Spectrolab

Los Angeles, CA, United States

Spectrolab

Los Angeles, CA, United States

Spectrolab is a manufacturer of space solar cells and panels headquartered in Sylmar, California. It is a subsidiary of The Boeing Company, and part of Boeing Defense, Space & Security. Spectrolab was founded in 1956 by Alfred E. Mann, who has gone on to become a billionaire American entrepreneur and philanthropist. Spectrolab was originally a division of Textron. Spectrolab was acquired by Hughes Aircraft Company in 1975 and became a subsidiary of Hughes until its sale to Boeing in 2000. The company states its "NeXt Triple Junction" high efficiency solar cells have a minimum average efficiency of 29.5% to AIAA-2005-111 and AIAA-2005-112 requirements. In 2006 testing at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory demonstrated an efficiency of 40.7% using triple-junction solar cells developed by Spectrolab under concentration.In 2013, testing at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory demonstrated an efficiency of 38.7% without concentration, a new world record at the time of development.Spectrolab claims to have manufactured over 4 million space qualified multi-junction solar cells or solar panels to the industry as of 2013.Spectrolab has recently geared its highly efficient space solar cell technology for terrestrial purposes with great success using concentrators. Spectrolab's terrestrial products are the highest efficient solar cells currently available in the market. Wikipedia.

