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…

1366 Technologies and Hanwha Q Cells Boost Direct Wafer® Champion Cell Efficiency to 20.3% and Cell Efficiency Average to 20.1%

Direct Wafer Products Exceed the Average of the Multi Reference Group While Enabling Ultra-Low Cost BEDFORD, Mass. and SEOUL, South Korea – August 23, 2017 – Silicon wafer manufacturer 1366 Technologies today announced a new performance record for 1366’s Direct Wafer® technology with the achievement of 20.3% cell efficiency, independently confirmed by Fraunhofer ISE CalLab.…

1366 Technologies and IHI Corporation Mark Completion of First Commercial Solar Installation to Feature Direct Wafer® Products

Bedford, MA and Tokyo – June 29, 2017 – Silicon wafer manufacturer 1366 Technologies today announced that Japan’s IHI Corporation, through its wholly-owned subsidiary IHI Plant Construction Co., Ltd (IPC), has completed the grid connection and begun commercial operation of a 500 kW solar installation featuring 1366’s high performance wafers. During its lifespan, the array…

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.…