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Solarmer Energy Inc. Expects Sun to Shine on Chicago Invention


January 21, 2009

PTB1 Solarmer Energy Inc. is developing plastic solar cells for portable electronic devices that will incorporate technology invented at the University of Chicago. The company is on track to complete a commercial-grade prototype later this year. Full Story

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