1366 Technologies

  • Highlights (And Low Budgets) From The ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit 2011

    Today marked the last day of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA-E) 2011 summit in Washington D.C. Here are some of the deals and agency decisions revealed or discussed at the summit, which are likely to impact green tech investors and startups in America for years to come. Progress on seed investments… The D.O.E. boasted that six, private… Read More

  • ReneSola Claims New Wafer Will Boost Solar Cell Efficiency To 17.5 Percent

    ReneSola (NYSE: SOL) a major manufacturer of solar products based in Jiashan, China announced this week that its new silicon-based wafer, dubbed the Virtus, boosts multicrystalline solar cell efficiency to 17.5 percent. The company plans to sell the Virtus Wafer to manufacturers of multicrystalline solar cells. Its earlier customers in this segment have included: Suntech Power, JA Solar, and… Read More

  • Driving Down The Cost Of Solar, 1366 Technologies Raises $20 Million

    Before solar can become mainstream, the cost of producing the industry’s basic component, the solar wafer, will need to drop dramatically. Solar startup, 1366 Technologies is trying to do just that by innovating the manufacturing process with the hope of generating energy from “solar at the cost of coal” — a tag line prominently displayed on 1366’s… Read More