12 Sep 2023

Nextracker Opens New Las Vegas Facility for Steel Solar Components

12 Sep 2023  by renewableenergyworld   
Nextracker, a provider of solar tracker and software solutions, and Unimacts, a provider of industrial manufacturing and supply chain solutions, today announced the grand opening of a Nextracker-dedicated manufacturing facility in Las Vegas.

The new facility, owned and operated by Unimacts, will produce steel components exclusively for Nextracker used in ground-mount solar power generation plants to primarily serve projects in Nevada and southwestern states. This is Nextracker’s sixth public dedication of a new manufacturing facility since 2022 and the 15th facility the company opened or expanded with key suppliers in the U.S. in that time.

The Las Vegas facility features expanded production capacity generating more than 100 new jobs currently, and over 200 expected by 2024, the company said. The plant includes Unimacts manufacturing machinery and equipment relocated from Mexico as well as new equipment.

According to the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), nearly 200 GW of solar manufacturing capacity have been announced or expanded since the Inflation Reduction Act passed last year. The U.S. solar industry expects to add a record 32 GW of new capacity in 2023, a 52% increase from 2022, according to a report released by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Wood Mackenzie.

Nextracker has continued to invest in solar manufacturing building out more than 25 GW of annual domestic solar tracker capacity with new dedicated production lines announced in Texas, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Tennessee and now, in Nevada.


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