News & Events
The Ohio Third Frontier Commission announces GreenField Solar as a 2011 Photovoltaics Program awardee
February 2, 2011Content coming soon...
Greenfield Solar receives Innovation Award
November 6, 2010Content coming soon...
Greenfield closes Series A Preferred funding round
August 10, 2010Content coming soon...
VIPs visit Greenfield Solar in Oberlin, OH
May 28, 2010Content coming soon...
GreenField Solar opens its Oberlin headquarters
March 5, 2010GreenField welcomed members of the community and officials from across the State to see its new facility in Oberlin, which will serve as GreenFieldís new corporate headquarters and solar cell fabrication center. The facilityís lab and clean room environment provide GreenField the capabilities needed to produce its high intensity PhotoVolt™ solar cell. GreenField will continue to operate its North Ridgeville facility, where it builds the StarGen™ CPV system, which incorporates the PhotoVolt™ solar cell. These two facilities will support the continued growth of the company as it pushes forward with its solar cell and CPV system growth plans.
GreenField Solar makes site selections
July 27. 2009GreenField Solar's management would like to thank City of Oberlin and Lorain County officials, the people of Oberlin, and Oberlin College, who united to demonstrate the merits of their community. We're excited to be calling Oberlin the future home of our cell development lab and corporate offices. We'd also like to thank the City of North Ridgeville for their support as we commit to grow our system production facility within the community. Finally, thanks to the State of Ohio's Department of Development, for providing the Job Creation Tax Credit as we achieve our investment and employment growth plans in these key locations.
GreenField receives Innovation Award
Feb 18. 2009NorTech and Crain's Cleveland Business award GreenField Solar Corp. the prestigious "NorTech Innovation Award" for our High Intensity Photovoltaic Concentrator.
"These revolutionary achievements are a testament to the imagination and resilience of Northeast Ohio innovators who've successfully transformed their concepts from vision into reality, standing ready to deliver critical, next generation solutions to the world market, defining a new role for our region on the global economic stage." --Crain's Business Cleveland
Click here for a link to Crain's video showcasing GreenField
GreenField Solar secures cell technology
Sep 28. 2008GreenField Steam & Electric Co. and PhotoVolt Inc. completed their combination on September 26th, finalizing the formation of GreenField Solar Corp. This important development means that GreenField Solar has a unique competitive advantage in the market, controlling its own high performance, low cost cell technology. GreenFieldís PhotoVolt™ cells deliver low cost, high performance at high concentrating intensities, and can be produced through high volume, scalable production and materials. GreenFieldís innovative StarGen™ system and PhotoVolt™ cells are unique technologies that complement each other perfectly, enabling us to deliver a new era in solar energy.
Our first commercial installation
July 29. 2008On July 29th, 50 years to the day after President Eisenhower signed the bill giving birth to NASA, our first commercial installation was completed at the NASA Glenn Research Center near Cleveland. Ikeís successor, John F. Kennedy, set the ambitious goal a few years later of putting a man on the moon and returning him safely to earth by the end of the 1960s. At GreenField, we have set another ambitious goal, of putting affordable solar energy on earth, safely, anywhere that people want it. In less time than it took NASA to put Apollo Eleven on the moon, we intend to put cost-effective solar concentrators to work here on planet Earth.
Our first production model
July 13. 2008On Sunday morning, July 13th, we introduced our first production model to the sun at our development site near Cleveland. It was a fitting start because on another Sunday in July, exactly 100 years before, Henry Fordís engineers had assembled the first Model T ever built on a moving assembly line. Our goal is to drive solar energy into mainstream, just like Henry Ford pushed the automobile into mainstream adoption.