Unlocking new frontiers for solar panel installation
Bila Solar believes in creating revolutionary clean technologies. Our innovative products deliver groundbreaking solar solutions to markets that glass modules underserve. We make it possible to capture clean energy everywhere, including low-load bearing roofs, vehicle integrated photovoltaics, architectural applications, and off-grid energy.
Founded in 2014, Bila Solar quickly grew to more than 500 MW of installations worldwide. Today, we operate a 1 GW manufacturing facility in Asia, and we’re expanding to the US. The 1 GW-scale manufacturing plant in Indianapolis, Indiana, is scheduled to be operational mid-2024.
Dr. Zhengrong Shi
Dr. Shi is an energy scientist, entrepreneur, and founder of Bila Solar. Internationally known as a pioneer of lightweight and flexible photovoltaic panel technology, Dr. Shi lends his expertise and radical vision to drive Bila’s ultralight PV innovations.
Dr. Shi’s reputation is well-earned. In 2000, he founded Suntech Power and went on to invent the world’s first glass-free, lightweight, and flexible PV panel. He owns more than 80 patents and has written 100 academic papers. He’s also a professor at the University of New South Wales and a fellow at the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences & Engineering. In 2007, Time Magazine named him a “Hero of the Environment.”
Chief Financial Officer
Sanjeev was most recently Managing Director of Credit Suisse’s Investment Banking & Capital Markets division in Hong Kong. There, he also headed the APAC Industrials & Renewables group. Prior to that he was Managing Director of the Credit Suisse Global Energy Group in New York City, where in 2006 he founded the bank’s renewable energy practice.
Chief Marketing Officer
Wei-Tai has 14 years of operations and marketing experience in the renewable energy sector. He served as Chief Operating Officer at Amber Kinetics, Chief Operating Officer at Andalay Solar, VP Operations at NRG Energy, and VP Global Marketing at Suntech Power. He also is an elected city council member in Lafayette, California.
Head of Operations
Dennis heads operations, investor relations, and strategic planning across Bila Solar’s global markets. Previously, Dennis worked for a tech startup managing early fundraising activities. He assisted with scaling the company’s technology from pilot production to multi-gigawatt capacity.
General Manager, US Operations
Mick has a background in business development, senior management, and contracting. He has 18 years of renewable energy experience, including senior management roles at Radian Generation, IEA, Suntech Power, and First Solar. As an Indianapolis native, he’s excited to bring solar manufacturing to the Hoosier State.
Bila Solar selects Indianapolis for its US Headquarters and Manufacturing Site
August 29, 2023: Bila Solar is excited to announce that it has selected Indianapolis, Indiana, as the site for its US headquarters and gigawatt-scale manufacturing operations. The new factory, located at a former Eli Lilly facility, is conveniently situated near the heart of downtown, and will bring more than 240 jobs to the city when at full capacity. Initial production is targeted for mid-2024.