Tagged: silicon solar solutions

Picasolar Gets New Funding, Works to Scale Innovative Solar Cell

by Mark Carter 11/26/2014 9:31 am

Fresh off a new round of federal SunShot Initiative funding and a $1.2 million round of equity capital, Fayetteville's Picasolar will spend the next 10 to 12 months scaling its solar cells to meet the industry standard.

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.

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.

Fayetteville Firm Nears Solar Cell Breakthrough

by Arkansas Business Staff 2/25/2013 12:00 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 been moved from provisional to pending by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.

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.