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PowerFilm works with multiple photovoltaic (PV) technologies to ensure our customers get the best custom solar solution possible. 


The devices used throughout the IoT and portable power sectors are incredibly diverse, and no one solar technology or solution works for everything. PowerFilm R&D staff continually evaluate our technology portfolio as new and emerging PV materials enter the market. The unique properties of each PV technology make them well suited for different applications.

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Quantum Efficiency



Amorphous Silicon is ideal for low-power indoor/outdoor IoT applications and where rugged portability is a critical requirement. Our thin-film line is well suited for designs that take advantage of the material's thin, flexible, and lightweight nature. 


  • Thin and Flexible

  • Indoor and Low Light Performance 

  • Lightweight

  • Highly Customizable

  • Temperature Resistant

  • Extremely Durable



Like traditional rooftop solar, this technology is well suited for medium to high power rugged applications where power density is a critical requirement. By using high-efficiency SunPower solar cells, this line can give the most bang for the buck. 


  • High Efficiency

  • Lower Cost

  • Integrated Charge Controller

  • Weather Proof

  • Reduced Footprint 


Ultra-High Efficiency

This line uses Gallium Arsenide, an III-IV semiconductor technology, with conversion efficiencies over 30 percent. This technology is well suited for applications where power density and ruggedness are critical, and the cost is not a factor. 


  • High Performance

  • Thin and Flexible

  • Small Footprint

  • Weather Proofing Available



Without proper charging and control circuitry, a solar panel's output could be significantly reduced or rendered inoperable. PowerFilm understands what power electronics are needed to extract the optimum power from a solar panel and store it in a battery system.