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On Thinking About Solar Trackers and O&M

In my new role here at NEXTracker as VP of Asset Management, I’ve been learning a lot about how we do operations and maintenance – more specifically, how our customers handle their O&M practice with regard to our tracker.  No doubt, single-axis trackers (SATs) have become increasingly popular because of the higher energy yield they […]

White Paper: Tracking Your Solar Investment

Best Practices for Solar Tracker O&M With billions of dollars invested and gigawatts of solar installed every month, savvy investors and owners understand that to maximize financial returns and optimize solar power plant performance, a well-thought-out plan for a complete operations and maintenance (O&M) program must be baked into the economics of any project before […]

NEXTracker to Expand Manufacturing in India

  Association with new Indian steel manufacturer reduces shipment time by up to 50 percent to support India’s National Solar Mission FREMONT, Cali. and NEW DELHI – March 16, 2017 — NEXTracker™, a Flex company, announced today it will be manufacturing additional structural components of its solar tracking systems locally in India. By augmenting its supply partners to […]

Getting Excited About Solar: High Schoolers Visit NEXTracker

NEXTracker recently hosted a group of high school students at our Fremont headquarters as part of our NX Solar Education Excellence (SEE) program. Inspired by the visit and filled with a new-found passion for solar, student Qing Huang of Irvington High School wrote the following blog post. Why’d the solar panel cross the street? To […]

Our Greatest Solar Resource Isn’t the Sun

The time is now for the solar industry in many ways. Renewable energy, and solar in particular, continues to displace fossil fuels as the clean, most economical energy source of the future. Growth in the industry does not show any signs of slowing down. Driven by utility scale solar installations, the U.S. installed over 14 […]

India’s solar market excites world

  The year 2016 has been India’s best year for renewable energy development. With new solar capacity additions estimated at 5.6 GW, India is st to become the world’s fourth largest solar market after US, China and Japan, writes Dan Shugar.  This is an exciting time for solar energy in India. the market is poised […]

SEIA Welcomes NEXTracker to its Board of Directors

      Jan. 24, 2017 WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the national trade association of the U.S. solar energy industry, announced today that NEXTracker, a leading single-axis tracker supplier worldwide, has joined SEIA’s board of directors.  “NEXTracker is a globally recognized company with a strong track record of success and we’re […]

NEXTracker Heeds India’s Need to Expand Solar Workforce

With Indian Prime Minister Modi’s aggressive clean energy target of 100 GW of installed solar capacity by 2022, EPCs are seeking a trained workforce. To wit, the market for clean energy jobs in India is exploding – as of 2015, grid-connected solar and wind energy created nearly 70,000 full-time jobs[1], and it continues to skyrocket. […]

Happy Holidays from NEXTracker Around the World

  In 2016, NEXTracker rose to the #1 solar tracking company worldwide. And we did not do this alone. This year, we asked our global offices to send personal “selfie” videos to personally thank you, our customers, suppliers, contractors, and all our staff for making it brilliant year in our history.

MIREC Week 2017 – May 8-12 – Booth 20

Mexico’s largest clean energy marketplace is set to return in 2017, with MIREC WEEK taking place from 8-12 May in Mexico City. After two successful rounds of electricity auctions, a commercial and industrial (C&I) market rapidly moving towards clean energy certificates (CELs) and a potentially exciting residential sector, Mexico’s clean energy future looks brighter than […]

World Future Energy Summit (WFES) – Jan. 16-19 – Booth 7210

Join in celebrating 10 years of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week at WFES 2017! Visit the NEXTracker team in Hall 7 at stand 7210 January 18, 2017 10am – 12pm: Exclusive lunch briefing with NEXTracker CEO, Dan Shugar during WFES 2017. Information and registration here.         Mr. Shugar will present on:  Single axis tracking for […]

GTM Webinar: Advancing Utility Scale Solar to 1500V and Beyond

Held: 12/01/16 “Advancing Utility Scale Solar to 1500V and Beyond” with Dan Shugar of NEXTracker and Stephen Jones of Blattner Energy.  We were excited to receive so many thoughtful questions during the session, click here to read NEXTracker’s answers to these questions.  Speakers: Dan Shugar, Founder & CEO, NEXTracker Stephen Jones, Director of Solar Operations, […]

Q & A – GTM Webinar: Advancing Utility Scale Solar to 1500V and Beyond

To watch the webinar, click here.  To download the webinar slides directly, please click here.  We were excited to receive so many thoughtful questions during the webinar session, see below for answers from the NEXTracker team. Q: When designing 1500V DC systems, does the number of modules per inverter change? A: Since 1500V inverters tend to […]

Cleaning Mode for Easier O&M by NEXTracker

This brief “cleaning mode” video tells all. At the heart of our NX Horizon solar tracker design is both the plant operator and their need for easier site operations and maintenance; and solar developers who aims to keep costs low and the site operating with the highest reliability. For our EPC and developer customers, our […]

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