SOURCE: Solarmer Energy, Inc.

December 01, 2008 10:00 ET

Solarmer Energy, Inc. to Demonstrate Plastic Solar Cells at Printed Electronics Conference on December 3rd, 2008

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - December 1, 2008) - Solarmer Energy, Inc. will hold the first public demonstration of their plastic solar cells at the Printed Electronics Conference in San Jose, CA on December 3rd, 2008. The solar cells generate enough power to drive a small electrical device under bright indoor lighting conditions. The company will also have translucent cells and flexible cells available for examination.

"We are very excited about demonstrating our progress towards commercially viable plastic solar cells," said Dr. Vishal Shrotriya, Solarmer's Director of Technology Development. "With our latest advances, it is easy to see that these cells will be able to power small portable electronic devices in the near future."

Solarmer's highest efficiency polymer solar cells have demonstrated 6% efficiency, and they plan to seek NREL certification of these results in the near future. While the translucent and flexible cells have not yet attained this level of efficiency, the company's goals are to prove feasibility with these early samples.

"The true distinguishing feature of our technology is our ability to make the solar cells translucent. This quality will allow for very attractive cells in a variety of colors that will enhance the look and feel of any product, opening up a large number of consumer applications for this technology," said Woolas Hsieh, President of Solarmer.

At the conference, Dr. Shrotriya will also present Solarmer's progress and plans for pilot scale manufacturing on December 4th.

About Solarmer Energy, Inc.

Solarmer Energy, Inc. is developing flexible, translucent, light weight plastic solar cells which generate cost-effective, clean energy from the sun. Solarmer's plastic solar cells will create new markets that are currently not addressable with conventional silicon solar cell technology. The first major applications for this technology will likely be portable digital electronic devices (such as cell phones and laptops) and outdoor lifestyle applications. Building Integrated Photovoltaics, Smart Fabrics, and Smart-Networks will soon follow. The company was founded in 2006 to commercialize technology first developed at UCLA. For more information, please visit www.solarmer.com.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Dina Lozofsky
    Solarmer Energy, Inc.
    3445 Fletcher Ave
    El Monte, CA 91731
    O: 626.456.8090
    F: 626.456.8082
    dinal@solarmer.com