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Last updated on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 4:58 pm

Douglas Hutchings, CEO of Picasolar Inc. of Fayetteville, spoke to supporters Wednesday during a dedication ceremony at the University of Arkansas Research and Technology Park. Looking on is Phillip Stafford, president of the UA Technology Development Foundation.

Startup Company Picasolar Expands at UA Tech Park

Picasolar Inc. has graduated at the University of Arkansas. The solar startup company affiliated with the UA has relocated its headquarters from the GENESIS Technology Incubator to a space nearly four times as large inside the Enterprise Center. Both facilities are at the Arkansas Research and Technology Park. Picasolar and its CEO, Douglas Hutchings, held a dedication event Wednesday, hosting several supporters for a reception and tour of the new space. Picasolar is commercializing a technology developed internally at Silicon Solar Solutions, a UA-affiliated startup founded in 2008 by Shumate, Hutchings and Hafeez Mohammed. Silicon Solar Solutions owns the majority interest in Picasolar. The technology, a hydrogen selective emitter, could improve the efficiency of solar cells by 15 percent,... [ MORE ]

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