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Feb 02, 2012 | by Katherine Steiner Dicks | PV Insider
Solar-Tectic has been granted a world-wide exclusive license for a method of manufacturing single crystal silicon thin-films on ordinary glass over a large area, thus allowing for the commercialization of single crystal silicon thin-film solar cells for the first time.
The Dartmouth invention was initially inspired by a related technology disclosed by the late Dr. Praveen Chaudhari, renowned materials scientist and winner of the National Medal of Technology. Solar-Tectic had a sponsored research agreement with the College.
A patent application for this invention has been filed by Dartmouth with the United States Patent Office.