Research Project Information

Research Project Summary Information

Integrated Customer-Product-Manufacturing Commercialization Program (ST8860-1)

Atlantis Energy System Inc.


Atlantis Energy Systems produces built-in PV products such as PV roof panels and facade panels. It is also developing a range of products that will integrate into building envelopes. During Stage One, Atlantis signed a four-year lease for a 16,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility in Poughkeepsie. In this facility, it installed over $630,000 of production equipment, including the world’s largest laminator. By the end of 2004, Atlantis expects to have produced 300 - 500 kW of panels in its new facility.

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Project Description

This project will install a stringer, glass washer, and crane extension that will accelerate production rates, reduce costs, and improve quality. The goal is to develop manufacturing process capabilities that will produce 1 - 3 MW of building-integrated PV modules annually. The project will also explore incorporating higher-efficiency solar cells into the product. In addition, Atlantis will develop new partnerships to penetrate the skylight market.


During Stage One, Atlantis hired seven production employees and three professional staff. In 2005, Atlantis expects to significantly increase hiring and production, and will hire 40 new employees in the New York factory over a two-year period. In addition, Atlantis has a goal to source key components such as glass, wire, and cable assemblies within New York State.

Project Results

Atlantis established a manufacturing facility in Poughkeepsie, NY.


Atlantis Energy System Inc.
5432 Bayside Road
Exmore, VA 23350

Principle Investigator

Frank Pao

Universities Involved


Project Type:

Product Development

Technologies Types:

Energy Power Supply

NYSERDA Contact Information

Jennifer Harvey


R&D -Transport & Power Systems

Contract Details

Start Date: 1/11/2010
Project Status: Active
Contract Number: ST8860-1

Last Updated: 3/10/2014