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Global Photonic Energy Corporation

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Founded: 1992
Founder: Prof. Stephen Forrest
Product/Service: Renewable energy and technology development
Location: Medford Lakes, NJ

Global Photonic Energy Corporation (GPEC) is a pre-eminent patent-holding company and technology licensing pure-play in the organic photovoltaic technology space.

GPEC's unique and proprietary technology in Small-Molecule Organic Photovoltaics (SM-OPV™) forms the basis for exciting new product applications and capabilities. [GPEC Website, About]

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U-M forges Korean partnership and industry to push solar technology to market

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — A new international partnership positions two universities and a leading company to put low-cost solar cell technology on a fast track to market.

The University of Michigan is joining with Dankook University in South Korea and Korean government Ministry of Knowledge and Economy in a four-year research project to ramp up efficiency for organic photovoltaic technology (OPV) while driving down costs, said Stephen Forrest, U-M vice president for research and a lead scientist in the project.

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Aug 7, 2006

Research Partners Develop Semitransparent Organic Solar Cells

Ewing, New Jersey — Global Photonic Energy Corporation (GPEC) announced that its research partners at the University of Southern California (USC), Princeton University and the University of Michigan have demonstrated organic solar cells that are semitransparent to visible light while delivering approximately half the power output of a non-transparent cell.

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