Origami Solar, an innovative company specializing in solar module frames, has announced the development of its Gen 2 steel module frame. This groundbreaking frame, designed to lower costs, reduce carbon emissions, and enhance module performance, is now ready for evaluation and certification testing with production samples available. Compared to its first-generation prototype, the new frame exhibits a lighter weight and improved structural capabilities.
The steel solar module frame introduces a paradigm-shifting opportunity to disrupt the solar industry's reliance on imported aluminum and mitigate the risks associated with Asian supply chains. By capitalizing on regional steelmaking resources, Origami Solar aims to leverage the substantial investment in US module production capacity.
Leading manufacturers of roll-formed steel products, such as Welser Profile, have eagerly partnered with Origami Solar to develop these innovative steel module frames. Their objective is to enable rapid integration and scaling of the frames within solar panel production processes, requiring minimal adjustments.