The facility will produce steel for Nextracker’s solar mounts and tracking systems. Nextracker and Unimacts held an event to dedicate the new production line, which coincided with the RE+ 2023 conference, the largest energy trade show in the country, also in Las Vegas.
The U.S.-made inverters are optimized for First Solar modules qualify for the domestic content bonus tax credit, said the company.
Also on the rise: Domestic content guidance on solar cells and structural steel. Siemens to open U.S. utility-scale solar inverter factory. And more.
An 800 MW annual production capacity facility will manufacture string inverters.
The U.S.-made trackers will supply a portion of Clearway’s solar development pipeline across 17 states.
The company announced the start of production at an Asteelflash manufacturing line in California to produce self-powered controllers, high voltage power supply, and more.
While the U.S. has the financial capacity, technology and human capital, the question is whether government policy will allow for the clean energy infrastructure to be built out fast enough to achieve clean energy dominance.
Also on the rise: FERC’s proposed rule would harm consumers and the energy transition, DOE announces over $450 million for solar-plus-storage in Puerto Rico and Nextracker to deliver 3 GW of trackers to Leeward Renewable Energy.
Leeward’s portfolio of 25 wind, solar and energy storage facilities across the United States totals about 2.7 GW of generating capacity, and the company reports that it has another 1.9 GW contracted and 20 GW under development and construction across 100 projects.
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