SMA Canada’s Sunny Boy and Sunny Central solar inverters are now being assembled by Celestica at its Ontario location. Production for the commercial, residential and utility-scale inverters is taking place in Ontario in order to meet the province’s microFiT and FiT domestic content requirements. Celestica’s initial SMA product assembly includes SMA’s Sunny Boy 3000-US, 5000-US, 6000-US, 7000-US and 8000-US inverters as well as SMA’s Sunny Central 500HE model.
SMA Canada notes that Celestica will practice a flexible concept, wherein production capacity can be changed rather quickly in order to meet any changing needs of the Ontario solar market. Scott Crabtree, managing director of SMA Canada and leader of the company’s Denver-based assembly plant, will additionally supervise the company’s Canadian production.
“SMA chose to work with Celestica at its Canadian operations based on its reputation for highest-quality manufacturing and ability to rapidly scale-up with growing demand,” commented Crabtree.