SIEMENS to Start Manufacturing Solar Inverters in Wisconsin

By: | October 3rd, 2023

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With an expected start date at the beginning of 2024, the German technology conglomerate Siemens will start manufacturing solar photovoltaic (PV) string inverters in the U.S. The facility is located in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and is owned and operated by Siemens’ partner Sanmina. Furthermore, the company will manufacture utility-scale renewable energy components that are designed for the U.S. market. This presents the latest addition of Siemens to the U.S. market.

The facility will enable local production of crucial equipment for the solar PV industry and create dozens of jobs whilst answering the growing demand for these clean energy components. The capacity of the facility will be 5,200 BPTL3 string inverters (800 MW) annually, ranging from 125 to 155 kW with a California Energy Commission (CEC) efficiency of 99% and designed for 1000-1500 VDC solar array input.

As said by the President of Siemens Smart Infrastructure USA, Ruth Gratzke, “This new production line at the Sanmina facility represents Siemens’ strategic priorities to best serve our U.S. customers while being a key partner in our nation’s transition to a more sustainable future,”, adding that “The investments we’re making in communities like Kenosha and the work that we will be doing to bring renewable infrastructure to life will have a crucial impact as we work towards our net-zero goals as a country.

Moreover, Governor Tony Evers said “Manufacturing is part of our DNA in Wisconsin, so I’m excited Siemens is bringing production of these Made in America clean energy components to Kenosha,”, adding that “Utility-scale solar is critical to achieving 100 percent carbon-free electricity by 2050. Coupled with the clean energy incentives included in the federal Inflation Reduction Act, this will help accelerate our progress toward a workforce and economy that are built for the 21st century.

Siemens AG is a multinational technology company headquartered in Munich, Germany. The company already invested $3 billion in U.S. manufacturing expansion over the previous four years, in addition to other strategic activities, and operates 21 manufacturing sites across the country.

Ashton Henning

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