About Us

Our Story

Toledo Solar's Story

Founded in 2019 by Jim Appold, Dr. Al Compaan, and the Atlas Venture Group, Toledo Solar began on the belief in Toledo Ohio’s expertise in solar glass manufacturing.  

The story of Toledo Solar is a classic story of American innovation, entrepreneurship, and grit. At its core is a chain of remarkable friendships.

Toledo Solar's History

Who We Are

Toledo Solar is the newest American manufacturer of the world’s most powerful, innovative, and durable energy producing solar glass.

The Company manufactures CdTe (pronounced “cad tell”) Thin Film solar panels and systems for the US residential and commercial/industrial markets in America, in a fully automated factory in NW Ohio, with a supply chain sourced exclusively from North America.

Toledo Solar is dedicated to helping America and countries around the world achieve energy independence, resilience, and self-sufficiency with truly clean, renewable, solar power.