ETC Solar

ETC Solar is commercializing world’s highest-performing front contact technology for solar cells: the effectively transparent contacts (ETCs). ETCs are the first industrially viable approach to mitigate shading losses; the largest practical loss in nearly all types of solar cells. ETC Solar holds several patents and has received grants, awards and national recognition including 1st place in the National DOE Cleantech UP competition, two Rocket Fund awards supported by industry and a CalSEED grant.

ETC Solar spun out of Caltech in 2017 and was founded by:

Thomas Russell

Dr. Rebecca Saive

Dr. Harry Atwater
Scientific Advisor

Our Technology is under development.



Rocket Fund Award 2017 & 2018
Supported by Industry

1st Place DOE National Cleantech UP Competition 2018

1st Place FLOW’s Western Region
Business Plan Competition

NSF I-Corps Grant 2018

CalSEED Grant 2018

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If you are an interested commercial partner or want to hear more about ETC Solar, we’d love to hear from you. Please contact us.