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News Article | May 4, 2017
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Early buyers will receive 10% customization on this report. The growth of this market is mainly driven by factors such as the growing market for photovoltaics and the increasing demand from renewable energy industries. Class AAA solar simulator expected to lead the solar simulator market between 2017 and 2022 Class AAA is expected to hold the largest size of the solar simulator market by 2022 and is expected to grow at a higher rate during the forecast period. The reason for a high-market share for Class AAA solar simulators is that they provide the closest match to solar spectrums and maintain illumination uniformity over time. Many players are involved in the manufacturing of Class AAA solar simulators. Companies such as Newport Corporation (US), Abet Technologies Inc. (US), Solar Light Company (US) and Sciencetech Inc. (Canada) are involved in the manufacture of class AAA solar simulators, because of its popularity in the testing of PV cells/modules in the solar industry. Market for xenon arc lamp expected to grow at a significant rate between 2017 and 2022 The Solar Simulator Market for xenon arc lamp is expected to grow at the highest rate between 2017 and 2022. The rapid growth of this segment is attributed to the proven technology, reliable output, and better spectrum, needed for illuminating samples that are tested. Mostly, xenon arc lamps are used in the solar industry for testing PV cells/modules. The growing PV market is expected to drive the market for xenon arc lamp during the forecast period. The market for PV cell/module and materials testing expected to lead the solar simulator market between 2017 and 2022 The growing PV requirements from utility, residential and nonresidential applications are directly expected to drive the solar simulator market growth, as solar simulators are devices that are used to test the health and operability of PV cells/modules and PV materials used in the manufacturing of PV cells. Class AAA solar simulator is the most preferred solar simulator for PV cell/module testing among the manufacturers as it provides higher accuracy and efficiency over other types of solar simulators. APAC expected to hold the largest market share during the forecast period APAC is expected to hold the largest share of the solar simulator market in 2017 and is expected to grow at the highest rate between 2017 and 2022. The increasing demand for solar simulators in APAC is driven by the growing solar energy market, the implementation of stringent green energy regulations across major Asian countries, and the continuous government support for the development and commercialization of advanced PV technologies and the growing market for SPF and UV resistance products. Major players involved in the development of solar simulators are Newport Corporation (US), Meyer Burger technology AG (Switzerland), Gsolar Power Co., Ltd. (China), Spire Solar (Netherlands), Solar Light Company (US), Abet Technologies, Inc. (US), Sciencetech Inc. (Canada), Spectrolab Inc. (US), OAI (US), Asahi Spectra Co., Ltd. (Japan), Iwasaki Electric Co., Ltd. (Japan), Nisshinbo Mechatronics, Inc. (Japan), Endeas Oy (Finland), and Wacom Electric Co., Ltd. (Japan). Energy Harvesting System Market by Technology (Light, Vibration, Electromagnetic, Thermal), Application (Building & Home Automation, Consumer Electronics, Industrial, Transportation, Security), and Geography - Global Forecast to 2022 Photovoltaic Market By Type (Organic PV, Inorganic PV), Component (Crystalline Silicon PV Cells, Thin Film PV Cells, Modules, Optics, Trackers), Application (Residential, Non-Residential And Utility) & Geography Analysis and Forecasts to 2013-2020 MarketsandMarkets™ provides quantified B2B research on 30,000 high growth niche opportunities/threats which will impact 70% to 80% of worldwide companies' revenues. Currently servicing 5000 customers worldwide including 80% of global Fortune 1000 companies as clients. Almost 75,000 top officers across eight industries worldwide approach MarketsandMarkets™ for their painpoints around revenues decisions. Our 850 fulltime analyst and SMEs at MarketsandMarkets™ are tracking global high growth markets following the "Growth Engagement Model - GEM". The GEM aims at proactive collaboration with the clients to identify new opportunities, identify most important customers, write "Attack, avoid and defend" strategies, identify sources of incremental revenues for both the company and its competitors. MarketsandMarkets™ now coming up with 1,500 MicroQuadrants (Positioning top players across leaders, emerging companies, innovators, strategic players) annually in high growth emerging segments. 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News Article | May 4, 2017
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Early buyers will receive 10% customization on this report. The growth of this market is mainly driven by factors such as the growing market for photovoltaics and the increasing demand from renewable energy industries. Class AAA solar simulator expected to lead the solar simulator market between 2017 and 2022 Class AAA is expected to hold the largest size of the solar simulator market by 2022 and is expected to grow at a higher rate during the forecast period. The reason for a high-market share for Class AAA solar simulators is that they provide the closest match to solar spectrums and maintain illumination uniformity over time. Many players are involved in the manufacturing of Class AAA solar simulators. Companies such as Newport Corporation (US), Abet Technologies Inc. (US), Solar Light Company (US) and Sciencetech Inc. (Canada) are involved in the manufacture of class AAA solar simulators, because of its popularity in the testing of PV cells/modules in the solar industry. Market for xenon arc lamp expected to grow at a significant rate between 2017 and 2022 The Solar Simulator Market for xenon arc lamp is expected to grow at the highest rate between 2017 and 2022. The rapid growth of this segment is attributed to the proven technology, reliable output, and better spectrum, needed for illuminating samples that are tested. Mostly, xenon arc lamps are used in the solar industry for testing PV cells/modules. The growing PV market is expected to drive the market for xenon arc lamp during the forecast period. The market for PV cell/module and materials testing expected to lead the solar simulator market between 2017 and 2022 The growing PV requirements from utility, residential and nonresidential applications are directly expected to drive the solar simulator market growth, as solar simulators are devices that are used to test the health and operability of PV cells/modules and PV materials used in the manufacturing of PV cells. Class AAA solar simulator is the most preferred solar simulator for PV cell/module testing among the manufacturers as it provides higher accuracy and efficiency over other types of solar simulators. APAC expected to hold the largest market share during the forecast period APAC is expected to hold the largest share of the solar simulator market in 2017 and is expected to grow at the highest rate between 2017 and 2022. The increasing demand for solar simulators in APAC is driven by the growing solar energy market, the implementation of stringent green energy regulations across major Asian countries, and the continuous government support for the development and commercialization of advanced PV technologies and the growing market for SPF and UV resistance products. Major players involved in the development of solar simulators are Newport Corporation (US), Meyer Burger technology AG (Switzerland), Gsolar Power Co., Ltd. (China), Spire Solar (Netherlands), Solar Light Company (US), Abet Technologies, Inc. (US), Sciencetech Inc. (Canada), Spectrolab Inc. (US), OAI (US), Asahi Spectra Co., Ltd. (Japan), Iwasaki Electric Co., Ltd. (Japan), Nisshinbo Mechatronics, Inc. (Japan), Endeas Oy (Finland), and Wacom Electric Co., Ltd. (Japan). Energy Harvesting System Market by Technology (Light, Vibration, Electromagnetic, Thermal), Application (Building & Home Automation, Consumer Electronics, Industrial, Transportation, Security), and Geography - Global Forecast to 2022 Photovoltaic Market By Type (Organic PV, Inorganic PV), Component (Crystalline Silicon PV Cells, Thin Film PV Cells, Modules, Optics, Trackers), Application (Residential, Non-Residential And Utility) & Geography Analysis and Forecasts to 2013-2020 MarketsandMarkets™ provides quantified B2B research on 30,000 high growth niche opportunities/threats which will impact 70% to 80% of worldwide companies' revenues. Currently servicing 5000 customers worldwide including 80% of global Fortune 1000 companies as clients. Almost 75,000 top officers across eight industries worldwide approach MarketsandMarkets™ for their painpoints around revenues decisions. Our 850 fulltime analyst and SMEs at MarketsandMarkets™ are tracking global high growth markets following the "Growth Engagement Model - GEM". The GEM aims at proactive collaboration with the clients to identify new opportunities, identify most important customers, write "Attack, avoid and defend" strategies, identify sources of incremental revenues for both the company and its competitors. MarketsandMarkets™ now coming up with 1,500 MicroQuadrants (Positioning top players across leaders, emerging companies, innovators, strategic players) annually in high growth emerging segments. MarketsandMarkets™ is determined to benefit more than 10,000 companies this year for their revenue planning and help them take their innovations/disruptions early to the market by providing them research ahead of the curve. MarketsandMarkets' flagship competitive intelligence and market research platform, "RT" connects over 200,000 markets and entire value chains for deeper understanding of the unmet insights along with market sizing and forecasts of niche markets.


