A key to solar’s growth in Arkansas? Supplier partnerships

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Keenly focused on cost effective strategies for its clients, Entegrity has recently partnered with industry leading suppliers First Solar (solar panels) and OMCO (solar trackers) to develop solar systems for future Arkansas projects.

Entegrity Energy Partners is a Little Rock, Ark.-based Energy Service Performance contractor with a rich history of working with public school districts and deep roots in Arkansas going back to 1949 with partner company Nabholz Construction. As an energy performance contractor, Entegrity business is focused on saving its clients money through energy waste reduction strategies and cost effective renewable energy generation. In 2018, Entegrity launched a solar division to respond to the growing demand of renewable energy projects for its public sector and private sector clients.

The solar market in Arkansas was greatly expanded in 2019 with the passage of Solar Access Act which allowed third party ownership for public sector and non-profit entities. This third-party ownership provision created the opportunity for the private sector to bring valuable financial benefits to the public sector by monetizing the federal solar ITC tax credits and the benefits of asset depreciation.

Keenly focused on cost effective strategies for its clients, Entegrity has recently partnered with industry leading suppliers First Solar (solar panels) and OMCO (solar trackers) to develop solar systems for future Arkansas projects. This partnership seeks to maximize the economics of solar production while providing the reliability and certainty necessary for the long-term guaranteed savings requirements of a performance contract.

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OMCO Solar is a manufacturer of solar racking and tracker systems. OMCO offers two fixed-tilt systems, Field-Fast™ and Choice™, as well as its OMCO ORIGIN™ Single-Axis Tracker. Learn more at omcosolar.com

The result is an American solar powerhouse trio.

The Arizona-based First Solar is the largest solar manufacturer in the western hemisphere and has worked closely with fellow U.S.-based supplier OMCO over the years to ensure the seamless performance of their two products. The result is a turnkey solar PV tracker system that is perfect for quickly deploying reliable mid-size, community solar PV projects at the core of a business like Entegrity.

“At Entegrity, we are excited to work together with fellow US companies to establish an industry that is key to the future of the country,” said Matt Bell, Partner at Entegrity. “Even better, these partnerships are a big reason we’ve been able to grow our solar division and get more projects done. We look forward to powering Arkansas’ schools and grid with clean, renewable electricity, using the latest in technology designed and developed in America.”

— Solar Builder magazine

[source: https://solarbuildermag.com/news/a-key-to-solars-growth-in-arkansas-supplier-partnerships/]

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