Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Design of Plasmonic Thin-Film Solar Cells with Broadband Absorption Enhancements

Please see this link for Mark Brongersma's recent Plasmonic Solar Cell design paper in Advanced Materials.

BSX Management Team

Current management:

Anthony Defries - Chief Executive Officer/Co-Inventor
Defries is an entrepreneur and scientist with over forty years business experience in media, technology and intellectual property management.

Mark L Brongersma, Ph.D. - Co-Inventor (2005-2010)
Brongersma is a Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Stanford University and a recognized leader in nanophotonics and plasmonics. He earned a M.S. in Physics at Eindhoven University of Technology and a Ph.D. in Materials Science at the FOM Institute. Brongersma was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the California Institute of Technology.

Seven years in Senior Management positions at major optoelectronics company including CTO of Optical Communications. Successfully formed and solar several start-up companies. Ph.D. and B.Eng degrees.

Lauren Andrews – Vice President, Business Development
Andrews previously worked at The Royal Bank of Scotland and El Paso Corporation in finance. She holds a BBA in Finance and MA in Communications from the University of Texas.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Introducing Broadband Solar

About us:
Broadband Solar Inc. (BSX) is a California based US corporation formed in 2008 to develop energy efficiency enhancement technology. We design and engineer metallic nanostructures to significantly improve performance of solar, glass and display devices. BSX seek to become the first company in the world to offer a true manufacture scale process that can be tailored for a range of applications.

Plasmonics, an exploding field of nanoscience, allows BSX to use metallic nanostructures to capture and utilize light over the entire broadband spectrum to optimize optical and electrical functions in various devices.

Transparent conductive oxide films (TCO) provide or manage critical optical/electrical functions for essential products in may major market sectors including display, low-e glass and solar. Our technology incorporates plasmonics in TCO to create TCO+. TCO+ can add new or improved features to products for significant performance improvements and cost reductions. TCO+ can replace conventional TCO layers in thin film solar cells (a-Si, C-Si, CIGS, CdTe) and many other devices.

Plasmonic scattering has already been proven in the lab and in commercial facilities on a range of devices and has the potential to increase device performance by providing a means of passive control of the incident wavelength spectrum