News Article | April 26, 2017
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— The Global Solar Simulators Market Research Report 2017is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the Solar Simulators industry. In a word, This report studies Solar Simulators in Global market, especially in North America, Europe, China, Japan, Southeast Asia and India, focuses on top manufacturers in global market, with capacity, production, price, revenue and market share for each manufacturer. Key companies included in this research are Newport, Spectrolab, Abet Technologies, Solar Light, Sciencetech Inc. (SCI), OAI, Luzchem Research, WACOM ELECTRIC, Asahi Spectra Co.,Ltd. (ASC), Shanghai SHANG Electronic and Peccell Technologies. Market Segment by Region, this report splits Global into several key Region, with sales, revenue, market share and growth rate of Solar Simulators in these regions, from 2011 to 2022 (forecast), like North America, Europe, China, Japan, Southeast Asia and India. Firstly, Solar Simulators Market O On the basis of product, this report displays the production, revenue, price, market share and growth rate of each type, primarily split into Class AAA Solar Simulators, Class ABA Solar Simulators and Class ABB Solar Simulators. On the basis on the end users/applications, this report focuses on the status and outlook for major applications/end users, consumption (sales) , market share and growth rate of Solar Simulators for each application, including Solar Cells, Sun Screens, Plastics and Others. 7 Global Solar Simulators Manufacturers Profiles/Analysis 7.1 Newport 7.1.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base, Sales Area and Its Competitors 7.1.2 Solar Simulators Product Category, Application and Specification 7.1.2.1 Product A 7.1.2.2 Product B 7.1.3 Newport Solar Simulators Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017) 7.1.4 Main Business/Business Overview 7.2 Spectrolab 7.2.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base, Sales Area and Its Competitors 7.2.2 Solar Simulators Product Category, Application and Specification 7.2.2.1 Product A 7.2.2.2 Product B 7.2.3 Spectrolab Solar Simulators Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017) 7.2.4 Main Business/Business Overview 7.3 Abet Technologies 7.3.1 Company Basic Information, Manufacturing Base, Sales Area and Its Competitors 7.3.2 Solar Simulators Product Category, Application and Specification 7.3.2.1 Product A 7.3.2.2 Product B 7.3.3 Abet Technologies Solar Simulators Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017) 7.3.4 Main Business/Business Overview Figure Picture of Solar Simulators Figure Global Solar Simulators Production (K Units) and CAGR (%) Comparison by Types (Product Category) (2012-2022) Figure Global Solar Simulators Production Market Share by Types (Product Category) in 2016 Figure Product Picture of Class AAA Solar Simulators Table Major Manufacturers of Class AAA Solar Simulators Figure Product Picture of Class ABA Solar Simulators Table Major Manufacturers of Class ABA Solar Simulators Figure Product Picture of Class ABB Solar Simulators Table Major Manufacturers of Class ABB Solar Simulators Figure Global Solar Simulators Consumption (K Units) by Applications (2012-2022) Figure Global Solar Simulators Consumption Market Share by Applications in 2016 Figure Solar Cells Examples Figure Sun Screens Examples Figure Plastics Examples Figure Others Examples Figure Global Solar Simulators Market Size (Million USD) , Comparison (K Units) and CAGR (%) by Regions (2012-2022) Figure North America Solar Simulators Revenue (Million USD) and Growth Rate (2012-2022) Figure Europe Solar Simulators Revenue (Million USD) and Growth Rate (2012-2022) Figure China Solar Simulators Revenue (Million USD) and Growth Rate (2012-2022) Figure Japan Solar Simulators Revenue (Million USD) and Growth Rate (2012-2022) Figure Southeast Asia Solar Simulators Revenue (Million USD) and Growth Rate (2012-2022) Figure India Solar Simulators Revenue (Million USD) and Growth Rate (2012-2022) Figure Global Solar Simulators Revenue (Million USD) Status and Outlook (2012-2022) Figure Global Solar Simulators Capacity, Production (K Units) Status and Outlook (2012-2022) Figure Global Solar Simulators Major Players Product Capacity (K Units) (2012-2017) Table Global Solar Simulators Capacity (K Units) of Key Manufacturers (2012-2017) Table Global Solar Simulators Capacity Market Share of Key Manufacturers (2012-2017) Figure Global Solar Simulators Capacity (K Units) of Key Manufacturers in 2016 Figure Global Solar Simulators Capacity (K Units) of Key Manufacturers in 2017 Figure Global Solar Simulators Major Players Product Production (K Units) (2012-2017) Table Global Solar Simulators Production (K Units) of Key Manufacturers (2012-2017) Table Global Solar Simulators Production Share by Manufacturers (2012-2017) Figure 2016 Solar Simulators Production Share by Manufacturers Figure 2017 Solar Simulators Production Share by Manufacturers Figure Global Solar Simulators Major Players Product Revenue (Million USD) (2012-2017) Table Global Solar Simulators Revenue (Million USD) by Manufacturers (2012-2017) Table Global Solar Simulators Revenue Share by Manufacturers (2012-2017) Table 2016 Global Solar Simulators Revenue Share by Manufacturers Table 2017 Global Solar Simulators Revenue Share by Manufacturers Table Global Market Solar Simulators Average Price (USD/Unit) of Key Manufacturers (2012-2017) Figure Global Market Solar Simulators Average Price (USD/Unit) of Key Manufacturers in 2016 Table Manufacturers Solar Simulators Manufacturing Base Distribution and Sales Area For more information, please visit http://www.reportsweb.com/global-solar-simulators-market-research-report-2017


