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About the Company
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Suniva is the leading American manufacturer of high-efficiency, cost-competitive PV solar cells and modules. The company is known worldwide for its high-quality solar products, patented low-cost manufacturing technology, and long-term reliable performance. Our ground-breaking manufacturing process ensures the combination of high power and exceptional value in every product we make, while our research milestones continue to set the standard in the global PV marketplace.
Since our inception in 2008, Suniva has led the industry in high-performance, affordable cells. We make record-setting 20+% conversion efficiency full-size cells in our labs, and we average 19+% efficiency daily on our production lines - manufacturing the world's highest commercially-available cell efficiencies using low manufacturing costs.
Suniva is committed to providing the highest levels of quality and reliability in our products and treating our customers with the utmost professionalism. Together, we are working to increase the practical adoption of PV solar energy worldwide.
Who We Are
Suniva is led by many of the most renowned PV scientists and manufacturing experts in the world, coupled with a leadership team of seasoned high-tech industry veterans - a unique combination in the solar industry. Working collaboratively, our teams have developed the exacting solar cell properties and proprietary manufacturing processes that enable Suniva to deliver high-power solar cells and modules while reducing the cost of the PV value chain. Our innovations in cell technology represent more than three decades of PV solar success, and Suniva has been recognized with numerous distinctions, including Renewable Energy Exporter of the Year, awarded by the Export-Import Bank of the United States; The Wall Street Journal's List of Top Venture-Backed Clean-Tech Companies; and a Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies in Atlanta, to name a few.
Suniva evolved from America's premier crystalline PV research center - the University Center of Excellence for Photovoltaic Research and Education (UCEP) at the Georgia Institute of Technology. UCEP's founding director, Dr. Ajeet Rohatgi, is also Suniva's CTO. Dr. Rohatgi is highly regarded as one of the world's leading research scientists in PV technology, with more than 15 world records in solar cell performance. He has been honored with numerous awards, including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Climate Protection Award, the IEEE William Cherry Award, and the U.S. Department of Energy/NREL's Rappaport Award. Under the leadership of Dr. Rohatgi, UCEP brings together a unique approach of cell modeling, device design, process optimization, and materials analysis. The Center of Excellence has progressed far beyond its academic research environment; its emergence as a valuable resource to government and industrial partners led to the formation of Suniva. Today, Suniva holds exclusive rights to more than 40 granted and pending patents developed by Dr. Rohatgi, UCEP and Suniva's own R&D team.
This innovative foundation differentiates Suniva in the solar industry, as we continually collaborate with UCEP scientists to optimize cell performance, material characterization, and next-generation manufacturing processes. Suniva is a thriving example of successful public and private partnerships creating world-class, competitive technology, right here in the United States.
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3.28.13 - Suniva wins Manufacturer of the Year for medium-sized manufacturers, presented at the 2013 annual “Movers & Makers” Awards, sponsored by Partnership Gwinnett and the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce
Upcoming 2014 Events
10.21.14 - 10.23.14
Solar Power International, Las Vegas, NV
Learn more about Suniva's financing options with TCC
When: Thursday, 10/23, 8:30-10:00am
Where: MGM Grand
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- Past Events, 2013 - 2014
2.3.14 - Advanced Manufacturing Partnership Regional Meeting, Atlanta - Georgia Institute of Technology
Plant Manager, Paul Schneider, Panelist
2.26.14 - 2.28.14
International PV Expo, Tokyo
KGK Booth # E30-26
3.10.14 - 3.11.14
Soligent Dealer Conference, Las Vegas
3.20.14 - 3.21.14
Schletter Workshop, East Granby, CT
Suniva presents at GEXPRO Minnesota Solar Roadshow
8:00am - 3:00pm
Best Western, 14201 Nicollet Avenue, Burnsville, MN 55337
5.28.14 - 5.29.14
MIREC, Camino Real Polanco, Mexico
7.8.14 - 7.10.14
Intersolar North America, San Francisco, CA
Solar Powering Michigan, Traverse City, MI
VP Global Sales and Markeing, Matt Card presenting
1.31.13 - 2.1.13
Solar Innovation Conference (Soligent), Las Vegas
2.6.13 - 2.8.13
American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE), New Orleans
Airport Planning, Design and Construction Symposium
Important Webinar: Understanding GA Power's New Solar Initiative with a focus on commercial/medium-scale options
Sponsored by Suniva, and featuring speakers from Georgia Power, Key Bank and Suniva.
2.10.13 - 2.13.13
6th Annual AEE Solar Dealer Conference, San Diego
2.25.13 - 2.26.13
Caribbean Energy Policy & Procurement Planning (CEPPP):
Aligning Key Stakeholders for Regional Sustainability, Bridgetown, Barbados
2.27.13 - 3.1.13
6th Annual PV Power Generation Expo, Tokyo, Japan
Global Cities Initiative, Atlanta
CEO, John Baumstark, panelist
4.4.13 - 4.5.13
Ex-Im Bank Annual Conference, Washington D.C.
CEO, John Baumstark, panelist
4.22.13 - 4.24.13
Greentech Media's 6th annual Solar Summit, Phoenix
CMO, Bryan Ashley, speaking
4.30.13 - 5.1.13
REFF Latin America/Caribbean, Miami
Webinar: Leverage the benefits of 1000 VDC systems!
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CBS - Eye on the Environment, Studio City, CA
Techncial training with Gexpro, Enphase, DPW Solar and Quick Mount PV, Walnut Creek, CA
Louisana's Solar Tax Credit Rules to Change, Effective July 1st
(Click) to learn about Suniva's ARRA and BAA-compliant modules!
7.9.13 - 7.11.13
Intersolar North America, San Francisco
7.18.13, (1-2pm ET)
Webinar: "What Makes PV Module Truly Bankable? The Importance of Quality Materials for Long-term Reliability and Performance"
Hosted by Dr. Stephen Shea of Suniva and Dr. Sarah Kurtz of NREL
10.9.13 - 10.11.13
CREF - Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum,
The Westin Resort Aruba
10.21.13 - 10.24.13
Solar Power International (SPI), Chicago
Exhibitor, Booth # 2415
Solar Opportunities in Georgia and Tennessee, Atlanta
Anthony Coker, panelist
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Sustainability Forum, Emory Goizueta Business School, Atlanta
Anthony Coker, panelist
6:30 - 8:30pm
Dealing with a Solar Spill - Harnessing the Sun & Living Sustainably
Wylde Center, Decatur, GA - FREE event
Could solar electric power work for you? What does it mean to live the sustainable life?
Join Sol Haroon, Lead Systems Engineer for a look into what solar electric power is today and how to harness the sun. This solar tour and look "underneath the hood" will be within the context of living a sustainable life and the many grounds that such a life covers.
Atlanta Cleantech Forum, Atlanta
John Baumstark, panelist
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American Energy and Manufacturing Competitiveness Summit (AEMC), Washington, D.C.
Vice President Research and Development, Bruce McPherson, panelist