Novacab, a Canadian based green energy company has expanded its manufacturing facility to Plattsburgh their first in the United States.
Novacab is a developer and manufacturer of energy storage technologies and more specifically hybrid energy storage.
President & CTO, Dr. Stéphane Bilodeau has a background in thermodynamics, he explains what Novacab does, “hybrid energy storage technologies. That includes and integrates thermal energy storage plus electric energy storage.”
Dr. Bilodeau has spent the past two decades working on his applications and created five generations. “A conversion of heat, waste heat, solar heat, geothermal heat, industrial waste heat… and convert it back to electricity for later use.”
Michael Carty, the President, and CEO told us the relocation to Plattsburgh would mean 32 well-paying jobs.
“We are looking for people at the back office, secretary, and accounting. After that we are looking for people on the manufacturing line,” said Carty.
Novacab told Local 22 & Local 44 News, these jobs will pay in the range of $18 an hour, up to $30 an hour, depending on position and experience.
Additionally, Novacab will be working with educational institutions across the state of New York.
“Students that are going to be working in the research & development department are going to help us move along our technology,” said Carty.
Eventually, the 30,000 square foot facility will be powered by clean energy.
“This plant will be equipped with hybrid energy storage. It will convert wasted heat and solar heat to electricity for the facility,” said Dr. Bilodeau.