Konarka Technologies

partners home
Konarka Partners
Konarka is the leading developer of polymer photovoltaic products that provide a new power source in a variety of form factors for commercial, industrial, government and consumer applications. Konarka welcomes strategic partnerships with companies that provide additional technology and product development expertise that will bring Konarkas technology to market. For more information on Konarkas Partner Program, please contact us at .
ChevronTexaco Corp. is an integrated global energy company participating in virtually all aspects of the global energy business. It is the second-largest U.S.-based energy company and the fifth largest in the world, based on market capitalization. More than 53,000 ChevronTexaco employees work in approximately 180 countries around the world, producing oil and natural gas and marketing fuels and other energy products.

Eastman Chemical Company manufactures and markets more than 1,200 chemicals, fibers and plastics products and is the largest producer of polyester plastics for packaging. Eastman provides the necessary die, polymer and chemistry expertise, combined with global distribution channels that will help bring Konarka's technology to market. Eastman's strength and technical capabilities in the polymer market greatly compliments Konarka's ability to use conductive polymers to develop new applications with lightweight, flexible photovoltaics. Find out more.

There is market interest in next-generation technologies for solar and alternative energy. We continue to identify companies whose interests and technical expertise complement Eastman's. Today, most of the photovoltaic manufacturing is based on batch production techniques. That's good for some markets, but we believe the end-game is to replace batch manufacturing with lower cost continuous manufacturing techniques in order to open solar up to a host of new applications. As a result, we believe Konarka is uniquely positioned to enter new markets.
  Dr. Greg O. Nelson
Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer
Eastman Chemical Company

Electricité de France (EDF) is the worlds largest utility, operating a diverse portfolio of 120,000+ megawatts of generation capacity in Europe, Latin America, Asia, the Middle-East and Africa, and it serves 46 million customers worldwide. The companies are working together through EDFs Easenergy team based in the Silicon Valley to develop and launch Konarkas polymer photovoltaic products into the global market to provide a source of renewable power in a variety of form factors for commercial, industrial, government and consumer applications. EDF will also contribute expertise from its European operations to accelerate the development and roll-out of Konarkas polymer photovoltaic products.