Semiconductor fab to make InGan solar cells for BluGlass

(January 7, 2011 – RWE Australian Business News) — BluGlass (ASX:BLG) has commissioned the foundry services of  Rainbow Optoelectronics Materials Shanghai to provide device fabrication and processing services for the purposes of creating a nitride solar cell prototype designed by BluGlass.

The arrangement enables BluGlass to outsource the processing of its Indium Gallium Nitride (InGaN) solar cell designs to an expert group-III nitride company without the need to invest in additional capital equipment during the research phase.

BluGlass non executive director Alan Li is the general manager of Rainbow, a semiconductor device manufacturing company that provides nitride semiconductors (primarily LED displays) to more than 25 countries.

InGaN solar cells, if successful, promise to be long lasting, relatively inexpensive and the most efficient ever created. BluGlass is developing solar cell structure designs and now is now seeking to develop cell prototypes as part of its Climate Ready grant.

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