Enabling True Mobility and Sustainable Power Generation
The company is developing an ultra-thin add-on layer to silicon solar cells which can increase efficiency by up to 50% — a technological breakthrough. Advanced solar technology will transform global eMobility and energy markets, delivering economic benefits and sustainable, non-polluting energy.
Climate, pollution and energy resources issues are intensifying around the world. The need for transformational solar technology for sustainable energy production has never been greater.
Potential commercial markets include residential and utility-scale solar installations, charging for mobile devices, Internet of Things, electric vehicles, drones, and off-grid and military applications.
Rapid charging with our powerful solar cell can enhance the impact of nearly every portable electronic device. Efficient, affordable solar charging is the key to true mobility – Pull the Plug!
The company plans to license technology and inventions to strategic partners in solar and electronic device manufacturing. We aim to be an "idea factory" focused on cutting edge research in solar energy technology.
Solar energy provides clean electricity to communities which may lack reliable grid access. Solar energy can power refrigerators for food and medicine storage, charge devices and help improve education and sanitation practices.
Did you know that powering your home with solar power instead of fossil fuel sources can save approximately 8,400 lbs of CO2 emissions per year? Expanding renewable energy is an important way to mitigate carbon emissions and fight climate change.
Silicon solar cells are approximately 20% efficient - insufficient for charging mobile devices. Higher efficiency multi-layered solar cells are expensive and relegated to niche markets. Columbus Photovoltaics technology enhances silicon solar cells with ultra-thin topping layers, made with low-cost materials. Our technology improves efficiency and reduces space requirements for charging, from small mobile devices to rooftop installations.
Columbus Photovoltaics is developing technology to increase the efficiency of solar panels using a new system for power generation combined with low-cost semiconductor materials. By layering its proprietary ultra-thin solar cell on top of existing silicon solar panels, more of the solar spectrum can be absorbed and turned into electricity – including visible light – without concentrating lenses. A highly efficient solar cell provides more power output with a smaller size footprint. This is critical to support the rapid charging needs of mobile devices, electric vehicles, Internet of Things applications, military, and home and commercial solar installations.
The company has obtained worldwide patent protection for its core technology. Patent applications for new discoveries continue to be filed globally to strengthen and broaden the company’s patent portfolio. The company intends to license its intellectual property to strategic industry partners.
Columbus Photovoltaics is developing a prototype of its novel solar cells for commercial applications. Research is conducted at independent facilities and through sponsored research programs with major universities. Current and past partners include Missouri University of Science & Technology, Purdue University, Georgia Institute of Technology & University of North Carolina, Charlotte.
Columbus Photovoltaics was founded in 2011. The company is based in New York City, with on-site research offices at partner university laboratories.
Developed theoretical framework for company's intellectual property, including new power generation and collection systems for solar cells. Amherst College, B.A., summa cum laude, Harvard Medical School, M.D.
Manage strategic initiatives, operations and investor relations. Former fund analyst with experience in entrepreneurship, finance, energy technology and policy. M.B.A. from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Former CEO & co-founder, Solar Junction, COO at Translucent, Senior Executive at Veeco. Thirty years of commercialization experience in bringing research and development innovation to market.
Former President/CEO of Siemens Networks LLC USA; Senior Executive for Nokia Siemens Networks North America; Founder of SkyMax Network, which deploys mobile broadband services in developing nations.
Former Venture Advisor at New Enterprise Associates (NEA), former Senior Counsel at Arnold & Porter. Extensive patent litigation experience in high technology applications.
Entrepreneur with 35 years of business partnerships in Hong Kong, China and Korea in telecom, energy production & green technologies, and direct-to-consumer retail. MBA and BS in Engineering from San Jose State University.
Chairman, Swift Real Estate Partners. Co-founder AMB Property Group (now Prologis NYSE: PLD). Lecturer at Stanford Graduate School of Business. Leader in a number of nonprofit organizations related to affordable housing and land use issues.
Senior Counsel (Retired Partner), Cleary Gottleib Steen & Hamilton, LLP. Expertise in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and securities law.
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