Shipments of single axis solar trackers in North America increase by 135% in 2015

The PVTECH website recently published an article about the rapid growth in shipment of single axis trackers for for utility scale solar PV installation. These trackers can increase the solar output from solar panels by 30%. This rapid growth is being spurred in part by US government ITC (investment tax credit). Anti-government types will instantly conclude that the growth in solar tracker shipments is a pure liberal boondoggle, but the hope of the ‘government can sometimes do good types’ is that increasing competition in a profitable market will drive down tracker costs in the same was that fixed tilt system costs have been driven down dramatically in recent years.