Solectria Renewables, LLC, a leading U.S. PV inverter manufacturer, announced today that February 2015 marks the Company’s 10 year anniversary.
Ten years ago, Solectria co-founders Anita Worden, James Worden, Aybike Crott and Michael Zuercher-Martinson, pioneers in DC to AC power electronics, left the electric vehicle business and set out in a small, 5,000 square foot office space, to develop a company to be a leader in PV inverters.
Today, Solectria Renewables occupies almost 100,000 square feet of space in Lawrence, Massachusetts, where it still manufactures its three-phase central inverters. Although in the same building, much has changed at Solectria: it is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Yaskawa, a $4B global manufacturer of inverters, motors and automation equipment; the Company has grown from 4 employees to almost 200; and has become one of the largest inverter manufacturers in North America.
“Solectria’s 10 year anniversary is a tremendous milestone for the Company. Over the past 10 years, we have introduced many innovative inverter technologies, string combiners and monitoring systems and remained an industry leader,” said Anita Worden, CEO of Solectria Renewables. She continued, “We remain focused on the needs of our customers and thank them for their loyalty to our brand and products. We also thank our loyal and dedicated staff. I am extremely proud to be a part of Solectria and look forward to our continued growth, now as a Yaskawa Company.”