NEXTracker Achieves 20 GW Solar Tracker Milestone

NEXTracker with 20 GW of its smart solar trackers delivered and under active fulfillment globally, has become the first company to reach the milestone.

NEXTracker 20 GW

NEXTracker, a Flex company, has announced its latest industry milestone, with 20 gigawatts (GW) of its smart solar trackers delivered and under active fulfillment globally. NEXTracker was named the No.1 supplier of photovoltaic (PV)  tracker systems globally in 2018, a title it has held for four consecutive years, according to research and consultancy firms IHS Markit and Wood McKenzie Power and Renewables.

To serve expanding customer demand, the company has doubled its global manufacturing capacity over the past year to 300 megawatts per week.

“We attained lead market share and the 20 GW milestone by a relentless focus on creating value through innovation and customer service,” said Dan Shugar, CEO at NEXTracker. “For example, we have recently commercialised three new products including TrueCapture, a yield-enhancing control system, a customised solution for First Solar’s new high-performance Series 6 technology, and an optimised bifacial tracker. These NX Horizon platform enhancements pair well with our Digital O&M Asset Management system and independent row architecture, enabling extraordinarily competitive solar energy costs.”

According to IHS Markit, global shipments of single-axis solar trackers increased by over 40 percent in 2018 and surpassed 20 GW globally for the first time. This is compared to only 4 GW of global installations in 2013, of which 11 percent were tracker deployments in that year (with fixed tilt installations accounting for the remaining 89 percent).

Rajit Nanda, chief investment officer at ACWA Power International said, “Congratulation to NEXTracker for this achievement. With a significant addressable market for solar trackers in the Middle East & North Africa region, ACWA Power is pleased to have a trusted and reliable partner that collaborates on the front end of projects with value engineering and has shown to be a reliable partner in achieving the ambitious goals of localising the manufacturing of an important part of the solar PV value chain in the region.”

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Ayush Verma

Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at saurenergy.com and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for iamrenew.com.

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