What does Nanotech Engineering Inc do?
Nanotech Engineering Inc, is a Nanotechnology Company. At present, they manufacture State of the Art Solar Panels based on our Graphene substructure combined with Carbon Nanotube “Forest”, the final step in the panel is a proprietary mineral solution.
The company has many different photovoltaics, from 1”x1” graphene cells that can charge a cell phone 24/7, to cells that can charge computers and other electronics, as well as much larger photovoltaics based on graphene and carbon nanotubes. These cells will be released to the market over time.
Where is Nanotech Engineering Inc located?
Nanotech Engineering Inc’s is a Delaware Corporation with locations in Aurora, Colorado and Irvine, California. The company has mastered outsource manufacturing to reduce costs further and speed up the supply chain for on-site production models to produce our panels all over the globe quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively.
How does the Nanopanel™ stack up with Traditional Solar Panels?
The average traditional Solar power system, as of January 2017 is $16,400.00 for a 5kw system; this breaks down to $3.26 a Watt.
The Nanopanel™ system is estimated Retail $5-$7,000.00 for a 10 kw system, cost per watt .35 - 55 cents.
For larger applications, such as commercial, more panels are needed.
Who is on Nanotech Engineering Inc’s management team?
David Sweaney. President and CEO: Born and raised in Southern California, Mr. Sweaney has decades of experience in business ownership. Starting as a teenager, he learned business by working with his uncle. He accumulated wealth and invested in businesses, as well as running them. In 1998, he acquired for short time rights to sell Fila products in North America. He has started Restaurant Chains in an advisory capacity. David’s team seeks opportunities, invests their own money and bring them to life. Mr. Sweaney has brought his years of business ownership to Nanotech Engineering, a perfect complement to the company’s scientific personnel.
Does Nanotech Engineering Inc have its manufacturing plant?
Yes and No. Nanotech Engineering Inc makes use of a third party
“Contract Manufacturing.” With our process large, costly, wasteful and redundant machinery is simply not necessary for production. Unlike old Solar manufacturing processes our panel is created with a Graphene substrate with Carbon Nanotube forest combined with a layer of our proprietary energy receiving mineral complex. This allows for minimal machinery and the costs that go with it. Our Manufacturing is more "Assembling" than traditional manufacturing. We manipulate Atoms and assemble the resulting panel.
I have heard of other Solar Panel companies doing poorly, how is yours different?
You are referring to traditional panels, and here is why some do poorly. Old panels are based on silicon for conductivity, if you have ever seen a solar panel production you will see endless machinery and continuous processes, this all add costs. The traditional panels, in short, puts an array of silicon cells into one large panel, which requires glass, a frame, and since they perform so poorly in the field they must sell cheaply or find another way to supply to resellers. The bloated, old manufacturing process is simply cost prohibitive. So, unless they have some special niche to get large panels to distributors, they will not have customers, and go out of business as we have seen lately.
Other companies have tried doing Solar Panels Differently, Solyndra received hundreds of millions of dollars in taxpayer’s money, and the bloated company could not turn a profit and filed for bankruptcy quickly. Another tried Solar Panels on a smaller scale, they called themselves “Nano” as in “Nano Solar” but didn’t truly use Nanotechnology. Their process was to simply paint a solution of minerals (CIGS) onto an aluminum substrate; this is hardly high tech and hardly nanotechnology. Again, bloated costs for a lightweight, small panel that was less effective than the large panels had no market, so it is no wonder they did not last.
At Nanotech Engineering Inc., we work with Nanotechnology. Our panels are unique, next generation panels. They incorporate Nanotechnology in almost all aspects. Our panels are revolutionary, protected, stronger than steel yet bendable, lightweight and easy to work with. We believe we will be the supplier to the Solar Industry as no one can beat our efficiency, lightweight and cost. We cannot imagine a more efficient panel.
What makes Nanotech Engineering Inc unique?
