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Suniva Increases Manufacturing Capacity to 170 Megawatts

published: 2010-07-08 14:51

Suniva, Inc., a U.S. manufacturer of high-efficiency monocrystalline silicon solar cells and modules, today announced that it has 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 clean energy jobs in the U.S.

“Demand for our high-efficiency, low-cost solar cells and modules continues to increase rapidly, which is a testament to the quality of Suniva’s products,” said John Baumstark, chairman and chief executive officer of Suniva. “We are pleased to have the ability to quickly expand our capacity, maintain a low-cost structure, hire additional employees and help the U.S. lead the new clean-energy economy.”

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.

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