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Solarmer Energy Inc. is a developer of transparent, flexible plastic solar panels, the next wave in generating renewable energy from the sun. These solar panels are opening the door for a wide range of new application areas in renewable energy, which are not currently addressable with conventional silicon solar panel technology. Our company's solar panels have the potential to reduce the cost of renewable energy down to 12-15 cents/kWh and less than $1/Watt, which means plastic solar panels will be the first in solar capable of generating electricity on par with conventional fuel costs. Solarmer was founded in 2006 to commercialize this technology, which was developed by Professor Yang Yang at the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA. The company has licensed this technology from UCLA and additional technology developed by Professor Luping Yu at the University of Chicago. These plastic solar panels, made from very thin layers of plastics and other materials, convert solar energy into electricity in a very cost-effective way.
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6 Dec 2012

Flexible PV: growing more than three-fold in the next 5 years

Although it is often the case that flexible solar panels are assumed to be related to organic photovoltaic technologies, that is not always the case.
5 Dec 2012

Flexible Solar Cells - from Niche to Mainstream

Solarmer Energy Inc, United States
30 Nov 2012

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24 Jul 2012

Highly transparent solar cells for windows that generate electricity

UCLA researchers have developed a new transparent solar cell that is an advance toward giving windows in homes and other buildings the ability to generate electricity while still allowing people to see outside.
18 Jun 2012

Organic photovoltaics: forecasts for the next decade

Today there are multiple devices available for harnessing solar energy.
18 Jun 2012

Organic photovoltaics: forecasts for the next decade

Today there are multiple devices available for harnessing solar energy. Each device offers a different set of characteristics.
4 Jun 2012

Konarka files for Chapter 7 Bankruptcy - What next for OPV?

Konarka, the Massachusetts based start-up and a leader in the effort to commercialize organic photovoltaics, has filed for bankruptcy. Since 2001, Konarka had received over $150 Million in start-up funds and $20 Million in government grants. This is the latest in a series of high profile bankruptcies, with other examples companies such as Solyndra and Q-Cells recently.
1 Dec 2011

Reducing the Cost of Flexible Organic Solar Cells

Solarmer Energy Inc, United States
25 Aug 2011

Transparent conductors workshop

Technical Analyst, Dr Harry Zervos reports on the FlexTech Alliance Quarterly Workshop.
1 Dec 2010

Low cost manufacturing of organic solar cells

Solarmer Energy Inc, United States
5 Jul 2010

NREL and Solarmer Energy to extend lifetime of plastic solar cells

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Solarmer Energy, Inc., recently signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) to collaborate on improving the lifetime of plastic solar cells, a promising new solar conversion technology.
15 Apr 2010

Letting the sun shine in

Generating solar energy from modular glass panels that are attractive from a design standpoint was the inspiration behind a joint development project involving Solarmer Energy and Joel Berman Glass Studios.
2 Dec 2009

Advances in Plastic Solar Cells

Solarmer Energy, Inc, USA, United States
2 Dec 2009

Solarmer achieves 7.9% NREL certified plastic solar cell efficiency

Solarmer Energy, Inc. employees are in high spirits after receiving news of their latest NREL certified plastic solar panel efficiency of 7.9%. Several accomplishments of this magnitude have made 2009 a great year for Solarmer including achievements in manufacturing, plastic solar cell and module efficiency, and awards. This achievement also holds very special meaning to the founders of the company, dating back to before the company started.
26 Oct 2009

Solarmer has the new organic solar cell world record

Solarmer continues to break world records with 7.6% efficient plastic solar cell
7 Oct 2009

Plastic solar for portable power and beyond

Whilst plastic solar cells are not being widely used to compete with fossil fuels yet, we are seeing an increasing number of companies using their technologies for powering portable electronics.
2 Oct 2009

Organic Photovoltaics Industry to convene in Boston October 15-16

Organic Photovoltaics Industry to convene in Boston October 15-16.
2 Oct 2009

Updates on Photovoltaics at Printed Electronics Asia

The photovoltaics track on the second day of Printed Electronics Asia 2009 commenced with photovoltaics market forecasts for thin film technologies by IDTechEx chairman Dr Peter Harrop.
1 Oct 2009

Printing Plastic Solar Cells

Solarmer Energy, United States