Flextronics International Ltd. said it has been selected to manufacture self-powered tracker controllers for NEXTracker Inc., a producer of horizontal tracking equipment used for solar projects, efficient power conversion (EPC) facilities and other energy systems.
NEXTracker’s products are used in clean technology programs across several continents and the company operates offices in Asia, Europe and South America. The company said its products help companies “maximize solar project returns.” By signing Flextronics as its main contract manufacturer the company hopes to improve efficiencies as it moves to increase volume production, according to CEO Dan Shugar.
“Flextronics is the ideal partner to accelerate volume manufacturing of our game-changing SPT product," Shugar said in a statement. "We have been working closely with Flextronics over the last six months to support our expansion, initially at Milpitas, and later other locations near customers around the world. This partnership affords NEXTracker greater access to rapid and robust scalability, allowing us to meet the tremendously fast-growing demand for our SPT units."
Flextronics said it expects to make the NEXTracker products mainly in North America. Production will take place at facilities in California and Guadalajara, Mexico, because of proximity to customers and for easier deployment.
"NEXTracker's transformational trackers are being deployed by leading solar companies worldwide; we're delighted to play a key role in supporting NEXTracker's delivery to key projects around the world,” said Scott Graybeal, Flextronics’ head of energy products. “Flextronics' Milpitas, California and Guadalajara, Mexico production facilities are well-equipped to service this large and growing demand."