News Article | May 8, 2017
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TORONTO, ON / ACCESSWIRE / May 8, 2017 / BacTech Environmental Corporation ("BacTech" or the "Company"), (CSE: BAC, OTC PINK: BCCEF) today announced assays for an additional 10 holes drilled at the Telamayu, Bolivia tailings project. 60 holes were drilled in total. Additional results will be released as they become available. Highlights of the latest analyses include continued strong silver and tin results, as presented in the following table: On Friday, May 5, silver closed at $16.31/oz, tin closed at $19,800 per tonne, and copper closed at $2.52/lb. The holes were drilled vertically into the tailings with intervals of 1 meter to an average depth of 10 meters per hole. Holes were implanted on a grid 20 m X 20 m covering the entire Antiguo tailings. Samples consist of half NQ-size diamond core that are split on site, prepared at the Spectrolab laboratory, an ISO accredited laboratory at the Technical University of Oruro, Bolivia and assayed for gold, silver, tin and copper by fire assay for silver and by Atomic absorption or total fusion for the base metals. The QA-QC program of the Company includes one blank, one duplicate and 2 certified standards in each hole (some minor exceptions). The remaining half core is retained onsite for verification and reference purposes. The sampling results from this drill program will be the underpinning of a resource estimation following the guidelines established by Canadian National Instrument 43-101 reporting. Once the drilling program has been completed, the Company will immediately begin metallurgical test work to determine the appropriate method for metal recovery. A complete NI 43-101 Preliminary Economic Assessment ("PEA") will then be completed. Telamayu is an historic mill town situated next to Atocha, Bolivia. Over the past 80 years, the mill has treated material from 2 local mines (Tasna and Animas). The tailings from the mill make up the Antiguo tailings, the subject of these assays, and the much larger Nuevo tailings. BacTech has an option with COMIBOL, the Bolivian state mining company, for reprocessing these tailings. Previously, COMIBOL engaged individuals to dig test holes on the tailings (five wells of 1.5mx1.5mx10m) with bulk samples taken every meter, as well as channel samples. The Company also reports that it expects to close the 2nd tranche of the current debenture financing this week. The Company is offering a 2 year, 12% debenture that also includes a 20% common stock bonus payment. Originally slated to raise up to $250,000, the Company announced previously that it would increase the amount should demand be present. At this stage, BacTech has received commitments that exceed $250,000 and will close an amount higher than the original plan. Pierre O'Dowd, a geologist and Qualified Person under NI 43-101, who has visited the property, has read and approved this release. BacTech Environmental Corporation holds the perpetual, exclusive, royalty-free rights to use the patented BACOX bioleaching technology for the reclamation of tailings and mining waste materials. The Company's principal focus is a high-grade silver/copper/tin tailings project called Telamayu, located in Atocha, Bolivia, in association with COMIBOL, the state mining group. Investigation has begun to identify opportunities in Ecuador where mercury and arsenic issues caused by artisanal mining leads to environmental degradation. The Company continues to field enquiries globally with respect to additional opportunities for remediation, including licensing transactions for the technology. This news release contains "forward-looking information", which may include, but is not limited to, statements with respect to future tailings sites, sampling or other investigations of tailing sites, the Company's ability to make use of infrastructure around tailings sites or operating performance of the Company and its projects. Often, but not always, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as "plans," "expects," "is expected," "budget," "scheduled," "estimates," "forecasts," "intends," "anticipates," or believes," or variations (including negative variations) of such words and phrases, or state that certain actions, events or results "may," "could," "would," "might," or "will" be taken, occur or be achieved. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements contained herein are made as of the date of this news release and the Company disclaims, other than as required by law, any obligation to update any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, results, future events, circumstances, or if management's estimates or opinions should change, or otherwise. There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, the reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. The Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE) has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or the accuracy of the contents of this release.


