Picasolar Expanding at UA Tech Park

May 18, 2015

UA startup and IA client Picasolar is expanding at the Arkansas Research & Technology Park in Fayetteville.

The company will host a reception and tour to dedicate its new space in the Enterprise Center (right) on Wednesday beginning at 11.

Scheduled to speak are Picasolar CEO Douglas Hutchings; Jim Rankin, UA vice provost for research and economic development; and Phillip Stafford, president of the UA Technology Development Foundation which runs the park.

The expansion will allow Picasolar to greatly reduce the time it takes to produce its patent-pending product that improves solar cell efficiency while reducing the amount of silver needed in the manufacture of solar panels, making them more marketable and affordable, according to the UA.

It's believed the technology could save solar panel manufacturers up to $120 million annually.

It's all free and parking is available at the north and south ends of the park. Stay tuned. More to come... 

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