Suniva offers 500 homegrown jobs in Norcross
NORCROSS, Ga. — Suniva Inc., a manufacturer of crystalline silicon solar cells and modules, will expand its facilities and invest $96 million in Norcross. Operating at full capacity, the expanded facility in Norcross will create up to 500 jobs in Gwinnett County.
Headquartered in Norcross, Suniva will expand existing facilities to support the increase in the production capacity of solar cells. The $96 million investment will primarily go to the construction of facilities and new equipment. New jobs at the expanded facility include management, administrative, supervisory and production positions.
“High demand for our products continues to validate that as the U.S. solar market matures, sophisticated buyers are increasingly valuing power density and quality,” said John Baumstark, chairman and CEO of Suniva. “We are proud that the best American-made solar technology originated in Georgia, and are very pleased that we are able to continue our growth, here where we started.”
Suniva is advancing solar technology by using proprietary processing techniques that optimize each step of production to achieve higher performance than other solar offerings. Suniva’s products conform to the Buy American Act, as they consist of more than 80 percent American materials and qualify for export-Import financing.
In 2007, Suniva received funding from the Georgia Research Alliance which fosters economic development in Georgia using research capabilities within the state. In addition, Suniva founder Ajeet Rohatgi from Georgia Tech was named a GRA Eminent Scholar.