has selected Gwinnett County, Georgia, USA, as its initial solar cell
manufacturing center with plans to have an initial capacity of 32MW on
its first line and plans to ramp to 100MW in the next two years.
“As the solar industry looks to bring down costs and compete with conventional power, Suniva has built the team and the technology to execute on our vision of low-cost, high-efficiency solar energy,” said John Baumstark, CEO of Suniva. “We are pleased to be moving into our next phase of growth close to home, and we are interested in working with state and local government to create an ecosystem of clean energy companies in the Atlanta metro area.”
“We are very excited to have Suniva come to Gwinnett,” commented Gwinnett County Commission Chairman Charles Bannister. “Suniva will bring cutting-edge, leading solar technology and many high-wage jobs to the area, significantly adding to the success of our community-wide economic development initiative responsible for creating 65,000 new jobs and $5.8 billion in new wealth.”
Currently headquartered in Atlanta, Suniva expects its new facility to create approximately 100 additional jobs in the region within its first year of operation.