Fayetteville, AR 72701, USAlternative & Renewable Energywww.siliconsolarsolutions.com
Silicon Solar Solutions is an advanced materials company commercializing a technology that impacts the solar and display industries. Our technology provides a low cost method for manufacturing silicon-based solar cells and thin-film modules in addition to enabling next generation OLED displays. The technologies developed by Silicon Solar Solutions utilize abundant, non-toxic materials that minimize negative environmental impact and are easily recyclable. Our goal is to enable competitive solar manufacturing regardless of geographic location.
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: SSS has developed a patented process (U.S. Patent 7,202,143; 6,339,013; 6.613,653; 6,844,248 and 2007/0224788) to create large grain Poly-Silicon (Poly-Si) from amorphous silicon (A-Si). Large grain silicon refers to the size of the regions of crystalline structure in Poly-Si substrates (see Fig. 1). It is the boundaries of these grains that limit the performance of the solar cell. By increasing the size of these grains, the number of boundaries decreases and the corresponding efficiency increases.
Douglas Hutchings graduate from the University of Arkansas Microelectronics-Photonics Program in May 2010 at which time he became the third full time employee of Silicon Solar Solutions. Douglas was the original founder of Silicon Solar Solutions and the driving force behind its successes over the past two years. In addition to managing the overall research direction, Douglas has demonstrated the capability to effectively present highly technical information to audiences of investors and business professionals. Under his leadership, SSS competed in 11 international business plan competitions in 2010. The company placed top 3 in each competition and won 5 of them outright.
Hameed A. Naseem joined the University in 1985 as an Assistant Professor. He was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor in 1990 and Full Professor in 1995. He established the Arkansas Advanced Photovoltaics Research Center at the University and was among the key faculty involved in the establishment of the High Density Electronics Center (HiDEC). Dr. Naseem received his B.Sc. (Hon. School) and M.Sc. (Hons. School) Degrees in Physics from Panjab University in Chandigarh, India. He received his M.S. (Physics) and Ph.D. (Materials Engineering Science) from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, in 1980 and 1984, respectively. Dr. Naseem has received numerous teaching and research awards including Texas Instruments Outstanding Faculty Award (1996), Haliburton Outstanding Teacher Award (1992), Philips Petroleum Company Outstanding Researcher Award (1994) and Arkansas Academy of Electrical engineering Outstanding Faculty Award (1988, 93, and 96).
Terry Tremwel innovates sustainable and economical solutions. With 25 years of experience indeveloping sustainable solutions in energy efficiency, network efficiency, contaminant hydrology, and watershed master planning, Tremwel seeks elegant solutions to complex problems. He has published three case studies used in the International Graduate Logistics Case Competition, which includes 12 of the top graduate logistics university programs in Europe and the USA. Each case illustrates sustainable practices in supply chain management. He developed and teaches the Sustainability class for the Sam M. Walton College of Business. He has worked in civil and industrial engineering capacities across the continent and in Latin America and Africa.
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