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

OMCO Solar In The News

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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C&I Solar Project of the Year 2020

Since 1996, Pedigree Ovens, Petdine and the Pound Bakery have cooked up handcrafted dog treats. When founder Kurt Stricker was putting the finishing touches on a huge new 212,000-sq-ft headquarters in 2017, he wanted to make sure it reflected his ethos of community partnership and corporate stewardship. So, when he was pitched on a solar array — one built in the shape of a large dog bone…

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Roll forming for solar shines bright at OMCO

OMCO, one of the country’s major roll forming players, experienced the early days of the COVID-19 recession like most fabricators. The 350-employee company instituted face mask protocols, rearranged assembly cells, got to know Zoom, and limited the office population to support physical distancing.

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It’s ‘Pawesome’

Pedigree Ovens’ 4.5-acre solar installation is in the shape of a large dog bone and paw print. It debuted for National Clean Energy Week in September 2020, includes more than 4,300 solar panels and will produce enough energy to cover 100% of the Harvard-based pet food manufacturer and distributor’s yearly energy needs. It will also offset 1,456 tons of greenhouse gases annually.

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OMCO Solar announces dog-themed solar array to power 100% of Pedigree Ovens bakery

OMCO Solar announced the completion of a 1.7 megawatt array for Harvard, IL based Pedigree Ovens. Honoring the bakery’s 25+ years producing top-of-the-line pet treats, the array was custom-built into the shape of a dog bone and paw. Spanning roughly 4.2 acres, the ground-mount solar array will produce approximately 2,044,224 kilowatt-hours of power each year – enough energy to fully cover the company’s energy needs.

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OMCO Solar Announces Completion of Unique Solar Array for Pedigree Ovens, the Pound Bakery and Petdines? Supplier partnerships

OMCO Solar announced the completion of a 1.7 megawatt array for Harvard, IL based Pedigree Ovens. Honoring the bakery’s 25+ years producing top-of-the-line pet treats, the array was custom-built into the shape of a dog bone and paw. Spanning roughly 4.2 acres, the ground-mount solar array will produce approximately 2,044,224 kilowatt-hours of power each year – enough energy to fully cover the company’s energy needs.

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A key to solar’s growth in Arkansas? Supplier partnerships

Solar is gaining traction in Arkansas with the help of American Solar Companies!

Solar Builder recently featured an article on the exciting partnership between OMCO Solar, Entegrity, First Solar, and Shoals Technology Group on a portfolio of projects in Arkansas that will provide solar power to local school districts.

To learn more about our product lines and company please visit omcosolar.com or email info@omcosolar.com to talk to an OMCO Solar specialist.

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Advantages and Challenges of Single-Row Trackers Up to 120 Meters Long for Utility-Scale Photovoltaic Systems

PV Magazine recently featured OMCO Solar’s white paper written by Matt Kesler titled, “Advantages and Challenges of Single-Row Trackers Up to 120 Meters Long for Utility-Scale Photovoltaic Systems.” This article provides quality insight on the benefits and obstacles that 120 Meter long single-axis trackers can face. It also covers how we approached the decision to make our OMCO Origin Factory-Direct Tracker able to span up to 120 meters.”

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