Bandgap module installation 3/28/14. Installation by Fraunhofer CSE. Panels installed at National Grid's solar generation facility in Revere, MA. Project sponsored by MassCEC. Picture by Jeff Miller.
“Company’s direct partnerships with PV industry will enable adoption of its black silicon technology given it enables high efficiency at low production costs” “black silicon technology is … a drop-in solution which can improve the cell efficiency and enable higher margins for the cell and module manufactures, without much capex investment. Given the low capital available to solar manufactures, black silicon technology provides a cheap and easy way to adapt technology to differentiate products.” - Fatima Toor, Lux Research January 22nd, 2014
"I have been impressed by Bandgap's ability to overcome the technical problems that all solar companies face and demonstrate an efficiency improvement over long established incumbent technologies." - Prof. Jesus del Alamo, MIT
"While the quest to increase efficiency these days is mainly focused on monocyrstalline silicon, a shift to multicrystalline, which still holds the lion's share in today's mass cell production, would be a huge game changer for PV." - Shravan Kumar Chunduri Photon Magizine's "Closing the Gap", November 1rst, 2012
Bandgap Engineering, Inc.
"A technology that increases the average cell efficiency by 0.5% absolute without increasing processing costs is valuable to the solar industry. In addition, if this boost does not require adding new capital equipment, cell manufactures that are short on cash will be more willing to switch over to this new technology. " - Yuepeng Wan, CTO LDK
"NSP and Bandgap have been working together in verifying Bandgap’s technology. During the collaboration, Bandgap showed experimental results that could improve efficiency over NSP’s baseline. NSP will continue working with Bandgap while Bandgap improves and commercializes its technologies." - Bob Chen, VP, Research and Development, Neo Solar Power Corporation