News Article | May 8, 2017
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Highlights of the latest analyses include continued strong silver and tin results, as presented in the following table: On Friday, May 5, silver closed at $16.31/oz, tin closed at $19,800 per tonne, and copper closed at $2.52/lb. The holes were drilled vertically into the tailings with intervals of 1 meter to an average depth of 10 meters per hole. Holes were implanted on a grid 20 m X 20 m covering the entire Antiguo tailings. Samples consist of half NQ-size diamond core that are split on site, prepared at the Spectrolab laboratory, an ISO accredited laboratory at the Technical University of Oruro, Bolivia and assayed for gold, silver, tin and copper by fire assay for silver and by Atomic absorption or total fusion for the base metals. The QA-QC program of the Company includes one blank, one duplicate and 2 certified standards in each hole (some minor exceptions). The remaining half core is retained onsite for verification and reference purposes. The sampling results from this drill program will be the underpinning of a resource estimation following the guidelines established by Canadian National Instrument 43-101 reporting. Once the drilling program has been completed, the Company will immediately begin metallurgical test work to determine the appropriate method for metal recovery. A complete NI 43-101 Preliminary Economic Assessment ("PEA") will then be completed. Telamayu is an historic mill town situated next to Atocha, Bolivia. Over the past 80 years, the mill has treated material from 2 local mines (Tasna and Animas). The tailings from the mill make up the Antiguo tailings, the subject of these assays, and the much larger Nuevo tailings. BacTech has an option with COMIBOL, the Bolivian state mining company, for reprocessing these tailings. Previously, COMIBOL engaged individuals to dig test holes on the tailings (five wells of 1.5mx1.5mx10m) with bulk samples taken every meter, as well as channel samples. The Company also reports that it expects to close the 2nd tranche of the current debenture financing this week. The Company is offering a 2 year, 12% debenture that also includes a 20% common stock bonus payment. Originally slated to raise up to $250,000, the Company announced previously that it would increase the amount should demand be present. At this stage, BacTech has received commitments that exceed $250,000 and will close an amount higher than the original plan. Pierre O'Dowd, a geologist and Qualified Person under NI 43-101, who has visited the property, has read and approved this release. BacTech Environmental Corporation holds the perpetual, exclusive, royalty-free rights to use the patented BACOX bioleaching technology for the reclamation of tailings and mining waste materials. The Company's principal focus is a high-grade silver/copper/tin tailings project called Telamayu, located in Atocha, Bolivia, in association with COMIBOL, the state mining group. Investigation has begun to identify opportunities in Ecuador where mercury and arsenic issues caused by artisanal mining leads to environmental degradation. The Company continues to field enquiries globally with respect to additional opportunities for remediation, including licensing transactions for the technology. This news release contains "forward-looking information", which may include, but is not limited to, statements with respect to future tailings sites, sampling or other investigations of tailing sites, the Company's ability to make use of infrastructure around tailings sites or operating performance of the Company and its projects. Often, but not always, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as "plans," "expects," "is expected," "budget," "scheduled," "estimates," "forecasts," "intends," "anticipates," or believes," or variations (including negative variations) of such words and phrases, or state that certain actions, events or results "may," "could," "would," "might," or "will" be taken, occur or be achieved. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements contained herein are made as of the date of this news release and the Company disclaims, other than as required by law, any obligation to update any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, results, future events, circumstances, or if management's estimates or opinions should change, or otherwise. There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, the reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. The Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE) has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or the accuracy of the contents of this release.


