Siemens Industry Inc. has begun production of its SINVERT solar inverters at its recently updated manufacturing plant located in West Chicago, Ill. The company says it invested approximately $10 million to upgrade two buildings at the location, one of which will focus on solar power product needs.
Siemens is currently producing SINVERT PVS inverters in West Chicago to support a 20 MW solar project in the Southwest. This multi-million-dollar contract was secured in early 2011, with commissioning of the inverters slated for October.
Siemens' West Chicago manufacturing facilities, comprising 200,000 square feet in two buildings, employ 350 people. The company says it has renovated and modernized both buildings at the location, implementing a number of employee suggestions designed to improve productivity and efficiency.