I continue to be really impressed with 1366 Technologies’ technical work and and business strategy. Now DOE has put together a short (4 minutes) video about 1366’s Direct Wafer Technology silicon wafer production system and why ARPA-E has provided the company with $4 million to continue their efforts. There isn’t a lot of depth here, but it is a nice, easy-to-understand promo piece for both 1366 and DOE/ARPA-E.

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1366 Technologies demonstrates directly manufactured silicon PV wafer

Part 1: New busbars, ‘fingers’ to cut costs by 20%

Part 2: Process improvements versus science breakthroughs