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In my last President’s Message, I compared Natcore’s march toward the Ultimate Solar Cell with Lao Tzu’s journey of a thousand miles.

They both began with one step, and they proceed…one step at a time.

I was gratified to receive so many responses. Interestingly, they fell into two groups…. 

We don’t make solar cells. But our solar technology will change the world.

We’re Natcore Technology. Even though we don’t make solar cells, we control technology that promises to make solar energy cost-competitive with energy derived from fossil fuels.

To reach that goal, we must double the efficiency of solar cells and/or halve their cost. Our technology promises to do both.

So we’re changing how solar cells are made. We have gathered the brightest scientific team in the solar industry; established exclusive licenses and/or joint research agreements with Rice University, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and the University of Virginia; and received 18 patents (with 36 more pending).

Using our liquid phase deposition, black silicon, and laser technology, we grow a thin anti-reflective coating on a silicon disc without the need for toxic chemicals or a high-temperature vacuum furnace.

Although our technology can also have dramatic impact on semiconductors, optical components, eyewear, aerospace exploration, and architectural coatings, we have chosen to concentrate on solar energy. In that area, our scientists have made many breakthroughs, which you’ll discover as you explore this Web site.

Once our objective is at hand, we can turn our attention to generating revenue with license agreements, royalties, equipment sales, and chemical sales.

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