FREMONT, CA, June 29, 2015 – NEXTracker™, designer and manufacturer of the world’s most advanced single-axis PV trackers, and Blattner Energy, a diversified power generation contractor, today announced a signed supply agreement totaling over 1.0 gigawatt (GW) of NEXTracker solar trackers to be deployed in projects throughout North America over the next two years.
“We’re very impressed with NEXTracker’s technology not only for the construction process but more importantly the operational life of the plant,” said Stephen Jones, Director of Solar, Blattner Energy. “NEXTracker is a proven and respected supplier in the market today. We look forward to employing their technology on our projects.”
“We’re thrilled to be supplying our technology to Blattner, one of the most distinguished installers of renewable power generation systems in North America,” noted NEXTracker CEO Dan Shugar. “Deploying NEXTracker generates more energy and reduces installation time with a repeatable, self-powered system design that is flexible to varying site conditions. Those features, combined with lower operational costs, maximize financial returns to our project stakeholders.”
Global demand for solar trackers is expanding rapidly. NEXTracker’s advanced features reduce overall layout constraints, the number of foundations and use of steel, wear and tear on drive components, and simplify wiring requirements. Certified to stringent UL2703 requirements, NEXTracker’s system eliminates separate grounding materials and associated installation costs.
About NEXTracker, Inc.
NEXTracker (nextracker.com), designer and manufacturer of the world’s most advanced single-axis PV trackers, offers a significant breakthrough in horizontal tracking, with lower costs, better performance and more flexibility for solar power plants of all sizes. These benefits increase solar project profits for developers, EPCs and system owners. Leveraging world-class design and installation expertise, NEXTracker has delivered trackers for dozens of projects, across five continents. Headquartered in Fremont, California, NEXTracker is one of the fastest growing clean technology companies.
About Blattner Energy, Inc.
For more than a century, the Blattner Family of Companies has delivered collaborative construction solutions to industry leaders across the United States and Canada. Today, Blattner Energy is a diversified power generation contractor and the leading installer of wind energy in North America with more than 25,000 megawatts installed. Blattner provides complete engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for wind, solar, high voltage transmission and substation projects. For more information, visit www.BlattnerEnergy.com.