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Suniva Inc. is a U.S. manufacturer of high-efficiency silicon solar cells and high-power solar modules. Suniva's corporate headquarters and manufacturing plant, with a capacity of 170 MW, are located in Norcross, Georgia. Wikipedia.


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Suniva Inc. | Date: 2013-02-28

Back junction solar cells having improved emitter layer coverage and methods for their manufacture are disclosed. In one embodiment, a back junction solar cell includes an n-type base layer having an emitter layer formed from a first p-type doped region (e.g., formed by liquid phase epitaxial regrowth) and a second p-type doped region (e.g., formed by ion implantation) that extends beyond the first region. In various embodiments, this configuration permits the first p-type doped region to be formed with a border between it and the edges of the wafer (e.g., to prevent inadvertent shunting of the cell), while the second p-type doped region extends the emitter layer to improve emitter layer coverage. In certain embodiments, the second doped p-type region may extend to the edges of the wafers n-type base layer.


Solar cells and methods for their manufacture are disclosed. An example solar cell may comprise a substrate comprising a p-type base layer and an n-type selective emitter layer formed over the p-type base layer. The n-type selective emitter layer may comprise one or more first doped regions comprising implanted dopant and one or more second doped regions comprising diffused dopant. The one or more first doped regions may be more heavily doped than the one or more second doped regions. A p-n junction may be formed at the interface of the base layer and the selective emitter layer, such that the p-n junction and the selective emitter layer are both formed during a single anneal cycle.


News Article | October 13, 2015
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NORCROSS, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Suniva, Inc., a metro-Atlanta based manufacturer of high-efficiency crystalline silicon solar cells and modules, today announces the successful groundbreaking ceremony by Consumers Energy that took place on October 2nd at Grand Valley State University, home to Michigan’s largest community solar project, which is part of the Solar Gardens program. The three megawatt solar array, Powered by Suniva®, is the first of its kind for Consumers Energy, Michigan’s largest utility. The array will span across seventeen acres at Grand Valley State University – the renewable energy focused university will also participate in the Solar Gardens program as a customer. “This project represents a cornerstone for our new Solar Gardens program, providing an avenue for customers to participate in the development of renewable energy that helps us continue to power homes and businesses across our state,” said Dan Malone, Consumers Energy’s senior vice president of energy resources. “We are very pleased to collaborate with Suniva, and support their continued growth in the U.S., including here at home in Michigan.” “Suniva’s primary focus is to offer the highest quality solar products at maximum value, while achieving the highest power possible,” said Matt Card, vice president, global sales and marketing of Suniva. “The maturing U.S. market continues to validate the value of our high-density solar modules. We are very pleased that we can continue to give back to the US solar marketplace and the domestic economy, through the continued creation of U.S. jobs. We are proud of our eight years of growth in Georgia and now, Michigan.” Last month Suniva announced the expansion of its manufacturing capacity at its Georgia headquarters to 400MW. This expansion came just one year after the opening of its second U.S.-based facility in Saginaw Township, Michigan. Suniva® is the leading American manufacturer of high-efficiency crystalline silicon photovoltaic (PV) solar cells and high-power solar modules. The company is known for its high-quality products, industry-leading technology, reliability and high power density. Headquartered in metro-Atlanta, GA, Suniva sells its advanced PV modules globally. For additional information on how Suniva is making solar sensible, visit www.suniva.com.


