Power-One to build 1GW inverter production plant in Phoenix



Power-One has chosen Phoenix, AZ, as the site for its new manufacturing facility. The plant will produce the company’s PV and wind inverters, including single- (2-6KW) and three-phase string inverters, as well as NEMA 3R 250KW, 300KW, and 400KW central inverters.

The company said that manufacturing at the Arizona facility will begin in October and that annual inverter production capacity at the site will reach 1GW by mid-2011. The new factory is expected to support more than 350 new jobs in the state and throughout the country.

Power-One said it has recently expanded its worldwide production capacity with the initiation of Canadian manufacturing and the expansion of its European plant, which will result in more than 4GW of inverter capacity coming online by year’s end.

The company also plans to launch Chinese production in the fourth quarter with products specifically designed for the requirements of Asian markets.

The estimated cost of the new plant was not disclosed.

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