SBM Solar, Inc is located in Concord, North Carolina, the second largest city in the Charlotte area, and is perhaps best known as the home of the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Because of the Speedway, a NASCAR Research and Development Office, it is also home to several professional race teams. A small-town feel with big city amenities nearby, Concord is a great place to live and work.
Founded in 2001, by Dr. Osbert Cheung, we are one of a few solar panel manufacturers based in the US and we take pride in sourcing most of our materials from US-based companies. Dr. Cheung graduated with his BS degree from California State University and went on to get his PhD in Chemistry from Temple University. With several patents and having worked as a consultant for many chemical companies around the world, Dr. Cheung has extensive knowledge and experience in in the areas of polymer/plastic as encapsulating material for PV applications as well as the PV module laminating processing with a variety of plastic materials. Dr. Cheung created and developed a non-glass PV module that is lightweight, low glare, and foldable as his company's core product. As a result, since 2011, SBM Solar, Inc has had contracts with the military and we are, currently, the main supplier of solar panels for the military.
As a small business that does business internationally, we are committed to providing a quality product to our customers. Honesty, integrity, and teamwork are the foundation on which the company has been built. We have worked hard to foster an environment that promotes diversity and inclusion and encourages continued personal growth and learning.
As part of our employee base, we regularly hire student interns who, in their time of employment, acquire real life experience in the engineering and IT fields, enabling them to walk into jobs upon graduation. We are also pleased to be able to provide our employees with on-the-job training that not only provides quality labor for us but provides them with marketable skills.
As we seek to grow as a company, we are interested in ramping up our presence in some specific areas of the commercial solar panel industry, as well as continuing to offer our military customers the same quality solar panels we are known for.
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