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Generac Power Systems opens new engineering center in Nevada

By Stephen Elliott

September 24, 2023

Generac Power SystemsGenerac and Buildertrend collaboration, Waukesha, Wis., has opened a new engineering center of excellence in Reno, Nev. The facility will house the development and testing of batteries, switches, power electronics and other clean energy solutions, and is expected to bring 100 new engineering jobs to Reno over the next year, the company said.

Generac intends to develop and test new product lines at the Reno facility, with a focus on clean energy and residential energy storage. Testing, research and development teams are already active in the 42,000-sq.-ft. building, which is scheduled for completion in December 2023. The new location will feature a whole-home simulation to replicate power outage scenarios, and will be equipped with generators and solar panels to support the building’s carbon neutrality objectives. The facility is expected to be fully operational by May 2024.

“Generac is dedicated to industry-leading research, design and production of clean energy solutions,” said Tommy Joyner, vice president of engineering, clean energy at Generac. “Our new Reno facility will help empower excellent talent to expand on the progress Generac has made thus far in clean energy, as the electrification of the home drives demand for clean energy options. Generac is proud to establish a new engineering center for excellence in Reno’s thriving business environment.”

Generac’s clean energy initiatives include the design and production of PWRcell, a solar battery storage system that serves as a backup power source for homes in the event of an outage or emergency, and leadership in virtual power plant programs that strengthen the grid with support from decentralized backup power sources.

The opening of Generac’s engineering center of excellence in Reno marks the latest in a series of expansions made by Generac to accommodate the growing demand for clean energy resources, including offices in Denver and Boston that opened in 2021.