News Article | May 8, 2017
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​BacTech Environmental Corporation ("BacTech" or the "Company"), (CSE: BAC, OTC Pink: BCCEF) today announced assays for an additional 10 holes drilled at the Telamayu, Bolivia tailings project. 60 holes were drilled in total. Additional results will be released as they become available. Highlights of the latest analyses include continued strong silver and tin results, as presented in the following table. On Friday, May 5, silver closed at $16.31/oz, tin closed at $19,800 per tonne, and copper closed at $2.52/lb. The holes were drilled vertically into the tailings with intervals of 1 meter to an average depth of 10 meters per hole. Holes were implanted on a grid 20 m X 20 m covering the entire Antiguo tailings. Samples consist of half NQ-size diamond core that are split on site, prepared at the Spectrolab laboratory, an ISO accredited laboratory at the Technical University of Oruro, Bolivia and assayed for gold, silver, tin and copper by fire assay for silver and by Atomic absorption or total fusion for the base metals. The QA-QC program of the Company includes one blank, one duplicate and 2 certified standards in each hole (some minor exceptions). The remaining half core is retained onsite for verification and reference purposes. The sampling results from this drill program will be the underpinning of a resource estimation following the guidelines established by Canadian National Instrument 43-101 reporting. Once the drilling program has been completed, the Company will immediately begin metallurgical test work to determine the appropriate method for metal recovery. A complete NI 43-101 Preliminary Economic Assessment ("PEA") will then be completed. Telamayu is an historic mill town situated next to Atocha, Bolivia. Over the past 80 years, the mill has treated material from 2 local mines (Tasna and Animas). The tailings from the mill make up the Antiguo tailings, the subject of these assays, and the much larger Nuevo tailings. BacTech has an option with COMIBOL, the Bolivian state mining company, for reprocessing these tailings. Previously, COMIBOL engaged individuals to dig test holes on the tailings (five wells of 1.5mx1.5mx10m) with bulk samples taken every meter, as well as channel samples. The Company also reports that it expects to close the 2nd tranche of the current debenture financing this week. The Company is offering a 2 year, 12% debenture that also includes a 20% common stock bonus payment. Originally slated to raise up to $250,000, the Company announced previously that it would increase the amount should demand be present. At this stage, BacTech has received commitments that exceed $250,000 and will close an amount higher than the original plan. Pierre O'Dowd, a geologist and Qualified Person under NI 43-101, who has visited the property, has read and approved this release. BacTech Environmental Corporation holds the perpetual, exclusive, royalty-free rights to use the patented BACOX bioleaching technology for the reclamation of tailings and mining waste materials. The Company's principal focus is a high-grade silver/copper/tin tailings project called Telamayu, located in Atocha, Bolivia, in association with COMIBOL, the state mining group. Investigation has begun to identify opportunities in Ecuador where mercury and arsenic issues caused by artisanal mining leads to environmental degradation. The Company continues to field enquiries globally with respect to additional opportunities for remediation, including licensing transactions for the technology. This news release contains "forward-looking information", which may include, but is not limited to, statements with respect to future tailings sites, sampling or other investigations of tailing sites, the Company's ability to make use of infrastructure around tailings sites or operating performance of the Company and its projects. Often, but not always, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as "plans", "expects", "is expected", "budget", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "anticipates", or believes" or variations (including negative variations) of such words and phrases, or state that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will" be taken, occur or be achieved. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements contained herein are made as of the date of this news release and the Company disclaims, other than as required by law, any obligation to update any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, results, future events, circumstances, or if management's estimates or opinions should change, or otherwise. There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, the reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. The Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE) has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or the accuracy of the contents of this release.


