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Custom Solar Solutions
PowerFilm designs and manufactures custom solar cells, panels, and power solutions for energy harvesting, portable, and remote power applications using proprietary thin-film or high-efficiency crystalline PV technology.
We develop high-quality custom solar solutions for IoT, transportation, military, and consumer applications.
Markets We Serve
We don’t just offer solar products for the transportation industry. We design, engineer, and manufacture total solar solutions.
Internet of Things
Devices used in IoT are often extremely low power, light energy outdoors and indoors can be used to extend or replace traditional batteries, making long-term maintenance-free solutions possible.
Government & DoD
Since PowerFilm’s beginning over 30 years ago the US Department of Defense has been our largest lifetime customer. We offer man-portable, vehicle, and basing solutions
Whatever kind of boat you have, our solar solutions ensure your boat or lift batteries are ready to go when you are.
By installing a solar panel on the existing roof of a golf car, you can drive up to 50% farther and keep the batteries in your golf car up to 50% longer.
Design A Custom Panel
OEM business is our business in both B2B and military projects. We will work with you on design and engineering to create a custom energy solution that fits your needs.
Over the past three decades, we have developed custom solutions to meet the needs of many different companies in industries, including telematics, boating, IoT, the United States Military, and space exploration.
The Horizon Blog
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PowerFilm’s proprietary manufacturing provides custom amorphous silicon panels that work in any light environment, including the indoor, industrial lighting of many IoT sensor applications.
Celebrating over thirty years in business, PowerFilm is proud to be one of the few US-based solar manufacturing companies operating today.
The Soltronix brand brings PowerFilm expertise, innovation, and commitment to US-based semi-flexible crystalline silicon solutions. Soltronix brings you complete solutions to fit your application, including panels, encapsulation, semi-flexible substrates, proprietary PowerBoost charge controllers, and the collaboration and customer service you expect from a US-based company.
PowerFilm’s rapid prototyping capabilities, 35-plus years in the industry, and collaborative culture resulted in taking the initial concept to a manufacturing-ready solution in under a year.
GEM's new, powerful solar option turns heads for all the right reasons enabling drivers to reduce their carbon footprint and drive their cars farther.
Each quarter we gather the latest updates giving you a snapshot of what's new with PowerFilm. Enjoy the Q1 highlights!
How We Helped GEM Design a Custom Solar Solution for their Low-Speed Electric Vehicles
The Low-Speed Vehicles (LSVs) market continues to grow as individuals, families, college campuses, theme parks, and resorts opt for more efficient and environmentally conscious ways to get around. Increasingly these vehicles are even becoming the primary means of transportation.
To get the most value from an LSV, you need flexible means to charge and maintain your batteries.That’s where solar can make a difference.
Reefer Solar Panels Help Save More Diesel Than You Might Think
Refrigerated or frozen goods are kept at the proper temperature using transportation refrigeration units (TRUs) which allow for bulk transport but have a measurable effect on the amount of diesel a vehicle consumes.
You might think you'd need a sizable solar panel to affect diesel consumption, but a small, cost-effective solar panel has a significant impact.
Solar Panels for Thermo King Precedent and Carrier Vector Reefers
Today’s post dives into three key benefits solar panels provide to trailer refrigeration units (often referred to as reefers).
Solar panel benefits include:
- Enabling trailer telematics
- Improving system reliability
- Reducing jump-start service calls
How To Solar Power Your Golf Car The Easy Way
Golf cars are a fixture of golf courses allowing players to finish more quickly and course owners to turn over more daily rounds. Increasingly golf cars are also an effective and popular way to get around communities where golf cars and other low-speed electric vehicles (LSEVs) are often the primary means of transportation.
While battery-powered golf cars have many advantages over gas-powered vehicles, they must be charged. To get the most value from a battery-powered golf car, you need a portable means of charging and maintaining those batteries.
That’s where solar can make a difference.
June 20 - 22
We will be exhibiting our Internet of Things solar solutions at the show and would love to meet if you attend. If you're at the show, stop by one of our VP of Engineering Brad Scandrett's presentations. See speaking sessions.
Location: Santa Clara, California
Contact: VP of Marketing & Sales, Kip Johnson
IFDA Solutions Conference
September 11 - 13
We will exhibit our Trucking Solar Solutions for commercial vehicles and trailers, including Trailer Refrigeration Units (TRU), telematics, Auxiliary Power Units (APU) battery banks, liftgate batteries, and the truck battery itself. If you're at the show, stop by. We'd love to meet you.
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Contact: Account Director - Transportation Solutions, Julia Stone