Jabil Delivers Technological and Innovative Solutions for the Solar Energy Market − Building a Sustainable Tomorrow, Today

Jabil Solar

The global solar market is a fast-paced and dynamic environment with over 85GW’s of PV to be built in 2018. Current trends include the commoditization of residential inverters, the deployment of string inverters in the utility space, advances in energy management, and increased deployments in emerging markets such as India and countries in Latin America. Ever changing government regulations and lower feed-in-tariffs continue to place pressure on the price per watt making lower cost and high quality paramount for success.

A Proactive Solutions Partner

Jabil has over 10 years of experience designing, manufacturing, and distributing PV modules, inverters, and balance-of-solution (BoS) components. With a global manufacturing footprint serving geographies in Europe, Asia, and the Americas, Jabil partners with solar-energy companies to:

  • Design for increased power output as cost-per-watt declines
  • Skillfully meet complex regulations and duties worldwide
  • Stand up to increasing price pressures from supplier consolidations

Working to meet the demands of lower costs and high-quality requirements, our quality manufacturing services enable long-term product life cycles in the field. With a relentless focus on continuous process improvement and supply chain leverage, our value-add services have historically helped customers achieve 10 – 12% average annual cost reduction for inverter product lines helping customers stay competitive today and into the future.

Jabil’s end-to-end inverter capabilities and expertise include:

  • Extensive experience in the development and production of solar inverters (micro, string 2 – 53kW), DC optimizers, LV Multi-level inverters, and HV DC converters
  • Production of leading utility, commercial, and residential inverter OEMs in China, Mexico, and Hungary
  • Critical third-party review of customer designs for value engineering and design efficacy

Jabil’s PV module capabilities and expertise include:

  • Over >5GW of high-quality PV modules delivered
  • PV module manufacturing in Kwidzyn, Poland with 700MW of capacity for 3 and 4BB modules in several cell configurations
  • TUV master certified reference modules for non-PV OEMs to utilize for accelerated entry into the market

Throughout the world, a dedicated team of Jabil Power Engineers work closely with customers from ideation and product development to testing and production with a core focus on module level power electronics, string inverter topologies, high voltage DC power supplies, DC EV chargers, phasor measurement units, and residential storage solutions.

Jabil’s best-in-class, end-to-end services accelerates time-to-market and enables market leadership for our solar-energy customers. From design and fabrication through testing and an intelligent, digital supply-chain that ensures customers build in the right location at the right cost, Jabil delivers technological and innovative solutions for the solar-energy market – building a sustainable tomorrow, today.

The Jabil Solar and Environmental Test Center

This 30,000 square foot PV testing and power electronics engineering center enables Jabil to understand the architecture of solar power solutions in order to actively inform and collaborate on technology roadmaps that are shaping the industry. The testing center provides services for the following standards:

  • UL 1703 — safety testing of flat-plate models for the US and Canada
  • IEC 61215 Ed. 2 — design qualification testing of crystalline silicon flat-plate photovoltaic modules
  • IEC 61646 — design qualification and type approval of thin-film terrestrial photovoltaic modules
  • IEC 61730-2 — International safety qualification
  • ISO 17025 — calibration for laboratory equipment

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