Uriel Solar is a start-up company that will manufacture a game-changing thin-film photovoltaic solar panel based on CdTe (Cadmium Telluride) alloys and multi-crystalline Silicon (c-Si). CdTe based alloys are direct band-gap semiconductors that are exceptional solar absorbers. An exeedingly thin layer of CdTe can be considered an optically active coating that can double the efficiency of a conventional c-Si cell. With a novel process (patent-pending), and a unique structure (patent-pending) that is dramatically different from every other CdTe thin-film technology currently on the market, Uriel will redefine commercial solar. This new structure will provide the highest power efficiency, exceeding the highest crystalline silicon efficiency on the market today, with the lowest production cost per Watt of any thin-film competitor.
These two driving forces, cost per Watt and power efficiency, will make Uriel Solar the most competitive solar panel manufacturer for the foreseeable future. In addition, the flexibility of Uriel's manufacturing approach opens the door to further improvements down the road, unlike many other thin-film technologies.
These new generation panels could supply the United States with a significant fraction of its electrical energy needs.