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

OMCO Solar In The News

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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How the new generation of 500 watt panels will shape the solar industry

OMCO is thrilled to have our Director of Solar Technology, Matt Kesler, be featured in PV Magazine’s article, “How the new generation of 500 watt panels will shape the solar industry!”

“It’s going to drive down the cost of racks and trackers per watt. It’ll reduce the cost per watt of installation labor. It’s also going to give a premium on racks and trackers that are designed for ergonomics,” said Matt Kesler, head of technology at OMCO Solar.

It is an interesting and exciting time in solar with the technological advances being seen in PV modules as well as energy storage systems!

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U.S. Solar Jobs Are Key to Industry Growth

OMCO is excited to have our Director of Business Development, Eric Goodwin, be featured as a guest columnist in enerG Magazine’s Winter 2020 Issue!

“U.S. solar jobs are key to industry growth,” Eric Goodwin says.

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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Inside OMCO Solar’s strategy to serve the mid-size solar tracker market

Solar Builder Magazine recently featured OMCO Solar and our strategy to service the mid-size solar tracker market. This article provides quality insight on OMCO Solar and the development of the OMCO Origin Factory-Direct Tracker. It also covers how we are well positioned to serve this market and a look ahead at our future strategy to service the solar market.

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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