Integrated Technology Package
Because PowerFilm® integrated solar panels (thin film on plastic) are developed and manufactured with a proprietary roll process, they are truly rollable unlike other thin film technologies that are only somewhat flexible. PowerFilm® solar panels are all monolithically integrated which eliminates the need for damage-prone manual connections of individual solar cells. PowerFilm® is made of silicon, a natural resource in abundant supply, and is Cadmium Free, unlike some other solar technologies. Modules perform well in diverse environments, including hot sun, and do not suffer from wasted over-voltage.
PowerFilm® products are ultra rollable because they are manufactured on a roll up to 2400 feet long, using the proprietary roll-to-roll manufacturing technology platform of Iowa Thin Film Technologies. Iowa Thin Film Technologies is the first and only company in the world selling solar products manufactured on a true roll-to-roll process using a plastic substrate.
PowerFilm® products are monolithically integrated which eliminates the need for damage-prone manual connections of individual solar cells. Modules are constructed using a durable polymer (plastic) substrate.
Several features enable easy integration: Paper thin low profile; Ultra flexibility allows conformity to shapes; Complete product design eliminates need for unsightly bolt-on frames.
Integrated with a fabric backing for enhanced product functionality.
Constructed using a proprietary combination of thin and lightweight materials.
Environmentally Friendly Profile
Cadmium Free! (Other solar technologies such as CIS, CIGS, and CdTe contain cadmium which is considered an extremely toxic metal by the Department of Labor.) If comparing products, check to be sure they are Cadmium Free. Primary element used in PowerFilm® is silicon, a natural resource in abundant supply.