International Solar Electric Technology

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International Solar Electric Technology, Inc.
Industry Solar Energy
Founded 24 March 1985
Founder Dr. Vijay K. Kapur
Dr. Bulent M. Basol
Mr. Eric Tseng
Headquarters Chatsworth, California, U.S.
Key people
Vijay K. Kapur (CEO)
Richard Kemmerle
Products Solar panels

International Solar Electric Technology, or ISET, is a company heavily invested in copper indium gallium selenide (CIGS) photovoltaics. ISET's research [1] over two decades has been largely funded by grants from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Members helped found or worked in many of the more well known CIGS companies, such as Nanosolar, Solopower, Showa, and Honda Soltec.[2] Despite a lack of venture capital, ISET plans to launch a thin film, produced in a new Chatsworth plant with hundreds of megawatts per year capacity after the pilot plant is proven. The company believes they will be able to at first achieve 10% efficient modules sold for $0.65 cents per watt, then 15% efficient for $0.50 per watt, and potentially ultimately as low as $0.40 per watt (a tenth of current prices). [3]

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  1. ^ Kapur, V.K.; Bansal, A.; Asensio, O.I.; Le, P.; Shigeoka, N.K. (2004-10-25). "Fabrication of Solar Cells via Printing of Nanoparticle Precursor Inks" (PDF). DOE Solar Program Review Meeting 2004. U.S Department of Energy. pp. 135–136. Retrieved 2008-01-22. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-10-25. Retrieved 2012-01-10. 
  3. ^ "CIGS thin-film sector grows, blends hype, promise: Part II, Ascent Solar and ISET". Semiconductor Fabtech. 2008-01-21. 

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