|Description||Commercializing Solar cells|
|Series A, 11/2008 |
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Solasta is a venture - funded company established to commercialize new advances in nanostructured solar cells. Different than conventional solar cells, which are built upon planar configurations, the Solasta configuration starts with a substrate of nanostructured materials and maintains this three dimensional structure through subsequent thin film depositions. This configuration results in increased cell efficiency by separating the photon path for light absorption and the electronic path for carrier extraction. The Solasta solar cell configuration is protected by numerous patents and trade secrets.