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CIGS Sun-absorbing Layer

Module M170

Flexible and furlable, Solar Cloth’s flagship technology is easily transportable, does not break (absence of glass), and adapts to all support surfaces while generating little heat. Solely designed around CIGS technology, with a strong focus on material recycling, this module is of the most environmental friendly approach available in the solar energy market

500 gr/m²
170 W/m²

Solar Impulse Efficient Solution Label

Recognition and awards
Solar Impulse recognizes the work of Solar Cloth as a contributor to the Thousand Solutions to Change the World.
April 2022

Capenergies Regional Competitiveness Cluster Label

Recognition and awards
Capenergies endorsed Solar Cloth for its work in the field of photovoltaic intégration for road transport and for its projects concerning electric vehicles.
March 2022
June 2021

Official supplier for Renault-Volvo Trucks

Market development
Renault-Volvo Trucks formalized the referencing of Solar Cloth as an original equipment supplier for its vehicle manufacturing
May 2021

Laureate of the France Recovery governmental programme

Recognition and awards
April 2021

Sophia-Antipolis INRAe

Scientific Partnerships
Deployment of the new, patented version of solar shading screens
March 2021

1 mln € crowdfunding

Third largest fundraising campaign held on the Wiseed crowdfunding platform

Laureate of Innovation Contest, i-Nov category

Recognition and awards
The Prime Minister awarded the 2020 i-Nov trophy to Solar Cloth, recognizing innovation for the “Investing for the Future” program
Dec. 2020

Second Patent Issuance

Marketed techniques and modules
Invention of photovoltaic shading screens designed for protected agriculture (greenhouses)
Jul. 2020
Nov. 2019

IM2NP (Provence Microelectronic Materials & Nanoscience) & Aix-Marseille CNRS University

Scientific Partnership
Improving stability of Solar Cloth’s M170 photovoltaic modules

Laureate of ADEME’s Innovation-Growth Contest

Recognition and awards
The National Environment & Energy Management Agency (ADEME) and the Secretary of State to the Prime Minister have nominated Solar Cloth laureate of the Innovation-Growth contest.
Oct. 2019

CIGS Based M170 Module

Marketed techniques and modules
Technological improvement of CIGS films integrated by Solar Cloth, yielding 17.2%, unheard of on furlable textile base. Production costs reduced.
Apr. 2019

Capenergies Regional Competitiveness Cluster Label

Recognition and awards
Capenergies endorsed Solar Cloth for its work in agriculture and projects relating to sustainable urbanism.


Scientific Partnership
Work on occultation, solar radiation and greenhouse plant growth in the Arabic Peninsula. Our solution was presented in the Oman conference at the FAO’s request (UN Food and Agriculture Organization)
Oct. 2018

Marseille CINAM-CNRS

Scientific Partnership
Solar Cloth presented its work during a workshop covering innovative technologies in processes and materials for adaptive optoelectronics.
May 2018

Green Growth Label from Ministry of Solidarity and Ecological Transition

Recognition and awards
Crowdfunding for Green Growth.
Jan. 2018
Oct. 2017

Sophia Mines-Paristech

Scientific Partnership
Energy study of M75 Module on the Persée Unit platform dedicated to Renewable Energy.

INPI Talent Label

Recognition and awards
Label awarded to the Solar Cloth startup for placing intellectual property at the heart of its growth project.
Sept. 2017

First Patent Issuance

Marketed techniques and modules
Combination of photovoltaic and prismatic films.
Aug. 2017

Aeronautic pre-qualification

Marketed techniques and modules
Delivered by the CNES (National Space Studies Center) Orbital Systems Directorate and Air-Balloons Subdirectorate.
May 2017

CIGS Based M120 Module

Marketed techniques and modules
New photovoltaic film technology yielding 12%, integrated for the first time on textile base by Solar Cloth.
Feb. 2017

CNES (National Space Studies Center)

Scientific Partnership
Accelerated age and irradiation testing on Solar Cloth modules destined for use on stratospheric air-balloons.

USA Nautical Innovation Industries Award

Recognition and awards
World premiere 100% electrical production sailing boat powered through a photovoltaic mainsail (Powersail ®)
Feb. 2016
Nov. 2014

aSi Amorphous Silicon Base M75 Module

Marketed techniques and modules
World premiere photovoltaic module, yielding 7.5%, integrated into a mainsail (Powersail ®) for the Route du Rhum race.

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