Solar Labs

Location:TN, US
Speaker:Joel Fairstein
Title:President
Primary Industry:Energy
Executive Summary:Commercial building rooftops present a vast, untapped landscape for solar energy. If this bounty is harvested efficiently, energy requirements in these buildings could be lowered significantly for cost savings and greenhouse-gas reductions. Solar Labs has designed and is commercializing a roof-mounted solar air heater that delivers auxiliary heat to buildings during winter months. The extreme efficiency and lack of conversion or transmission losses make this technology among the most cost-effective in the renewables sector. Solar Labs goal is to license the technology to pre-engineered building manufacturers. The technology is particularly cost-effective for buildings located in areas that experience four-month winters (40+ latitudes). A demonstration-phase project was retrofitted to a metal building in winter 2008.
Venture is:Seed Level

HIGHLIGHTS

Merck
Corporate Symposium

Harvard OTD
Partner Sponsor

2008 Corporate Presentations

Air Products
Boeing
BP
Cabot
Honda
Kodak
Medtronic
Merck
  • BASF
  • Genzyme
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Sanyo

Event Sponsors

Univalor
AzTE
Jackson Walker

Collocated Events

June 1-5, 2008
Nanotech 2008
Clean Technology 2008
BioNano 2008

Press Sponsor

Business Wire

Commercialization Partner

BusinessWeek

Media Sponsors

(joint with Nanotech 2008) Nature
Science
Red Herring

Supporting Organizations

Boston University
Midwest Research University Network
piribo

 

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