About Sun Phocus Technology
Develops innovations in photovoltaic cells for use in the design of environmentally friendly buildings. The innovation involves the use of holography to concentrate the sun's rays, enhancing the performance of solar cells.
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Sun Phocus Technology Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Where is Sun Phocus Technology's headquarters?
Sun Phocus Technology's headquarters is located at 10 West 35th Street, Chicago.
What is Sun Phocus Technology's latest funding round?
Sun Phocus Technology's latest funding round is Incubator/Accelerator.
Who are the investors of Sun Phocus Technology?
Investors of Sun Phocus Technology include The Incubator Inc.
Who are Sun Phocus Technology's competitors?
Competitors of Sun Phocus Technology include Bossa Nova Vision, MiaSole, SpectraWatt, M V Systems, Anteos and 12 more.
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