Written by: Leonard Parker | Solar News | 01st July
OMCO Solar has had a big year, shipping 1 GW of its factory-direct products over the past year in projects ranging from farms and schools to municipalities and utilities. Including 8 GW of contract manufacturing solar products, OMCO Solar now has delivered over 9 GW to the market.
“With more than 12 years as a contract manufacturer of racking, and our long history of steel manufacturing, we knew we had the expertise, capacity and scalability to enter the direct-sell market, offering our own products,” Gary Schuster, president and CEO of OMCO Holdings said. “Even with the challenges of 2020, we were pleased to see our footprint grow, and are thankful to our partners for their role in helping us keep the momentum going.”
To keep the momentum going, OMCO Solar increased its yearly manufacturing capacity to more than 3 GW with a nationwide footprint and can now directly ship product from four strategic U.S. locations. In addition, Black & Veatch Management Consulting LLC just completed an independent bankability study for the ORIGIN Single-Axis Tracker, assessing the product’s design, performance, reliability, manufacturing & installation and operations & maintenance.
OMCO Solar’s growth will also be featured in Wood Mackenzie’s Global PV Tracker Market Update. “As demand for solar energy increases, OMCO Solar’s growth indicates it will remain a strong player in the PV tracker market,” said Sagar Chopra, P.E., research analyst, power & renewables at Wood Mackenzie.
The projects are getting bigger, too. In Florida, OMCO Solar is working with Moss Solar to complete six utility-scale projects totaling more than 600 MW. Once completed, this will be the largest fixed-tilt portfolio in the company’s history, and one of the largest in the U.S.
“Our experience working with OMCO Solar and installing its solutions gives us confidence that we’ll continue to benefit from a strong relationship as these projects are commissioned and energized,” Edwin Perkins, president of Moss Solar, said. “OMCO Solar products are easy to assemble and install, and are backed by a strong customer support team.”