NEXTracker Selects Flextronics for Volume Production of Transformational Solar Self Powered Tracker (SPT) Controllers

PR Newswire
May 12, 2015

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 12, 2015 /​PRNewswire/​ — Flex­tron­ics, (NASDAQ: FLEX), one of the world’s lead­ing inte­grated sup­ply chain solu­tions com­pa­nies, has been selected by NEX­Tracker for high vol­ume man­u­fac­tur­ing of its inno­v­a­tive Self-​​Powered Tracker (SPT) con­trollers.  Through this part­ner­ship, Flex­tron­ics will man­u­fac­ture the SPT con­trol units at its advanced Mil­pi­tas pro­duc­tion facil­ity in the heart of Sil­i­con Val­ley.  Flex­tron­ics’ exten­sive man­u­fac­tur­ing exper­tise, cou­pled with adher­ence to strin­gent, indus­try spe­cific qual­ity stan­dards, will enable NEX­Tracker to exe­cute a rapid com­mer­cial roll­out of SPT.

Flex­tron­ics is proud to be NEXTracker’s man­u­fac­tur­ing part­ner, help­ing them to deliver inno­v­a­tive track­ing tech­nol­ogy to their fast-​​growing cus­tomer base,” said Scott Gray­beal, senior vice pres­i­dent, Energy at Flex­tron­ics.  “NEXTracker’s trans­for­ma­tional track­ers are being deployed by lead­ing solar com­pa­nies world­wide; we’re delighted to play a key role in sup­port­ing NEXTracker’s deliv­ery to key projects around the world.  Flex­tron­ics’ Mil­pi­tas, Cal­i­for­nia and Guadala­jara, Mex­ico pro­duc­tion facil­i­ties are well-​​equipped to ser­vice this large and grow­ing demand.”

Thanks to their best-​​in-​​class fab­ri­ca­tion, test­ing and qual­ity assur­ance capa­bil­i­ties, Flex­tron­ics is the ideal part­ner to accel­er­ate vol­ume man­u­fac­tur­ing of our game-​​changing SPT prod­uct,” said NEX­Tracker CEO Dan Shugar.  “We have been work­ing closely with Flex­tron­ics over the last six months to sup­port our expan­sion, ini­tially at Mil­pi­tas, and later other loca­tions near cus­tomers around the world.  This part­ner­ship affords NEX­Tracker greater access to rapid and robust scal­a­bil­ity, allow­ing us to meet the tremen­dously fast-​​growing demand for our SPT units.”

NEXTracker’s tech­nol­ogy is proven to be a cost-​​effective solu­tion to max­i­mize solar project returns. Advanced fea­tures address and over­come lay­out con­straints, sig­nif­i­cantly reduce the num­ber of foun­da­tions and steel, elim­i­nate stress on the drive com­po­nents by align­ing mod­ules with the axis of rota­tion and sim­plify AC wiring requirements.

About NEX­Tracker, Inc.
NEX­Tracker (www​.NEX​Tracker​.com) offers a sig­nif­i­cant break­through in hor­i­zon­tal track­ing tech­nol­ogy, with lower costs, bet­ter per­for­mance and more flex­i­bil­ity for solar power plants. These ben­e­fits increase solar project prof­its for devel­op­ers, EPCs and sys­tem own­ers. Lever­ag­ing world-​​class design and instal­la­tion exper­tise, NEX­Tracker has deliv­ered track­ers for dozens of projects across three con­ti­nents. The com­pany is head­quar­tered in Cal­i­for­nia with offices in Asia, Europe and South Amer­ica.

About Flex­tron­ics
Flex­tron­ics is a lead­ing end-​​to-​​end sup­ply chain solu­tions com­pany that deliv­ers inno­v­a­tive design, engi­neer­ing, man­u­fac­tur­ing and logis­tics ser­vices to a range of indus­tries and end-​​markets, includ­ing data net­work­ing, tele­com, enter­prise com­put­ing and stor­age, indus­trial, cap­i­tal equip­ment, appli­ances, automa­tion, med­ical, auto­mo­tive, aero­space and defense, energy, mobile, com­put­ing and other elec­tronic prod­uct cat­e­gories. Flex­tron­ics is an indus­try leader with $26 bil­lion in sales, gen­er­ated from help­ing cus­tomers design, build, ship, and ser­vice their prod­ucts through an unpar­al­leled net­work of facil­i­ties and inno­va­tion cen­ters in approx­i­mately 30 coun­tries and across four con­ti­nents. Flex­tron­ics ser­vice offer­ings and ver­ti­cally inte­grated com­po­nent tech­nolo­gies opti­mize cus­tomer sup­ply chains by low­er­ing costs, reduc­ing sup­ply chain risk, increas­ing flex­i­bil­ity, and reduc­ing time-​​to-​​market. For more infor­ma­tion, visit www​.flex​tron​ics​.com or fol­low us on Twit­ter @Flextronics.