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Posted: June 15, 2009
iTi Solar Exec to Speak at Upcoming Nano Renewable Energy Summit
(Nanowerk News) iTi Corporation, a worldwide leader in high precision industrial inkjet systems, today announced that board member, John Spiers, will be a featured speaker at the Nano Renewable Energy Summit, held June 22-23, 2009 at The University of Denver.
Recognized as a technology thought leader and visionary, Spiers is working with iTi Corporation and its newest division, iTi Solar, to enable the manufacture of highly efficient, next generation thin-film solar cells with the goal of dramatically improving the economics of today’s solar cell manufacturing.
Spiers’ technical and business accomplishments include establishing and building a successful start-up company, LeftHand Networks, acquired by Hewlett-Packard in 2008 – as well as developing market leading automation and information technology systems for electronics manufacturing. Spiers holds a number of patents and was named an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist in 2005 and 2006.
As part of his presentation at the Nano Renewable Energy Summit, Spiers will discuss the many advantages of inkjet and how to overcome the challenges historically posed by inkjet.
Topic: Inkjet as a Digital Fabrication Process for Photovoltaic Applications
Date/Time: Tuesday, June 23, 2009 at 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM (MST)
Location: The University of Denver, Cable Center – 2000 Buchtel Blvd., Center Theater, Denver, CO
The Nano Renewable Energy Summit is a gathering of world-renowned solar energy and nanotechnology experts with a specific focus on the business, commercialization, and economic development potential of emerging technologies in the renewable energy and sustainability sectors. The Summit is presented in conjunction with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).
"The solar sector is poised for a breakout year. Breaking business developments in the solar and the other key renewable energy markets will be in the spotlight at this international summit," saidGriffith Kundahl, execute chairman of the Colorado Nanotechnology Alliance.
Inkjet is emerging as a key enabling digital production technology for solar cell manufacturing. Inkjet technologies combined with flexible, thin-film substrates have the potential to significantly reduce solar cell manufacturing costs, producing solar energy that costs less than today’s traditional energy sources such as hydro electric power, coal, oil and gas.
iTi Solar, a division of iTi Corporation, enables producers of solar cells to improve production efficiency, minimize materials usage and waste, and reduce manufacturing costs through the use of precision inkjet systems.
About iTi Corp
imaging Technology international (iTi) Corporation is recognized as a worldwide expert in high precision industrial inkjet systems. It has a 17-year record of innovation, developing and manufacturing inkjet deposition and printing equipment for applications ranging from pure research to large-scale manufacturing. iTi’s Lab2FabSM family of products includes a comprehensive range of inkjet development tools and production systems. iTi’s customer base includes leading printhead suppliers, ink manufacturers, universities, research institutes and Fortune 500 industrial inkjet users.
About iTi Solar
iTi Solar, a division of imaging Technology international (iTi) Corporation, was established to advance the economics of clean, renewable energy through the use of industrial inkjet technologies. iTi Solar develops precision industrial inkjet systems for use in the manufacturing of efficient, low-cost solar cells. Inkjet technologies combined with flexible, thin-film substrates have the potential to significantly reduce solar cell manufacturing costs, producing solar energy less expensively than today’s traditional energy sources such as hydro electric power, coal, oil and gas. iTi Solar’s vision is to develop new technologies for printheads and nanomaterials that will revolutionize the solar cell market. iTi Solar’s Inkjet Materials Deposition Systems are currently being used for solar research by a number of labs throughout the world, including the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).