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Nanosolar Receives AlwaysOn GoingGreen Global 200 Award
San Jose, Calif. – November 26, 2012 – Nanosolar, Inc., a thin film solar printing leader, today announced that it has been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the GoingGreen Silicon Valley Global 200 winners. Inclusion in the GoingGreen Silicon Valley Global 200 signifies leadership amongst its peers for developing technologies that are likely to disrupt existing and entrenched players in green technology. Nanosolar was specially selected by the AlwaysOn based on a set of five criteria: innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value, and media buzz.
Nanosolar will be honored at AlwaysOn’s seventh annual GoingGreen Silicon Valley, November 27th and 28th, 2012, at the Golden Gate Club in San Francisco, CA.
“This year’s GoingGoing Global 200 displays a maturity in the green technology industry that makes it very attractive to both investors and innovators. Greentech research is maturing rapidly, and as it couples with technology innovators and investors, companies are emerging that have the ability to change the way we live our lives for the better and bring huge returns to their founders and funders.” says Tony Perkins, founder and editor of AlwaysOn. “This year’s GoingGreen Global 200 winners are pushing the bounds of how technology can bring about change in the war on our planet’s waning resources. The strength of these companies lies in their ability to nurture innovative ideas and see them through to successful, sustainable, and profitable businesses.”
The GoingGreen Global 200 winners were selected from among thousands of domestic and international technology companies nominated by investors, bankers, journalists, and green technology industry insiders. The AlwaysOn editorial team conducted a rigorous three-month selection process to finalize the 2012 list.
Nanosolar designs, engineers and manufactures innovative thin film solar cells and panels. By printing proprietary CIGS inks on low-cost aluminum foil, Nanosolar is utilizing its high-throughput roll-to-roll printable semiconductor technology to enable cost-efficient thin-film solar panels. This approach minimizes the use of expensive, high vacuum manufacturing equipment, and enables Nanosolar solar cells and panels to reach efficiencies competitive with crystalline silicon panels. The pioneering design of the rugged Nanosolar Utility Panels is designed to reduce balance-of-system costs through less mounting hardware, electrical cabling and installation labor. Since the company produces light weight solar cells independently from solar panels, and prints the solar cells on a flexible substrate, Nanosolar can enable a wide range of solar product applications, thus driving solar energy adoption in existing and new markets.
“AlwaysOn’s recognition of Nanosolar as a green technology industry innovator further validates our core mission to make solar energy the lowest cost electricity through innovation and large scale deployment,” said Karl Steigele, president and chief operating officer of Nanosolar, Inc. “We are truly honored by this award as it follows another recent company milestone; the announcement of our largest customer project 10.63MW in Alfarrasi, Spain.”
AlwaysOn is the leading business media brand networking the Global Silicon Valley. AlwaysOn helped ignite the social media revolution in early 2003 when it launched the AlwaysOn network. In 2004, it became the first media brand to socially network its online readers and event attendees. AlwaysOn’s preeminent executive event series includes the Silicon Valley Innovation Summit, OnMedia, OnHollywood, IMPACT Venture Summit Mid-Atlantic, Venture Summit East, OnDemand, Venture Summit Silicon Valley, OnMobile, and GoingGreen Silicon Valley. The AlwaysOn network and live event series continue to lead the industry by empowering its readers, event participants, sponsors, and advertisers like no other media brand.