Member - Giga Solar, Inc.

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

Type Company
Founded 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

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