Nextracker Inc., a leading provider of solar tracking and software solutions, has signed a multi-year volume commitment agreement with Strata Clean Energy to supply 810 MW of trackers for large-scale solar power projects in Texas, Arizona and Virginia. Consistent with Nextracker’s years-long campaign to grow its partnerships with U.S. suppliers, much of the equipment will be sourced from U.S. factories.
“Strata continues to grow with a mission to mainstream low-cost solar power by working with key partners like Nextracker,” said Markus Wilhelm, CEO of Strata Clean Energy. “Nextracker’s leading-edge solar tracking technology enables a light-on-land approach that minimizes grading, maximizes energy performance, and incorporates clean U.S.-made steel, creating energy jobs benefitting the U.S. economy.”
Strata and its affiliates are a vertically integrated solar and storage development, engineering/procurement/construction (EPC), and operation/maintenance (O&M) company. Strata has deep utility experience with more than 170 projects in operation, 14 GW/25 GWh in development and 4 GW in its O&M portfolio. The company’s end-to-end services reduce risk, increase efficiency, and maximize cost-competitiveness for our partners.
“Strata’s integrated model of solar and storage development, EPC and operations generates value for utilities and landowners,” said Dan Shugar, founder and CEO of Nextracker. “Our expanded U.S. supply chain is well positioned for their needs to reliably deliver high performing solar power plants, while creating more jobs in communities across the country. We’re excited to enter into this agreement with Strata to deliver low-cost high-performing solar power plants.”
Nextracker is a leading provider of intelligent, integrated solar tracker and software solutions used in utility-scale and ground-mounted distributed generation solar projects around the world. The company’s products enable solar panels in utility-scale power plants to follow the sun’s movement across the sky and optimize plant performance. With more than 70 GW shipped worldwide, Nextracker is a leader in the solar industry with solar tracker technologies that optimize and increase energy production while reducing costs for significant plant ROI.
“Transforming American energy with solar projects that are optimized for unmatched performance is crucial to our mission,” said Leni John, chief procurement officer for Strata. “Nextracker’s intelligent, integrated smart solar tracker and software solutions help transform PV projects into high-efficiency power generation plants.”
— Solar Builder magazine