German Solar Company Moves To Lakeland, Adds Jobs, Eyes Expansion

The growing interest in renewable energy sources and demand for products that can help power homes and businesses is energizing Sybac Solar's presence in the Tampa Bay region.

The company, the U.S. subsidiary of Sybac Germany, is a design, engineering and installation company for solar energy systems.

Sybac Solar moved into a new 10,000-square-foot facility in Polk County earlier this year to support its installation efforts in Central Florida. The company opened an office in Lakeland in November and is already looking to expand.

"We will build a production plant to produce solar modules right here in Florida and so therefore, we are looking for the right location," says Marcus Falz, sales and marketing director.

Business is brisk and Sybac is planning an expansion from working with local contractors to install solar systems to producing them.

Falz says company leaders want to build the plant in the Tampa Bay region and expect to open that portion of their business in the next three to six months, creating about 40 new jobs, in addition to a current need for 10 new employees to help staff its distribution facility.

Engineers, supervisors and sales people will make up many of the new hires. "We need people with higher qualifications," says Falz.

Besides increasing the company payroll, Sybac Solar is pursuing business relationships with local companies and is particularly interested in connecting with architects, electrical engineers and existing companies in the solar industry.

Writer: Brad Stager
Source: Marcus Falz, Sybac Solar

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