New Council Inaugurated by U.S. Departments of Commerce and Energy and Mexican Government Appoints Suniva Executive 

By: Keryn Schneider, Suniva, Inc. |

Suniva, Inc., a leading American manufacturer of high-efficiency solar cells and modules, with headquarters in metro-Atlanta and manufacturing facilities in Georgia and Michigan, recently announced that Suniva’s Executive Vice President of Commercial Operations, Matt Card, has been appointed by the U.S. Departments of Commerce and Energy to the U.S. Section of the recently launched U.S.-Mexico Energy Business Council.

The Council, jointly formed via cooperation with the Mexican government, is made up of private sector participants, and is expected to exchange information, best industry practices, and provide actionable, recommendations to both governments on ways to strengthen the U.S-Mexico relationship on trade, investment, and competitiveness in the energy sector. In addition to private sector representation, the governments will be represented on the Council by the Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade and the Assistant Secretary of Energy for International Affairs on the U.S. side and the Secretariat of Economy’s Under Secretary of Foreign Trade and the Secretariat of Energy’s Director General of Investor Relations and Promotion on the Mexican side.

“It’s an honor to join this important council,” said Matt Card. “As the leading U.S. manufacturer of highquality, high-value crystalline solar cells and modules, Suniva is recognized as a forerunner in the North American clean energy economy. Renewable energy is vital as part of the energy strategy for both the United States and Mexico. It’s rewarding to see that the strategic role of solar energy is recognized as a vital energy component with respect to economic competitiveness in North America.

Card also serves as an appointee of the Department of Commerce’s Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee. Suniva has had a successful history with its global energy efforts. The company was awarded the “Renewable Energy Exporter of the Year” by the Export-Import Bank (EX-IM Bank) of the United States and was also a Platts Energy Award recipient in the Commercial Technology of the Year category.

About Suniva
Suniva is the leading U.S.-born, U.S.-operated 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, reliable performance, and high power density. Headquartered in metro-Atlanta, with manufacturing facilities in Georgia and Michigan, Suniva sells its advanced PV products globally.

Join Suniva along with Solar project developers, IPPs, investors, lenders, equipment suppliers, EPCs and other key industry players this upcoming October 4-6 as they will be on hand at Solar Mexico 2016