News Article | February 21, 2017
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TORONTO, CANADA--(Marketwired - Feb. 21, 2017) - BacTech Environmental Corporation ("BacTech" or the "Company"), (CSE:BAC) (OTC PINK:BCCEF) today announced the results of the first 47 samples (35 routines and 12 control samples) from 3 holes drilled on a 60-hole drill program (approximately 600 m in total) at the Company's joint venture Silver- Copper-Tin tailings remediation project at Telamayu, Bolivia. The purpose of the program is to verify earlier work carried out by BacTech's partner, Mining Corporation of Bolivia ("COMIBOL"), the Bolivian state mining company, and to provide material for upcoming metallurgical work. Additional results will be released in batches over the next few weeks. Telamayu is an historic mill town situated next to Atocha, Bolivia. Over the past 80 years, the mill has treated material from 2 local mines (Tasna and Animas). The tailings from the mill make up the Antigua tailings, the subject of these assays, and the much larger Nuevo tailings. Previously, COMIBOL engaged individuals to dig test holes on the tailings (five wells of 1.5mx 1.5mx10m) with bulk samples taken every meter as well as channel samples. The test holes showed a tin grade of 0.97% and a silver content of 408 g/t. Upon completion of the execution of the contract with COMIBOL for the remediation and exploitation of the old tailings of Telamayu, which was subsequently approved by the Bolivian Congress and endorsed by an express law, BacTech had access to documents that COMIBOL's Environment Department had prepared in 2004-2005. These documents present a proposal for the exploitation of the "old tailings dam of Telamayu". Specifically, the documents deal with work to be carried out for the evaluation of the dam's potential, the technical options for metal extraction, the proposed type of plant to be employed and an estimate of the project's profitability. The historical data and grades presented above are relevant to the further exploration of the project, which the Company is currently undertaking with a drill program. BacTech is conducting a tailing evaluation program with approximately 60 holes to be drilled with the Vibracore system with systematic core sampling meter by meter. At present, 65% of the drilling program has been completed and approximately 600 core samples were sent in for chemical analysis. The results from the 3 first holes are as follows (weighted average, uncut): Admittedly, only 8% of the material has been assayed to date, but these values have exceeded our expectations. Samples consist of half NQ-size diamond core that are split on site, prepared at the Spectrolab laboratory, an ISO accredited laboratory at the Technical University of Oruro, Bolivia and assayed for gold, silver, tin and copper by fire assay for silver and by Atomic absorption or total fusion for the base metals. The QA-QC program of the Company includes insertion of certified standards every 20 samples, blanks at least every 20 samples and core duplicates every 20 samples. The remaining half core is retained onsite for verification and reference purposes. The sampling results from this drill program will be the underpinning of a resource estimation following the guidelines established by Canadian National Instrument 43-101 reporting. Once the drilling program has been completed, the Company will immediately begin metallurgical test work to determine the appropriate method for metal recovery. A complete NI 43-101 Preliminary Economic Assessment ("PEA") will then be completed. "It was a bit tricky in the beginning of the drill program as we discovered a cement-like layer up to 1 meter thick that the Vibracore had a hard time getting through. Alterations were made to the program and, at the time of writing, we are in the final stages of the program," said Ross Orr, President and CEO of BacTech. Kamil Khobzi, an engineer and Qualified Person under NI 43-101, who has visited the property, has read and approved this release. Finally, the Company also announced that it has closed a CAD$30,000 tranche of the current financing. The financing is a 5-cent unit consisting of 1 common share of the Company and 1/2 (one half) of a common share purchase warrant. One full warrant plus 10 cents buys an additional common share for 2 years from the closing of this tranche. BacTech Environmental Corporation holds the perpetual, exclusive, royalty-free rights to use the patented BACOX bioleaching technology for the reclamation of tailings and mining waste materials. The Company's principal focus is a high-grade silver/copper/tin tailings project called Telamayu, located in Atocha, Bolivia, in association with COMIBOL, the state mining group. Investigation has begun to identify opportunities in Ecuador. The Company continues to field enquiries globally with respect to additional opportunities for remediation, including licensing transactions for the technology. This news release contains "forward-looking information", which may include, but is not limited to, statements with respect to future tailings sites, sampling or other investigations of tailing sites, the Company's ability to make use of infrastructure around tailings sites or operating performance of the Company and its projects. Often, but not always, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as "plans", "expects", "is expected", "budget", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "anticipates", or believes" or variations (including negative variations) of such words and phrases, or state that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will" be taken, occur or be achieved. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements contained herein are made as of the date of this news release and the Company disclaims, other than as required by law, any obligation to update any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, results, future events, circumstances, or if management's estimates or opinions should change, or otherwise. There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, the reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. The Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE) has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or the accuracy of the contents of this release.


