US’s market leader in utility scale solar trackers Nextracker and Pittsburgh based steel fabricator BCI Steel have announced the reopening of the historic Bethlehem Steel manufacturing factory in nearby Leetsdale to produce solar tracker equipment for large-scale solar power plants. The steel processing plant will incorporate BCI Steel's new and reshored equipment shipped to the US from factories in Malaysia and Brazil. The newly reopened Pittsburgh factory is ideally situated with proximity to river and rail transport in a location steeped in manufacturing history. The factory lies on the same grounds where steel fabricators built materials for tank landing ships during WWII. Solar tracker products produced at the factory will serve rapidly growing solar markets in Pennsylvania, Indiana, New York and Ohio.United States Steel Corporation’s SVP & CCO Mr Ken Jaycox said “US Steel is pleased to supply steel that is mined, melted and made in America for Nextracker's advanced solar tracker systems. We applaud Nextracker's expansion of manufacturing in Pittsburgh and other locations in the US. Providing industry leading products for our customers utilizing advanced technology and fully optimized facilities is key to US Steel's Best for All strategy.”This is the third solar tracker fabrication line Nextracker has commissioned with a steel manufacturing partner in 2022 as part of its commitment to rebuilding America's steel and solar supply chains. With additional capacity in Pittsburgh, Nextracker is building out 10 GW of Made in America manufacturing capacity, enough to power 7.5 million homes. Earlier this year, Nextracker opened a green steel tracker production line in Texas with JM Steel and another dedicated steel production line in Arizona with Atkore. Under this reshoring initiative, Nextracker has already procured over 100,000 tonnes of US made steel so far this year, enough for approximately 5 GW of solar trackers. Nextracker is the leading provider of intelligent, integrated solar tracker and software solutions used in utility-scale and ground-mounted distributed generation solar projects around the world. Its products enable solar panels in utility-scale power plants to follow the sun's movement across the sky and optimize plant performance. With over 50 GW shipped worldwide, Nextracker leads the solar industry with solar tracker technologies that optimize and increase energy production while reducing costs for significant plant ROI.