The Californian based eSolar, a provider of modular, scalable concentrating solar power (CSP) plant technology, and Sanmina-SCI, will work to optimize eSolar's solar collector system product offering - a system already deployed in operating CSP facilities.

"Sanmina-SCI's global reach perfectly match eSolar's demonstrated advantage in simple, reliable hardware and industry-leading system software. As we continue to pursue large-scale solar projects worldwide, we need a partner who will optimize our products for manufacturability, scalability and cost-efficiency," said Gary Breton, Senior Vice President of Operations for eSolar. "Their expertise will enable manufacturing cost reductions allowing eSolar to become even more cost-competitive."

"eSolar is making an important contribution in the global quest to produce renewable energy cost-competitively, and we are privileged to be selected to support this design effort," said Tom Clawson, Executive Vice President, Industrial Markets for Sanmina-SCI. "We're pleased our skills will be used to design some of the key building blocks for eSolar's utility-grade solar projects and play a role in increasing power generation from clean sources of energy."