The Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism has taken advantage of an official visit to Australia to meet with the leading Spanish companies in Oceania

Gransolar group is a leader in the renewable energy sector in Australia, with GRS as the largest EPC company in the country and PV Hardware as the leading supplier of solar trackers

Gransolar participated in a Spanish-Australian business meeting with Reyes Maroto, Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism, as one of the most influential Spanish companies operating in Australia. The meeting was organised on the occasion of the Minister’s official visit to Australia, and was attended by authorities from both countries, such as the Australian Minister for Industry and Science Hon Ed Husic and representatives from the Australian states of New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria.

The aim of the meeting was to strengthen business cooperation and to learn about the priorities of the new Australian Federal Government, including an ambitious strategy to legislate on emissions reduction and the promotion of renewable energy.

“This meeting was an opportunity for Gransolar group to share with the Spanish and Australian governments our commitment to the transition to sustainable energy and our ability to achieve net zero targets,” said Carlos Lopez, Managing Director of Gransolar in Australia.

GRS and PVH are already leaders in Australia

The company is gaining prominence in the country with GRS’s strong presence as Australia’s largest EPC builder. As a vertically integrated global company covering the entire solar PV and storage supply chain, Gransolar is also a world leader in the production of solar technology. PV Hardware (PVH) is the world’s third largest manufacturer of solar trackers and this year became the number one supplier in Australia.

Alejandro Cantos, Country Manager of PVH in Australia,highlighted after the meeting that “in 2022 PVH is leading the Australian solar tracker market for the first time and has become a very reputable reference for many developers in the country. We were the first and only ones to use Australian steel in our tracking systems and that shows our level of commitment and integration”. Cantos says: “Our ambition is to continue our growth in the region while assisting the Australian supply chain in its energy transition”.

According to the Clean Energy Council’s (CEC) ‘2022 Clean Energy Australia Report’, 1,249 MW of new solar capacity was added in 2021 across 19 large-scale solar farms. Solar was the top renewable energy producer last year, accounting for more than 38% of total renewable generation, and Gransolar is ready to lead Australia’s energy transition.

Carlos Lopez said: “At Gransolar we are looking forward to leading this movement towards Australia’s net zero target by 2050. We have the experience and capability to set the pace for solar energy worldwide”.