The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has created several videos to showcase companies that have received Recovery Act funding — specifically ARPA-E funding. Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) funds have been awarded to companies and research entities in a variety of clean energy and environmentally sustainable industries including solar power, biomass energy, building efficiency and vehicle technologies. One of these companies is 1366 Technologies.

1366 Technologies received $4 million to help advanced the company’s research in providing a lower cost product required in solar photovoltaic arrays. The company has created a kerfless wafering process that they call Direct Wafer. This new process can significantly reduce capital expenditures associated with wafers and help advanced solar installations across the nation. The company’s motto is "Solar at the Cost of Coal," and the ARPA-E funding is helping 1366 Technologies advance towards this goal.

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