Italian solar company puts U.S. operations in Charlotte

Siser President Guido Barbi (left) and Vice President Filippo Merlo say Italian investors are interested in getting into the U.S. solar market.

Siser USA, a solar development company established last year to give Italian firm Siser Srl access to the U.S. solar market, has established its headquarters in Charlotte.

The company currently has three employees, but it plans to hire 10 people over the next three years, according to a press release from the Charlotte Chamber.

Guido Barbi, president of the fledgling company, says it chose Charlotte for its “excellent infrastructure, particularly the international airport; an attractive business environment and convenient time zone to Europe; affordable living costs; and high quality of life.” He says Siser also has a partnership with Jetion Solar U.S. Corp., the U.S. subsidiary of a Chinese panel that has its U.S. headquarters in Charlotte. The chamber says Jetion helped bring the Siser USA here.

Siser’s parent company has installed more than 50 megawatts of solar projects in Italy, Germany, Spain and Eastern Europe during the last five years.

Siser will offer services that include plant design, equipment selection, permitting and license application, financing support, installation and maintenance. Its office is at 11111 Carmel Commons Blvd., Suite 112.

 

Written bu John Downey, Charlotte Business Journal