Dr Billy J Stanbery, President & CEO
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Speaker Biography (Billy J Stanbery)
With an illustrious career spanning more than 25 years in the solar industry, HelioVolt Corporation's CEO and Founder Dr. B.J. Stanbery is an expert in the business and science of photovoltaic materials. Dr. Stanbery won recognition in 2005 for his theoretical model of CIGS, the material that HelioVolt is currently developing for photovoltaic building products. Representing a fundamental accomplishment in ongoing efforts to understand the physics behind this thin-film material, the Intra-Absorber Junction (IAJ) or Stanbery model, revealed that CIGS' inherent physical properties make it one of nature's best solar materials. Dr. Stanbery founded HelioVolt in 2001 to develop and commercialize his groundbreaking FASST™ process for applying CIGS thin-film photovoltaics directly to conventional construction materials. Renowned for his innovations in the design and manufacture of PV devices, Stanbery steered industry giant Boeing towards that goal, registering seven patents in thin-film PV technology, successfully manufacturing and deploying PV for spacecraft, and in 1990 achieving the world record in multi-junction thin-film cell efficiency, a distinction he holds to this day.
Company Profile (HelioVolt)
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HelioVolt Corporation was founded in 2001 in order to develop and market new technology for applying thin-film photovoltaic coatings to a variety of substrates including conventional construction materials. The company's proprietary FASST™ process, based on rapid semiconductor printing, was invented by HelioVolt founder Dr. B.J. Stanbery, an eminent expert within the international PV community in the materials science of CIGS and related compound semiconductors. FASST™ is a low-cost, flexible manufacturing process for CIGS synthesis and is protected by both eight issued US patents and by global patents pending.