Enphase Energy, Inc., a global energy technology company and the world's leading supplier of microinverter-based solar and battery systems, announced the first shipments of Enphase® microinverters produced with global diversified manufacturer Flex in Timisoara, Romania. This production ramp represents a key milestone in the two companies’ 15-year partnership and builds on the manufacturing expansion plans announced in April 2022. With the Flex factory in Romania, Enphase will be able to increase global capacity and improve delivery times to its customers in Europe, addressing the region’s rapid growth and demand for residential solar.
Initial shipments from Flex’s Romania factory are the IQ7™ family of microinverters. Enphase recently announced the launch of its revolutionary IQ8™ Microinverters in France and the Netherlands after their launch in North America in 2021. Shipments of IQ8 Microinverters from Romania are expected to begin in the second quarter of 2023.
“The demand for solar and home energy management solutions in Europe and across the globe is expanding as the cost of grid power continues to increase,” said Badri Kothandaraman, president and CEO of Enphase Energy. “Adding manufacturing capacity through Flex in Romania will enable us to meet this growing global demand more quickly and efficiently, while improving the overall customer experience for our valued installer network and homeowners across Europe. I would like to thank Flex for being such a strong partner in our global manufacturing strategy and look forward to our continued partnership.”
“Today’s production milestone illustrates our close partnership with Enphase to accelerate the transition to a more electrified future,” said Revathi Advaithi, CEO of Flex. “Our expanded manufacturing agreement in Romania underscores our mutual commitment to investing in strategic in-region manufacturing to broaden access to clean energy in Europe and across the globe. We appreciate the continued trust Enphase has placed in Flex to advance their global manufacturing strategy and extend product availability to better serve their customers.”