Suniva Inc., a manufacturer of crystalline silicon solar cells, is locating its first solar cell factory in Gwinnett Co., Ga. The new facility follows a $50 million financing round led by New Enterprise Associates and Advanced Equities Inc.
Suniva's new factory will have an initial capacity of 32 MW on its first line. The company is already planning additional lines and expects to scale to more than 100 MW over 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,’ says John Baumstark, CEO of Suniva.