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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. 

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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.

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.

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Each quarter, we gather the latest updates, giving you a snapshot of what's new with PowerFilm. Enjoy the Q4 highlights!

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PowerFilm was recently featured by ElectronicDesign in the article Customizing Flexible Power Solutions for IoT Applications. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out. Enjoy!

Post #134 How We Designed a Custom Solar Solution for GEM Low-Speed Electric Vehicles-1

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.

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How To Mitigate Your Truck Batteries Parasitic Draw with Solar Panels

You walk into work on a sunny Monday morning, sit at your computer, dispatch routes to your fleet of drivers, and sip on a fresh cup of coffee. 

You sit back to read the latest industry periodical when your phone rings. One driver after another complains that their truck won’t start. The dreaded “click, click, click” of the engine unable to turn over greeting your drivers, causing frustration and delays.

You knew that parasitic draw might be an issue for your fleet but didn’t anticipate this widespread disruption. 

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Which Portable Solar Technology Is Best: A Primer

Imagine you’re a business owner responsible for keeping your company’s operations running smoothly, even in power outages or natural disasters. 


You need a reliable and portable power source that can keep your equipment up and running, no matter the circumstances. That’s where portable solar technologies come in. 

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Accelerate Your Custom Solar Solutions with a US-based Manufacturer

If you’re looking for a custom solar solution, you may think starting overseas makes the most sense, as many items we use daily come from outside the United States. While this is true for many items, there are solar solution providers in the US that can assist you.


March 4-7 

We will exhibit our Trucking Solar Solutions and educate attendees on how our solutions for TRUs, APUs, and telematics systems make fleets more efficient and save money.

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana

Booth: 1208

Contact: Account Director -Transportation Solutions, Julia Stone

Email: jstone@powerfilmsolar.com

Phone: 515-292-7606

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