US based utility scale solar trackers provider Nextracker LLC & electrical, safety and infrastructure solutions provider Atkore have announced a new manufacturing line dedicated to producing steel tracker components for use in utility-scale solar power plants. Atkore has expanded and reconfigured its Phoenix in Arizona facility with new capacity dedicated to Nextracker products.Through the partnership, Nextracker has a dedicated supply of critical materials in the strategic solar market of the Southwestern US and is well-positioned to support to key customers. Initial production from the expanded facility will support Arizona Public Service Co’s 150 MW Agave solar projects. Nextracker will also be working on with other Arizona-based companies including McCarthy Building Companies and First Solar.”This development follows Nextracker’s April announcement with JM Steel opening a steel fabrication facility in Sinton in Texas, and demonstrates Nextracker’s commitment to building a more resilient supply chain to support the growing solar power market in US with domestic steel raw material and fabrication.Nextracker provides intelligent solar tracker solutions for utility-scale and distributed generation projects to transform PV plant performance. Solar industry veteran Dan Shugar and his team founded Nextracker because no solar trackers met their requirements. So they redesigned, engineered and built an innovative system from the ground up.