AstroWatt Appoints Vass CEO, Notes Efficiency Milestone

AstroWatt, a developer of thin crystalline solar cell technology, has named Curt Vass CEO. Vass has spent over 15 years at Applied Materials in engineering and product management, including a stint as general manager for a silicon product division. More recently, he has worked with a number of venture-backed companies in the solar area, including two Sequoia Capital-funded companies.

In addition, AstroWatt has announced the achievement of a 13% efficient champion cell utilizing the company's patented SOM (Semiconductor-On-Metal) technology to create litho-less local back contact heterojunction solar cells.

SOURCE: AstroWatt

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