Frank Jeffrey

CEO and Co-founder, PowerFilm Inc.

Frank Jeffrey, CEO of PowerFilm Inc., has been involved in the solar community for over 40 years and helped found the company in 1988. PowerFilm has been developing and manufacturing its unique flexible solar-module technology since its emerged on the scene, making it one of the few, and maybe the oldest, surviving solar manufacturers in the United States. PowerFilm modules have been used for applications ranging from solar tents for the Army, and powering electronics on a solar yacht to Venus.

Prior to founding Iowa Thin Film Technology (now PowerFilm Inc.), Dr. Jeffrey served as a Senior Physicist of both 3M and the Solar Energy Research Insititute (Now NREV), developing amorphous-silicon solar technology. He has appeared in over 25 publications, and holds six patents in the field of amorphous-silicon solar. Dr. Jeffrey has a BS and PhD, both in physics, from Iowa State Univ.

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