The global expansion of the Solar Market across all continents raised the need for particularly rugged and efficiently performing DC-, AC- and signal connectors. Amphenol gained market momentum and built bridges to sustain the value chain and the continuous expansion of its demanding customers. Meanwhile Amphenol enables the value chains of the top 10 PV-companies in the area of module manufacturing and cable looms. In 2013 Amphenol has contributed to the installation of more than 3 GWp and the installed based continues growing with the continuous momentum of the world-wide PV-market. Amphenol assures the connector intermateability within a product portfolio across all batches. The quality management system is based on: ISO9001:2008, ISO/TS16949:2009 Edition3, AS9100 (for aerospace quality system), IRIS (for railway quality system), ISO13485 (for medical quality system) and last but not least, ISO14001. Amphenol prevents and controls all events related to the product quality, the value chain and the continuous technological improvement. The stabilization of power from renewable energy resources in general, respectively the provision of smart grid properties (stable power output, peak demand shift, backup power source during outages) became significant also for the globalization of the solar market. The resulting momentum of the energy storage deducted from the most recent PV-market developments, can be fully sustained by Amphenol independently from the type of energy storage –electro chemical, electro mechanical, thermal, hydrogen-. The power interconnects cover currents up to 700A.
Amphenol Corporation is one of the world’s largest designers, manufacturers and marketers of electrical, electronic and fiber optic connectors, interconnect systems, antennas, sensors and sensor-based products and coaxial and high-speed specialty cable. Amphenol designs, manufactures and assembles its products at facilities in the Americas, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa.