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More "Made in the USA" Solar Modules Coming Soon

Suniva Inc., a manufacturer of crystalline silicon photovoltaic (PV) solar cells and modules, announced that construction of its second U.S. solar manufacturing facility has begun. The new facility, located in Saginaw Township, Michigan, will provide up to 200 MW of additional capacity of its American-made modules, as a supplement to its existing manufacturing facility at its headquarters, in Norcross, Georgia.

The company said that this new state-of-the-art facility was designed and engineered by William A. Kibbe & Associates, Inc. Suniva has selected multiple Michigan-based contractors to complete the 129,000 sq. ft. solar module assembly facility located in a former Sears Warehouse building.

“The U.S. is now one of the top three markets for the global solar industry," said Marc Rogovin, vice president of corporate services of Suniva. He added that the Michigan location means that Suniva will "have a highly-skilled workforce to draw from and many key supply chain partners in the area. Michigan is a central location with the logistics infrastructure that makes it very easy for us to move our products.”

Suniva posted over 65 job openings on July 25th and is finalizing its initial round of hiring this week. Ultimately, the company plans to create a total of 350 jobs, as the plant scales to full capacity.

The new facility further strengthens Suniva’s position as America’s leading solar module manufacturer, employing a higher percentage of American workers than any other tier-1 solar manufacturer, according to the company. Suniva currently produces its high-powered Optimus monocrystalline module line with power ratings up to 280W (60-cell format) and an industry-leading 330W (72-cell format), the company said.

Lead image: Suniva's OPT 60 cell (mono). Credit: Suniva

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