Small Scale Solar Companies
|Companies of Interest:|
|Sunrgi, lens focused solar system that creates energy at 5 cents per kwh. Should be available in 2009...Very promising...|
|Sun Catalytix in Cambridge, MA, is an early-stage renewable energy startup founded on groundbreaking science from the research lab of Professor Daniel Nocera at MIT. Seeks to combine sunlight and water to provide affordable, highly distributed solar energy to the individual.|
|Cool Earth Inflated Solar Concentrators. When inflated with air, the concentrator naturally forms a shape that focuses or concentrates sunlight onto a PV cell placed at the focal point.|
|BioSolar, Inc. has developed a bio-based product made from castor beans and cotton that replaces petroleum-based plastic photovoltaic backsheets.|
|Solyndra designs and manufactures photovoltaic systems for the commercial rooftop market. Using proprietary 'cylindrical' solar panel modules and thin-film technology, provide the low installed cost per system and the highest solar electrical energy output for typical low slope commercial rooftops- steadfast in wind.|
|1366 Technologies has developed proprietary new textured cell architecture, thinner silver wires and etched collection wires for multi-crystalline solar cells.
Self aligned cells with light capturing busbar! Have licensed their proprietary Grooved Ribbon technology to Ulbrich and Schlenk. Please contact them for information regarding purchases and sales. Mass.
|Emcore. Multi-Junction technology using optical lenses and mirrors concentrated onto small PV cells.|
|Nanosolar has developed a proprietary process technology that makes it possible to produce 100x thinner solar cells 100x faster.|
|AVA Solar Will begin large scale manufacture of cadmium telluride (CdTe) thin-film photovoltaic modules in 2009.|
|Soliant Energy. Rooftop solar concentrator (500x) has built-in dual-axis tracking to optimize power output by accurately following the sun throughout the day. 40% efficiency. So far, commercial applications only.|
|StarSolar- Improving Solar Cells Through Photonics- uses nanoscale full-wave optics to achieve superior light trapping. Still there???|
|RSi Energy Group (Rainbow Solar)- Transparent photovoltaic windows, which depending on size, generate 80 - 250 watts each. They also block 100 percent UV and infrared radiation.|
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