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If you believe the headlines following the election of Donald Trump, you might think that hard times are ahead for solar:

“Solar stocks hammered as sector expected to lose out in Trump administration,” said Marketwatch.com.

“Trump will kill Clean Power Plan, solar ITC [Investment Tax Credit] next on chopping block, say finance experts,” headlined PV-Tech.

“A Trump presidency along with a Republican-led Congress poses ‘significant risks’ to a potential reduction/elimination of the federal tax credits for solar….” Said Angelo Zino, an analyst with CFRA Research.

As a friend of Natcore, you’ll be pleased to know that we disagree with those assessments. The reason: Technology….

We are creating the next generation of solar cells. Our technology will change the world.

We are Natcore Technology. We’re a solar R&D company.

And we are creating technology that promises to make solar energy even more cost-competitive with energy derived from fossil fuels.

To reach that goal, we must attain the highest silicon cell efficiencies at the lowest cost. Our technology promises to do both.

So we’re changing how solar cells are made. We have attracted a team of scientists well known for their achievements in the solar industry. We’ve established exclusive licenses and/or joint research agreements with Rice University, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Fraunhofer ISE and the University of Virginia. We’ve received 31 patents (with 34 more pending).

Natcore is aggressively developing two primary technologies:

  • Low-cost, all-back-contact solar cell structures.
  • Black Silicon cells.

We’ve not only achieved exciting new scientific advances in these technologies, we’re also now engaging partners who will help us commercialize them.

We plan to generate revenue from these technologies via licensing agreements, royalties and material sales agreements with solar cell manufacturers and equipment producers.

And through our Best-of-Breed program—wherein we leverage our knowledge to function as a consultant on the design and construction of solar cell and panel fabrication facilities and solar farms—we are now generating important revenue to support our R&D efforts.

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