Bringing US Jobs Back: Nextracker Launches Nevada Facility
- Nextracker Inc and Unimacts launch dedicated manufacturing line in Las Vegas to produce steel components for US solar tracker projects, supporting gigawatts of utility-scale projects annually with potential to reach projects in Indiana and Kentucky. Plant to operate with 100 staff, potential to double by 2024.
Nextracker Inc and Unimacts have launched a dedicated manufacturing line in Las Vegas, Nevada, to produce steel components for the solar tracker maker's projects in the US. The facility is owned and operated by Unimacts and will support "gigawatts of utility-scale projects annually", with the potential to reach projects as far east as Indiana and Kentucky. The plant will operate with a staff of 100, with a potential to double by 2024. This is in addition to Nextracker's existing production lines in Texas, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Tennessee. Last month, the company opened a US manufacturing line in Fremont, California to produce the Nextracker self-powered controller.
What US Solar Projects Will Nextracker & Unimacts' Las Vegas Plant Support?
- The new Las Vegas plant will produce steel components for Nextracker’s solar tracker projects in the US.
- The plant has the capability of reaching projects as far east as Indiana and Kentucky.
- The staff includes 100 workers, with a potential to double its employee numbers by 2024.
- Nextracker has existing production lines in Texas, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Tennessee and California.
- The Las Vegas plant is owned and operated by Unimacts.
- The solar tracker projects supported by the plant are expected to produce gigawatts of energy annually.
- The plant will produce the Nextracker self-powered controller, a device that powers solar trackers without the need for an external power source.
- The plant is expected to be a major supplier of solar trackers in the US.