Government & DoD Solar Solutions

Since PowerFilm’s beginning over 30 years ago, the US Department of Defense has been our largest lifetime customer. We have provided thousands of solar products for our warfighters and support equipment across a wide range of custom sizes, fabrics, encapsulations, and connectors. We use multiple PV technologies, including amorphous silicon, crystalline silicon, and gallium arsenide. Our products are Berry Compliant and meet MIL-810-G specifications. 


Today PowerFilm offers solutions using our proprietary amorphous silicon (a-Si) film and the more traditional crystalline silicon (c-Si) material. While the a-Si products are unmatched in durability, performance in all lighting conditions, and weight-to-power ratio, the c-Si products offer a greater power-to-size ratio and a more competitive price.


The table below summarizes the standard products PowerFilm is currently providing to our government and military partners. In addition to these products we are also providing another dozen or so custom products with unique voltages, physical dimensions, and private labels. 

Product Power Specifications Physical Specifications



Product Part Number Form Factor Wattage Voltage Current Folded (Inches) Deployed (Inches) Weight
40W Cut c-Si Foldable

FM3-36T21.2VKHAS c-Si Blanket 40W 21.2V 1.9A 12.0 x 6.3 x 1.0

37.5 x 12.0 1.8lb Limited Production
40W c-Si Foldable FM3-12F7.1VKHAS c-Si Blanket 40W 7.1V 5.7A 12.0 x 6.3 x 1.0

37.5 x 12.0 1.8lb Production
135W c-Si Foldable

FM3-40F23.6VKHAS c-Si Blanket 135W

23.6V 5.7A 13.0 x 11.0 x 1.5 58.0 x 25.3 5.5lb Production
160W c-Si Foldable FM3-48F28.3VKHAS c-Si Blanket 160W 28.3V 5.7A 12.5 x 11.0 x 1.5 71.0 x 24.7

6.7lb Production

280W c-Si Foldable

FM5-48F28.3VKHABF c-Si Blanket 280W 28.3V 9.9A 16.0 x 14.0 x 1.5 108.6 x 31.3

9.9lb Limited Production

R3-80F4728V c-Si Rigid Frame 270W

47.7V 5.7A 44.5 x 28.1 x 2.0 56.2 x 44.5 x 1.0

28.0lb Production
60W Foldable F16-3600 (Stock) a-Si Blanket 60W 15.4V 3.6A

13.0 x 7.5 x 2.7

47.0 x 51.5

2.6lb Production

100W Foldable

F16-6000 (Stock)

a-Si Blanket




14.3 x 13.8 x 2.0

74.5 x 54.5