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About Global Solar

Global Solar Energy, started in 1996, is a producer of thin-film photovoltaic Copper Indium Gallium DiSelenide (CIGS) solar cells.

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8500 South Rita Road

Tucson, Arizona, 85747,

United States


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Expert Collections containing Global Solar

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Global Solar is included in 2 Expert Collections, including Renewable Energy.


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Companies in this collection develop everything from microprocessors to flash memory, integrated circuits specifically for quantum computing and artificial intelligence to OLED for displays, massive production fabs to circuit design firms, and everything in between.

Global Solar Patents

Global Solar has filed 4 patents.

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Total solar eclipses, Energy conversion, Renewable energy, Solar thermal energy, Heat exchangers


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Total solar eclipses, Energy conversion, Renewable energy, Solar thermal energy, Heat exchangers



Latest Global Solar News

Global Solar Thermal Market to 2031 - Featuring Abengoa Solar, Siemens, Acciona, SolarReserve and Torresol Energy Among Others -

Jan 25, 2023

The global solar thermal market size was valued at $21.5 billion in 2021, and projected to reach $35.3 billion by 2031, with a CAGR of 5.1% from 2022 to 2031. Solar thermal is an energy source, which is free of emissions. Solar thermal systems use sunrays to produce heat, which is subsequently used to operate different systems. They are usually composed of panels that absorb the sunrays. The panels utilized can be concentrating solar panels that are photovoltaic. Concentrating solar panels are the most recommended panels for solar thermal systems, as they generate larger volume of energy and caters to increasing energy need as compared to photovoltaic panels. Increase has been witnessed in the adoption of solar thermal systems, owing to rise in need to meet renewable energy goals of various countries. Solar thermal systems are relatively low in maintenance, as they use simplified technologies and passive systems without relocating components. Introducing clean fuel substitutes to curb carbon emissions is one of the factors responsible for the market growth. Solar thermal systems can be installed for a range of applications, which vastly reduce the consumption of fossil fuels. This is expected to act as a remunerative opportunity for the solar thermal market, along with operational and economic benefits for both the user and the service provider. In addition, rise in demand for continuous power supply and increase in adoption of decentralized power systems are projected to boost the growth of the solar thermal market. The ability to generate power round the clock in line with energy storage capability is expected to further increase demand for the product. However, insufficient rewards for investment may pose a market challenge. Taxation policies could increase costs that would lead to high energy prices. Economical and technical viability further serves as a key concern, as the costs of the equipment is high. Impact of Covid-19 on Global Solar Thermal Market The global COVID-19 pandemic had a negative impact on the solar thermal market. The major problems being it might be possible that companies may not be able to meet project delivery timelines that could alter tax treatment or eligibility for state incentives for such projects. In November 2020, the City of Albuquerque Parks and Recreation announced the temporary closure of the Highland Pool to limit the spread of the virus to employees. Such disruptions across the swimming pool facilities may create an indirect impact on the deployment of solar thermal heating systems. Post pandemic outbreak, the gradual surge in the construction sector and tourism industry has led to increase in the demand for solar thermal systems. The government of various developing and developed countries has invested in the development of solar thermal power plants in order to reduce their imports of fossil fuels, and other energy resources. Furthermore, increase in awareness among people regarding the impact of conventional water heating systems in residential applications will drive the demand for solar thermal systems. The trend is expected to continue during the forecast period. Key Benefits For Stakeholders This report provides a quantitative analysis of the market segments, current trends, estimations, and dynamics of the solar thermal market analysis from 2021 to 2031 to identify the prevailing solar thermal market opportunities. The market research is offered along with information related to key drivers, restraints, and opportunities. Porter's five forces analysis highlights the potency of buyers and suppliers to enable stakeholders make profit-oriented business decisions and strengthen their supplier-buyer network. In-depth analysis of the solar thermal market segmentation assists to determine the prevailing market opportunities. Major countries in each region are mapped according to their revenue contribution to the global market. Market player positioning facilitates benchmarking and provides a clear understanding of the present position of the market players. The report includes the analysis of the regional as well as global solar thermal market trends, key players, market segments, application areas, and market growth strategies. Key Market Segments Photon Energy Systems Limited.

Global Solar Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Global Solar founded?

    Global Solar was founded in 1996.

  • Where is Global Solar's headquarters?

    Global Solar's headquarters is located at 8500 South Rita Road, Tucson.

  • Who are Global Solar's competitors?

    Competitors of Global Solar include Epishine, NexWafe, Toledo Solar, Nxedge, Sunman, Kurt J. Lesker Company, Porotech, Sujing Electronic Material, Midsummer, Sol Voltaics and 51 more.

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Accustrata is a company that received a SBIR Phase IB grant for a project entitled: Real time optical control system for thin film solar cell manufacturing. Their research project relates to a real-time optical control system in the manufacture of next generation thin film solar cells and panels. The proposed system improves thin film solar cell manufacturing by improving the quality of the individual solar cells and panels. It allows manufacturing of more consistent and uniform products resulting in higher solar conversion efficiency and manufacturing yield. The proposed system uses patented miniature fiber optic sensors, installed at many locations in the film deposition chambers. They monitor different spots on the substrate and obtain real time measurements of film properties. The system compares the measured with the targeted values and provides immediate correction, improving film uniformity and narrowing material property distribution. It returns most of the products to their targeted specification, which would otherwise be rejected. This proposal will reduce waste and improve the manufacturing yield and the conversion efficiency of thin film solar cells and panels. It has specific benefits for the large-size solar panels, which are manufactured at higher cost today due to insufficient manufacturing yield. The proposed technology will reduce the time it takes for solar panels to reach grid parity with traditional energy sources. The proposed technology will also facilitate the development of numerous other applications for next generation thin film based products such as photonic crystals, nanotechnology, meta-materials, multi-junction solar cells, printing and counterfeiting control. This award is funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5).


Tisol is a company that received a SBIR Phase I grant for a project entitled: Scalable fabrication of mesoporous thin-films for production of efficient dye-sensitized solar cells. Their project aims to apply a specialized method to develop a rapid, large-scale and inexpensive thin film deposition technology. The goal is to enable the low-cost mass production and maintain the optimized nanostructures and film properties of efficient dye-sensitized solar cells. The broader societal/commercial impact of this project will be the potential to reduce production costs of materials used in dye-sensitized solar cells. Compared to other solar cell technologies, dye-sensitized solar cell technology has the potential of (1) low cost due to the abundance of elements that constitute the cell; (2) lightweight thus reduced installation cost and enhanced flexibility. However, recent advances in photovoltaics industry set a cost standard of < $1/Watt. If dye-sensitized solar cells were to be at par with current technologies on the market, the cost of thin film deposition has to be reduced. This project targets on the development of a high-throughput and large-scale thin film deposition process, which will make the solar electricity via dye-sensitized technology more cost-effective and thus more available.

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G24 Innovations

G24 Innovations Limited, a UK company (G24i), headquartered in Cardiff, Wales, manufactures and designs solar modules and high value products using the company's DYE SENSITISED THIN FILM (DSTF) technology. The resulting cells and products are extremely lightweight, durable and ideal for integration or embedding into a wide array of products such as mobile electronic devices, tenting systems, and building materials.

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Siva Power

Siva Power, fka Solexant, is developing third generation thin film PV technologies which increase solar cell efficiency, enabling the commercialization of low-cost solar modules. Using printable nano-material technologies, Solexant's flexible solar cells harvest energy from the entire solar spectrum.

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