“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step,” said Lao Tzu, the Chinese philosopher.
He could have been talking about our quest for the Ultimate Solar Cell, except that our steps come in the form of technological breakthroughs.
If you’ve been following us, you may know of our breakthroughs. And perhaps you’ve noticed that they’re related; they’re not a group of fragmented discoveries. Like Lao Tzu’s journey, each of our steps logically comes after the ones that preceded it, and each step leads to the one that follow it….
August 17, 2015
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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.