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Pyron Solar

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Founded Year

2004

Stage

Series A | Alive

Total Raised

$3M

Last Raised

$3M | 14 yrs ago

About Pyron Solar

Pyron Solar, Inc. manufactures The Pyron Solar Triad, a patented and powerful solar concentrator that harnesses the sun's energy with high-energy conversion and unlimited scalability. In developing the HE Optics System, Pyron Solar engineers have overcome some of the most challenging issues affecting the implementation of solar technology on a wide scale, including solar cell heat transfer, wind, shadow and maintenance issues, and, of course, cost considerations.

Headquarters Location

10237 Flanders Court

San Diego, California, 92121,

United States

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Latest Pyron Solar News

Test solar farm 19% more efficient than standard, claims Pyron Solar

Jul 6, 2011

US-based Pyron Solar said it has developed a concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) technology with a per cell output 19 per cent more efficient than its nearest rivals. The company has received results from a prototype site that uses moving modules to track the movements of the sun and compensate for seasonal variations. It has a magnifying structure designed to create a flux on cells 1,200 times greater than natural levels, double the published concentration levels of other systems. Pyron Solar&#8217

Pyron Solar Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Pyron Solar founded?

    Pyron Solar was founded in 2004.

  • Where is Pyron Solar's headquarters?

    Pyron Solar's headquarters is located at 10237 Flanders Court, San Diego.

  • What is Pyron Solar's latest funding round?

    Pyron Solar's latest funding round is Series A.

  • How much did Pyron Solar raise?

    Pyron Solar raised a total of $3M.

  • Who are the investors of Pyron Solar?

    Investors of Pyron Solar include New Energies Invest.

  • Who are Pyron Solar's competitors?

    Competitors of Pyron Solar include SolarBridge Technologies, Accustrata, Jem Enterprises, Meridian Deployment Corporation, M V Systems and 13 more.

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