SolarBridge Technologies Partners with Solartec Energia Renovable to Introduce AC Modules to Mexico

Solartec will manufacture and sell AC modules powered by SolarBridge PantheonTM microinverters into the Mexican market.

AUSTIN, Texas--SolarBridge Technologies (SolarBridge), the leading developer of module-integrated microinverters for the solar industry, announces a partnership with Solartec Energia Renovable (Solartec) to introduce AC modules to Mexico. Solartec will manufacture and sell AC modules powered by SolarBridge PantheonTM microinverters into the Mexican market.


"We are very pleased to be working with Solartec to introduce AC solar solutions to Mexico"

Solartec's S60MC is a 240-watt monocrystalline AC module that converts DC power from each solar module to grid-compliant AC power. The S60MC features a SolarBridge Pantheon microinverter that is factory-installed on the back of the module. The integrated assembly is backed by a single 25-year warranty. Solartec plans to begin shipping S60MC modules later this quarter.

Roof-readyTM AC modules powered by SolarBridge reduce field installation time by 20 percent and deliver up to 25 percent more energy harvest over central inverter-based systems. Integrated AC modules provide the lowest installed cost for rooftop solar, a powerful incentive for the burgeoning solar market in Mexico. Solartec's S60MC is also certified by Mexico's FIDE (Fideicomiso Para El Ahorro De Energia Electrica) as an energy-efficient product, qualifying system owners for additional rebates.

IMS Research has identified Mexico as a market with very high potential for future PV deployment and predicts it to become one of the fastest growing markets, with installations increasing at a rate of over 200 percent over the next four years.

"We are very pleased to be working with Solartec to introduce AC solar solutions to Mexico," said Ron Van Dell, president and CEO of SolarBridge. "Plug-and-play AC modules are a very compelling product in such a rapidly growing market that has high solar irradiance."

"SolarBridge has been an excellent partner in bringing the S60MC to market," said Miguel Medina, general manager of Solartec. "Their innovative product design and high reliability made us confident that we could build the microinverter directly onto the module to offer what the Mexican solar market needs – easy, affordable solar solutions."

About Solartec Energia Renovable

Solartec manufactures crystalline silicon and thin film modules for Mexico, Latin America and North America. Based in Irapuato, Mexico, Solartec offers renewable energy solutions through a network of distribution partners. For more information, go to www.solartec.mx.

About SolarBridge Technologies

SolarBridge Technologies, a leader in integrated microinverter technologies for the solar industry, is accelerating the adoption of rooftop solar energy in residential and commercial applications. SolarBridge's patented Pantheon microinverter mounts directly onto solar modules, greatly increasing system efficiency and reliability, while reducing the cost of solar installation and maintenance. The Pantheon microinverter is designed to match the lifetime of solar modules, enabling module manufacturers to provide a 25-year warranty on their AC modules. The company is headquartered in Austin, Texas. For more information, visit www.solarbridgetech.com.

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