January 27 (SeeNews) - NEXTracker Inc on Tuesday said it has started manufacturing solar trackers in Mexico.
The California-based company is using the manufacturing presence in Mexico of its new owner, electronics production services provider Flextronics (NASDAQ:FLEX), to offer a "made in Mexico" tracker for utility-scale projects. The Flex plant in Guadalajara makes NEXTracker's self-powered controller, while additional components are supplied by local partners.
NEXTracker's first project in Mexico was the 16-MW Los Santos solar power plant. It announced the shipment of the trackers for that project in March 2015. The company also said that its added manufacturing capacity in Mexico has recently allowed customer DEPCOM Power to deploy US projects in record time.
In November, NEXTracker said it would make use of Flex's manufacturing base in Brazil to produce solar trackers locally.