NEXTracker, designer and manufacturer of advanced single axis PV trackers, and Blattner Energy, a diversified power generation contractor, signed supply agreement totaling over 1 GW of NEXTracker solar trackers to be deployed in projects throughout North America over the next two years.
“We’re very impressed with NEXTracker’s technology not only for the construction process, but more importantly the operational life of the plant,” said Stephen Jones, Director of Solar, Blattner Energy. “NEXTracker is a proven and respected supplier in the market today. We look forward to employing their technology on our projects.”
“We’re thrilled to be supplying our technology to Blattner, one of the most distinguished installers of renewable power generation systems in North America,” noted NEXTracker CEO Dan Shugar. “Deploying NEXTracker generates more energy and reduces installation time with a repeatable, self-powered system design that is flexible to varying site conditions. Those features, combined with lower operational costs, maximize financial returns to our project stakeholders.”
Global demand for solar trackers is expanding rapidly. NEXTracker’s advanced features reduce overall layout constraints, the number of foundations and use of steel, wear and tear on drive components, and simplify wiring requirements. Certified to stringent UL2703 requirements, NEXTracker’s system eliminates separate grounding materials and associated installation costs.
— Solar Builder magazine