MECASOLAR to produce solar trackers at new US production plant – July 8, 2009
MECASOLAR will open a new production plant in San Francisco(California), which will start producing at full capacity, 1- and2-axis solar trackers and fixed structures in the first quarter of 2010.
This initiative reflects the interest of MECASOLAR and the OPDE Group — of which they form part of — in the US. market. In fact, the company already has a sales office in San Francisco.
Its commitment to the US market will become definite with the participation of MECASOLAR (Hall1. Stand 9753) at the Intersolar North America to be held from July14-16 in San Francisco.
At this exhibition, they will present both their 2-axis solar trackers, and their two new products developed, designed, and manufactured by the company, i.e., their new FixedStructures, designed for ground-level installations and large solar photovoltaic plants, and their new 1-Axis Azimuth Seasonal Trackers.
With this expansion to its product range, MECASOLAR responds to the needs of the photovoltaic market for installations at ground level: from the2-axis solar trackers – which they have been manufacturing since 2004– to fixed trackers and 1-axis solar trackers which they are launching at present.
The three ranges of products will be manufactured and assembled by the production plants in Spain (Navarra and Badajoz)and Greece (Thessaloniki); as well as the production plants scheduled to be started up in Italy and the U.S. at the end of 2009.
According to the company, with the new products, MECASOLAR expects to reach a production capacity for fixed structures and trackers (1 and 2 axes) by2010 of 200 MW / year. The launch of the two new products will further strengthen its leadership in the 2-axis global photovoltaic market, with more than 140 MW manufactured in the year 2008 and 180MWaccumulated to date.
The distribution of both the fixed structure and the 1-Axis Seasonal Azimuth tracker will be performed exclusively by PROINSO, an engineering and distribution company that was already conducting the distribution of 2-axis MECASOLAR trackers and also is a leader in the TRINA and REC distribution modules, as well as an international partner of SMA in the supply of large photovoltaic plants.