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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

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We don’t just offer solar products for the transportation industry. We design, engineer, and manufacture total solar solutions.

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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. 

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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

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Whatever kind of boat you have, our solar solutions ensure your boat or lift batteries are ready to go when you are.

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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. 

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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.

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Case Studies

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.

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The Horizon Blog

Have you subscribed to our blog yet? We publish monthly, helping you make sense of all things solar.

About Us

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.

Blog Posts

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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: 

  1. Enabling trailer telematics
  2. Improving system reliability
  3. Reducing jump-start service calls
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Solar Energy Harvesting Tools and Flexible PV Cells for IoT Devices

PowerFilm flexible PV cells and reference designs make implementing energy harvesting into your products more accessible. Our latest cells offer smaller form factors, ideal for the compact electronics used in most Internet of Things (IoT) applications.


With these products, PowerFilm has the tools and support you need at all stages of the development process, from prototype to product launch. 

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How To Solar Charge Your eBike with Lightweight and Portable Solar Panels

Fuel costs have been climbing over the past several years. For many commuters, this added fuel expense is economically unsustainable. Many are turning to more cost-effective eBike transportation for their daily commute.

But how do you efficiently charge the battery when you are in a remote area or simply want to charge it in a renewable way?



February 8 - 9

We will be exhibiting our PowerDrive Golf Car Solar Panel at the show and would love to meet if you attend. 

Location: Orlando, Florida

Booth: 3001

Contact: Marketing & Communications Manager, Seth Hansen


Phone: 515-292-7606

TMC Annual

February 27 - March 2

We will be exhibiting our transportation solar solutions at the show and would love to meet if you attend. 

Location: Orlando, Florida

Booth: 2026

Contact: Julia Stone, Account Director - Transportation Solutions


Phone: 515-292-7606