California-based NEXTracker, a Flex company, has expanded its manufacturing presence in Mexico to meet the growing demand for the company’s NX Horizon solar trackers. Leveraging Flex’s manufacturing plant in Mexico and several component supply partners, NEXTracker says it is well positioned to provide a “Made in Mexico” tracker for utility-scale projects.
“NEXTracker is thrilled to be supporting customers and their projects in Mexico by manufacturing and installing hundreds of megawatts of solar trackers locally,” comments NEXTracker CEO Dan Shugar. “Our trackers are particularly well suited to Mexico; NX Horizon is optimized for integration into the growing number of utility-scale projects being deployed. Our relationship with Mexican-based manufacturing enables us to secure high-quality components, reduce material lead times and accelerate project completion.”
NEXTracker’s first project in Mexico, with Buenavista Renewables, was the 16 MW Los Santos solar power plant. The manufacturer says it is seeing the benefits of a fortified supply chain extend throughout North America, as evidenced by DEPCOM Power’s recent projects using its NX Horizon trackers.
The Flex plant in Guadalajara, Mexico, manufactures NEXTracker’s self-powered controller. Additional components are supplied by partners in Coahuila and Tijuana. All facilities are ISO 9001 certified.