Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > Press > Microline PV Formed to Commercialize Revolutionary PV Technology: New Company to Use Technology Developed by Nano Terra to Improve Performance and Cut Costs of Solar Cells

Abstract:
US Equity Holdings and technology development company Nano Terra, Inc. today announced the formation of Microline PV LLC, which will develop and commercialize solar photovoltaic (PV) technology.

Microline PV Formed to Commercialize Revolutionary PV Technology: New Company to Use Technology Developed by Nano Terra to Improve Performance and Cut Costs of Solar Cells

San Francisco, CA and Brighton, MA | Posted on July 27th, 2011

Developed by Nano Terra, Microline PV's metallization technology will bring significant performance improvements to crystalline silicon PV cells. Microline PV's new technology can be used directly in equipment that is already deployed in nearly every crystalline silicon PV manufacturing facility today. Moreover, the technology is compatible with the most commonly used silver pastes, a key component in the fabrication of PV cells.

"Our initial tests demonstrate the potential for Microline PV's technology to provide a dramatic increase in cell performance while requiring no capital investment in new equipment," said Greg Knight, President of Microline PV. "We are confident that this technology will provide a very substantial increase in cell efficiency and a decrease in cost per watt, which will lead to rapid industry-wide adoption."

Myer Berlow, CEO of Nano Terra, said, "We are thrilled to be partnering with US Equity Holdings to launch this exciting new venture. They have a proven track record in the PV industry, are well capitalized and have considerable experience in bringing game-changing products and technologies like ours to market quickly and successfully."

"Microline PV represents a deepening of our commitment to world-class technologies that have a potentially disruptive impact in renewable energy," said Chester Aldridge, Chairman of US Equity Holdings.

####

About Microline PV
Microline PV LLC has been formed to commercialize a leading-edge patented solar photovoltaic (PV) technology. Microline PV's licensed technology was developed by Nano Terra, Inc., a nano- and micro-technology development company headquartered in Boston, Mass. Microline PV was founded by investment group US Equity Holdings, whose portfolio companies include Equity Solar Inc., PV Tech Group and Green Edge Ventures. For more information, visit www.microlinepv.com.

About US Equity Holdings:

US Equity Holdings provides a number of advisory services for individuals and companies ranging from start-ups to large publicly traded corporations. The company's areas of expertise include merchant banking, venture capital, investment banking, business planning, strategic planning and business development. For more information, visit www.usequityholdings.com.

About Nano Terra:

Nano Terra, Inc. is a privately held research and development company that has field-exclusive licenses to more than 50 patents on work done by co-founder George Whitesides at the renowned Whitesides Lab at Harvard University, where he is the Woodford L. and Ann A. Flowers University Professor. Whitesides was the winner of the prestigious Benjamin Franklin Medal in Chemistry in 2009.

Key components of Nano Terra's expertise include surface engineering techniques (such as soft lithography, self-assembly and surface chemistry) and the application of novel nanomaterials. Nano Terra assembles structures and chemistries at all length scales (from nano to micro) on flat, curved, smooth, and uneven surfaces made of a broad range of materials, including metals, polymers, oxides, and ceramics. For more information, visit www.nanoterra.com.

For more information, please click here

Contacts:
Microline PV:
Tony Shapiro
415-480-6810

Nano Terra:
Kevin Carpenter
646-805-2048

Copyright © Marketwire

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Scientists discover new 'boat' form of promising semiconductor: GeSe Uncommon form attenuates semiconductor's band gap size March 23rd, 2017

Caught on camera -- chemical reactions 'filmed' at the single-molecule level March 22nd, 2017

Rare-earths become water-repellent only as they age March 22nd, 2017

Pulverizing e-waste is green, clean -- and cold: Rice, Indian Institute researchers use cryo-mill to turn circuit boards into separated powders March 21st, 2017

Announcements

Scientists discover new 'boat' form of promising semiconductor: GeSe Uncommon form attenuates semiconductor's band gap size March 23rd, 2017

Caught on camera -- chemical reactions 'filmed' at the single-molecule level March 22nd, 2017

Rare-earths become water-repellent only as they age March 22nd, 2017

Pulverizing e-waste is green, clean -- and cold: Rice, Indian Institute researchers use cryo-mill to turn circuit boards into separated powders March 21st, 2017

Energy

Researchers develop groundbreaking process for creating ultra-selective separation membranes: Discovery could greatly improve energy-efficiency of separation and purification processes in the chemical and petrochemical industries March 15th, 2017

New nanofiber marks important step in next generation battery development March 14th, 2017

Perovskite edges can be tuned for optoelectronic performance: Layered 2D material improves efficiency for solar cells and LEDs March 10th, 2017

Space energy technology restored to make power stations more efficient: Scientists use graphene to reinvent abandoned heat energy converter technology March 7th, 2017

Solar/Photovoltaic

New nanofiber marks important step in next generation battery development March 14th, 2017

Perovskite edges can be tuned for optoelectronic performance: Layered 2D material improves efficiency for solar cells and LEDs March 10th, 2017

Strem Chemicals and Dotz Nano Ltd. Sign Distribution Agreement for Graphene Quantum Dots Collaboration February 21st, 2017

'Lossless' metamaterial could boost efficiency of lasers and other light-based devices February 20th, 2017

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project