"Working with Wesley White and the team at PowerFilm was a great experience. They took me seriously from the beginning conversation, which is not common amongst many companies in the military contracting space. They worked tirelessly to accomplish the mission and made sure that the specifications were absolutely correct before producing a prototype. I enjoyed hosting them at a week long field exercise where we tested the vehicle mounted solar power system for our M119A3 howitzers, and the results were even better than I expected. We will be ordering many more panels and air assault capable systems from them in the future. PowerFilm has proven that they are committed to improving how the US Army makes power without the need for fossil fuels, and will go the extra mile to ensure customer satisfaction."
The solar industry has seen its fair share of ups and downs, resulting in US solar companies closing their doors and makers of low-grade, imported solar making lofty claims only to fall short in overall performance, durability and reliability. PowerFilm has been in business producing solar material and products since 1988, using amorphous silicon technology. This technology produces a product that has a number of advantages over alternative solar options. Click here for more information
There are several different types of solar technologies on the market, each having characteristics that fit certain applications. When determining which technology is best suited to a particular application, consider the attributes that PowerFilm's amorphous silicon offers. Click here for more information
PowerFilm Solar designs and manufactures unique thin-film, flexible solar panels and custom solar power solutions for a wide range of needs.
Portable Solar Panels from PowerFilm offer best-in-class performance for applications such as camping and backpacking. These are reliable, compact, and lightweight solar panels that offer high performance solar power even in extreme environments.
Custom Solar Modules are designed to meet the specific needs of customers who wish to add reliable solar power to their products. With almost three decades of development success and engineering expertise, PowerFilm is the industry leader in lightweight, low profile, and durable solar modules. PowerFilm’s product development team works with clients to create customized solar power applications. Examples include the Japanese Space Agency’s solar sail, solar panels for electric recreational boats, and solar golf cart tops for E-Z-Go.
Full Systems including solar, battery storage, and power conversion electronics are also designed and provided by PowerFilm. Working with industry partners, PowerFilm designs and provides total solar power systems and engineered solutions. Examples include the PowerSync product line for Bushnell Outdoor Products and the PowerShade and Balance of Systems created for the US Military.
Military Markets are served by a wide range of portable solar modules for dismounted soldiers and deployable modules integrated into shelters.
Low-Light Development Kits (Indoor) are now available. Learn More.
LightSaver Product Line
The LightSaver is one of several products in our new line of portable solar power charging. The line will expand in 2016 with the release of the LightSaver Pocket and LightSaver Max. Learn More.
Low-Light Solar Capabilities
Solar without the sun is really possible and has a variety of applications that make it ideal a number of situations. Learn More.