Michigan breaks ground on largest community solar project
NORCROSS, Ga.--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.