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Suncast Nico Johnson speaks with Alejo Lopez

Today, we’re spending time with Latin America solar veteran, Alejo Lopez of Nextracker.  You should be listening if you’re interested in: What’s happening in the Mexico market Where else in Latin America Alejo believes hot, or not What it’s like to convert from the Dark Side of Oil & Gas to the Renewables industry Key […]

NEXTracker Named Global PV Tracker Market Share Leader for the Second Consecutive Year

FREMONT, CA, Apr. 18, 2017 – NEXTracker, Inc., a Flex company, the global leader in solar tracker technology, today announced that it has attained the number one global market share position for the second consecutive year among photovoltaic (“PV”) solar tracker manufacturers in 2016. According to GTM Research’s upcoming Global PV Tracker Landscape Report 2017, NEXTracker captured 30 percent […]

Teens Talk Earth Day 2017 @ NEXTracker

This past year we embarked on a solar education journey with San Francisco Bay Area high schools called the NX Solar Education Excellence (SEE) Program. A couple times per quarter, we get this awesome opportunity to teach local 9-12 graders on solar energy and invariably, we learn a lot from them. On this Earth Day […]

Severe Weather? No Problem with Smart Solar Tracker O&M

The threat of severe weather during hurricane season keeps some solar asset owners and managers up at night wondering how much system damage and extra O&M cost will be incurred. While the choice of a solar tracker can’t stop a hurricane or flood, it may help to reduce downtime and O&M costs. In this third […]

Why The Right Solar Trackers Make Bankable Sense in Australia

Australian developers, financiers and EPCs are increasingly choosing solar trackers over fixed-tilt racking for their large-scale projects because of the trackers’ superior energy yield (20-30% more than fixed tilt) as well as cost of ownership and levelized cost of energy (LCOE) advantages. Horizontal single-axis trackers (SATs) in particular have become the technology of choice. Funding […]

Why Design Matters for Solar O&M

Whether you’re a project owner, developer or EPC, your focus is on the bottom line in the short and long term, and that’s why solar tracking design is so important today—and 20-30 years from now. Your tracker system design will affect both upfront costs and your project’s levelized cost of energy (LCOE) over the lifetime […]

Webinar: Solar Field of Dreams – Tracking your Solar O&M Investment

Held: 3/21/17 “Solar Field of Dreams: Tracking your Solar O&M Investment” We were excited to receive so many thoughtful questions during the session, click here to read NEXTracker’s answers to these questions.  Speakers: Martin Rogers, Vice President of Global Asset Management and Support, NEXTrackerJason Smith, President and COO, CalCom SolarAris Polychronopoulos, General Manager, BiosarScott Canada, Vice President, Renewable Energy, McCarthy Building Companies […]

On Thinking About Solar Trackers and O&M

In my new role here at NEXTracker as VP of Asset Management, I’ve been learning a lot about how we do operations and maintenance – more specifically, how our customers handle their O&M practice with regard to our tracker.  No doubt, single-axis trackers (SATs) have become increasingly popular because of the higher energy yield they […]

White Paper: Tracking Your Solar Investment

Best Practices for Solar Tracker O&M With billions of dollars invested and gigawatts of solar installed every month, savvy investors and owners understand that to maximize financial returns and optimize solar power plant performance, a well-thought-out plan for a complete operations and maintenance (O&M) program must be baked into the economics of any project before […]

NEXTracker to Expand Manufacturing in India

  Association with new Indian steel manufacturer reduces shipment time by up to 50 percent to support India’s National Solar Mission FREMONT, Cali. and NEW DELHI – March 16, 2017 — NEXTracker™, a Flex company, announced today it will be manufacturing additional structural components of its solar tracking systems locally in India. By augmenting its supply partners to […]

Getting Excited About Solar: High Schoolers Visit NEXTracker

NEXTracker recently hosted a group of high school students at our Fremont headquarters as part of our NX Solar Education Excellence (SEE) program. Inspired by the visit and filled with a new-found passion for solar, student Qing Huang of Irvington High School wrote the following blog post. Why’d the solar panel cross the street? To […]

Our Greatest Solar Resource Isn’t the Sun

The time is now for the solar industry in many ways. Renewable energy, and solar in particular, continues to displace fossil fuels as the clean, most economical energy source of the future. Growth in the industry does not show any signs of slowing down. Driven by utility scale solar installations, the U.S. installed over 14 […]

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