In the last 10 years, Solectria Renewables LLC has grown from four employees to almost 200 and has become one of the largest photovoltaic inverter manufacturers in North America.
The Lawrence, Massachusetts-based company is celebrating its 10th anniversary in February. 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-sq-ft 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 $4 billion global manufacturer of inverters, motors and automation equipment.
“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. “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.”
Solectria’s products include 3.8 to 750 kW inverters. Solectria is backed by over 100 years of power electronics and inverter experience. All of Solectria’s 3-Phase commercial & utility-scale inverters are made in the USA. PV System owners, developers and EPCs rely on the high performance, reliability and bankability of Solectria – A Yaskawa Company.