Solar Press was included, by expert selection, as one of the world's most inspiring cleantech companies, to present to industry-specific, senior financial and strategic investors, policy makers, legislators, end users and media.
Solar Press is an innovative London-based company, focussed on the development of low-cost, light-weight, flexible solar panels targeted at developing world markets. By using materials that can be printed onto plastic film using conventional high speed printing techniques, Solar Press is opening the way for radical reductions in manufacturing and transportation costs compared to other solar technologies, while freeing designers to incorporate solar panels into a wider range of products in new and exciting ways.
Together, these advances will facilitate the wide-spread roll-out of affordable solar-energy into energy-poor markets. Solar Press is combining an innovative fabless business model with a lean, product-targeted technology development activity that will enable it to bring products to market rapidly with minimal financial outlay. In the year since it established its facility, Solar Press has created an internationally competitive position in printed photovoltaic technology exceeding all of its technical milestones and attaining state-of-the-art performance from its proprietary devices.
Solar Press was founded in 2009 with seed investment from the Carbon Trust, and is supported by C Change, a partnership of world-class scientific innovators from leading academic institutions.
Jonathan Halls, CTO of Solar Press said, "CleanEquity Monaco 2011 presents an ideal forum for us to introduce Solar Press to leading Clean Tech investors and showcase our organic PV technology, the deployment of which will revolutionise the solar power production by opening new markets for advanced low cost solar photovoltaic technology."
Innovator Capital, the London specialist investment bank, hosts the annual invitation-only event. CleanEquity Monaco's regional host is the Monaco Chamber of Economic Development.
Other local partners include Prince Albert II of Monaco's Foundation, the Monte Carlo SBM, and the Stelios Philanthropic Foundation. Collaborators for the 2011 event include The United Nations (UNEP Fi), Covington and Burling, PR Newswire, The Carbon War Room, Invest Securities, 21 Ventures and Biocode Incubation.