SunPower Corporation has been appointed to construct a 505kW ground-mounted solar tracking system in two locations in Western Australia. Commissioned by government-owned Horizon Power, SunPower will install its solar tracking technology as well as its solar panels on the two sites in Marble Bar and Nullagine, in the east Pilbara region. Construction is expected to be completed by September 2009. SunPower’s foray into the Australian market was instigated with the purchase of Solar Sales Pty., Ltd. earlier this year.
“Western Australia is one of the best locations on Earth to capture the power of the sun,” said Bob Blakiston, Managing Director of SunPower Australia. “The SunPower systems that we build on these sites will maximize the clean, renewable solar power generated for Horizon Power and the communities the company serves.”