Upsolar designs and produces a variety of high quality mono- and polycrystalline PV modules through its vertically integrated manufacturing platforms. The cornerstone of the company’s success is a commitment to continuous innovation combined with rigorous quality-control management protocol. In order to provide the best price/quality ratio available on the market, Upsolar’s research and development team begins by selecting superior components for integration into its modules. The company then controls each stage of production flow through its award-winning “Excellence at Each Step” approach to manufacturing, guaranteeing quality while enabling the most competitive prices available from a Chinese manufacturing base. Upsolar also implements online quality control management standards at all partners’ manufacturing facilities in conjunction with the quality control management specialists at Bureau Veritas; this additional step allows the company to conduct audits of all products prior to shipment and continually refine its processes as needed.
Driven to innovate continually, the Upsolar team secures strategic partnerships with the most reputable and forward-thinking companies in the industry, allowing the company to incorporate the latest balance of systems solutions directly into its modules. Upsolar currently has strong relationships with leading providers of maximum power point tracking technologies, as well as companies offering mounting and racking alternatives to enhance system aesthetics and reduce installation costs. Through its flexible manufacturing platforms, Upsolar can then efficiently integrate these new technologies as they come to market. These core partnerships enable Upsolar simultaneously to implement multiple innovations and grow the company’s global leadership.
The industry expertise and operational efficiency of Upsolar’s global organization is one of the company’s greatest assets. With nearly a dozen offices in place across three continents, Upsolar maintains a strong commitment to international employee recruitment and an emphasis on multi-lingual communications to reinforce its world-class sales and customer service network. By building close relationships in their local communities and staying involved in local industry associations, Upsolar’s regional representatives gain a close understanding of the needs and challenges of each market. Additionally, Upsolar’s proximity to its customers strengthens the company’s ability to provide support in a timely manner.
Founded in 2006, Upsolar’s consistent growth is a testament to its superb product quality and strong customer relationships. In 2010, the company shipped more than 170 MW of its modules across the globe (compared to 95 MW the previous year) and achieved sales of nearly $250 million USD. The Upsolar executive team anticipates this growth pattern will continue and estimates the company will reach a manufacturing capacity of approximately 400 MW by the end of 2011.
Since the company’s inception, Upsolar’s mission has remained the same: to provide the world’s PV market with products of market-leading quality at competitive prices. With its renowned in-house research and development capabilities, adaptable manufacturing platforms and exceptional coverage through product warranties and comprehensive insurance programs available at the module and system levels, Upsolar can guarantee its customers are making reliable PV investments for decades to come.