SunPower completes largest solar power tracking system in Australia


The ground-mounted SunPower T20 Tracker installation is located on two sites, Marble Bar and Nullagine in the east Pilbara region of Western Australia, and was commissioned earlier this year. “It is the largest solar tracking system in Australia,” says the company, “and powers the world’s first high penetration, hybrid solar-diesel power stations.” The power stations will generate approximately 1,048-megawatt hours of solar energy per year, it continues, and will produce 60 percent to 90 percent of daily electricity needs.

This project is supported by the Australian Government through the Renewable Remote Power Generation Program and implemented by the Office of Energy in Western Australia.

"SunPower is proud to deliver Australia’s first and largest T20 tracker installation, generating clean, renewable solar power for Horizon Power," said Bob Blakiston, managing director of SunPower Australia. "We also congratulate Horizon Power for being honored by the Western Australia Sustainable Energy Association with the Outstanding Achievement in Excellence and Innovation Award for its insight in bringing solar power to regional and remote areas of the country."