Array Technologies topped the Australian solar tracker market last year and with the addition of Spanish manufacturer Soltec, who entered the market alongside Arctech Solar in 2018 its supply of the Oakey Solar Farm II in Queensland, the tracker suppliers have enjoyed good times in the Australian solar market.
In addition to the Ouyen project, Arctec Solar has also signed on to supply 121 MW of its Arctracker Pro system to the Yarranlea PV plant in Toowoomba, QLD. “In the past year,” said Guy Rong, the president of Arctech Solar’s international business in a statement, “we are committed to delivering innovative and competitive products to meet the specific requirements of the Australian market… We are thrilled by the progress we have made in Australia so far”. Arctech established a subsidiary in Australia late last year.
These projects have pushed Arctech Solar up into third position in the Australian rankings. “We are honoured to be recognized as one of the market leaders for the third consecutive year,” said Rong, “and believe this reaffirms our global strategy and ongoing commitment to innovation and service.” Arctech Solar currently boasts of projects spanning four continents and more than 20 countries.
Author: Blake Matich