SolarEdge signs manufacturing partnership agreement with Flextronics – March 3, 2010
SolarEdge Technologies, an innovative solar power harvesting provider, and Flextronics, a leading global EMS provider, announced thatSolarEdge has selected Flextronics as its global manufacturing partner for high-volume production of SolarEdge’s distributed PV power harvesting and monitoring systems.
The announcement came after six months of close collaboration between the two companies on preparing dedicated production lines located at Flextronics’ factory for the mass production of SolarEdge systems at exceptional quality. Production has commenced during the previous quarter and is expected to reach an annual capacity of 200MW.
“As SolarEdge continues to rapidly scale to meet growing market demand, we are focused on forging first-rate partnerships that will support our promise of reliability and excellence to our customers,” said Guy Sella, chairman, CEO, and co-founder, SolarEdge. “Flextronics has an impressive global reach and a successful track record of quality manufacturing services for the solar industry. This partnership will help us more quickly answer customer needs for an effective solution to improve the performance of solar energy systems through panel optimized yield and monitoring.”
“Weare very excited to join forces with an innovative company likeSolarEdge that leads the way into affordable solar energy production at grid parity,” said E.C. Sykes, president, Flextronics’ IndustrialMarket Segment. “We are all set to deliver a quality product at mass volumes. Flextronics is prepared to leverage its global resources including production and logistics facilities in Mexico, Hungary andChina to support SolarEdge’s strategic future growth.”
SolarEdgeprovides holistic photovoltaic power harvesting and monitoring technology to maximize the energy output and cost efficiency of solar PV units. The company works with industry-leading partners such as BPSolar, Schott Solar, GE, Gehrlicher Solar, Isofoton, HaWiEnergitechnik, and many others to embed its technology into photovoltaic panels to increase their power output by up to 25 percent and provide superior monitoring and control, without increasing costs.
FlextronicsSolar Division provides core competencies in design, manufacturing, assembly, testing, and after-market services. These include expertise in markets such as semiconductor capital equipment, energy, and electro-mechanical equipment, PV component assembly, and balance of system (BOS) products. Flextronics solar partners benefit from its extensive global operations footprint, scalable regional manufacturing, and logistics solutions, and operational excellence leveraging Lean SixSigma and Flextronics best practices.