Partnership to Commercialize Solar PV Inverter

Sustainable Energy Technologies, a global developer of advanced power electronics for the renewable energy industries, has entered into a Bonded Inventory Management program with Future Electronics to guarantee the supply of critical power electronics components for the production of the company’s fuel cell and solar inverters.

Calgary, Alberta – August 12, 2004 [] Future Electronics specializes in the distribution and marketing of semiconductors and passive, interconnect and electro-mechanical components. “This contract is the cornerstone of our component supply chain, securing our manufactured cost structure, and providing just in time control over the most important components of our SUNERGY 5 solar power inverter,” said Derek Howell FCIM, Director of Operations for Sustainable Energy. With the exception of the cast aluminum enclosure, virtually all of the components used in manufacturing Sustainable Energy’s power inverters are off the shelf. Sustainable Energy said this allows them to easily outsource manufacturing to contract manufacturers anywhere in the world, with component delivery handled by Future Electronics. While initial manufacturing will be done in Calgary, contract manufacturers can be sourced locally in target markets, a strategy the company said has been effectively implemented by the telecommunications industry. “The SUNERGY 5 inverter is now in the final stages of Underwriter Laboratories certification – a normal precondition to commercial sales in North America,” Howell said. “The core power electronics have already met the European CE (European Conformity) standards as an integral component of a combined heat and power fuel cell system, which received CE certification earlier this year. With this in mind we are highly confident that the SUNERGY 5 inverter will receive UL certification by the end of this quarter.”


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