The leader in high-efficiency, thin-film solar modules, SoloPower seeks to make solar energy possible on any rooftop worldwide. Headquartered in San Jose, California, SoloPower uses innovative manufacturing technology to produce low-cost, high-efficiency copper, indium, gallium and (di)selenide (“CIGS”) based photovoltaic cells. The CIGS cells are then packaged into unique, flexible, lightweight solar modules that can be easily installed where traditional modules cannot. The modules require less balance-of-system hardware and are easier to install than traditional solar panels.
As a company focused on customer solutions, SoloPower is dedicated to serving its customers’ needs with a portfolio of products designed to deliver the right solution for each specific application. SoloPower products combine industry-leading photovoltaic technology with a durable and lightweight flexible form factor. The company’s proprietary manufacturing process, stringent testing protocols and proven real-world performance ensure seamlessly integrated solar solutions, for multiple roof applications, that maximize energy efficiency at the lowest total installed cost for customers.
SoloPower is advancing the work of “thin-film” photovoltaic pioneers, thereby enabling increased affordability and widespread product integration. Its proven technology overcomes the product weaknesses of other thin-film solar modules — offering true flexibility for an impressive range of applications. Today, SoloPower is integrating its lightweight thin-film photovoltaic devices into buildings that have never before been able to utilize solar energy due to the considerable weight of traditional glass panels. But times are changing quickly, and opportunities to integrate solar modules into less predictable applications are becoming increasingly possible — and SoloPower will be there to advance those opportunities.
Imagine solar roofing solutions for commercial buildings, solar shingles for residential use, solar covers for landfills and reservoirs, and solar integrated into windows and building facades. SoloPower is driven to continuing the advance of solar technology while also meeting the challenge of powering the world at a realistic cost. To SoloPower, integration is limitless; consider cars, trucks, trains, recreational vehicles and other personal and industrial electronic devices — all “plugged in” to draw from the sun’s abundant energy. Imagine a day when the world seamlessly utilizes solar power to improve our quality of life. That’s integration at work and SoloPower will be there delivering the solutions to make it happen.
SoloPower’s technology has the potential to take what began decades ago with a simple calculator to full-scale solar integration. The company is at the forefront of this advancement, and with the advent of SoloPower’s new, high-volume manufacturing center in Portland, Oregon, it has reaffirmed its commitment to scaling capacity and driving efficiencies to record highs.
SoloPower’s commitment to product quality, reliability and performance promises its customers and partners a robust return on investment plus stable and predictable operations and maintenance. All SoloPower products are built to meet or exceed UL and IEC standards. The modules are designed for superior performance under all light conditions, including low sun angle — providing a consistent and excellent energy yield throughout the year. With an internal mandate to align SoloPower’s products with strict building materials industry standards, we push the limits for rigorous failure analysis. To that end, SoloPower continually subjects its solar cells and modules to harsh environmental and accelerated life-cycle testing.