NORCROSS, USA: Suniva Inc., a US manufacturer of high-efficiency monocrystalline silicon solar cells and modules, announced that its ARTisun series solar cells are being used to power innovative designs and award-winning projects around the world.
The company’s solar cells recently played an integral part in Virginia Polytechnic State University’s LumenHAUS project, the grand prize winner of the first ever European Solar Decathlon.
Suniva solar cells have also been used in world-renowned projects such as The Plastiki Expedition, a catamaran made of recyclables that sailed across the Pacific Ocean in an effort to raise awareness on environmental issues, and the 2010 Shell Eco-marathon Europe, a fuel-efficient car competition.
“The ARTisun solar cells played a key role in the LumenHAUS project’s winning entry. The energy balance between the teams was very competitive – Suniva’s high-efficiency solar cells enabled us to create additional solar arrays that generated the needed power capacity to help the project stand out from the rest of the entries,” said Joseph Wheeler, associate professor and LumenHAUS lead project coordinator, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.