Phoenix, Arizona-based RoseStreet Labs Energy, Inc. (RSLE) indicates it has fabricated and tested a working PV cell that couples a silicon solar cell with a Nitride Thin Film, utilizing the same material technology as solid state lighting and blue lasers. The company considers this a major milestone in RSLE’s product roadmap to achieve substantially higher solar efficiencies than standard silicon or other thin film solar cells. This hybrid device is expected to achieve practical efficiencies of 25-30%, and RSLE is planning to start production in the last quarter of 2010. (Source: PR Newswire, September 28, 2009)
Contact: Bob Forcier, CEO, Rose Street Labs Energy, (602) 431-6020, info@rslenergy.com, www.rslenergy.com