Satcon Technology to Grow Solar Manufacturing in Boston
Satcon Technology, the manufacturer of power inverters for utility-scale solar projects, announced this week that it will expand its manufacturing capacity in Boston, Massachusetts through the hiring of an additional 25 workers over the next two months.
The Boston Business Journal reports that the Boston-based company decided to augment its manufacturing in Boston after a lengthy review of potential sites in California and Ontario. Satcon will grow its current production facility in South Boston to increase output of its new 1-megawatt integrated solar systems, said, Dan Gladkowski, the company’s vice president for administration.
Satcon’s systems contain both inverters and transformers and help reduce costs associated with connecting large-scale solar projects to the electric grid. The company plans to add roughly 16,000 square-feet of space to its current 30,000-square-foot facility in the Drydock Center building, with an expected completion date set for May.
Gladkowski affirmed it made fiscal sense for the company to increase its manufacturing in Boston instead of starting from scratch in a new location. “The primary driver for us was the fact that our engineers are here,” he said.