NEXTracker sells devices that rotate solar panels, also known as photovoltaic (PV) modules, to improve the power production of those panels.

It would seem that California-based Nextracker and Ohio-based Northern States Metals Co., known in the solar space as Solar FlexRack, have settled on their patent infringement disagreement.

What Happened?
Nextracker had filed suit in federal court on June 25, 2020 in a matter titled NEXTracker, Inc. v. Solar FlexRack and Northern States Metals Company, Case No. 1:20-cv-00849-MN (Delaware).

The lawsuit alleged that Solar FlexRack infringed on patents related to single-axis tracker design with its TDP 2.0 solar tracker.

It adds that FlexRack had refused to cease marketing and selling of its TDP 2.0 system.

What Happens Next!

Under the terms of the settlement, Solar FlexRack will pay Nextracker royalties on qualifying sales revenue of Solar FlexRack’s TDP 2.0 solar tracker and certain related products, services and components.

Other terms of the settlement were not disclosed.

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