Tagged: picasolar

Picasolar Receives $800k DOE Grant for Solar Efficiency

by Mark Carter 10/23/2014 10:08 am

The $800,000 DOE grant will be matched by $200,000 from Picasolar. Douglas Hutchings, CEO of both Picasolar and Silicon Solar Solutions, said the SunShot awards are the most prestigious and competitive grants a solar startup can receive.

Bill Halter Named to Picasolar Board of Directors

by Mark Carter 4/21/2014 12:11 pm

Fayetteville solar startup Picasolar has named former Arkansas lieutenant governor Bill Halter to its board of directors. Halter served as the state's 14th lieutenant governor from 2007 to 2011.

Fayetteville's Silicon Solar Solutions Included in DOE SunShot Program

by Mark Carter 10/22/2013 1:22 pm

The DOE awards $12 million to fund 17 projects across the country, including startups working on breakthrough technologies in photovoltaics. Silicon Solar of Fayetteville is one of those startups.

Investor Sees 'Billion Dollar Plays' Among Arkansas Startups

by Lance Turner 7/29/2013 3:14 pm

Permjot Valia, an international entrepreneur and angel investor, tells the second-annual Arkansas Commercialization Retreat that he sees several Arkansas startups that are capable of "billion dollar plays."

5 UA Startups on the Cusp of Big Things

by Mark Carter 5/15/2013 9:44 am

Picasolar's 2013 successful run in national business-plan competitions is reminiscent of past University of Arkansas startups.

A Look at Picasolar's Impressive 2013 Run

by Mark Carter 5/15/2013 9:44 am

Picasolar is a University of Arkansas graduate-level startup which created a technology that improves solar cells. It's made an impressive run through the 2013 cycle of national business-plan competitions.

UA Building Successful Startups, This Year Led By Picasolar

by Mark Carter 5/15/2013 9:42 am

Startups launched from the Walton Business College at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville are earning both accolades at national business-plan competitions and money as viable, high-growth businesses.

UA Startup Picasolar Wins MIT Clean Energy Contest

by Mark Carter 5/7/2013 8:46 am

Picasolar, a University of Arkansas startup that created a way to make solar cells more efficient, won the MIT Clean Energy Prize business-plan contest and $250,000 Monday.

Picasolar, Catch-22 Big Winners at 2013 Reynolds Governor's Cup

by Mark Carter 4/10/2013 1:57 pm

University of Arkansas startup Picasolar and Catch-22 from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock took home the top overall prizes at the 2013 Donald W. Reynolds Governor's Cup. Picasolar won first prize in the graduate division of the state's top collegiate business-plan competition, while Catch-22 took top honors in the undergraduate division.

Fayetteville Firm Moves Closer to Solar Breakthrough

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/18/2013 10:03 am

Silicon Solar Solutions of Fayetteville has developed a method of improving the efficiency of solar cells by 15 percent, and the patent for its technology has moved from provisional to pending by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.

UA Team Picasolar Wins Canadian Business Plan Competition

by Luke Jones 1/31/2013 9:57 am

Picasolar from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville took the grand prize at a Canadian business competition for a process to improve solar cell efficiency, the UA announced today.