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PV Panels Production from Start to Finish with Silfab Solar!

Join the AIA Northwest Washington section for an afternoon at Silfab Solar, Inc., a leader in the design and development of high-efficiency solar panels. Event includes an informative session and tour of their new manufacturing plant in Burlington, WA.

This tour will provide an understanding of Silfab Solar Inc.’s automated production lines with ISO-Accredited Quality Management Systems while seeing the manufacturing process of solar panels in real time.

The program session will include an introduction to the basics of PV functionality, an overview of the different types of solar panels in today’s market (with hands-on visuals), and the production process using both conventional and metal wrap through technologies. The presentation will delve into PV module installations, different racking/installation types, how to interconnect solar with the local electric utility, and relevant regulatory issues.

With Washington State’s push for decarbonization, this tour will provide insight of one very important way in which we can reduce carbon impact. We hope you can join us!



Includes 2 LU | HSW


Financial assistance is available for this program. If you require financial support, please submit a Scholarship/Reduced Rate Request Form to aianww@aiaseattle.org.


When: Wednesday, May 8, 2024  |  3:00 – 5:00PM PT

Where: Silfab Solar, Inc.  |  1770 Port Dr., Burlington, WA

Getting There: Transportation coordinated by attendees. Carpooling encouraged.

Accessibility: Please contact aianww@aiaseattle.org if you have any specific accommodation needs. Note: this tour takes place at an active manufacturing facility with special dress code requriements. Please see Silfab Solar Tour Participant Agreement with your registration confirmation for complete details.

Space is limited! Max. 40 attendees. Last day to register is Tuesday, April 30, 2024, but may close earlier if maximum is reached.

Note: Please complete the “Silfab Solar Tour Participant Agreement” linked in your registration confirmation email. IMPORTANT! We must have this signed agreement on file prior to the registration deadline. Email signed agreements to aianww@aiaseattle.org.


Our Tour Guide

Dr. Eric Schneller is Corporate Director of Product Development, Silfab Solar Inc.

Dr. Eric Schneller is Corporate Director of Product Development, having joined Silfab Solar after several years as both a professor and researcher at the Florida Solar Energy Center. Eric earned his PhD from the University of Central Florida and shares his passion for engineering by drawing students to STEM studies, speaking regularly in classrooms and at science fairs and career events. He regularly collaborates with research teams, like that at Phoenix University. About his work Eric says, “We are consistently pushing the boundaries of what we can achieve with innovative solar module technology. The rapid pace of development and the great team at Silfab Solar keeps me energized and engaged every day. Silfab Solar is a very exciting place to work”.




May 8
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Event Price
Class Credit
2 LU , HSW


AIA Northwest Washington


Silfab Solar Inc
1770 Port Dr
Burlington, WA 98233 United States
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