US electronics manufacturer Sanmina has announced an agreement with energy storage company Primus Power to make grid-scale storage systems.

As part of the agreement, Sanmina will assemble and test Primus Power’s EnergyPods, a distributed energy storage system, at its Silicon Valley manufacturing facilities in California.

Tom Stepien, CEO of Primus Power, said: “Three imperatives guided our selection of a production partner: manufacturing innovation, strong engineering and the ability to quickly scale to volume.

“For complex grid-scale energy storage technology, it’s an added advantage to find a manufacturing partner with a deep understanding of our customers’ technical priorities and extensive reach into the energy ecosystem.

He added: “Furthermore, Sanmina’s global footprint will enable us to distribute worldwide.”

Sanmina provides solutions for companies working in solar, wind, oil and gas, fuel cell, LED lighting and battery systems.

The manufacturing agreement is a key element of Primus Power’s global operations strategy.

The company’s first customers, which include municipal and investor-owned utilities, as well as microgrids at military bases, will start receiving EnergyPods in the coming months, the company confirmed.

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