We’ve long been focused on creating a more sustainable planet - from taking charge of electronics recycling to optimizing battery cell technology. As a result, we’ve become a world leader in breakthrough alternative energy technologies.
From electric vehicles to solar grids, our solutions are helping forward-thinking businesses and governments pursue a brighter, more eco-responsible future.
To solve the world’s growing energy needs, we’re developing high-efficiency solar panels that make eco more economical, doubling the world’s lithium-ion battery production for cars, planning entire eco-sustainable communities, using sensor technology to regulate energy usage in offices, and building energy storage systems that allow for more efficient energy consumption.
Preserving the planet is a collaborative effort
For two decades, we’ve been working with city planners, industry leaders and energy companies, as well as builders and architects, to revolutionize the deployment of solar.
Most recently, our unique solar+storage microgrid at Denver’s Peña Station has shown the potential for a multi-stakeholder model — including the city, utility companies, developers and others – to help modernize and manage the electricity grid while supporting sustainability goals.
Big advances in solar performance
When it comes to panel technology, revolutionary materials and system design have led us to record-setting efficiencies. Consider our heterojunction (HIT®) technology. We’ve designed ultra-thin silicon layers that absorb and retain more sunlight, coupled with an ingenious bifacial cell design that captures light from both sides of the panel.
By continuously innovating, we’re helping each generation of solar panel make better use of renewable resources, and offering the industry greater cost savings.
Creating innovative battery technologies
As energy systems evolve to accommodate the two-way flow of renewable power, battery storage is quickly gaining a foothold. Our lithium-ion storage solutions can take maximum advantage of surplus power from large-scale renewable projects, unlocking multiple value streams for utilities.
And at our Gigafactory in the Nevada desert, we’ve partnered with Tesla to mass-produce lithium-ion battery cells for use in energy storage products and electric cars like Tesla’s Model 3 vehicle.