Brite

Brite Solar Logo

Twitter Pitch

PanePower Solar Energy Windows provide glass surfaces with the functionality to produce electricity while you admire the outside view!

Company Information

  • ECO12 Award category: Startup
  • Company name: Brite Hellas S.A.
  • Country of origin: Greece
  • Company address: Sorou 12, Marousi 15125, Athens, Greece
  • Founding year: 2009
  • Company status: private company
  • Website: www.britesolar.com
  • Twitter: @BriteSolar
  • Contact person: Nikoleta Konstantinidou, Project Manager, Brite, nkonstantinidou@britesolar.com
  • CEO: Dr. Nick Kanopoulos (Photo)

Nick Kanopoulos Photo

Elevator Pitch

Brite develops Solar Panel Technology (patented) based on Dye Sensitized Solar Cells at a fraction of both the production cost and Capex required to produce silicon Thin Film panels today. Company established in 2009 with offices in Greece (R&D) and the US (Marketing/Sales). Market Segments: Commercial and Residential Buildings (TAM of BIPV is estimated at $40B in 2015), Greenhouses ($20B market), Sound barriers at highways etc. Funded by its founders: CEO Dr. Nick Kanopoulos, CTO Prof. Panagiotis Lianos, VP Engineering Prof. Elias Stathatos. Brite will formulate JV with manufacturers to produce solar glass. Awarded €1.3M in technology development funding from the Corallia Clusters Initiatives. Brite was selected by the OECD as one of the best Business Cases of Eco-Innovation in 2011 and recognized as one of the top 10 finalists at the competition “Greece Innovates” in 2011. Our team consists of 10 highly trained, experienced, professionals. Looking for funding of €2M to enable the transition to volume production of our PanePower Solar Windows technology.

Smart Green Product

Brite has developed solar panel technology based on Dye Sensitized Solar Cells that has performance and cost characteristics which are market disruptive. Our 3rd generation technology for solar panels is based on new composite organic/inorganic lightweight nanostructured cells. This technology is suitably targeted to solar glass applications requiring high level of transparency. Brite’s DSSC technology uses a solid electrolyte that solves reliability problems present in most competing DSSC solutions while allowing the development of solar glass that delivers either high voltage or high current depending on the application demand. The production process can be applied using solely ink-jet printing which has profound manufacturing cost implications! PanePower Solar Windows not only can provide energy savings on par with triple-silver-coated solar control low-e glass but will also generate energy, helping to defray energy costs within the structure and may qualify for tradable carbon offset credits. Energy efficiency and generation embedded in one product!

Brite Product

Brite Mona Lisa

Milestones

  • Funding: confidential
  • Investors: confidential
  • Employees: 2012E: 10
  • Revenues: confidential
  • Further milestones: Brite was selected by the OECD as one of the best Business Cases of Eco-Innovation in 2011 and recognized as one of the top 10 finalists at the competition “Greece Innovates” in 2011 organized by Eurobank EFG and Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV).

Brite on Ecosummit.net

Looks like we have some content with the tag brite here:

http://ecosummit.net/articles/tag/brite