Array Technologies announced a new strategic partnership with Aluminum Products Company (ALUPCO®), a leading aluminum extrusion company in the Middle East and North Africa, to support the growing market for renewable energy projects in the region. Headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Array has been at the forefront of driving clean energy solutions both domestically and globally. The new partnership will bring leading solar technology to the fast-growing renewable energy market in the Middle East.

To signify this relationship, both organizations participated in the second Private Sector Forum earlier this month in Riyadh, the capital of the largest economy in the Middle East. This forum, hosted by Saudi Arabia?s Public Investment Fund featured discussions between top business leaders and policymakers on the private sector?s importance in economic development and opportunities in emerging markets. Under its Vision 2030 blueprint, the Private Sector Forum is a strategic step in Saudi Arabia?s economic diversification, centered on innovation, technology, and sustainable solutions.

Saudi Arabia has one of the highest solar irradiations in the world, estimated at approximately 2,200 thermal kWh of solar radiation per square meter. By the end of 2023, the country had 13 renewable energy projects under development with a collective capacity of over 11 GW. The Middle East is poised to add nearly 70 GW of PV capacity through 2030.

According to Minister of Energy PrinceAbdulaziz bin Salman, Saudi Arabia aims to add 20 gigawatts of renewable energy annually to reach 130 gigawatts of renewable energy before 2030. The Private Sector Forum provides an environment for Array to expand its global footprint and establish strategic partnerships, solidifying its position as a driving force in the transition to a cleaner energy matrix. It serves as a catalyst for collaboration and awareness, playing a crucial role in helping promote a more sustainable and renewable future in the Middle East.