API, Sustainable Energy sign inverter supply deal for Ontario solar-tracker installations

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Alternate Power International, in conjunction with Sustainable Energy Technologies, has announced a partnership between the two companies that will see API bundle Sunergy inverters with its Sun-Spy SST-10 solar tracker for the micro-FIT and FIT markets. Taking into account API’s forecasted 2011 demand, Sustainable Energy will produce up to 5MW of Sunergy inverters and offer its technical support in order for API to achieve the most advantageous tracker performance.

“We are excited about our relationship with Alternate Power. Every indication is that their Sun-Spy product has the ability to capture a sizable share of the micro-FIT and FIT solar tracker market. The tracker market has become increasingly popular with Ontario land owners for the much higher yields obtained by following the sun through the day. We expect this application to be a strong market for the Sunergy products in 2011 especially for smaller micro-FIT projects in agricultural settings where the projects are more easily financed and maintained by the project owners,” said Michael Carten, CEO of Sustainable Energy.

API is currently developing a project portfolio that will consist of rooftop projects that use the Sunergy inverter to complement the installations it has already completed of its Sun-Spy SST-10 trackers. The first installation that combined API’s trackers with the Sunergy inverter was a 30kW installation in Barrie, Ontario on a long-term care facility, which also happened to be the first FIT project contracted in Barrie.

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