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SMTC, Enecsys, to build solar micro inverters

SMTC Corp. and Enecsys Ltd. are partnering to produce Enecsys micro inverters for the Canadian solar market at SMTC's Markham, Ont. facility.


December 6, 2011
by PLANT STAFF

TORONTO: SMTC Corp. and Enecsys Ltd. are partnering to produce Enecsys micro inverters for the Canadian solar market at SMTC’s Markham, Ont. facility.

Joining with SMTC, a global electronics manufacturing services provider based in Delaware, allows Cambridge, UK-based Enecsys, a supplier of micro inverter products, to meet the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) Feed-in Tariff (FIT) domestic content requirement for renewable energy projects.

SMTC’s 100,000 square-foot plant manufactures low to medium volumes for OEMs in the US and Canada.
Enecsys’ micro inverters convert and control DC power generated by each solar module within a photovoltaic array installed on the roofs of residences and businesses into AC power for the electricity grid.

Because the inverters are connected in a parallel system, the company says they maximize the energy harvest from each module, increasing the energy collection from 5% to 20% over string inverters connected in a series.