Nextracker commissions solar tracker manufacturing line in Arizona

Nextracker and Atkore, a global provider of electrical, safety and infrastructure solutions, announced a new production line dedicated to manufacturing steel tracker components for use in utility-scale solar power plants. Atkore has expanded and reconfigured its Phoenix, Arizona facility with new capacity for Nexttracker products.

Nexttracker expanded its domestic single-axis tracker output in April with a JM Steel manufacturing facility in Sinton, Texas. Nextracker

“By expanding our manufacturing capabilities with partners in the US, we can protect customers from price volatility, steel delivery risks and logistics delays,” said Dan Shugar, Founder and CEO of Nextracker. “Partnering with Atkore in Phoenix will deliver product to the epicenter of the fast-growing region of the Southwest from a population and power perspective, ensuring the best product is available to meet that demand with clean, affordable solar energy.”

The first trackers to be produced in Arizona will be Arizona Public Service Co.’s 150 MW Agave Solar project. support. Agave is being built by McCarthy Building Cos. and uses First Solar modules.

“Atkore’s new production line is dedicated to Nexttracker and will help them rapidly deploy their advanced solar technology in the South and Southwest of the US,” said Bill Waltz, Atkore President and CEO. “We are proud to deliver sustainable products that support renewable energy initiatives and help our customers achieve their goals – helping us deliver on our promise to build better together.”

This development follows Nextracker’s announcement in April with JM Steel, the opening of a steel plant in Sinton, Texas.

“Nexttracker strategically responded to the global supply chain crisis by expanding manufacturing capacity across the country,” said Scott Canada, executive VP of renewable energy and storage for McCarthy. “We have completed dozens of successful major solar projects with Nexttracker and look forward to supporting the continued growth and job creation the solar industry brings to communities from coast to coast.”

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