Solar Power Visionary Semprius Earns Spot on MIT’s TR10.

North Carolina company recognized for its technology’s ultra-efficient solar capacity.


[North Carolina Department of Commerce Editorial Staff]


Semprius, a privately held North Carolina company that produces high concentration photovoltaic (HCPV) solar modules, continues to push the envelope and carve a reputation of leadership and innovation in the clean energy industry. Its most recent accolade is a place on the list of the top ten emerging technologies for 2012, published by Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) independent media company, Technology Review.

According to the Technology Review, the list, dubbed TR10, reflects:

  • The most important technological milestones reached in the last 12 months; and
  • The technologies that will have the greatest impact on the shape of future innovation.

Semprius, located in Durham, was recognized for “Ultra-Efficient Solar.” According to Technology Review, the technology is based on tiny solar cells converting a high proportion of sunlight into electricity without requiring cooling, which, under the right circumstances, could produce power more cheaply than fossil fuels.

In March 2012, Semprius was recognized by Trade and Industry Development magazine with a Community Impact Award. These awards acknowledge the largest corporate investment projects factoring in how the investment will make a difference in the betterment of the community.

Gov. Bev Perdue and Semprius CEO Joseph Carr, July 2011.

Gov. Bev Perdue joined leaders of Semprius, Inc. in July 2011 to announce the company would locate a pilot production plant in Henderson. The project expects to create 256 jobs over five years and includes a capital investment of $89.7 million.

Semprius reflects the kind of success that can emerge from North Carolina’s specialized talent pools, growing network of green energy suppliers, robust university systems and powerful research and development infrastructure.  Green energy companies Thrive in the state’s environment of innovation and productivity.

Read more about Technology Review's TR10 for 2012.

Sign up for ThriveNC's industry announcement alerts: SUBSCRIBE
Sign up for ThriveNC's weekly e-newsletters: SUBSCRIBE

Related news:
North Carolina’s Clean Energy Industry Ranks 8th in Job Growth.
Site Selection Features N.C. Biofuels Company Accelerator in Energy Matters Report.
Motor Manufacturer Expands in N.C. to Meet Growing Green Energy Industry Demands.

Related links:
Renewable Energy Tax Credits in North Carolina
North Carolina's Distinct Energy Advantages
North Carolina's Top-Ranked Business Climate