Microinverter firm, SPARQ, headquartered in Kingston, Ontario is to have its new microinverters and communications hubs for PV systems manufactured by Sanmina-SCI at its Ottawa facility, which is certified for Ontario's Feed-in Tariff (FIT) program, and at Sanmina-SCI's worldwide regional facilities for global distribution.
“Sanmina-SCI's core strengths include a focus on alternative energy technologies,” said Praveen Jain, president and chief executive officer of SPARQ Systems. “They have the expertise, the infrastructure and the track record to meet all of our product needs as we move into full-scale production. And Sanmina-SCI's multi-continental manufacturing presence is well suited for SPARQ in producing the microinverters to meet local content requirements globally.
A spin-off company from Queen's University, Canada SPARQ claims that it has developed an efficient and low-cost microinverter solution that produces more AC power from PV panels for longer periods under lower light and partial shadowing conditions, while providing up to 25 years of performance.