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NanoHorizons’ patented technology enables inexpensive photovoltaics

NanoHorizons™ Signs Exclusive Licensing Agreement with Solarity for Breakthrough Solar Cell Technology

State College, PA | Posted on August 01, 2006

NanoHorizons™, Inc., an emerging leader in applied nanoscale materials and solutions, announced an agreement with Solarity, a newly-formed developer and manufacturer of photovoltaic cells, for the exclusive use of NanoHorizons’ patented solar cell technology. The specific terms of the agreement were not disclosed. The agreement furthers NanoHorizons’ goal of creating shareholder value by developing nanoscale-engineered solutions to real-world challenges.

The Solar Industry: Ripe for Breakthrough Technology
Solar-generated electrical power using today’s photovoltaics costs 4 to 10 times more than conventional power generation because today’s solar cells are too expensive to broadly deploy. This is due in great part to the commonly-used layered structure of today’s solar cells, which can only absorb and collect a relatively small amount of the solar energy received.

Breakthrough Technology
The licensed technology’s device design utilizes a nanoscale-engineered structure to perform both absorption and collection. This breakthrough enables photovoltaic device builders to use an optimally thick layer of absorption material while simultaneously requiring a collection distance of only tens of nanometers vs. tens of microns in today’s best two-layer cells. This innovation eliminates the impact of absorption layer thickness on collection distance, a fundamental limitation in photovoltaic device design.

“Solar energy development has been held up by barriers inherent in cell design. These barriers have now been broken,” said Stephen Fonash, PhD., founder of NanoHorizons and co-inventor of the patented technology. “Our nanoscale approach enables collection lengths as small as a few tens of nanometers, opening the door to the use of inexpensive materials and fabrication processes, while simultaneously enabling a truly optimized absorption length. This technology is poised to greatly stimulate growth in the solar energy market.”

“While NanoHorizons’ technology portfolio continues to grow, the company has been focusing its own manufacturing and marketing on its SmartSilver™ antimicrobial technology,” said Edward Frymoyer, PhD., Managing Partner, Pulsar Ventures, an investor in NanoHorizons. “Licensing this technology to a capable manufacturer enables fast-track development under terms favorable to shareholders. It is particularly timely in light of the current global energy landscape.”

Solarity Emerges
Solarity’s CEO Doug Neidich notes that “Current solar cell designs involve expensive manufacturing processes, making photovoltaics undesirable in many of today’s markets.” He continues, “Our nanotechnology-based approach offers terrific potential in manufacturing higher-efficiency cells using less expensive materials and high-throughput production lines.”

Solarity currently plans to produce test products within 18-24 months.

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About NanoHorizon:
NanoHorizons, Inc. focuses on nanotechnology applications in the microelectronics, fiber and textile, and healthcare industries. The company’s research and development team addresses real-world problems with applied nanoscale engineering.

NanoHorizons’ products and application introductions include: SmartSilver™ and other commercially available nanoparticle-based additives; SmartSilver antimicrobial fibers; QuickMass™, which addresses the need for more cost-effective pharmaceutical research and increased drug discovery capacity; and, nano-materials for high-performance flexible electronics, solar cell technology, environmental control and medical applications.

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Contact:
Nicolas A. Boillot
NanoHorizons
781-893-0053
nboillot@nanohorizons.com

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