tenKsolar designs, manufactures and markets an integrated photovoltaic system that leverages integrated electronics and a low-voltage, parallel architecture. Compared to conventional solar systems, the architecture provides 45% better energy density, higher reliability, and is the only PV system that is both shock and arch flash safe. Early in 2008, Dallas Meyer began developing the intellectual property for the company’s proprietary technology. Later that year, the company was capitalized with $8 million in investments. In 2009, tenKsolar formed a strategic partnership with Minneapolis-based thin-film manufacturer 3M, which supplies tenKsolar with reflective film to boost light concentration onto the solar panels. This helps the company’s RAIS® (Redundant Array of Integrated Solar) Wave produce up to 50 percent more energy per square foot than a standard solar array.