Array Technologies Expands to MENAT Region, Announces Project Wins and New Offices
Array Technologies, Inc. (ATI), the pioneer and global leader in solar tracking solutions, is pleased to announce its expansion to the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey (MENAT) region. ATI continues to expand its leadership in this emerging solar tracking market by securing multiple utility-scale projects and opening a new office in Abu Dhabi. The company has also received an innovation award courtesy of the Middle East Solar Industry Association (MESIA) and the World Future Energy Summit (WFES). ATI is partnering with STC Elektronik to provide solar trackers for four projects totaling 24 MW in Turkey. The portfolio will be built by the partners in the first half of 2017. The purchase agreement for these projects located in Sugözü Mevki, Sazli, Söke, and Aydın was signed last week at the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi. Construction is expected to start at the end of Q1 2017.
Array Technologies is committed to supporting the expansion of renewables in the MENAT region, a developing market segment with tremendous opportunity for utility-scale solar adoption. GTM’s Global PV Tracker Landscape 2016 report notes that while North America will be the largest tracker market by market value through 2021, the MENAT region’s tracker market will grow the most annually from 2016 to 2021, averaging 56 percent. Turkey also recently announced a tender for one GW of solar energy in 2017. Array Technologies’ local presence in the MENAT region, as well as relationships with experienced engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) companies and developers like STC Elektronik, puts ATI in an excellent position to service the growing demand for solar energy technologies in the region.
“We are excited to have a presence in the Middle East and look forward to spearheading growth in this emerging hotspot of solar activity,” said Ron Corio, ATI founder and CEO. “We are proud to accelerate solar tracking adoption within regions that have so much to gain from clean energy.” At the World Future Energy Summit last week, Array Technologies hosted high-level meetings with industry leaders and was honored with the Middle East Solar Award for Solar System Innovation of the Year. 2017 marks the fifth installment of the Middle East Solar Awards, the industry’s premier awards ceremony to recognize and celebrate exceptional talent and achievements in the MENAT solar market. The award ceremony took place on January 18 at the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi.