Alpha Technologies Acquires NavSemi Energy Expands Global Footprint

November 06, 2013 by Jeff Shepard

Alpha Technologies, Inc. today announced that it has acquired NavSemi Energy Pte. Ltd., a designer and manufacturer of products that extract superior system efficacy from PV/solar systems by maximizing the energy harvesting capabilities of individual solar panels. Bangalore, India-based NavSemi Energy is known for product designs for off-grid and grid-interactive energy applications. The company's core technologies are derived from that region's growing demand for more electricity and subsequent need for more efficient systems. NavSemi's customer base in India expands Alpha's reach into one of the world's fastest growing and most progressive PV markets and complements Alpha's renewable energy brand, OutBack Power, another company in The Alpha Group.

“Alpha has worked with NavSemi Energy for several years, and during that time we’ve collaborated well together,” said Drew Zogby, Alpha president. “NavSemi’s products and philosophy reflect our approach. Together, we expect to expand our market reach into regions such as India, where our joint technologies can have a real impact.”

“Renewable energy systems in India and other expanding markets demand rugged, reliable and cost-effective technology,” said Babu Jain, managing director and founder of NavSemi Energy. “We’ve long been impressed by Alpha and OutBack’s ability to meet and exceed the PV needs of challenging environments. Working more closely with Alpha, NavSemi Energy can help bring the benefits of renewably generated electricity delivered with greater reliability at lower costs, to meet the need of installers and users everywhere.”

NavSemi was founded in 2008 to develop power electronic solutions for the more efficient transfer of energy from solar power sources, and to provide first-in-kind solutions for expanding solar capabilities. The company’s Solar Management Unit is an example: a product that retrofits a UPS system with PV and solar power, making it possible for anyone who has already made such a system investment to upgrade into a renewable energy system. In other power conversion categories, NavSemi’s charge controllers and bi-directional inverters offer a wide range of communications options and capabilities. Customers count on NavSemi technology to power applications including telecommunications base stations, agricultural and irrigation systems, and back-up power for commercial and residential applications.