Tariffs got you down? Offset panel and steel price increases with duty-free air.

With the recent imposition of tariffs on imported solar modules and steel, there’s a gray cloud hanging over the U.S. solar industry. But the industry has weathered worse storms than this and it always finds ways to innovate and adapt. For our part, here’s how we have tariff-proofed the Sunfolding T29™ tracker:

  • The Sunfolding AirDrive™ replaces steel with air
  • Our manufacturing and supply chain partners are U.S. based, allowing us to cost-effectively deliver product to the most active markets across the country

More importantly, the Sunfolding T29 was designed from the ground up to simplify solar power plants and give customers the most capacity at the lowest cost. The Sunfolding T29 has the smallest pixel size on the market and works in ground mount applications for projects of any shape or any size. What does that mean? It means you can layout tracker rows with only 10 modules if you want to fill in a tight corner. Or 1000 modules in row. It’s all the same to us. This flexibility in site layouts doesn’t come with added costs; for Sunfolding there is no such thing as “partial tracker rows”. Contact Sunfolding to learn more about how your projects can save today.

SPI 2017

Thank you to all attendees who stopped by our booth #2674 at Solar Power International. This event is always a great opportunity to meet with customers, connect with old colleagues, and discover new technologies and products. On the trade show floor, we felt heartened by solar progress even in the face of the solar tariff uncertainty. 

If we didn't have the chance to connect and you'd like a demo of the Sunfolding T29, please contact sales@sunfolding.com.


Jurgen Krehnke named CEO of Sunfolding

Sunfolding has appointed Jurgen Krehnke to the role of Chief Executive Officer. Krehnke's remarkable background in solar, manufacturing, and global markets, position him well to lead the company into its next phase of mass production and growth.
"I'm thrilled to have Jurgen join the team," said Leila Madrone, Sunfolding's CTO and Founder. "Sunfolding is at an exciting inflection point: we're set for massive scale up over the next few years and it's the perfect time to have Jurgen on-board to build the business while I continue to focus on delivering technological innovation."

Experienced Executive & Leader
Prior to joining Sunfolding, Krehnke brought a turn-around to KACO New Energy as CEO for the Americas. He expanded state-side manufacturing serving North, Central and South American solar markets and supply chains, while turning KACO into a top 5 regional inverter manufacturer. Prior to KACO, he was president and general manager of SMA America, the US division of world market leader for solar inverters, SMA Technologie AG. Under his leadership, the company grew more than 15-fold, creating several hundred "green collar jobs" and established US and Canada-based manufacturing.

Previously, Krehnke was an Executive in Silicon Valley's semiconductor industry, most notably with top ten players Philips Electronics and NXP Semiconductors.

Sunfolding Receives SunShot Initiative Award to Apply Advanced Manufacturing to Solar Tracking

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that Sunfolding will receive a SunShot Initiative Solar Manufacturing Technology award to scale-up its advanced US manufacturing and automated assembly techniques. 

Sunfolding is leveraging the expertise of world class suppliers like Dupont Performance Polymers and established domestic manufacturing partners with decades of experience in automotive and marine applications to improve tracker reliability and lower the overall cost of solar. Sunfolding is grateful to the DOE for their continued efforts to help make better solar technologies to increase the affordability and scalability of solar energy in the US and beyond. We look forward to continuing our partnership through the SunShot program.

Read the Sunshot announcement here: http://energy.gov/eere/sunshot/technology-market-2-incubator-11-solarmat-4-t2m2