Toledo Solar, a leading US producer of what the company says is “the world’s most innovative, powerful, and durable solar panels and solar glass,” has partnered with SEDC Solar, a company that focuses on of the socially progressive Community Solar, to provide Toledo Solar’s American-made and ethically produced solar products to local homes, churches, and businesses.
“We are proud to provide the best American-made solar panel products and installation services available in the DC area through our partnership with SEDC Solar,” said Aaron Bates, founder and CEO of Toledo Solar. “We look forward to serving the DC market as an extension of SEDC Solar, as they are already making a strong impact providing free solar energy to the consumer.”
Toledo Solar panels are used in San Antonio by SEDC Solar to meet growing market demand. By 2021, the solar industry will invest $104 million in Washington DC. However, bottlenecks in the supply chain have slowed product availability.
Despite the continued growth of the solar industry, the epidemic and worldwide shipping restrictions have created market issues, pushing up panel prices. Toledo Solar, on the other hand, manufactures American-made Cadmium Telluride solar panels that allow it to supply high-quality, ethically produced products to meet market demand.
“SEDC Solar is a vehicle for people to do good and to do good at the same time. There is a real opportunity to make those who are historically the last to receive the benefits to be the first. These benefits include lower utility costs, lower carbon footprint, and an opportunity to provide job training and jobs for local residents at no cost,” said Thomas Jones, manager of SEDC Solar.
Why Toledo Made Cadmium Telluride Panels Instead of Using Silicon
According to the company’s website, silicon photovoltaic cells are fragile, and even on cold days, they can break. Worse, most of them are made in China instead of being locally sourced.
CdTe PV semi-conductor (CdTe) is the second most popular PV technology in the world, behind crystalline silicon. CdTe thin-film solar cells can be produced quickly and cheaply, reducing overall costs compared to traditional silicon-based technologies. They also need to be more efficient and durable.
About Toledo Solar
Toledo Solar says it is “an American manufacturer of the world’s most innovative, powerful, and durable solar panels and glass.” With a supply chain exclusively from North America, the company manufactures all of its panels in Toledo, Ohio. Toledo Solar is a proud registered member of The Center for a Solar Power Future (SPF 2050), The Cadmium Telluride Photovoltaics Consortium, and the US-MAC. Its goal is to help the United States and other countries around the world achieve energy independence, stability, and self-reliance.
About SEDC Solar
SEDC Solar is an Opportunity Zone Business based in Washington DC whose mission is to deliver solar, create jobs, and improve the communities it serves. Its initial focus in Washington DC is in Wards 8, 7, and 4, providing solar and storage to homes, businesses, and churches at no charge. SEDC Solar gets its funding from the NetZero Opportunity Zone Fund which allows investors to invest their capital gains in these solar and battery projects and pay no capital gains tax.
Featured image: Screenshot from the Toledo Solar website.
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