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Giga Solar FPC, Inc.

Giga Solar has developed and patented a PV module and support that weighs 60% less, installs 2-3X faster and costs 10-15% less than standard PV systems today.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Clean Technology
  • Location Portola Valley, CA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded May 2012
  • Employees 2
  • Incorporation Type C-corp
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Company Summary

Giga Solar has developed and patented a lightweight composite material that is 4X stiffer than plywood and weighs 80% less than aluminum. Giga Solar’s modules are engineered to meet the environmental demands, low cost and high-volume manufacturability required of today’s PV modules. Giga Solar® modules are compatible with any type of crystalline-silicon solar cell technology, leveraging silicon’s strong advantages of high-power and low-cost.


  • Profile tom hood
    CEO and Founder

    25+ years in materials and energy, CEO of public and private companies; solar PV technologist; and extensive International experience in sales, manufacturing and licensing. Innovative product designer and developer with products in tens of millions of cars, buildings and electronic displays.

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    Dr. Sicco Westra
    Chief Business Development Officer

    Extensive experience in lasers, semiconductors, optics, and coatings. C-Level experience with public and private enterprises. Led global teams in B2B sales and marketing of large CAPEX equipment, coated products, and PV modules. Lead business development activities of German-based PV company for 4 years.