Magnolia Solar is seeking to commercialize its nanotechnology-based, high efficiency, thin film technology that can be deposited on glass and other flexible structures. This technology has the ability to capture a larger part of the solar spectrum to produce high efficiency solar cells, and incorporates a unique nanostructure-based antireflection coating technology to further increase the solar cell's efficiency, thereby reducing the cost per watt.
A development-stage technology company creating photolytic, photovoltaic, and photocatalytic products arising from its technology platform, in which nano-structured plastic templates cause high local stresses in applied thin film semiconductors, thereby shifting their bandgap for more efficient solar absorption.
Nanosolar's component nanoengineering capabilities are focused on certain optoelectronically relevant materials and include semiconductor quantum dots and nanoparticles as well as nanotemplates with precise three-dimensional order.
Natcore Technology is the exclusive licensee, from Rice University, of a thin-film growth technology enabling room-temperature growth of various silicon oxides on silicon wafers in a liquid phase deposition (LPD) process. Although the implications of this discovery for semiconductors and fiber optics are significant and wide-ranging, the technology has immediate and compelling applications in the solar sector.
PureLux is a spin-out from the Center for Nanotechnology and Molecular Materials at Wake Forest University focused on commercializing next generation light sources that are 10 times more efficient than incandescents and 3 times more efficient than fluorescents.
Sila Nanotechnologies Inc. was founded in 2011 by a team of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs in collaboration with the Georgia Institute of Technology to revolutionize portable energy storage. They plan to create batteries that are lighter, smaller, and cheaper than today's state of the art lithium-ion technology.
Solar Botanic will introduce artificial trees that make use of renewable energy from the sun and wind, they are an efficient clean and environmentally sound means of collecting solar radiation and wind energy.
Solexant Corp. is a venture-backed private company committed to developing high-efficiency, low-cost photovoltaic modules. Solexant's Nanocrystal Solar Cell, developed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, is the first ultrathin-film solar cell incorporating nanocrystals made of high-performance and flexible inorganic materials that dramatically increase solar cell efficiency and reduce manufacturing costs.