ArrayPower Selects Flextronics as Manufacturing Partner
ArrayPower, a Silicon Valley-based power electronics company, announced it has selected Flextronics, a provider of electronics manufacturing services (EMS), as its global partner for the manufacturing and production of the ArrayPower Sequenced Inverter.
Designed to meet the unique needs of the commercial-scale solar market, the ArrayPower Sequenced Inverter converts the dc power produced by solar modules into grid-ready, three-phase AC power. ArrayPower supplies the Sequenced Inverter to module manufacturers, who then integrate the product during module manufacturing to enable cost reduction across the solar value chain and ease system installation with a plug-and-play ac module.
ArrayPower signed its first high-volume supply agreement with a top-10 solar module manufacturer in late 2011. As the company secures additional supply partnerships, Flextronics’ manufacturing flexibility and expertise will enable ArrayPower to provide fast, cost-optimized delivery of its Sequenced Inverters anywhere in the world.
"As demand for Sequenced Inverter-equipped ac modules increases around the world, it was vital to align with a first-class manufacturer who can expediently ramp up supply without compromising quality or cost," said Wendy Arienzo, CEO of ArrayPower. "Flextronics brings to the table a history of manufacturing excellence, and we were impressed by the company’s global reach and exemplary logistics capabilities."
The simplified design of ArrayPower Sequenced Inverters eliminates the need for failure-prone components seen in competing inverters.
"We are pleased ArrayPower selected Flextronics as its manufacturing provider," said Jeannine Sargent, President of Renewable Energy at Flextronics. "Flextronics is focused on supporting growth in the clean energy space, and ArrayPower offers a unique and transformative solar inverter design. We look forward to a mutually beneficial relationship as we work together to meet growing demand."