Omco Solar In the News2022-05-14T00:58:29+00:00

OMCO Solar In The News

Tracker Configurations for Bifacial Modules Support Distributed Generation Sites

Industry trends toward bigger and heavier modules, along with greater adoption of bifacial technology, are changing the way designers of solar power sites are thinking about tracking systems.

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IRA credits will boost domestic solar tracker manufacturing

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.

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Watch: OMCO Solar talks growth, Inflation Reduction Act, and made-in-USA

In an interview at RE+ Anaheim with pv magazine USA, Eric Goodwin, director of business development at OMCO Solar shares his company’s story, and where it is headed.

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OMCO Solar Completes Largest Racking Portfolio in Company History

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.

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OMCO Solar fixed-tilt racking used in 650-MW Florida PV portfolio

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.

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OMCO Solar surpasses 9.5 GW of domestic PV racking production

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.

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OMCO Solar Reaches 9.5-GW Milestone and Accelerates Domestic Manufacturing with Expanded Indiana Plant and $5 Million Investment

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.

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In Auxin’s wake, OMCO Solar seeing leap in American manufacturing interest

As one of the only US manufacturers of solar racking and tracking equipment, OMCO Solar is seeing a surge of interest in their proprietary products in the wake of the Auxin tariff investigation.

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Solar Tracker Bearings 101: What they do, how they fail and how to avoid it

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.

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Should you install bifacial solar panels on tracking systems?

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?

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OMCO Solar increases domestic single-axis tracker manufacturing

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.

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OMCO Solar invests $5 million to expand U.S. solar torque tube manufacturing

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.

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Vote OMCO Solar for the 2022 Leadership in Solar Energy Award by Solar Power World

OMCO Solar believes in accepting accountability for all aspects of our work and continuing to demonstrate responsibility to the solar industry through our customer service, sales, engineering and manufacturing. We lead by example, working to meet and surpass the unique challenges and requirements of each project. We’re willing to take the hard road every time if necessary to ensure the end project satisfies both the client and our partners.

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Lean manufacturing lessons to manage solar supply shortages, skyrocketing costs

The pandemic and climate change-related disasters have dismantled our global supply chain and impacted every organization — no matter the industry, business model or location. In the solar sector, in addition to unreliable sourcing, we’ve also struggled with rising costs that specifically impact tracker, racking and PV manufacturing.

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Intersolar 2022 confirms that mounting and racking products remain a varied market

The common sentiment among companies showing at Intersolar North America this year is: “It’s not a lot, but it’s more than we expected.” After the last two years with no in-person industry events, it’s not surprising that turnout isn’t record-breaking. Nonetheless, manufacturers from across the country turned out to an event in Long Beach, California.

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My View: Is the infrastructure bill a win for Arizona businesses? Not really

For those of you who missed the drama, there was – at last – a modicum of forward momentum as the infrastructure bill passed on Nov. 12. After a great deal of wrangling between moderate and progressive House Democrats, including our own centrist Senator Kyrsten Sinema, the House voted 228-206 to pass the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill.

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C&I Rooftop Solar Project of the Year 2021: Flemington Area Food Pantry

Food pantries are a great candidate for solar. They have one giant refrigeration load to offset, and, of course, every dollar saved goes right back to feeding those in need. Unfortunately, being a great candidate isn’t enough. Solar PV systems are expensive, and interconnecting C&I-sized systems can be annoyingly complex. Wrangling funding and/or volunteers takes time and effort.

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How solar trackers overcome undulating terrain and avoid grading costs

A solar industry irony: solar trackers became the go-to approach for ground-mounted solar projects just as we ran out of flat land. Slopes, undulating terrain and rocky landscapes are the norm today. These conditions present engineering and cost challenges for any ground-mount project, but especially for trackers.

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AriSEIA Member News

OMCO Solar announced today that it has shipped 1GW of its factory-direct products* over the past year including Field-FastSlide And Stay Fixed Tilt Mounting System, OMCO ChoiceDirect-Bolt Mounting System and OMCO Origin Factory-Direct Trackers installed in 30 U.S. states, bringing clean solar energy to farms, schools, factories, municipalities, and utilities. Including 8 GW of contract manufacturing solar products, OMCO Solar now has delivered over 9 GW to the market.

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OMCO Solar ships 1 GW of solar racking products within a year

OMCO Solar shipped 1 GW of its factory-direct products over the past year that were installed in 30 states, bringing clean solar energy to farms, schools, factories, municipalities and utilities. With 8 GW of prior contract manufacturing solar products, OMCO Solar now has delivered over 9 GW to the market.

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OMCO Solar hits 9 GW milestone, gains Wood Mackenzie and Black + Veatch recognition

OMCO Solar has had a big year, shipping 1 GW of its factory-direct products over the past year in projects ranging from farms and schools to municipalities and utilities. Including 8 GW of contract manufacturing solar products, OMCO Solar now has delivered over 9 GW to the market.

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‘Pawesome’ Solar Project in Illinois

Pedigree Ovens’ recently completed a solar project – with a solid team of partners – that demonstrated the “pawsibilities” of embedding images into solar, involving an array custom-built in the shape of a dog bone and paw.

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Industry Partners Collaborate to Donate Solar Project for Food Pantry

The  Flemington Area Food Pantry, serving Hunterdon County, New Jersey, celebrated and unveiled their brand new solar array installation with a ribbon cutting recently. This project was made possible by a collaborative donation effort among notable solar industry leaders and community volunteers, each supplying their individual components.

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High school student gets solar industry partners to donate full PV system to a New Jersey food pantry

The Flemington Area Food Pantry, serving Hunterdon County, N.J., celebrated and unveiled their brand new solar array installation this week — a project was made possible by a collaborative donation effort among notable solar industry leaders and community volunteers, each supplying their individual components. Among all of the parties who contributed to make the installation a reality, the pantry has one in particular to thank– North Hunterdon High School student, Evan Kuster.

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New Jersey food bank receives donation of 33-kW rooftop solar array

The Flemington Area Food Pantry, serving Hunterdon County, New Jersey, celebrated and unveiled their brand new solar array installation with a ribbon cutting on Nov. 18 at the Flemington Area Food Pantry.

This project was made possible by a collaborative donation effort amongst notable solar industry leaders and community volunteers, each supplying their individual components.

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