Iris PV (irispv.com) is a startup designing the low-cost photovoltaic technology that will surpass the limitations of silicon. We use the new and exciting metal-halide perovskite material in a tandem architecture as the top absorber on Silicon and CIGS solar cells to improve the performance of those technologies. Early development of this technology was performed in the Materials Science department at Stanford.
The team is composed of Colin Bailie (a recent PhD graduate in Materials Science), Chris Eberspacher (veteran of the solar industry), Dave Pechin (tool building expert), and Matt Kuchta (ink chemist extraordinaire). We have received numerous accolades for the early development of this technology, including a grant from Stanford’s TomKat Center, numerous mentions in media articles, and recently making the Forbes 30 under 30 list in Energy. We are currently funded through the Advanced Manufacturing Office, ARPA-E, NSF, and private investment.
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