UA students develop flexible solar cell

By Alana Norris

A start-up technology company run by University of Alabama students and an associate professor is developing a thin, flexible solar cell with the goal of helping the military meet goals for renewable energy. The team pitched their solar cell technology and business plan on Friday to a panel of investors, entrepreneurs and other experts as part of MegaWatt Ventures, an annual business competition funded by the U.S. Department of Energy as part of the Cleantech University Prize. University student teams competed for a $50,000 prize to launch and grow their technology into a successful business.

In 1837, The University of Alabama became one of the first five universities in the nation to offer engineering classes. Today, UA’s College of Engineering has more than 5,200 students and more than 170 faculty. In recent years, students in the College have been named USA Today All-USA College Academic Team members, Goldwater, Hollings, Portz, Boren, Mitchell and Truman scholars.

Author: Alana Norris    /    Posted on: June 12, 2017    /    Posted in:   Chemical and Biological Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, In The News, Research, Students    /    Features: