Spain-based Mecasolar, part of the OPDE Group, plans to open a new production plant in San Francisco. The factory will begin producing Mecasolar's one- and two-axis solar trackers and fixed structures at full capacity in the first quarter of 2010.
The company expects to reach a production capacity for fixed structures and trackers of 200 MW by 2010. Mecasolar's fixed structures include one model for shallow-ground footing, which is designed in combinations of one, two and three rows of modules, and another model using foundation bolts.
Both models are hot dip galvanized structures, enabling Mecasolar to provide a full guarantee for the structures of up to 10 years, the company adds. They are also compliant with the UNE-ENV 1991 Eurocode standard and resist winds of 150 kmh.