Photovoltaics

Swift Solar is building the next generation of solar technology

Perovskite solar cells are about to change the future of renewable energy generation

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Our mission is to create a world where all energy is clean energy.

Perovskite technology enables efficient, lightweight, low-cost photovoltaics

Highest power-to-weight ratio

Perovskite solar cells can achieve unmatched power-to-weight ratios due to their strong light absorption and high efficiency

Lightweight and flexible

New form factors for lightweight solar modules are enabled by ultra-thin perovskite films

Abundant and cheap materials

Raw materials used in perovskite solar cells are produced in high volume at extremely low cost

High efficiency potential

Perovskites can be engineered to absorb different parts of the solar spectrum, enabling high-efficiency tandem solar cells

Perovskite solar cells

About us

Swift Solar is a U.S. startup developing lightweight solar panels that are more efficient and more affordable than conventional panels.


The Swift Solar team includes leading solar technologists from Stanford, MIT, Cambridge (UK), Oxford (UK), University of Washington, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), with deep expertise in perovskite photovoltaic technology and scale-up. Swift’s core technologies range from new solar cell architectures to specialized manufacturing techniques initially developed in the labs at Stanford and MIT.

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Swift Solar consists of a world class team of perovskite and solar manufacturing experts

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Careers – Build the future of solar

Swift Solar is assembling a world-class team to build a world-class company. We look for growth-minded people who value hard work, curiosity, and inclusiveness.

Swift is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

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We’re always looking for extraordinary people. Please email us or fill out an application if you’re excited about Swift’s mission!

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Swift Solar is currently based in San Carlos, CA and Golden, CO

News

We're proud to partner with @BlueDotPhoton, Energy Materials Corp, @FirstSolar, Hunt Perovskite Technologies, @SwiftSolarPV and Tandem PV to share research, development and validation toward #perovskites #SolarPower manufacturing. Learn about US-MAP at https://bit.ly/35g2f9x

@mitenergy runs a big article on @SwiftSolarPV and its cofounders. Combatting climate change with 6 PhDs, 4 Forbes 30 Under 30, and more than 80,000 citations. Not bad.http://energy.mit.edu/news/swift-solar-startup-with-mitei-roots-develops-lightweight-solar-panels/

@JustinHGillis @ramez Hey @JustinHGillis, the learning rate of ~20% is usually from module prices since 1976. @ramez gets his LCOE learning rate of ~40% from 20GW-on—only since 2008 (understandably, as utility PV wasn't a thing before that + data is hard to find). Here's the data + fits!

Interested in ways to make your perovskite bandgaps bigger? Try using large cations such as DMA to tilt the lattice! See our latest work:

https://pubs.acs.org/articlesonrequest/AOR-ZKYMWCBDTSUNINUTPRNB

@lauraelenamundt @Stone_SSRL @LSchelhas @tracyhle @SevNHabis @joe_jberry @NREL @SwiftSolarPV

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