Solar

Solar Startup to Commercialize Thin-Film PV

[RenewableEnergyAccess.com] Phoenix-based RoseStreet Labs announced a solar PV commercialization agreement using licensed solar photovoltaic (PV) technology jointly developed by Cornell University and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. RoseStreet said the solar cells will be the first commercialized that “capture the broad spectrum of the sun’s energy utilizing thin film technology, a single material system and with potential efficiencies exceeding 55 percent.” The company plans on using FlipChip International, its high volume semiconductor bumping foundry in Phoenix, to produce a the PV cells. RoseStreet Labs’ president and CEO Bob Forcier said the company plans to provide their first product to the market in late 2007 or 2008. Reached by email, Forcier said he currently could not offer any exact MW per year manufacturing numbers but that the company would be able to provide more detailed figures in the third or fourth quarters of the year.