SOURCE: Solar Semiconductor, Inc

Solar Semiconductor, Inc

February 15, 2011 15:36 ET

Solar Semiconductor, Inc Selected to Showcase Technology at 2011 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit

Solar Semiconductor, Inc, Dow, Lockheed Martin to Be Featured at DC Event February 28 - March 2

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - February 15, 2011) - Solar Semiconductor, Inc is excited to announce its selection for the prestigious Technology Showcase at the ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit, co-hosted by the US Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E) and the Clean Technology and Sustainable Industries Organization (CTSI). Hundreds of top technologists and cutting-edge clean tech organizations competed to participate in the Showcase, a hallway of America's most promising prospects for winning the future in energy.

As one of ARPA-E's selected organizations, Solar Semiconductor, Inc will exhibit its SmartBalance™ Technology to nearly 2,000 national leaders gathering to drive long-term American competitiveness in the energy sector, including top researchers, investors, entrepreneurs, corporate executives and government officials. More than 200 groundbreaking technologies from ARPA-E awardees, corporations, National Labs and Department of Energy R&D programs will be featured at the event.

"This Summit brings together organizations that understand the need to collaborate and partner to bring the next generation of energy technologies to market," said Solar Semiconductor, Inc Director of Technology & Hardware Engineering Dr. Jason Stauth. "It's a rare and exciting opportunity to have so many key players in the energy community together under one roof and we look forward to sharing our SmartBalance™ technology with other innovators and investors at the Technology Showcase."

Research and business development teams from 14 Corporate Acceleration Partners committed to technology commercialization will also be present including Dow, Bosch, Applied Materials and Lockheed Martin.

The Summit also features high-profile speakers including U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu, ARPA-E Director Arun Majumdar, U.S. Navy Secretary Raymond Mabus, former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bank of America Chairman Charles Holliday.

The second annual ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit will take place February 28 - March 2, 2011 at the Gaylord Convention Center just outside Washington, D.C. To learn more or to register please visit: www.ct-si.org/events/EnergyInnovation.

About Solar Semiconductor, Inc
Solar Semiconductor is a pioneer in offering innovative solutions that leverage Sun's energy to address various demands on electricity. Solar Semiconductor is an international organization that offers PV technology and solutions, products and services to worldwide markets including the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa. It is a vertically integrated full service Systems provider which also manufactures its own PV modules and cells. Market segments addressed include Utilities, Government, Commercial, Residential as well as various specialized applications such as water pumping, rural or remote household (cabins) electrification and power for telecom cell towers. Solar Semiconductor has offices in USA, Canada and Dubai with manufacturing operations in Hyderabad, India. Solar Semiconductor's reputation for quality is backed by various certifications it has received from premier international testing organizations including UL, CSA, and TUV.

Solar Semiconductor currently has a 195 MW manufacturing capacity and various Systems Integration projects around the world. Over 900 employees contribute to the success of Solar Semiconductor.

About ARPA-E
The Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E) is a new agency within the U.S. Department of Energy -- and the first to focus exclusively on breakthrough energy technologies that could radically change the way we use energy. Rather than performing research directly, ARPA-E invests in high-risk, high-reward energy technologies being developed by universities, startups, small businesses, and corporations. Our staff combines industry-leading scientists, engineers, and investment executives to identify promising solutions to the nation's most critical energy problems and to fast-track top technologies towards the marketplace - which is critical to securing the nation's global technology leadership and creating new American industries and jobs. www.arpa-e.energy.gov

About CTSI
The Clean Technology & Sustainable Industries Organization (CTSI), a 501c6 non-profit industry association, represents the organizations developing, commercializing, and implementing energy, water, and environmental technologies. Clean technologies offer much needed solutions to growing resource security and sustainability concerns and are critical to maintaining economic competitiveness. CTSI brings together global leaders for advocacy, community development, networking, and information sharing to help bring these needed technologies to market more rapidly. Visit www.ct-si.org for more information.

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