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Roger Shocklee is a contract farmer for a national food company, raising nearly 500,000 chickens annually at Buck Creek Farm near Owensboro, Kentucky. Buck Creek Farm follows a set protocol to raise the chickens, including strict temperature standards to maintain during the growing cycle. With approximately 25,000 chickens at one time in each of the four poultry houses, fans must stay ru... Read more...

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PowerFilm, Inc.

Indoor solar is somewhat of an oxymoron.

How can a solar panel work without sunlight?

Solar panels, or Photovoltaics (PV), work via the photoelectric effect, which converts light into electricity.

This effect still happens indoors, but on a much smaller scale since the absolute light intensity is up to a thousand times less.

With so little power, what could yo... Read more...

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To many, solar is a fascinating but confusing technology.

There are so many factors to think through and variables to consider.

It would be enough to make anyone’s head spin.

That’s where we come in! Read more...

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PowerFilm, Inc.

PowerFilm’s solar technology and capabilities are versatile, allowing us to provide custom solutions across multiple industries and markets, including military, transportation, IoT, and many others.

Solar design can be a bit overwhelming, but over the past 32 years, we have designed a process that makes developing your next product collaborative and cost-effective. Read more...

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PowerFilm, Inc.

In our previous posts, we have highlighted the role that solar can play in transporting refrigerated goods and powering telematics solutions that help track shipments and report important vehicle information.

This final post in our series will highlight the widespread benefits solar can have on batteries, keeping them healthier longer and saving money. Read more...

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PowerFilm, Inc.

The second part of our series on power needs in the transportation industry examines telematics solutions.

Telematics is a growing field in the industry allowing fleet managers and dedicated telematics solution providers to dramatically improve fleet operations, increase efficiency, and reduce costs.

What are telematics solutions? Read more...

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PowerFilm, Inc.

In the transportation industry, the name of the game is efficiency.

Efficiency for drivers in delivering products on time and intact.

Efficiency for fleet managers ensuring their trucks operate on a budget and avoid unplanned downtime. Read more...

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PowerFilm, Inc.

It's that time of year again.

Leaves are changing colors, there's a brisk chill in the air, and unfortunately for solar, the sun doesn't shine as long.

You might have wondered, how do shorter days affect solar? Read more...

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PowerFilm, Inc.

Solar panels love the sun.

They perform best when they’re in it and angled appropriately, but what happens when these ideal conditions aren’t achievable?

What happens to a solar panel when it’s partially shaded for a substantial portion of a day? Read more...

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PowerFilm, Inc.

When you think of a solar panel, maybe you envision a sunny day with a panel angled towards the sun baking in its rays.

You might think that these sun-soaked conditions are ideal for the panel to work at its most efficient level.

The more sun, the better! Right? Read more...

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