Xantrex Technology Inc., a Vancouver, British Columbia-headquartered manufacturer of renewable energy products, has been selected to develop solar inverters to support the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Solar America Initiative.
In March, DOE announced the selection and future funding of 13 solar technology development projects through its Solar America Initiative – the company is partnered with consortiums in four of those projects. Xantrex and a select group of companies, universities and researchers will receive funding over three years to develop photovoltaic solutions that achieve a cost level competitive with retail electric rates, the company says.
The partnerships will develop integrated solutions that consider the entire solar electrical system, including modules, racking, inverters and other balance-of-systems components. As a member of these teams, Xantrex joins SunPower, GE Energy, BP Solar and Amonix Inc. to develop inverter solutions.