SOURCE: Equity Solar

Equity Solar

April 19, 2010 14:08 ET

Equity Solar Hires Greg Knight

Equity Solar, Inc. Hires Greg Knight as Chief Technology Officer

SAN ANSELMO, CA--(Marketwire - April 19, 2010) -  Equity Solar, Inc., a company specifically established to commercialize a leading-edge solar photovoltaic (PV) technology, today announced that it has appointed Greg Knight, formerly of GT Solar, as its Chief Technology Officer.

Mr. Knight was brought on board specifically to assist in the commercialization of the room-temperature wet chemical growth (RTWCG) technology licensed by Equity Solar.

"Over the past year we have met with some of the leading companies in the solar industry," said Equity Solar Chairman, Chester Aldridge. "While we believe that the potential value of the technology was apparent to everyone who has reviewed it, Greg had the most comprehensive understanding of how it could be commercialized and his extensive process experience allowed him to see exactly how the technology can be integrated into existing crystalline silicon solar cell manufacturing facilities."

Most recently, Mr. Knight was director of process engineering at GT Solar. Among other roles, Greg was responsible for GT's wafer, cell and module turnkey installations and has designed and installed PV manufacturing facilities across the world. Mr. Knight was also responsible for evaluating new cell technologies for incorporation into GT's turnkey solutions and for GT's strategic development team. Prior to that, Mr. Knight was manufacturing director at Schott Solar. 

"For the last several years I've looked at numerous technologies and how they can be acquired and integrated in existing facilities," stated Mr. Knight. "I saw how this technology could potentially save significant manufacturing costs while increasing cell efficiency, so when Chester talked to me about working for Equity Solar full-time, it wasn't something I had to think about for long. The RTWCG technology has the potential to be a real game-changer in the solar industry as well as in silicon-based micro-electronics industries and I'm excited to be a part of something that can make a substantial difference."

About Equity Solar, Inc.

Equity Solar, Inc. was specifically formed to commercialize a leading-edge patented solar photovoltaic (PV) technology licensed from Special Materials Research and Technology (SPECMAT). 

Equity Solar, Inc. was founded and incubated by the management team of US Trust Corp. For more information, visit www.ustrustcorp.com.

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