A horde of 40,000 solar + storage industry enthusiasts overran the Venetian Casino in Las Vegas last week at the 2023 RE+ renewable energy show — a horde that included Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps.
Tracker and fixed-tilt mounting manufacturer OMCO Solar opened its fifth U.S. manufacturing facility, a new site in Warsaw, Indiana. The company also unveiled a new torque tube line at its Pierceton, Indiana.
OMCO Solar, a provider of factory-direct solar trackers and fixed-tilt solutions, announced its fifth manufacturing facility in Warsaw, Indiana and a new, state-of-the-art torque tube line at their Pierceton, Indiana plant.
Domestic solar tracker manufacturing is bound to increase thanks to the recently passed Inflation Reduction Act, which includes manufacturing tax credits for components found on solar trackers. The federal spending package will provide manufacturers with credits for torque tubes and structural fasteners produced on U.S. soil.
OMCO Solar, a premier U.S. solar racking and tracker manufacturer, today announced at the RE+ 2022 trade show the completion of a 650-megawatt dc (MW dc) utility-scale solar portfolio in Florida. OMCO Solar partnered with Florida-based Moss, a leading national solar EPC, to complete one of the largest utility-scale fixed-tilt portfolios in the United States.
OMCO Solar, a U.S. solar racking and tracker manufacturer, completed a 650-MWDC utility-scale solar portfolio in Florida. OMCO Solar partnered with Florida-based Moss, a national solar EPC, to complete one of the largest utility-scale fixed-tilt portfolios in the United States.
In light of the company’s latest $5 million solar manufacturing investment, announced in April of 2022, OMCO Solar has now directed a total of $75 million towards equipment and tooling across its four domestic factories in Alabama, Arizona, Indiana and Ohio.
Following the recent passage of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), OMCO Solar announced it has expanded its Pierceton, Indiana manufacturing plant and has reached a significant milestone, having shipped 9.5GW of solar mounting and racking solutions.
Wide adoption of solar photovoltaic technology for utility-scale energy production, in the US and worldwide, is driven largely by the low cost to produce solar energy, now often less than $0.03 per kWh in the U.S. Utility-scale solar power plants usually require trackers to maximize energy production and minimize the cost of energy. A core solar tracker component is the system’s bearings.
Solar trackers promise greater energy yield than their fixed-tilt counterparts because they keep modules constantly pointed toward the sun throughout the day. Similarly, bifacial modules can produce more power than their one-sided solar panel cousins because they have double the exposure level. So, is there a benefit to pairing two technologies that each ensure greater solar yield?
Photovoltaic racking provider OMCO Solar has invested $5 million to expand the manufacturing output of Origin Tracker Torque Tubes at its Indiana and Arizona facilities. The company stated that the investment is a move to “offer an efficient, reliable domestic supply chain” for solar developers, EPCS and construction partners working in the United States.
OMCO Solar invested an additional $5 million into its solar manufacturing capabilities, specifically to produce more Origin Tracker Torque Tubes. With more than 7 GW of true U.S. manufacturing capacity across four strategic locations (Alabama, Arizona, Indiana, Ohio), this brings its total investment in equipment and tooling to $75 million.