Sunovia Energy Technologies Inc. and EPIR Technologies Inc. announced that they have successfully demonstrated optical down-conversion for increased solar cell energy efficiency. Optical down-conversion enhances solar cell efficiency by converting the sun's ultraviolet (UV) light into visible light which can be used more effectively by the solar cell.

"I believe EPIR is uniquely qualified to become the leader in the development of advanced solar cells due to their in-depth understanding of energy absorption in materials. Infrared technology and solar technology are very similar." -- Dr. Jacqueline Johnson, Researcher, University of Tennessee