SOURCE: Solarmer Energy, Inc.

April 17, 2008 07:00 ET

OPV 2008 - Solarmer Energy, Inc. to Share Latest Advances in Organic Solar Cell Research

PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwire - April 17, 2008) - On behalf of Solarmer Energy, Inc., Dr. Vishal Shrotriya will be presenting at Organic Photovoltaics 2008 in Philadelphia, PA on April 23, 2008. Dr. Shrotriya, who leads Solarmer's product development efforts, will present the latest breakthroughs from the company's R&D lab.

"This is a critical time for product development in our company," said Shrotriya, "our R&D operations have been up and running for about 10 months now and we have made significant progress toward developing our commercial grade prototype. At the same time, we are looking ahead to post prototype development and building a platform to transition into the product integration phase."

Solarmer has defined its commercial grade prototype as having 8% efficiency and 3+ years lifetime in a solar cell that is at least 50 cm squared and plans to demonstrate this prototype in approximately 18 months. Key to achieving this goal is Solarmer's device engineering expertise, which allows them to provide up to 20% efficiency improvements to any polymer material's performance.

Solarmer's plastic solar cells will be translucent, flexible, and lightweight, which will open up new applications for solar cells, particularly in the digital portable electronics industry and as window coverings for home and auto use.

"We are looking forward to providing personal clean tech solutions to individual consumers," said Woolas Hsieh, founder and President of Solarmer. "We envision solar power becoming a standard supplement to battery power in the portable electronics industry."

About Solarmer Energy, Inc.

Solarmer Energy Inc., which was founded in 2006 to commercialize technology developed at UCLA, is a developer of flexible, translucent plastic solar cells which generate low-cost, clean energy from the sun. With its unique expertise in device engineering, Solarmer Energy is poised to consistently provide efficiency improvements to any new plastic photovoltaic material. The company is building upon its partnerships on both sides of the supply chain for successful deployment of this technology. Solarmer is working in collaboration with research partners to develop the next generation of technologies essential to this field and is preparing to enter into post-prototype development with partners such as AMREL. For more information, please visit

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