I try to stay away from straight reporting of the news here because you all have The Google and are more than capable of browsing the happenings related to OSU. I just couldn’t resist this one, though. We have talked about the transparent transistor technology that was developed at OSU by College of Engineering researchers and the potential for huge breakthroughs in technology because of it.
There is an interesting blurb on Forbes.com about the transparent transistor technology being licensed to a firm in California, Xtreme Energetics. XE believes that they can use the transparent transistor to make solar panels that are twice as efficient and half the cost of traditional solar panels.
From the Forbes report:
HP (NYSE:HPQ) and Xtreme Energetics (XE), a solar energy system developer based in Livermore, Calif., today announced they have entered into an agreement for the development of a solar energy system designed to generate electricity at twice the efficiency and half the cost of traditional solar panels.
Under the technology collaboration and licensing agreement, HP will license its transparent transistor technology to XE in return for royalty payments.
The transparent transistor technology that will be used in XE’s solar energy device was co-developed by HP and Oregon State University.
For those of you who weren’t aware, HP has a large campus here in Corvallis:
Pretty awesome stuff! Leave your questions and comments below.