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The Electric Butterfly


The Electric Butterfly™ prototypes find their home in an 150 acre almond orchard in Chico, California. The Electric Butterfly™ is a stand-alone two-axis tracking solar array system that includes 72 solar modules. It is rated at approx. 11kW.


The Electric Butterfly™ is designed to withstand 140 m.p.h. hurricane force winds, tidal surges, sand storms, class 5 earthquakes and grass fires. It features a custom designed gearbox, built using U.S. steel.


JLN SOLAR INC. believes in American manufacturing and American workers.  JLN SOLAR INC. envisions the development of a 1 GW U.S. manufacturing plant. The plant will produce the Electric Butterfly™ solar array, including its custom designed gearbox and controller, as well as JLN SOLAR INC.'s unique CIGS thin film solar modules.  In full scale operation such a facility would create close to 1,500 jobs.

JLN SOLAR INC. plans to build an initial 1 GW manufacturing plant, including:

  • CIGS solar module manufacturing factory

  • Solar array manufacturing factory

  • Gearbox manufacturing factory

  • Assembly building for the wiring harnesses and controllers

  • Administrative building

  • Electrical substation

  • Three warehouse buildings

  • Guard house

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