A top solar energy company is moving its U.S. headquarters to the Sunshine State.
Conergy, one of the world’s largest downstream solar companies, is relocating from Denver to North Miami, CEO Andrew de Pass said Monday. The company has 350 employees worldwide, with global headquarters in Singapore and in Hamburg, Germany.
Some 50 employees — new hires as well as relocating employees from Denver and other Conergy locations — will move to the new headquarters at Biscayne Blvd. and NE 123rd Street in the next year. About 30 people work at the Denver headquarters.
Conergy, founded in 1998, has offices in 15 countries. The company is privately held and majority-owned by Aventura-based asset management firm Kawa Capital Management. De Pass said Conergy sees revenues of more than $500 million annually.
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De Pass, who assumed the post earlier this year, said the Miami area is a well-suited location because of the potential for growth in the solar energy sector in South America. The move will also counteract the “shortage of global companies here” in Miami.
“People think there’s no work here, it’s just a party town,” said de Pass, who has lived in Miami for 15 years. “That’s just not true. The city’s really grown up, and it should be an important place for employment.”