News Article | June 19, 2015
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Novato, CA, June 19, 2015 --( The solar array consists of 2,036 Suniva 320-watt solar panels, installed on building rooftop and spanning over 42,460 square feet. Covering the majority of the rooftop, the solar panels further reduce the building’s heating and cooling load by insulating and protecting the roof. Designed and installed by SolarCraft, the $1.2 million system will produce up to 662 kW of clean, solar power annually and will provide an effective long-term hedge against future utility rate increases. Installing solar, a cost-effective and sustainable energy solution, is the latest upgrade to the LEED-certified facility, which has served as the Credit Union’s headquarters since 2007. “The addition of solar to our administrative building is a demonstration of our commitment to sustainable and earth-friendly practices. The additional benefit of long-term savings on power costs allows us to return even greater value to our 240,000 Members,” said Brett Martinez, Redwood Credit Union’s President & CEO. RCU’s solar power system will generate enough electricity to power 148 average homes and will avoid production of almost 272 tons of carbon dioxide emissions per year, which is the equivalent of removing 15 million miles of driving over the next 25 years. That’s also comparable to the air pollution removed by over 54 acres of trees. About Redwood Credit Union Founded in 1950, Redwood Credit Union is a full-service financial institution providing personal and business banking services to anyone living or working in the North Bay or San Francisco. As a financial cooperative focused on people not profit, RCU offers complete financial services including checking and savings accounts, auto and home loans, credit cards, online and mobile banking, business services, commercial and SBA lending, investment and financial planning services and more. SolarCraft is one of the most trusted and experienced solar energy contractors in California. Since 1984, this certified Green Business has been providing high quality solar electrical, solar pool heating and solar water heating services to homeowners and businesses, employing licensed and certified solar installers. With more than 5,000 satisfied customers and over 2.5 million square feet of solar collectors installed, SolarCraft is committed to Quality Design, Quality Materials and Customer Service. Novato, CA, June 19, 2015 --( PR.com )-- Novato and Sonoma based SolarCraft announced the completion of a 662 kW solar electric system at Redwood Credit Union (RCU) in Santa Rosa, CA. The new photovoltaic system will offset about 61 percent of RCU’s utility grid demand and save the company thousands in utility fees every year.The solar array consists of 2,036 Suniva 320-watt solar panels, installed on building rooftop and spanning over 42,460 square feet. Covering the majority of the rooftop, the solar panels further reduce the building’s heating and cooling load by insulating and protecting the roof.Designed and installed by SolarCraft, the $1.2 million system will produce up to 662 kW of clean, solar power annually and will provide an effective long-term hedge against future utility rate increases. Installing solar, a cost-effective and sustainable energy solution, is the latest upgrade to the LEED-certified facility, which has served as the Credit Union’s headquarters since 2007.“The addition of solar to our administrative building is a demonstration of our commitment to sustainable and earth-friendly practices. The additional benefit of long-term savings on power costs allows us to return even greater value to our 240,000 Members,” said Brett Martinez, Redwood Credit Union’s President & CEO.RCU’s solar power system will generate enough electricity to power 148 average homes and will avoid production of almost 272 tons of carbon dioxide emissions per year, which is the equivalent of removing 15 million miles of driving over the next 25 years. That’s also comparable to the air pollution removed by over 54 acres of trees.About Redwood Credit UnionFounded in 1950, Redwood Credit Union is a full-service financial institution providing personal and business banking services to anyone living or working in the North Bay or San Francisco. As a financial cooperative focused on people not profit, RCU offers complete financial services including checking and savings accounts, auto and home loans, credit cards, online and mobile banking, business services, commercial and SBA lending, investment and financial planning services and more.SolarCraft is one of the most trusted and experienced solar energy contractors in California. Since 1984, this certified Green Business has been providing high quality solar electrical, solar pool heating and solar water heating services to homeowners and businesses, employing licensed and certified solar installers. With more than 5,000 satisfied customers and over 2.5 million square feet of solar collectors installed, SolarCraft is committed to Quality Design, Quality Materials and Customer Service. www.solarcraft.com Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from SolarCraft


News Article | July 14, 2015
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NORCROSS, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Suniva, Inc., a U.S. manufacturer of high-efficiency crystalline silicon solar cells and modules, today announced that the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s (EERE) Assistant Secretary David Danielson met with the company’s executive team and received a private tour of the manufacturing facility on Friday, July 10th. As the leader of EERE, Dr. Danielson oversees a broad energy portfolio, including the Energy Department’s SunShot Initiative, a collaborative national effort that aggressively drives innovation to make solar energy fully cost-competitive with traditional energy sources before the end of the decade. Discussion points at Suniva’s headquarters included the importance of the clean energy industry and how it relates to American jobs, the economy and national security. Dr. Danielson’s visit coincided with his participation in the Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative (CEMI) Southeast Regional Summit, held at Georgia Tech, at which John Baumstark, Suniva chairman and chief executive officer presented. “We are grateful that Assistant Secretary Danielson visited our manufacturing facility,” said John Baumstark. “As the leading American manufacturer of high-efficiency, high-quality solar modules, our team of solar experts works diligently every day to help strengthen the clean energy economy. It was exciting that he could witness our American success story.” Suniva® is the leading American manufacturer of high-efficiency crystalline silicon photovoltaic (PV) solar cells and high-power solar modules. The company is known for its high-quality products, industry-leading technology, reliability and high power density. Headquartered in metro-Atlanta, Georgia, and with manufacturing facilities in Georgia and Michigan, Suniva sells its advanced PV cells and modules globally. For additional information on how Suniva is making solar sensible, visit www.suniva.com.

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