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.
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.