Suniva increases manufacturing capacity to 170 MW

Norcross, Ga., July 7, 2010 — Suniva expanded its manufacturing capacity to 170 MW from 96 MW by adding a third cell line at its metro-Atlanta plant.

The new solar cell manufacturing line is now in production and will help the company meet continually increasing worldwide demand for its product. Suniva has also expanded its workforce recently, creating more renewable energy jobs in the U.S.

Suniva completed its first 32 MW manufacturing line in November 2008 and simultaneously announced an additional 64 MW line that was completed in 2009.

With its expanding, diverse and skilled workforce, Suniva is producing world-class technology and generating record-setting screen printed solar cell efficiencies both in the lab and in manufacturing. The company’s cell production is sold out through 2010.

Based in Norcross, Ga., Suniva manufactures high-efficiency monocrystalline silicon solar cells and high power solar modules with low-cost techniques in order to make solar-generated electricity cost-competitive with fossil fuels.

 

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