17 May '11, 5pm

A Few Words From Alta Devices and Amprius: The CEOs of Alta Devices and Amprius spoke at an energy event at Or...

A Few Words From Alta Devices and Amprius: The CEOs of Alta Devices and Amprius spoke at an energy event at Or...

photo by Dierken, Creative Commons The CEOs of Alta Devices and Amprius spoke at an energy event at Orrick today. Todd Kimmel of Mayfield Fund called these firms, "really disruptive materials science" at the event in Menlo Park, California. Alta Devices is a quasi-stealth thin film solar firm. Amprius is a nanostructure battery company. Chris Norris, the CEO of Alta Devices , a gallium arsenide (GaAs) thin film solar firm that we've covered in detail here spoke at the event but added very little new to what he's already said. Their goal is to "compete with fossil fuels without government subsidies" and get to a levelized cost of energy of $0.06 to $0.07 per kilowatt-hour. Norris said that the firm has received $120 million and thinks they're "half-way there" in terms of amount of funding raised. Given that the firm is very far from actual production, I'd venture to say tha...

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treehugger.com 17 May '11, 2pm

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