Picasolar, Inc. has developed a patent-pending technology known as the Hydrogen Selective Emitter (HSE) that increases the efficiency of silicon solar cells by up to 15 percent while reducing manufacturing costs.
Our technology is a process that preferentially alters the top layer conductivity of a silicon solar cell so as to reduce the total required amount of silver by up to 22 percent while simultaneously boosting efficiencies as high as 15 percent. The HSE is an easy to implement technology; a one-step process that can utilize tap water offering an incredible cost-savings for solar manufacturers. Picasolar is unlocking the energy potential of today’s silicon solar cells to further reduce the cost of solar energy.
Picasolar is the North East Region winner of the DOE EERE Clean Energy Prize and the Grand Prize Winner of the MIT Clean Energy Prize (sponsored by NSTAR Electric Utilities).