SunPower President to Address U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Energy Technology Program Review Meeting This Week in Denver.
SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Dr. Richard Swanson Will Discuss SunPower's Technology Development Roadmap For Cost Reduction and Efficiency Improvement on October 27 at 9:30 a.m.
SunPower Corp., a subsidiary of Cypress Semiconductor Cypress Semiconductor is a semiconductor design and manufacturing company. It began operations in 1982 and listed publicly in 1986. Two years later, the company shifted over to the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol, (NYSE: CY). Corp. (NYSE NYSE
See: New York Stock Exchange :CY), announced today that its founder and president, Dr. Richard Swanson, will be presenting at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Solar Energy solar energy, any form of energy radiated by the sun, including light, radio waves, and X rays, although the term usually refers to the visible light of the sun. Technologies Program Review Meeting, being held this week at the Denver Marriott Tech Center Hotel in Denver, Colo. Dr. Swanson's invited plenary presentation, "A Vision for Crystalline Silicon Solar Cells," will be on Wednesday, October 27, at 9:30 a.m.
The DOE's program review meeting is held annually to review and report on all research and development activities. A wide variety of technologies are discussed, ranging from photovoltaics, concentrating solar power, and solar heating solar heating
Use of solar radiation to heat water or air in buildings. There are two types: passive and active. Passive heating relies on architectural design; the building's siting, orientation, layout, materials, and construction are utilized to maximize the heating and lighting.
Dr. Swanson is a renowned expert in the photovoltaic The generation of voltage by a material that is exposed to light in the visible and invisible ranges. See photoelectric and photovoltaic cell. arena. While a professor at Stanford University, Swanson's team developed a unique silicon solar concentrator cell with funding from the Electric Power Research Institute and the U.S. Department of Energy. The cell features rear-mounted electrical connections that make the solar cell's entire front surface available to sunlight and subsequently more efficient. The technology earned R&D Magazine's R&D 100 Award in 1994. Dr. Swanson earned both his bachelor's and master's degrees in electrical engineering from Ohio State University Ohio State University, main campus at Columbus; land-grant and state supported; coeducational; chartered 1870, opened 1873 as Ohio Agricultural and Mechanical College, renamed 1878. There are also campuses at Lima, Mansfield, Marion, and Newark. and his Ph.D from Stanford University, before establishing SunPower.
SunPower's new A-300 solar cell features a unique, all-back-contact design that maximizes working cell area, hides unsightly wires and simplifies automated production. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), located in Golden, Colorado, as part of the U.S. Department of Energy, is the United States' primary laboratory for renewable energy and energy efficiency research and development. (NREL NREL National Renewable Energy Laboratory
NREL Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory (Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO) ) recently measured the A-300's power efficiency at an industry-best 21.5 percent, where competing production cells typically measure in the 12- to 15-percent range. The cell's low voltage-temperature coefficient, exceptional low-light performance and high sensitivity to light across the entire solar spectrum enable the A-300 to convert virtually every accessible photon into useable electricity, maximizing annual energy production.
SunPower -- a majority-owned subsidiary majority-owned subsidiary
A firm in which more than 50% of outstanding voting stock is owned by the parent company. of Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE:CY) -- designs and manufactures high-performance silicon solar cells based on an interdigitated all-back-contact design. The company's initial products were put to use in a variety of high-performance applications, including the NASA-sponsored AeroVironment airplane, "Helios," that flew to a record altitude of 96,863 feet on August 13, 2001. SunPower manufactures its high-performance A-300 solar cells in a new facility outside of Manila, the Philippines. The company currently operates a 25 MW production line there, and is planning to ramp production to more than 100 MW. For more information on SunPower or solar technology, please visit the SunPower website at http://www.sunpowercorp.com.
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE:CY) is Connecting from Last Mile to First Mile(TM) with high-performance solutions for personal, network access, enterprise, metro switch and core communications-system applications. Cypress Connects(TM) using wireless, wireline, digital, and optical transmission standards, including USB USB
in full Universal Serial Bus
Type of serial bus that allows peripheral devices (disks, modems, printers, digitizers, data gloves, etc.) to be easily connected to a computer. , Fibre Channel, SONET/SDH, Gigabit Ethernet and DWDM (Dense WDM) The term given to wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) when significantly more channels were being added. Since WDM is increasingly more "dense" all the time, both terms are used synonymously. See WDM.
DWDM - wavelength division multiplexing . Leveraging its process and system-level expertise, Cypress makes industry-leading physical layer devices, framers, and network search engines, along with a broad portfolio of high-bandwidth memories, timing technology solutions and reconfigurable mixed-signal arrays. More information about Cypress is accessible online at www.cypress.com.
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