Friday, March 18, 2011

March 2011 Newsletter Now Available

Top stories from TTO's March newsletter:

Clean Urban Energy to Develop CU Energy Efficiency Technology
Clean Urban Energy (CUE), a Chicago, IL-based company developing building efficiency software, has completed a licensing agreement with TTO granting the company the exclusive right to commercialize a software tool developed at CU's Boulder campus through a collaborative research program put in place by the University and CUE. The software, jointly created by CU-Boulder architectural engineering professor Gregor Henze and CUE, is part of a software as a service (SaaS) platform that optimizes a building's HVAC operations as a function of electricity prices, hourly temperatures, humidity, solar radiation and carbon emissions.

Phobos Energy Licenses CU Solar Photovoltaic Technology
Phobos Energy (Lafayette, CO) recently executed an exclusive license agreement with CU for photovoltaic (PV) technology developed by Robert Erickson, co-director of CU-Boulder's Colorado Power Electronics Center. Erickson's research has led to a technique for increasing the power generated by solar PV arrays when its panels are mismatched, and also provides simpler interconnection and wiring. As a result, the energy generated by the array is increased, the costs of system design and installation are reduced, and it becomes feasible to install PV arrays in new locations such as on gabled or non-planar roofs.

Dozens of CU Graduate Programs Earn National Ranking

Boulder Biotechs Progressing Toward Goals

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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Phobos Energy Licenses CU Solar Photovoltaic Technology

BOULDER, Colo., March 10, 2011 – Phobos Energy (Lafayette, CO) recently executed an exclusive license agreement with CU for photovoltaic (PV) technology developed by Robert Erickson, co-director of CU-Boulder’s Colorado Power Electronics Center. Erickson’s research has led to a technique for increasing the power generated by solar PV arrays when its panels are mismatched, and also provides simpler interconnection and wiring. As a result, the energy generated by the array is increased, the costs of system design and installation are reduced, and it becomes feasible to install PV arrays in new locations such as on gabled or non-planar roofs. Phobos Energy was founded by Erickson (CTO, currently on entrepreneurial leave from CU) and Silicon Valley serial entrepreneur Pete Del Vecchio (CEO); the company has received development funding from a large industrial partner and is seeking additional funding to expand operations.