Solar Tracker Maker PVH set to Open First Solar Facility in the Middle East

California-headquartered PV Hardware (PVH), a Spanish solar tracker and mounting systems manufacturer, announced yesterday its plans to open a manufacturing facility in Saudi Arabia.

The company’s first factory and branch in the Middle East will manufacture PV structures, solar tracking systems and robotic cleaning devices ‘Made-in-K.S.A.’, in response to the rules for domestic content recently outlined by the Saudi government.. Designated as PV Hardware Middle East, it will contribute to the country’s industrial development and the achievement of the Kingdom’s 2030 sustainability goals.

Youssef El-Sayed, our M.E. Managing Director, said, “This is a major step forward for PVH’s strategy in the Middle East. Our commitment to local manufacturing development in the various regions of Saudi Arabia has prompted us to open our first manufacturing facility in the kingdom. We firmly believe in our contribution to the industry’s value chain for years to come.”

PVH explains in a press release that its new manufacturing branch has recently obtained both a service and manufacturing license from the Saudi government. According to this license, the Middle East branch will not only manufacture the parent company’s leading technology in the Kingdom, but will also develop and train local manufacturers, equipping them with the necessary know-how to produce PVH subassembly parts of this technology on their own.

PVH first set its foot in Saudi Arabian Market back in May 2019, when a memorandum of understanding was signed with the Saudi company Al Yamamah Solar Systems Factory, a steel giant in the Middle East.

Saudi Arabia has been witnessing an increase in renewable energy projects since the beginning of 2021. Last month Larsen & Toubro (L&T) announced that the renewable arm of its power transmission and distribution business had secured the go-ahead to begin construction of the 300 MW Jeddah Solar PV Power Plant in the country. The same month, ACWA Power announced the official inauguration of the 300 MW Sakaka PV IPP, the Kingdom’s first utility-scale renewable energy project, at an investment value of 1.2 billion Saudi riyals. The country’s leaders believe that Saudi Arabia is on its way to achieving its ‘Vision 2030’ goal, which aims at diversifying the Kingdom’s economy away from dependence on oil and towards renewable energy.

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Soumya Duggal

Soumya is a master's degree holder in English, with a passion for writing. It's an interest she has directed towards environmental writing recently, with a special emphasis on the progress being made in renewable energy.

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