1366 Technologies Raises $9M Series D

2017 has been an important year for 1366 and today, we’re excited to announce that we’ve raised $9M in Series D funding from strategic partners and return investors. The new funding will be used to further our scaling plans and brings us closer to realizing our vision for the future where solar energy displaces coal…

Doping Gradient: An Efficiency-Boosting Industry First

There are two prevailing themes in solar manufacturing, cost down and efficiency up. The reasons why Direct Wafer® dramatically reduces costs are well understood – manufacturing a product more efficiently and with lean principles will result in an ultra-low cost wafer. But the limits of conventional sawing are not just tied to cost, ingot-based manufacturing…

A Q&A with 1366 Technologies’ CTO

Earlier this year, 1366 Technologies elevated Dr. Adam Lorenz to the position of Chief Technology Officer. A founding member of the Company, Adam has played a pivotal role in moving the Direct Wafer® technology from prototype to commercial readiness. Here, he comments on 1366’s recent efficiency achievements as well as the Company’s technical road map.…