Suniva in WSJ Top 50
For the second year in a row, Suniva, Inc., a GRA VentureLab company, made the Wall Street Journal’s list of the Top 50 Venture-Backed Companies. To be eligible for the ranking, companies must have received an equity round of financing in the past three years and be valued at less than $1 billion.
Based in metro-Atlanta, Suniva manufactures high-efficiency monocrystalline silicon solar cells and high-powered solar modules, which consist of Suniva’s core cell technology.
According to the company’s webstie, Suniva is producing the world’s lowest cost, highest cell conversion efficiency commercially available. Suniva is also the only high-efficiency, low-cost silicon cell manufacturer in America, with exports of more than 80% of its production to Europe and Asia.
Suniva evolved from the work of Professor Ajeet Rohatgi of the Georgia Institute of Technology’s University Center of Excellence in Photovoltaics (UCEP). A U.S. Department of Energy Center of Excellence since 1992, UCEP has distinguished itself as the premier site for silicon PV research in the U.S., bringing a unique approach of uniting cell modeling, device design, process optimization and materials analysis and characterization.