Member - Giga Solar, Inc.

Giga Solar is an engineering and technology focused company working on innovative solar PV product solutions.

Type Company
Founder 2012
Company Size 10
Member Type
Founders Tom Hood
Headquarters Portola Valley, CA 94028, USA
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Giga Solar was founded in 2012 with the idea that although the solar PV module did many things well, that it could still be improved. The traditional glass/frame/backsheet design represented over 30 years of product evolution, but the breakable glass and electrically-conductive frame were not ideal components. Our design goal was to develop a lightweight, rigid module that (1) reduced weight by over 60%, (2) ensured product lifetimes of over 20 years, (3) was useable with all types of silicon-wafer cell technology, (4) integrated easily with traditional module manufacturing equipment, and (5) be cost competitive. After 5 years of development and testing we feel that this solution is ready for the market.
Headquarters Portola Valley, CA 94028, USA

SDG’s of application

The Sustainable Development Goals are a call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure peace and prosperity everywhere.
Clean Water and
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Affordable and
Clean Energy
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Industry, Innovation
and Infrastructure
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SDG 11
Sustainable Cities
and Communities
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SDG 12
Responsible Consumption
and production
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Giga Solar modules are a glass- and frame-less design that reduces the weight of a standard glass/frame/backsheet module by 60%, while retaining a rigid form factor. The solar conversion is accomplished with silicon wafer-based cell technology, either mono-crystalline or poly-crystalline, ensuring the best power-to-cost ratio in the industry.

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Available inWorldwideCategories of applicationAffordable and clean energy, Industry, innovation and infrastructure, Responsible consumption and productionSector of applicationClean energy production, Materials and chemistry, Circular economy of solid wastes Status Implemented