Solectria Renewables will be expanding its manufacturing operations to take advantage of the significant growth opportunities for commercial and utility scale PV projects in India and China.
US-based, PV inverter manufacturer, Solectria Renewables will be opening a 300MW manufacturing plant in China and a 200MW manufacturing plant in India. It is hoped the additional capacity will support the local markets as well as provide job opportunities in these regions, although Phil Vyhanek, president of Solectria, was vehement that no jobs will be lost from North American plants as a result of these expansion plans. Presently, all Solectria commercial and utility scale PV inverters are manufactured in the US.
In March this year, Soletria Renewables celebrated their 800MW manufacturing capacity expansion, at a plant in Massachusetts, with a ribbon cutting ceremony.
“The Chinese and Indian economies and solar initiatives are growing rapidly. We have expanded our manufacturing capacity in North America to 1 GW this year and we are strategically expanding our manufacturing into India and China to be at the forefront of the three most dynamic solar economies in the world,” said James Worden, CEO of Solectria Renewables.
Solectria will exhibit at SOLARCON in Hyderabad, India, on November 9 – 11, 2011 and at SNEC in Shanghai, China on May 16‐18, 2012.