Suniva Inc., the Norcross-based manufacturer of solar cells and panels, has landed deals in Mexico and is preparing to enter the Brazilian market.

Suniva started its Latin American expansion by deploying 12 megawatts of ground-mounted solar modules in Puerto Rico, the Spanish-speaking U.S. territory in the Caribbean.

Soon, its modules will be harnessing the sun’s energy on rooftops in Mexico, thanks to a partnership with a large construction firm that went unnamed in the news release announcing the expansion. 

Suniva has also begun seeking certification from Brazil’s National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology, or Inmetro, which is required before selling solar cells or panels in Latin America’s largest economy.

Suniva has had a booth this week at the Solar Power International 2012 convention in OrlandoFla., which ends Sept. 13.

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