eSolar® Selects Flextronics as Partner

eSolar, the leading provider of modular, scalable concentrating solar thermal power plant technology, announced that it has entered into an agreement with Flextronics (Nasdaq: FLEX) for design services relating to next generation heliostats and solar collector systems. Flextronics plans to provide electromechanical design services from its location in Plano, Texas to support the future requirements of eSolar.

"eSolar is excited to partner with Flextronics to assist in design of our future Solar Collector Systems," said John Van Scoter, president and CEO of eSolar. "eSolar is partnering with Flextronics as we move forward to meet the future cost reduction targets of our customers," stated Gary Breton, senior vice president of eSolar’s global operations. "We feel we have a perfect match with Flextronics to realize our vision of making solar power competitive with fossil fuels."

"Flextronics is pleased to expand our support of the Clean Tech industry to include solar thermal power solutions. eSolar has demonstrated their technology and we are excited to enable the next phase of their development," said E.C. Sykes, president of Flextronics Industrial. "We look forward to partnering with the eSolar team and providing them with the electromechanical design expertise required to meet the competitive requirements of this demanding Clean Tech segment."

eSolar was founded in 2007 to develop modular and scalable solar thermal power plant technology. In the summer of 2009, eSolar unveiled the 5 MW Sierra SunTower plant, the only commercial concentrated solar energy tower facility operating in North America. The eSolar solution marries a low-impact, pre-fabricated form factor with advanced computer software engineering to meet the demand for reliable and cost-competitive solar energy eSolar is based in Burbank, California.

Headquartered in Singapore (Singapore Reg. No. 199002645H), Flextronics is a leading Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) provider focused on delivering complete design, engineering and manufacturing services to automotive, computing, consumer, industrial, infrastructure, medical and mobile OEMs. Flextronics helps customers design, build, ship, and service electronics products through a network of facilities in 30 countries on four continents. This global presence provides design and engineering solutions that are combined with core electronics manufacturing and logistics services, and vertically integrated with components technologies, to optimize customer operations by lowering costs and reducing time to market.