• Posted Jul 6, 2018

Portable Solar Chargers that are ideal solutions for all cyclists that are made in Ames Iowa.

Please Welcome PowerFilm Solar as BIKEIOWA's newest sponsor.

Whether summiting a mountain in Nepal, cycling through the plains of the Midwest or relaxing on a beach on the west coast, power plays a vital role in keeping us connected and in documenting our adventures in the great outdoors.

PowerFilm has been developing and manufacturing unique flexible solar technology for three decades. We specialize in custom solar solutions, meeting design, power-output and timeline needs of customers. Controlling each step in engineering, design and production, we deliver the highest quality and highest performing systems.

While custom solutions are our focus, along the way we have developed a line of standard products including foldable solar panels, rollable solar panels and most recently portable solar chargers featuring integrated battery storage.

We took over 30 years of experience in solar solutions and built a line of products designed for consumers. Made locally in Ames, Iowa, LightSaver Portable Solar Chargers are ideal solutions for all cyclists.

LightSaver Portable Solar Chargers are perfect for charging cell phones, GPS units, cycling computers and other electronics. With cutting edge technology, a sleek design and industry leading durability, the LightSaver line keeps you connected on your ride.


Stop by our booth along the RAGBRAI route this year to learn more about the value of solar for cyclists and pick up a LightSaver Portable Solar Charger or LightSaver Max Portable Solar Charger. We will be located in the Welcome Area in Lot 85E South of South 4th Street in Ames by the Jacobsen Building. MAP


Interested in getting your portable solar charger earlier?
Enter promo code BIKEIOWA20 to save 20% on either the LightSaver or the LightSaver Max.


  • PowerFilm is owned by an Iowa cyclist!

  • PowerFilm is designed, prototyped and manufactured in the USA!

  • The US government,US military and her NATO allies has been a consistent PowerFIlm partners and customers. MORE

  • PowerFilm has been serving remote, portable energy needs across government, industrial, commercial and consumer markets for 30 years as a US-based company designing, engineering, manufacturing, distributing, supporting and improving solar technology and custom solutions.

  • PowerFilm offers custom solutions for industrial, commercial, consumer and specialty markets. MORE

  • PowerFilm has developed, refined and perfected their amorphous silicon solar technology. MORE


PowerFilm specializes in the design, engineering, manufacturing and assembly of custom solar solutions. A US-based company with over 200 staff-years of technical expertise, PowerFilm delivers innovative remote, portable power solutions to meet client needs.

The Soltronix brand brings PowerFilm expertise, innovation and commitment to US-based crystalline silicon solutions. Soltronix brings you complete solutions to fit your application, including panels, encapsulation, semiflexible substrates, proprietary PowerBoost charge controllers, and the collaboration and customer service you expect from a US-based company.

PowerFilm’s proprietary manufacturing provides custom amorphous silicon panels that work in any light environment, including the indoor, industrial lighting of many IoT sensor and application.

Celebrating thirty years in business, PowerFilm is proud to be one of the few US-based solar manufacturing companies operating today. MORE


We have used PowerFilm products since 2002 ! We have charged our electronic devices thousands of times off the Sun with PowerFilm's solar panels. if you were on RAGBRAI in 2017, you may have seen our phone-charging table... Those were panels from PowerFilm. We are excited to have PoweFilm as a sponsor as we have seen the benefits for years and the technology just keeps getting better! Check out all our older content.


Follow PowerFilm as they document their products in the great outdoors.






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