Article reused with permission from Michigan State University Innovation Center.

Ubiquitous Energy entered into an exclusive commercialization agreement with MSU on breakthrough near-infrared transparent luminescent solar concentrator technologies. These technologies will be used in the deployment of light-harvesting functionality in the form of products and surfaces.

Ubiquitous Energy is a Silicon Valley technology company leading the development of transparent photovoltaics with its award-winning ClearView PowerTM technology—the world’s first truly transparent solar technology.

With a mission to eliminate the battery life limitations of mobile devices and power smart glass for buildings, Ubiquitous Energy is implementing its ClearView Power technology into a wide range of products as an invisible, on board source of electricity. Their work in commercializing a range of technologies enables seamless deployment of light-harvesting functionality.

This technology was developed by 2015 MSU Innovation of the Year awardee, Richard Lunt, PhD. Lunt is a co-founder of Ubiquitous Energy and a member of the Scientific Advisory Board. The Johansen Crosby Endowed Associate Professor in the College of Engineering, Lunt is an expert in excitonic materials for solar energy and thin-film electronics. He has worked extensively in the field of excitonic photovoltaics and electronics for nearly a decade, winning an NSF CAREER Award, a DuPont Young Professor Award, the GPEC Solar Energy Innovation Award, and a MassCEC Catalyst Award. Lunt holds more than 15 U.S. patents, the majority of which have been licensed.

SOURCE: Michigan State University Innovation Center