Long-term plans for clean energy 24/7
We want to help bring about a future that is clean and globally sustainable.
We envision PV on most external surfaces for residential, commercial, and industrial markets, and wrapping electric cars & buses, mobile devices, and more. Over the next decade, we intend to reshape the path of renewable energy globally and bring clean energy within the reach of almost every region and market.
While the sun provides ample energy that could meet all human energy needs, we need to manage the variation of sunlight due to night/day cycles and cloud cover. Initially, during the first years of commercialization, we expect that PI Energy’s technology will reduce the consumption of traditional energy generation. Over the longer term, to manage the variability of sunlight for fixed installations (e.g., building-integrated PV) and for electric vehicles, we need to look at two complementary solutions: energy storage and thermal conversion energy technology.
PI Energy plans to expand its solar energy product across multiple markets. We plan to sell into our own high-end production capability that will service the high-margin markets. To expand internationally, we plan to utilize regional partners, which can provide funding for regional production and commercialization, and/or partner with distribution and sales channels. Using this model, we expect revenues will be more resilient because they are based on multiple markets, both traditional fixed installations and also consumer products. Our target customers will be in several markets, and we plan to establish multiple sales channels into OEMs, as well as partnerships with direct suppliers to solar installers.
Complementary technology innovation
In addition to PI Energy solar PV technology, at an earlier stage of development, we have been working on complementary technology that could expand solar performance to include advanced thermal-to-electric technologies. These advancements come from work performed with university partnerships. Our long-term vision is represented in our company’s full name, Pacific Integrated Energy (abbreviated to PI Energy). We plan to provide a more integrated clean energy solution, providing clean energy 24 hours a day.
Collaboration with Energy Storage innovators
Over the long term, we also plan to partner with energy storage solutions that align with our approach and plans: technologies that are globally scalable (using earth-abundant and non-toxic elements) and cost-disruptive (that can provide good performance and be deployed at a low cost). Collaborating with such enterprises, we can be more effective and competitive, as we look down the energy transition path, to a clean energy future for the whole planet. We plan to partner with these companies in pilot projects and further collaborative commercialization, which could include a micro-grid that could be drop-shipped.
Adding Color to Solar PV
A surface that is black in color can absorb more visible light, so many solar PV materials are black. As many customers may prefer other colors, we plan to integrate an additional color layer to provide diverse colors for automotive, architectural, and surface-integrated solar PV. To have a non-black color means that some visible light must be reflected, so it will have a slightly decreased performance. We want to provide the choice to customers so that they can choose a surface color. We think that clean energy should be low-cost, well-performing, and also could be aesthetically appealing to more customers.
We plan to expand solar energy’s potential by increasing where and how it can be installed, from vehicles to complex cityscapes that could be producing clean energy, making large areas of solar PV possible within cities.