Nanosolar is the leader in printing thin films for solar energy. Through its industrial printing process that coats CIGS (Copper, Indium, Gallium, Selenium) and nanoparticle inks on low-cost aluminum foil, Nanosolar minimizes the need for expensive high-vacuum manufacturing equipment while using a low-cost roll-to-roll manufacturing process.
Nanosolar’s mission is to become the lowest cost solar cell and panel manufacturer. Nanosolar can become the solar industry cost-leader at several hundred megawatts of annual production versus gigawatts of production due to its innovative printing technology.
Nanosolar Utility Panel
The Nanosolar Utility Panel enables competitively priced peak power and installed system economics at utility-scale – with a goal to rival fossil fuel generation within just a few years, completely independent of subsidies. It achieves this competitive low-cost through an innovative design that significantly reduces installation and balance-of-system costs. The end result is a lower levelized cost of energy than competing solar technologies.
Nanosolar Power Plants
The Nanosolar Utility Panel is specifically designed to enable lower-cost, utility-scale distributed generation solar power plants. This allows power plants to be deployed where the energy demand is located – even in smaller, urban locations.
Nanosolar power plants generate high-value peak power directly within the local power grid with no fuel price risk, minimal water consumption, no moving parts, no noise, and no pollution. Ground mounted or placed on a rooftop, Nanosolar power plants can be deployed within months and within a wide range of climates and geographies.
The company has created an efficient supply chain by manufacturing lightweight, easy-to-ship solar cells independently from solar panels. Panel assembly factories can be located near the demand for solar energy in local markets, shortening the supply chain, leveraging local resources, and reducing delivery times to project sites.
Nanosolar is led by a world-class management team and backed by leading technology and cleantech investors including Benchmark Capital, Mohr Davidow Ventures, Energy Capital Partners, EDF Energies Nouvelles and AES Solar. Nanosolar has over 300 patents issued, licensed, or applied-for related to critical aspects of its printing technology.
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