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Picosun

June 4th, 2009
Harnessing the energy of the sun: Developing 3-D nano-scale solutions
Dr Ville Miikkulainen
Project Manager, Picosun Oy

Theoretical potential of solar power covers current global energy needs 2,850 times over. The real promise of renewable energy lies with the sun. According to industry estimates, thin film solar cells will dominate the photovoltaic market in the future and replace bulk silicon from its current leading position. Photovoltaics is entering the wholesale electricity market and the following decade will see it explode. Only the best thin-film technologies will be able to spearhead such an explosion. Finnish-based leading global manufacturer of Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) reactors Picosun Oy (www.picosun.com) is one of only four industry partners of a European Union funded solar energy project called ROD-SOL. The aim of the project is to revolutionize solar energy markets with a new concept of nano-scale thin-film light traps. Read the Whole Article

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