Ubiquitous Energy, a leader in transparent solar technology, has named Keith Wilson as Chief Executive Officer. Ubiquitous Energy is a Silicon Valley technology company leading the development of transparent photovoltaics with its award-winning ClearView Power™ technology—the world's first truly transparent solar technology. The company's industry-leading performance combination of energy conversion and visible transparency will enable products such as energy efficient windows that generate electricity from the sun without aesthetic impact. For more information see the IDTechEx report on Smart Glass and Windows 2018-2028.
Keith brings over 25 years of experience in operating management and finance, including venture capital as an investor and operating partner. With a background in finance, Keith has led both public and privately held companies. Most recently Keith served as Managing Partner and CEO of Cranberry Capital along with management roles at Sweetwater Energy, Clerio Vision, and Health Care Originals. Building on deep relationships with Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Rochester, Cranberry Capital has made a number of material science and health care technology investments.
"As an early investor in our company, I have worked with Keith for many years and am excited to welcome him to our team as CEO," said Ubiquitous Energy co-founder and CTO, Dr. Miles Barr. "Keith's experience and expertise will help accelerate our growth and lead us through this exciting time as we are on the verge of commercializing our truly transparent solar technology."
Founded by renowned scientists and professors from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Michigan State University, Dr. Miles Barr, Prof. Vladimir Bulovic, and Prof. Richard Lunt, Ubiquitous Energy was formed upon the novel concept of creating transparent solar cells that can be deployed seamlessly throughout our everyday world. Applied directly to glass using standard glass coating equipment, ClearView Power™ is a highly transparent, color-neutral coating that generates electricity from sunlight. ClearView Power™ selectively absorbs and converts non-visible light (ultraviolet and infrared) to electricity while transmitting visible light. Having raised more than $25M in total financing, the company is working with global partners to integrate ClearView Power™ into a variety of products with a focus on architectural window applications.
Ubiquitous Energy is primed to revolutionize the way we think about solar technology with the commercial deployment of ClearView Power™. "The team at Ubiquitous Energy has done an amazing job developing this novel and unique transparent solar technology," said Keith Wilson. "Having observed the technology since its beginning it's incredible to see the progress. I look forward to helping the team bring this technology to the market. We have many great things coming, stay tuned."
About Ubiquitous Energy
Ubiquitous Energy is the world leader in transparent photovoltaics. Its award-winning ClearView Power™ technology is the first truly transparent solar product. ClearView Power™ harvests solar energy and serves as an invisible, onboard source of electricity for a variety of end products. The thin coating can be applied to the surface of window glass to provide electricity generation and energy efficiency. Originally spun out of MIT in 2012, Ubiquitous Energy is now producing its highly transparent, efficient solar cells in its pilot production facility in Silicon Valley. For more information, visit www.ubiquitous.energy .
ClearView Power and Ubiquitous Energy are trademarks of Ubiquitous Energy, Inc.
Source: Ubiquitous Energy