SynopsisNextracker and Unimacts have jointly inaugurated a dedicated manufacturing facility in Las Vegas, producing essential steel components for ground-mounted solar power generation plants. The facility aims to serve projects primarily in Nevada and the southwestern U.S. region. This collaboration reinforces Nextracker's commitment to domestic solar manufacturing and job creation, with over 100 new jobs and a forecast of 200 by 2024. It marks Nextracker's 15th facility opened or expanded with key suppliers in the U.S. since 2022, contributing to the clean energy manufacturing renaissance in the United States.ArticleIn a significant step towards boosting domestic solar manufacturing, Nextracker, a global leader in solar tracker and software solutions, and Unimacts, a provider of industrial manufacturing and supply chain solutions, have officially opened a dedicated manufacturing facility in Las Vegas. This facility, owned and operated by Unimacts, will exclusively produce critical steel components for Nextracker's ground-mount solar power generation plants, primarily catering to projects in Nevada and the southwestern United States. This marks the sixth public dedication of a new manufacturing facility by Nextracker since 2022 and the 15th facility the company has opened or expanded in collaboration with key suppliers in the U.S. during this period.The Las Vegas facility boasts expanded production capacity, currently generating more than 100 new jobs, with expectations of employing over 200 people by 2024. The plant incorporates manufacturing machinery and equipment relocated from Mexico, complemented by new equipment to bolster production capabilities.The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) reports that nearly 200 gigawatts of solar manufacturing capacity have been announced or expanded since the passing of the Inflation Reduction Act last year.Dan Shugar, Founder and CEO of Nextracker, highlighted the significance of this partnership with Unimacts, emphasizing the revival of American manufacturing jobs and the strengthening of the country's energy infrastructure. He noted that this plant would facilitate prompt shipping and the availability of American-made products, supporting their customers.Nextracker has been committed to investing in domestic solar manufacturing, with plans to expand its annual domestic solar tracker capacity to over 25 GW through new dedicated production lines in various states, including Texas, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Tennessee, and now Nevada.Matt Arnold, CEO of Unimacts, expressed enthusiasm about the partnership, acknowledging the job opportunities it creates and its role in increasing domestic solar production in the United States. The Nextracker dedicated line will support gigawatts of utility-scale projects, providing clean energy to homes and businesses across the Southwest and even as far east as Indiana and Kentucky.Jason Ellsworth, CEO of Clenera, a developer and owner of clean power projects, praised Nextracker's technology and commitment to domestic production capacity expansion, highlighting the importance of reliable clean energy.Abigail Ross Hopper, President and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), lauded the new facility as a prime example of how smart policies can bolster communities through job creation and local investments. She emphasized the ongoing clean energy manufacturing renaissance in the United States, with investments like this contributing to a future of abundant, reliable, American-made clean energy.Nextracker and Unimacts commemorated the opening of the new facility with a dedicated event in Las Vegas, coinciding with the RE+ solar industry show. Distinguished speakers at the event included Abigail Ross Hopper, Jason Ellsworth, Jennifer Cooper, David Crane, and Jon Wellinghoff, all emphasizing the importance of clean energy, economic development, and American energy independence.ConclusionThe inauguration of the Nextracker-dedicated manufacturing facility in Las Vegas marks a significant stride in domestic solar manufacturing and job creation. This partnership between Nextracker and Unimacts underscores their commitment to producing critical steel components for clean energy projects in the United States. With expanding production capacity and job opportunities, this initiative contributes to the clean energy manufacturing renaissance and reinforces the nation's path toward a sustainable, American-made clean energy future.