The key lies in the Graphene and Carbon Nanotubes, both stronger than steel, yet conducts electricity better than Silicon. We make the Carbon Nanotubes by shooting a special array of gases filled with Carbon onto a catalyst plate in an 800-degree furnace. This produces flat “Nanotube Forests,” a Graphene panel with Nanotube Forest on the top. They are called “Forests” for when you look at them under a microscope they resemble a forest, but to scale the trees would be 2 miles high. This is the area we flood with our Proprietary Nano mineral formulation, by doing it this way we have a layer of energy absorbing minerals “Mixed in” with the Nanotube forest yet not combined on the atomic level. The finished product is a layer of a Carbon Nanotube forest “flooded” with a mineral solution.
As the sun hits the panel, the electrons are excited, creating energy, with a negative the electrons move through the Carbon Nanotube forest quickly and then into the Graphene substrate. We get our great efficiency because the electrons move through the Carbon Nanotube Forest so quickly allowing more energy to the Graphene layers and the battery. Our technology has a patent pending protection with many different applications for this panel for protection worldwide.
Where will Nanotech Engineering Inc panels be the most efficient?
Parts of the world where the sun is frequent is ideal; however an enormous benefit of high receptivity is that we can place our panels in less than ideal climates.
Traditional Solar Panels in consistent, good sunlight can provide up to 20% efficiency, however move them to less than ideal climates and they are barely working if at all.
We are expecting our supply chain to be shipping to parts of the world that would otherwise not think of using Solar Panels for electricity. This is a huge benefit for clean energy, and to those who look to a world that is powered by Solar. To put our panels in places where the Sun is infrequent, yet still get adequate performance opens many new markets to us.
What are Nanotech Engineering Inc’s efforts to minimize its environmental impact?
The beginning to end production footprint of a Nanotech Engineering Inc Solar Panel is the lowest in the solar industry for both carbon dioxide and toxic emissions. The production of traditional solar panels is taxing on the environment, from breaking down silicon, to the production of the machines they use, the benefits of solar are almost negated by their manufacturing. We have the lowest in the Solar Industry because of our manufacturing process, no furnaces breaking down silicon, no factory use of heavy machinery from polluting factories, many would be surprised to see our process which involves Graphene, Carbon Nanotubes, Mineral solution, braces, wires.
There is no one in the Solar Industry that can compete with us regarding carbon dioxide and toxic emissions of production. If the Environment is of concern to you, you should be excited about our production process.
What is LCOE?
There are some ways to measure the relevant costs affiliated with generating that kWh of electricity purchased by consumers, be it residential, commercial or industrial – but one most commonly used method involves measuring the “levelized cost of energy” (LCOE). It examines the costs –excluding the effects of any subsidies or support mechanism- associated with generating clean energy from various technologies. LCOE seeks to take into account all projects costs and financial assumptions over the lifetime of a project.
Our cost per kWh of electricity is once again the lowest, by far, in the industry.
Definition of some of the terms we use
Carbon Nanotube A molecule of carbon that is arraigned in a way to increase its strength by turning it into a tube-like structure. Carbon Nanotubes are stronger than steel, yet are bendable, both electrical and heat conductive, making them the ideal material for Solar Panels.
Graphene A one atom thick sheet of Carbon Nanotubes often in the form of fullerenes or buckyballs or buckytubes. Graphene is found in everything from Head Tennis Racquets to our Solar Panels, the applications are near endless.
Carbon Nanotube Forest Carbon Nanotubes can be manipulated into many different forms. A forest is an outgrowth of individual tubes on a substrate that gets taller and taller. Under a microscope they appear as a wood forest, to scale however the “trees” would be the equivalent of 200 feet or higher though they can grow taller. This allows for other materials to be as close to the nanotubes without altering its atomic structure.
Carbon A element that forms organic compounds in combination with hydrogen, oxygen, etc. It occurs in a pure state as diamond and graphite, and in an impure form as charcoal. Diamonds are made from Carbon, it’s this atomic strength that is passed on to Carbon Nanotubes.
More definitions are found at Nano.gov, https://www.nano.gov/about-nni/glossary