NEXTracker Inaugurates PowerworX Solar Installer Training Academy in New South Wales to Meet Growing Demand for Skilled Workforce

By on December 11, 2018

Ribbon cutting to take place in Wallacia, NSW, 12 December

WHAT:  NEXTracker™, a Flex company, will be conducting a formal ribbon cutting to inaugurate the site for its solar installer training program, PowerworX Academy™. The first workforce development program of its kind in Australia for the renewable industry, NEXTracker invites members of the press and public officials to join this celebratory event.

WHO: The NEXTracker PowerworX Academy ribbon cutting is open to all local government officials, Engineering Procurement Contractors (EPC) customers, and members of the press. NEXTracker has partnered with panel manufacturer LONGi Solar and First Solar to provide a state-of-the-art technology installation center to serve the burgeoning solar industry nationwide.

WHEN: A ribbon cutting will be held on 12 December from 1:15-1:45 PM

WHERE: 580 Bents Basin Road, in Wallacia, NSW 2475

WHY: Implemented now in Australia, as well as Brazil, Egypt, India, Mexico, and the United States, NEXTracker’s PowerworX Academy has successfully trained five hundred graduates to meet the rapidly growing workforce development needs of the global solar industry over the past three years. This specialized training underscores safety protocol, the highest quality installation best practices and technical know-how to maximize the performance and availability of the assets over a 30-year lifetime of the power plant.

This session will include some of the leading construction and developer companies in the country and world like Biosar Australia, DECMIL, MPower and Wirsol. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australia’s annual direct FTE employment in renewable energy activities has increased 33% from 2015-2016 to 2016-2017 to 14,820, with the largest increase coming from construction activity of large scale solar photovoltaic (PV systems) such as 255 MW Sunraysia Solar Farm and 132 MW Nevertire Solar Park in NSW. Together, New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and South Australia account for 78% of all renewable energy employment in Australia.

About NEXTracker

NEXTracker, a Flex company, advances the power plant of the future with smart solar trackers, energy storage systems and TrueCapture™ advanced control software that yields additional energy, optimizes performance and reduces costs for project and plant owners. As the number-one tracker supplier worldwide with over 17 GW delivered or under fulfillment, NEXTracker is globally recognized for delivering smart and connected energy systems for hundreds of projects across five continents. Headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, the company has offices in Australia, India, Latin America, and Europe. For more information, visit NEXTracker.com and follow the company on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Media Contact: Kristan Kirsh, kkirsh@nextracker.com, +1-650-814-1273