In general, active solar material is manufactured into rectangular panels. The simplest way to achieve a non-rectangular design is to die cut the inactive material around the panel into the desired shape.
Circles and non-rectangular shapes filled with active PV material are achievable but can be difficult or impossible to prototype in small volumes. These designs may also require additional NRE for tooling and process modification.
Many customers incorporate symmetric tabs into a custom die-cut, maintaining the panel’s rectangular shape. These tabs can be used as polarity indicators, fold-over contacts, or extended connection points. See examples below.
Panels can be manufactured in a wide range of custom sizes spanning from less than a square inch up to multiple square feet.
Use our Custom Solar Panel Design Tool to see our standard sizing options.
Contact us for more information on available sizing options