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Evergreen Packaging Solar Farm in North Carolina Powered by Suniva™ Technology
NORCROSS, GA - March 4, 2010 - Suniva, Inc., a U.S. manufacturer of high-efficiency monocrystalline silicon solar cells and modules, today announced the commissioning of the Evergreen Packaging Solar Farm in Canton, North Carolina, with partner FLS Energy. Set atop a former landfill, the 555 kW project utilizes high-powered Suniva solar modules and was constructed via a 20-year power purchase agreement from FLS Energy to supply clean energy to the region's Progress Energy customers. The installation went live at a local ceremony on March 1st in which Congressman Health Shuler spoke at the press conference and toured the Evergreen Packaging Solar Farm.
"Utilizing Suniva's technology allows FLS to retain our commitment to provide only the most efficient, cost-effective products and offer the best value for our customers," said Michael Shore, President of FLS Energy. "The modules are performing extremely well, demonstrating a powerful combination of high-efficiency solar technology and high-quality U.S. manufacturing."
"The Evergreen Packaging Solar Farm provides a shining example of Suniva's prominence in the rapidly expanding renewable energy market of the southeastern U.S. and our ability to meet the growing needs of utility scale customers," said John Baumstark, CEO of Suniva.
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. 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.