Advanced Energy Industries Inc. has expanded its operations in Ontario, Canada, and created a new legal entity to provide local support to its customers in the region.
In addition, the company has formed a strategic relationship with a provider of electronics manufacturing services based in Ontario to manufacture the Solaron and PV Powered PV grid-tie inverter products in Ontario.
Initially, the new facility will provide Canadian customers with sales and customer-support services, and will ultimately include field service and application engineering resources. The regional manufacturing capability will also provide Canadian customers access to Solaron and PV Powered inverters, while meeting the requirement for local content by the Ontario government's feed-in-tariff program under the Green Energy Act.
The company expects to start shipping locally manufactured products from Canada in the fourth quarter of this year and has the capability to ramp capacity as the market expands. To further broaden local content, Advanced Energy's 1 MW and 2 MW medium-voltage integrated inverter solutions will also be manufactured in Ontario through a separate local collaboration.
SOURCE: Advanced Energy