OMCO Solar was launched in 2007 as the Renewable Division of OMCO Holdings. OMCO developed the first American steel fabrication and assembly facility specific to the utility-scale solar market. As a major manufacturer, OMCO has been driving innovations for solar structures and construction for over 13 years. OMCO Solar is your one-source partner with total end-to-end manufacturing capabilities. We are changing the speed and cost of solar construction.
OMCO has the experience and capabilities to help projects throughout the solar industry. OMCO has over 64 years of solid financial performance as a steel fabricator (founded in 1955) with the experience to ensure continuous steel availability at exceptional pricing, even in times of economic uncertainty. The national manufacturing footprint (four plants, all ISO 9001 Qualified) with nearly 500,000 square feet of manufacturing space have produced over 8 GW of utility-scale solar mounting systems. This ability to complete manufacturing in-house allows OMCO Solar to provide more competitive freight costs and faster lead times. It also allows production to work together with our in-house engineering team to make changes and work on design of our product together.
OMCO Solar has two fixed-tilt solutions, the Field-Fast Slide & Stay Mounting and the CHOICE Direct-Bolt Mounting System. These products benefit from a nationwide manufacturing footprint and OMCO Solar’s steel procurement expertise. The Field-Fast system is designed to reduce installation time and increase safety by incorporating premium features as well as preassembled components which allow you to install the modules/racking with no overhead lifting equipment.
The installation process is simplified by adapting to uneven terrain, utilizing slotted connection points (for field adjustments), and can accommodate any framed module. The Field-Fast racking system is designed for a variety of regions throughout the United States but it is extremely well-suited for high snow load projects. This racking system can keep material costs down in these site conditions while maintaining the installation speed.
The CHOICE system is a racking structure specifically designed for large Utility-Scale projects and provides the added benefit of reducing total material needed which lowers freight costs. The premium direct bolt features of this system accelerate build-time, safeguard correct field construction, and reduces bill of material items.
Origin Factory-Direct Tracker
OMCO has recently launched its newest product offering the OMCO Origin Factory-Direct Tracker in late 2019. This single-axis tracker can span up to 120 modules per row, has multiple preassembled components, proven auxiliary features (drive, motor, dampers, and controller), all with the added benefits of all structural components manufactured in the US by OMCO. Origin also has a universal module mount which allows it to use any module with frame heights between 25 mm to 50 mm and widths up to 1.3 meters.
The OMCO Origin Factory-Direct Trackers can use up to 5% less land per MW because we utilize a 2 foot gap only over the center post instead of multiple gaps over other posts. The OMCO Origin bearing design also allows for post realignment in multiple directions to help keep the installation speed up and reduce the need for additional posts. We are also able to accommodate bifacial modules with our Origin Tracker. This module mount design is optimized for bifacial modules and will allow for greater irradiance to be captured from the underside of the module.