Xantrex Signs Supply Agreement with SunPower for Solar Inverters

October 22, 2006 by Jeff Shepard

Xantrex Technology Inc. has signed a supply agreement with SunPower Corp. for solar residential grid tie inverters. The first Xantrex inverters under this agreement were shipped in August 2006. SunPower will provide packaged solar energy solutions for the residential market throughout North America.

"SunPower's selection of Xantrex as its inverter supplier is a reflection of the value and performance of Xantrex products, and it reinforces our position as a leader in the solar market," said Xantrex Chairman, Mossadiq Umedaly.

The Xantrex inverters will be marketed under the SunPower brand and are based on Xantrex's GT Series of residential solar grid tie inverters. Xantrex GT Series inverters efficiently convert dc power from solar panels into ac power for sale to the electricity grid. SunPower's line of inverters now include the SPR-3300x, SPR-3300x (208 Vac) and SPR-4000x models supplied by Xantrex.

Xantrex CEO John Wallace adds, "We are pleased to be partnered with SunPower to provide leading edge inverter technology to compliment SunPower's industry leading solar panels. The Xantrex GT Series is a popular choice for system integrators, OEMs, installers and end users worldwide because of its value, reliability, efficiency, high power density and ease of installation."

"SunPower is an industry leader in integrated solar electric systems using advanced photovoltaic products. The inclusion of the new products enhances our existing systems offering and we are proud to partner with Xantrex as we continue to meet the growing demand for solar renewable power systems in the residential market," said Tom Werner, SunPower CEO.