The launch of our new website coincides with our announcement about new moves on several fronts. Here’s a quick overview of what’s been happening at Lumeta Solar:
We’ve redesigned the residential solar module. After discussions and focus groups with residential solar installers, we have upsized and updated our residential solar module. It’s now an industry-standard 60-cell size, upgraded from the small format 40- and 42-cell versions developed for the SunShot program, and has an integrated wire tray that includes the junction box. The result is better aesthetics and the same power output for both the tile and the shingle versions, and all the details will be revealed at SPI in September.
We’ve opened our new training center. Speaking of shingles, we’ve hung our shingle at a new location: a cool office and warehouse space in Emeryville, CA. The refurbished warehouse is over the road from Pixar (and watched over by a giant cartoon seagull statue) and began its life in 1929 as the Fisher Body Company in the early days of the automotive industry. We’ve built a training facility with three roofs – flat tile, S-tile and shingle – as well as a dark room for EL testing modules. And, auspiciously, we’re just around the corner from Rudy’s Can’t Fail Cafe.
Our brand has had a makeover. With the arrival of a new VP of marketing and the need to ready our company and product for launch, you’ll see a cleaner look and a lot of new content in our website. Along with helping us get the message out to the solar industry more effectively, it will also enable our installers and partners to better market Lumeta Solar modules to homeowners and building owners.
We’re growing on several fronts. Along with the expansion of our marketing team, we’ve also hired a new field applications engineer, a new office manager, and contracted with other deeply experienced solar manufacturing, supply chain, and product management experts to help get our launch plans into place.
So welcome to our new and improved website, look around, and send us a note with questions, comments, and suggestions about information you’d like us to cover in our blog.