NORCROSS, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Suniva, Inc., a U.S. manufacturer of high-efficiency monocrystalline silicon solar cells and modules, announced that its ARTisun® series solar cells are being used to power innovative designs and award-winning projects around the world. The Company’s solar cells recently played an integral part in Virginia Polytechnic State University’s LumenHAUS project, the grand prize winner of the first ever European Solar Decathlon. Suniva solar cells have also been used in world- renowned projects such as The Plastiki Expedition, a catamaran made of recyclables that sailed across the Pacific Ocean in an effort to raise awareness on environmental issues, and the 2010 Shell Eco-marathon Europe, a fuel-efficient car competition.
“The ARTisun solar cells played a key role in the LumenHAUS project’s winning entry. The energy balance between the teams was very competitive – Suniva’s high-efficiency solar cells enabled us to create additional solar arrays that generated the needed power capacity to help the project stand out from the rest of the entries,” said Joseph Wheeler, associate professor and LumenHAUS lead project coordinator, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
Powering Innovative Solar Designs around the World
Suniva’s high-efficiency solar cells have played an important role in some of the most unique designs for competition entries around the world, including:
“Suniva is producing some of the world’s most efficient, high-power solar products as a cost-effective and clean alternative to non-renewable fossil fuels,” said John Baumstark, chairman and chief executive officer of Suniva. “We’re excited to see our products being used in so many ground breaking projects around the world.”
Based in Norcross, GA, Suniva® manufactures high-efficiency monocrystalline silicon solar cells and high power solar modules with low-cost techniques in order to make solar-generated electricity cost-competitive with fossil fuels globally and is on a mission “to make solar PV sensible.” Suniva leverages exclusive licenses to critical patents and patent-pending intellectual property developed by founder and CTO, Dr. Ajeet Rohatgi, at the Georgia Institute of Technology's University Center of Excellence for Photovoltaic Research, which is funded by the Department of Energy. Led by an internationally regarded team of business executives and photovoltaic scientists, Suniva sells its advanced solar cells and modules Powered by Suniva™ worldwide, renewing U.S. leadership in the new energy economy. For additional information, please visit www.suniva.com.