Our technology is awesome.It was developed by an incredible team at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Here is a great overview article:
Patents to which we have exclusive rights:
We also have a great relationship with the Thin Film and Nanomaterials Laboratory at New Mexico State University. The team of graduate students is led by Dr. Hongmei Luo, and the team has tremendous experience applying our technology - Polymer-Assisted Deposition - for purposes other than solar. It is currently being used for thin film battery applications. The lab has all the equipment to make our prototypes and test their solar efficiency.
What will we get out of this project?
In a perfect world we would raise enough money to try all the solar designs we think would work. A full battery of tests would cover six different solar panels of varying levels of efficiency and cost. We could test all these by December 2013 for $150,000. Given that Kickstarter projects are all or nothing we decided it was best to set the bar low and make sure we get enough funding to test at least one solar design.
With a successful prototype we will have the key piece we need to get our business off the ground. Any additional money we raise simply accelerates what we are able to do by allowing us to gather more compelling test results.
The key to increasing solar's role in our economy is reducing the cost. In order for our technology to have the impact we think it can, we need to build a prototype to validate it can produce a functioning solar panel. That is what we hope to accomplish through this project. For supporting us we can't exactly send out our little solar prototypes, so we will have to substitute something a lot tastier - New Mexico chile - since we are based here in Las Cruces, New Mexico.
It is not the possession of truth, but the success which attends the seeking after it, that enriches the seeker and brings happiness to him.Max Planck - Where Is Science Going? (1932).
First comes thought; then organization of that thought, into ideas and plans; then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in your Imagination.Napoleon Hill