A SolFilm, A Lot More Energy
Sol Voltaics AB was founded by world renowned nanotechnology expert Lars Samuelson in Lund Sweden with the focus to improve the efficiency of energy capture, generation and storage using miniscule amounts of novel nanomaterials. Sol Voltaics pioneering nanowire technology has been developed at the Nanometer Structure Consortium where we enjoy a uniquely close cooperation with scientists at Lund University. Sol Voltaics is a spinout of QuNano AB, a company created for commercialize research from Lund University. The solar market is the first focus of Sol Voltaics which has taken the seeds of basic nanotechnology research and applying it to dramatically improve the efficiency of solar panels at prices competitive to crystalline silicon.
Nanowire researchers along with Sol Voltaics engineers demonstrated Wave Concentrated Photovoltaics (WCPV) in 2012. This concentrates the light waves by guiding those waves into the nanowires for absorption, with no mechanical or optical assistance. Sol Voltaics engineers then focused on the development of materials and processes for mass production of these high-performance nanowires. The result is high efficiency GaAs based nanowire films that will boost efficiencies of solar modules by greater than 50% at highly competitive costs.
Sol Voltaics is commercializing the process technology and materials to realize the promise of much better price-performance solar cells and panels, where all parts of the business can prosper while promoting a clean, solar energy future.