When Natcore experiences a material event, we are required to disseminate that information in the form of a news release. Our scientific team’s achievement of the first all-back-contact solar cell created with a low-temperature laser process was certainly a material event. In fact, it is transformational not only for Natcore, but for the industry at large….
February 17, 2015
Natcore Produces First Germanium Quantum Dot-Based Solar Cell »
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.