GameChange Solar to Expand US Tracker Manufacturing by 11 GW  

The company has over 30 manufacturing locations across 16 states

February 23, 2024


Solar tracking solutions supplier GameChange Solar (GCS) is expanding its annual tracker manufacturing capacity in the U.S. from 24 GW to 35 GW.

This increase in domestic manufacturing capacity allows GCS to incorporate over 85% domestic content in its ‘Genius Trackers.’

The company said it can now deliver solar tracker systems that contain 70% of domestic content with the potential to increase the percentage to over 85%.

This was enabled by a network of over 30 manufacturing locations across 16 states to help ensure its customers qualified for domestic content requirements under the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA).

“GameChange has been a leader in U.S. domestic manufacturing of solar tracker systems for years. We are proud to be growing our contribution to the increase in U.S. solar manufacturing, helping to create clean energy jobs, and contributing to the global energy transition,” said Derick Botha, chief commercial officer at GCS.

For the last eight years, the company has maintained domestic production capacity in the U.S. through the production of tracker parts, such as torque tubes, posts, controllers, module mounting equipment such as purlins and SpeedClamps, bearings, stamped parts, and other essential solar tracker components.

In November 2023, the company opened a facility in Brazil with a capacity to produce 2.5 GW of solar trackers with an option to expand to meet additional demand. In addition to serving the local market, the factory will be able to supply trackers to other Latin American countries.

The U.S. renewable energy sector’s annual investments are projected to reach $114 billion by 2031, propelled by the IRA, which was heralded as a game-changer for original equipment manufacturers.

The deployment of solar energy in the U.S. is expected to reach 1,090 GW by 2050, contributing to up to 85% of the total power generation along with wind, according to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Solar deployment is expected to see an increase of ten times the current level.