Founded in 1996, Global Solar Energy Inc. delivers lightweight and portable photovoltaic (PV) materials for integration in commercial, residential, utility-scale and government applications. Currently, the company operates a Tucson, Arizona facility with a production capacity of 40 megawatts.
In Tucson, Global Solar partnered with Solon to create a 750 kilowatt (kW) solar array, the largest CIGS solar field in the US. Global Solar is the only manufacturer in full-scale production of CIGS (Copper Indium Gallium diSelenide) PV cells on a flexible substrate. Depositing CIGS on flexible stainless-steel substrate via a roll-to-roll process, the company’s innovative manufacturing decreases costs by streamlining production, increasing throughput, and improving material utilization. Global Solar’s lower cost is opening up new and alternative markets where solar hasn’t been a viable option in the past, such as BIPV, helping to drive the solar market into the next level of innovation, adoption and affordability.
Learn more about Global Star. Link to http://www.globalsolar.com