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BeamReach Solar developed and manufactured innovative PV products, including: thin-wafer growth; next-generation back-contact cell technology including high voltage, high efficiency cells; solar panel technology and manufacturing processes including "smart" on-board module electronics; and a lightweight, fast-install integrated solar panel and racking system for low-slope rooftops (Sprint), targeted primarily at the commercial and industrial segment.   The following video shows the patent portfolio in action:

Beamreach Solar developed a strong worldwide portfolio of more than 345 patent assets protecting their products and innovations including large clusters related to:

  • Thin, kerfless semiconductor wafer and porous Silicon technology;
  • Very thin epitaxial silicon of 10-50 um (compared to industry of ~180um) reduces significant wasteful wire sawing processes;
  • Enabling device structures, manufacturing processes for cost-reduced large-area epitaxial silicon lift off (ELO) wafering and device fabrication;
  • High efficiency and low or high voltage back contact solar cell technology; 
  • Process flows for lower manufacturing cost using thin silicon that is deployable for semiconductors, LEDs and other applications;
  • Demonstrated baseline solar cell efficiency with a median conversion efficiency of 21.8%;
  • Monolithic "backplane" architecture low voltage solar modules and high voltage, rigid or flexible solar modules with "smart on-board electronics;
  • Increases the yield of very thin silicon;
  • Enables interconnection of silicon cells using laser patterning on backplane and creating mini iCells for voltage increase and cell-level attachment of smart chips/electronics for improved module performance (e.g., shade management and maximum power point tracking);

The portfolio included more than 122 granted/allowed patents covering the US and more than 10 other countries and a number of pending applications resulting in dozens of recent granted patents.

The Beamreach portfolio was sold by IPmetrics in collaboration with Darwin IP Advisors.

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San Diego, CA  92130
Tel. (858) 538-1533

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