1366 Technologies Signs Solar America Initiative Agreement with U.S. Department of Energy

1366 Technologies, an MIT spin-off focused on engineering and manufacturing advanced silicon solar cells, today announced the company has been awarded a cost-shared, 18-month subcontract with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for the “Self-Aligned Cell: Scaling up manufacture of a cost effective cell architecture for multi-crystalline silicon photovoltaics” Project. The total potential funding from the DOE under the Solar America Initiative (SAI) is up to $3.0 million for the project.

MIT spin-off 1366 Technologies wins Competition for Solar Energy Startups

MIT spin-off 1366 Technologies is the winner of a startup competition at Greentech Media’s PV Annual 2008 conference near Boston.
On Wednesday, panelists Jeff Andrews (Atlas Venture), Rob Day (@Ventures) and Jay Fiske (Massachusetts Green Energy Fund) named 1366 as the most promising of five solar startups that presented their technologies and business plans at the conference.