After three years of researching, developing, fund-raising, and expanding, Toledo solar tech start-up Xunlight Corp. grew up yesterday by delivering its first shipment of commercially manufactured solar modules. It went to the University of Toledo, the institution that played a significant role in the company's birth.
The modules will be installed on a 10-kilowatt thin-film solar array on the grounds and the roof of the university's Scott Park campus, which is being renamed the Campus of Energy and Innovation.
The campus is being refitted with laboratories for research in solar and wind technologies.
"Our first sale and delivery of solar modules marks a significant milestone for Xunlight, and it is especially noteworthy that the University of Toledo is our first customer," Xunming Deng, the company's chief executive officer, said during a ceremony yesterday to mark the delivery of the solar modules.
University President Dr. Lloyd Jacobs said he felt "tremendously gratified" by the school's role in the birth of Xunlight.