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About PV Powered

PV Powered manufactures and markets grid-tied inverters for the photovoltaic (PV) market. The company's commercial and residential products aim to minimize long-term cost of ownership and maximize solar energy harvest.

Headquarters Location

150 SW Scalehouse Loop

Bend, Oregon, 97702,

United States

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PV Powered Patents

PV Powered has filed 6 patents.

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Latest PV Powered News

SMART-Induction Lighting Paired With Solar Canopies Provides Boost for California School District

Feb 3, 2014

EverLast® Fixtures Used in PV Powered Car Ports Net Significant Savings, Exceed Specifications Standards of California's Title 24 JACKSON, MI--(Marketwired - Feb 3, 2014) - With support from SolarCity, Woodland Joint Unified School District (WJUSD) has implemented solar structures at 10 different parking sites throughout the district. CLTC supported the district's selection of energy-efficient adaptive lighting for the solar-paneled carports at four of the sites. The carports feature 70 watt induction luminaires from EverLast Lighting equipped with motion sensors that adapt light levels to real-time needs, providing full light output when occupants approach and reducing lighting power when areas are vacant. The lighting controls are expected to reduce lighting energy use up to 50 percent. "This is great news and really an important next step," says Michael Siminovitch, director of the California Lighting Technology Center and the Rosenfeld Chair in Energy Efficiency at U.C. Davis. The 70 watt EverLast® Bi-Level canopy fixtures are only part of a comprehensive line of advanced induction solutions offered by the manufacturer. "We are seeing a growth in photovoltaic (PV) parking canopy applications throughout California and nationwide," says Professor Siminovitch, "but without adaptive lighting controls integrated into these installations, we are missing a huge opportunity for energy savings. " The adaptive lighting strategy applied in this project emerged from PIER-funded research and development conducted through CLTC, beginning in 2006. The solution was demonstrated, proven effective, and adopted by UC Davis in a campus-wide lighting retrofit for parking lots and garages. This work provided evidence in support of California's 2013 Title 24, Part 6 requirements for lighting controls in outdoor area lighting and lighting in parking garages. The solar-paneled structures provide more than 2,100 kilowatts of solar generating capacity, enough to offset 68 percent of energy use at the 10 sites where solar panels were installed. The design specification states: "All canopy PV installations in parking/area applications shall employ bi-level adaptive lighting solutions consistent with Title 24 section 130.2 (c). " "The pairing of solar canopies with adaptive lighting is a design standard at UC Davis and, now, at Woodland Unified," explained Siminovitch. "Hopefully, going forward, this will become the standard in K-12 schools across California. " CLTC, Solar City and WJUSD celebrated the project's completion at a ribbon cutting ceremony January 28 at Woodland High School. About EverLast® Lighting: EverLast® Lighting, Inc. is a sister company of Full Spectrum Solutions, Inc. and has quickly grown into the leading manufacturer of energy-efficient lighting solutions for roadway, parking structure, facility and area lighting applications. For additional product information, visit , call 888-383-7578 or send an email to . For press inquiries, contact Kyle Leighton at 517-783-3800 ext.231 or email at . If you would like to support EverLast®, please follow EverLast® on Twitter or visit them on Facebook. Contact Information

PV Powered Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • Where is PV Powered's headquarters?

    PV Powered's headquarters is located at 150 SW Scalehouse, Bend.

  • What is PV Powered's latest funding round?

    PV Powered's latest funding round is Unattributed.

  • Who are the investors of PV Powered?

    Investors of PV Powered include Evans Renewable Holdings.

  • Who are PV Powered's competitors?

    Competitors of PV Powered include Solarcentury, Solectria Renewables, FTL Solar, Entech Solar, Meridian Deployment Corporation and 12 more.

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Gratings Incorporated is a company that received a STTR Phase I grant for a project entitled: High Efficiency Thin-film Photovoltaics on Low-cost Substrates by Layer Transfer. Their their award is funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and their project will apply high aspect ratio, nm-scale, columnar, and crystalline Si structures as templates for high-quality growth of thin-film GaAs solar cells on low-cost flexible substrates. Sub-10-nm Si seed layers are expected to facilitate growth of low-defect density GaAs films. The aspect ratio of nm-scale structures also serve as sacrificial layers for removal of completed GaAs solar cell. Epitaxial growth and characterization of GaAs films on nm-scale Si structures will be carried out at the Center for High Technology at the University of New Mexico. Successful phase I STTR research will lead to commercialization of high (~ 20 %) efficient, flexible solar cells for applications in a wide range of terrestrial and space environments. Multiple substrate re-use and inherent large area processing capability of Si will result in significant cost reductions. High quality heteroepitaxial GaAs growth on Si has been a subject of intense research. Due to its direct bandgap, GaAs is attractive for a number of optoelectronics applications and its integration with Si-based microelectronics has been a cherished goal. The lattice and thermal expansion mismatches with Si make it difficult to grow good device quality layers. We have recently demonstrated as the Si seed dimension is reduced below 100 nm dimensions, the quality of heteroepitaxial growth increases rapidly. The nm-scale Si structures are formed using low-cost, large area methods based on conventional integrated circuit processing methods. Successful research effort will lead to reduction in PV generation costs, and enhanced applicability of thin-film PV in terrestrial and space environments because in contrast with competing thin-film solar cells, GaAs thin-film solar cells will not suffer from light-induced performance degradation.


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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Greenfield Solar

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Jem Enterprises

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FTL Solar

FTL Solar's patent-pending products include pre-fabricated, mass produced photovoltaic (PV) tensile structures. The structures integrate thin film PV with super strength fabric with the aim of creating architecturally refined solar canopies, arrays and enclosures that turn sunlight into electricity.

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