Suniva

Suniva develops, manufactures and markets high-efficiency silicon photovoltaic cells for clean, earth-friendly power generation.

Location: 
Norcross, GA
Type: 
VC-Funded Company
Category: 
Solar
Website: 
http://www.suniva.com

Suniva develops, manufactures and markets its ARTisun series high-efficiency silicon photovoltaic (PV) cells for clean, earth-friendly power generation and is dedicated to driving down the cost per watt of solar generated power. We are developing our products focused on the intersection of high efficiency and low cost, as we believe that is the mass market for solar PV. Our current and future generation products are and will be high conversion efficiency cells, but not at the expense of high cost.

Our world-class team has decades of PV industry experience, a unique development approach and innovative proprietary processes that enable us to deliver leading edge solar cell performance while dramatically cutting the cost of the PV value chain. Suniva has a primary goal of driving mass adoption of high-efficiency PV technology which has significant economic, social and environmental benefits.

Suniva evolved from the work of Professor Ajeet Rohatgi of the Georgia Institute of Technology’s University Center of Excellence in Photovoltaics. A DoE Center of Excellence since 1992, UCEP has distinguished itself as the premier site for silicon PV research in the U.S. Bringing a unique approach of uniting cell modeling, device design, process optimization and materials analysis and characterization, UCEP has consistently proven to be a valuable resource to government and industrial partners. This competency has driven efforts of the Center to evolve from that of a purely academic research environment to one of being a hands-on industry resource focused on practical solutions for commercial processing of PV materials and devices. This led to the formation of Suniva, which holds exclusive rights to over 32 granted and pending patents (from 20 patent families) of Dr. Rohatgi and UCEP.

Suniva is a NEA portfolio company, and a Warburg Pincus portfolio company.


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