Suniva, a Georgia-based manufacturer of advanced solar cells, was recognized by Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu as “An American Success Story” on his White House blog.
The entry followed Chu’s visit to the Georgia Institute of Technology, where Suniva’s technology was developed.
The company, which designs, manufactures and markets advanced solar energy cells, is the brainchild of Ajeet Rohatgi, director of the University Center of Excellence for Photovoltaic Research and Education at Georgia Tech. Suniva is a graduate member of the Advanced Technology Development Center (ATDC), a start-up accelerator that helps Georgia technology entrepreneurs launch and build successful companies. ATDC is part of the Enterprise Innovation Institute (EI2) at Georgia Tech, which helps Georgia enterprises improve their competitiveness through the application of science, technology and innovation. ATDC currently has three facilities; two at Georgia Tech’s main campus in Atlanta, and one at Georgia Tech’s satellite campus in Savannah.
To read Secretary Chu’s full blog entry, click here.