Maryland start-up AccuStrata is receiving $150,000 in U.S. DOE funds for a one-year project to refine its real-time, optical monitoring system for solar PV to improve processes and cut costs. Company researchers have been focused on improving thin-film solar cell manufacturing to potentially double the amount of solar power that can be converted into energy. (Source: Washington Business Journal, June 11, 2009)

Contact: George Atanasoff, President & CTO, Accustrata, (301) 314-2116,,