Siemens West Chicago, Illinois, has completed the upgrade of the plant to begin production of photovoltaic inverters. Siemens has invested about $ 10 million to the two plants into this upgrade, which one will be used to support the rapid growth of the
power market. U.S.
Currently, Siemens is located in West Chicago is producing SINVERT PVS PV inverter for the American Southwest 20ME use solar power plants. Early 2011, Siemens has made this multi-million dollar contract. Under the agreement, Siemens will be delivered in October this year before all products.
Siemens Energy and Automation Division Raj Batra, vice president of AMD, said: "For Siemens, today is a proud day, because we are located in West Chicago plant will continue to maintain its leading position in the solar industry, and further as the new U.S. energy markets efficient products we manufacture in the United States has gradually inverter will this work by the blue-collar jobs to green collar shift. "
Siemens West Chicago plant consists of two plants constitute an area of 200,000 square feet, 350 employees. In addition to the production of photovoltaic inverters, Siemens also manufactures motor control centers, motor starters, switchboards and control cabinets. Siemens on the plant was renovated, modernized operations, adopted a number of recommendations of employees, increase productivity and efficiency.
Siemens control and system engineering business unit vice president Dale Langston said: "Since the 1950s, Siemens began committed to the development of solar energy. Now through local manufacturing plants and a broad product portfolio to give customers a better service."
Siemens solar PV inverters in the process of playing a very important role. Through the inverter solar array can generate direct current into alternating current into the grid after.
Chicago factory capable of producing 500MW of photovoltaic micro grid tie inverter. In the , the solar industry is one of the
fastest growing industries in 2010 with annual sales of more than 6 billion
U.S. dollars, the national PV capacity reached 2.6GW. United