One year after National Semiconductor and QC Solar formed a strategic partnership, the two companies have newly signed a sales agreement for National’s SolarMagic technology into QC Solar’s SmartTrack product line, including intelligent junction boxes.
“We created our SolarMagic suite of products to provide solar array owners with an affordable means to increase the power output of their already costly installations,” said Mike Polacek, Senior Vice President, National Semiconductor. “Through our agreement with QC Solar, we will continue to honor this commitment and further drive down the price of harnessing energy from the sun.”
In the companies’ initial agreement, QC Solar created an intelligent junction box, which, when applied to National’s maximum power point tracking (MPPT) technology, is said to increase the energy harvested. The new sales agreement will see QC Solar manufacture and market two different junction boxes for the SmartTrack line. One box will feature integrated MPPT IC and diode pass protection while the other will offer independent MMPT IC.