April 2024 | Origami Announces Results of Third-Party Testing of Steel Solar Module Frames

Apr 24, 2024

Rigorous, Independent Testing Proves Steel Frames Pass Corrosion, Loading, and Other Required Tests for Module Certification

After months of rigorous, independent testing at CFV Labs and the Renewable Energy Test Center (RETC), Origami Solar announced that modules incorporating Origami’s steel module frames passed frame-related industry-standard tests required to support module maker certifications, including those of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), specifically IEC 61215 static mechanical load testing and IEC 61701 salt-mist corrosion testing and continuity testing of equipotential bonding.

This testing proves that module manufacturers considering switching from imported aluminum frames to domestic steel frames can pass certification testing with no concern.

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CEBA Solar Solutions Showcase Webinar

Join Origami’s CEO Gregg Patterson and COO Michael Gray for this compelling discussion: Should Bankability Require More Durable Modules Frames?

May 9, 2024, 12:00pm MT

Upcoming Events

Have questions about the 3rd party test results of Origami Solar frames, their significantly lower carbon footprint vs. aluminum, or the de-risked domestic supply chain that we have built here in the US and Europe? We will be at the following upcoming events. Reach out to set up a time to talk!

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Large Scale Solar USA

May 1-2, 2024
Dallas, Texas

Connect with Origami’s Eric Hafter and Randy Fish and be sure to attend our panel:
Are We Ready for US-Based Solar Manufacturing?
May 2, 2024 9:40am – 10:20am, Room One

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PV ModuleTech USA

May 21-22, 2024
Napa, CA

Origami’s Founder, Eric Hafter, will present as a part of the session:
New Module Factory Build-out in the U.S.

Find out how Origami is solving significant module and industry issues by providing durable, domestic and decarbonized steel frames that are 100% compatible with existing assembly processes.

May 21, 2024
4:00pm – 5:30pm

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CEBA Connect: Spring Summit

May 22-24, 2024
Denver, CO

We are looking forward to engaging with fellow CEBA Members. Join our May 22 Conversation Session hosted by Origami’s Chief Strategy Officer Erick Petersen: Bankability meets Module Durability. 3:45pm – 5:15pm.

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May 30, 2024
1:00pm – 2:00pm ET

Mark your calendars for the upcoming Latitude Media Frontier Forum Podcast. Hosted by Stephen Lacey, the podcast will feature Origami’s Gregg Patterson along with MJ Shiao of the American Clean Power Association.

We are Growing Fast

We are excited to announce the addition of two new team members to amplify Origami’s industry outreach and engagement efforts.

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Randy Fish

Director of Business Development

Randy is focused on market development efforts across the solar industry. He is excited to leverage his 20 years of sustainability and cleantech experience to support the next phase of Origami’s growth from commercialization to production.

Say “hello” to Randy.

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Kim Beswick

Director of Marketing

As Director of Marketing, Kim is focused on amplifying Origami’s value in the marketplace through the development of compelling marketing content, messages and strategies.

Say “hello” to Kim.