Break-through solar panels, made in USA
Twin Creeks, a start-up company headquartered in San Jose, CA, hopes to revolutionize the solar panel industry by creating ultra-thin solar cells at half the cost of the current industry standard.
Twin Creeks manufactures the Hyperion, a room-sized particle accelerator that slices off wafers of silicon (the primary component in solar cells) at the molecular level.
Twin Creeks Technologies was founded in 2008. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, California, the venture-backed capital equipment technology company has a portfolio of over 60 patent applications and operates engineering and manufacturing locations in San Jose, Danvers, Massachusetts, and Senatobia, Mississippi.
Their Hyperion offers a breakthrough in solar panel manufacturing by "sawing" at the molecular level, producing solar panel "wafers" at a thickness of 20 microns, according to the company’s tests.
Twin Creeks hopes to offer manufacturers a way to bring down the cost of solar cells from roughly 80 cents per watt to 40 cents per watt.
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