Suniva has received US$5.7 million in Recovery Act Advanced Manufacturing Tax Credits to expand its solar cell manufacturing facility in Norcross, GA.
Suniva now operates two solar cell production lines with an annual capacity of 100MW from its Norcross facility and is currently preparing to construct its third. This is expected to increase production capacity by 75% and create more than 50 manufacturing jobs in 2010.
“In little more than a year, Suniva built the capacity to produce hundreds of millions of dollars worth of solar technology, and we’ve created over 130 green jobs in the process,” said Suniva CEO John Baumstark. “These tax credits enable us to continue expanding and supplying the rapidly growing American solar market with products developed in American laboratories and made by American workers.”