Leite M.S.,California Institute of Technology | Woo R.L.,Spectrolab | Hong W.D.,Spectrolab | Law D.C.,Spectrolab | Atwater H.A.,California Institute of Technology
Applied Physics Letters | Year: 2011

We have fabricated an In0.52Al0.48 As solar cell lattice-matched to InP with efficiency higher than 14% and maximum external quantum efficiency equal to 81%. High quality, dislocation-free In xAl1-x As alloyed layers were used to fabricate the single junction solar cell. Photoluminescence of InxAl1-x As showed good material quality and lifetime of over 200 ps. A high band gap In0.35 Al0.65 As window was used to increase light absorption within the p-n absorber layer and improve cell efficiency, despite strain. The InAlAs top cell reported here is a key building block for an InP-based three junction high efficiency solar cell consisting of InAlAs/InGaAsP/InGaAs lattice-matched to the substrate. © 2011 American Institute of Physics.


Green M.A.,University of New South Wales | Keevers M.J.,University of New South Wales | Thomas I.,RayGen Resources Pty Ltd | Lasich J.B.,RayGen Resources Pty Ltd | And 2 more authors.
Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications | Year: 2015

Increasing sunlight conversion efficiency is a key driver for on-going solar electricity cost reduction. For photovoltaic conversion, the approach most successful in increasing conversion efficiency is to split sunlight into spectral bands and direct each band to a dedicated solar cell of an appropriate energy bandgap to convert this band efficiently. In this work, we demonstrate conversion of sunlight to electricity in a solar collector with an efficiency value above 40% for the first time, using a small 287-cm2 aperture area test stand, notably equipped with commercial concentrator solar cells. We use optical band-pass filtering to capture energy that is normally wasted by commercial GaInP/GaInAs/Ge triple junction cells and convert this normally wasted energy using a separate Si cell with higher efficiency than physically possible in the original device. The 287-cm2 aperture area sunlight-concentrating converter demonstrating this independently confirmed efficiency is a prototype for a large photovoltaic power tower system, where sunlight is reflected from a field of sun-tracking heliostats to a dense photovoltaic array mounted on a central tower. In such systems, improved efficiency not only reduces costs by increasing energy output for a given investment in heliostats and towers but also reduces unwanted heat generation at the central tower. Copyright © 2015 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.


Cotal H.,Spectrolab | Frost J.,Spectrolab
Conference Record of the IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference | Year: 2010

Information on the temperature of a packaged III-V multijunction solar cell mounted on a heat sink, operating under concentrated light is often not readily available. Availability of such information would facilitate the design of different receiver module configurations in a concentrating photovoltaic system (CPV). To this end, a heat transfer model is developed from finite difference techniques to predict the temperature from various parts of a concentrator cell assembly (CCA). The CCA consists of a solar cell mounted on a direct-bonded copper ceramic substrate with bypass diode. Temperatures of the solar cell with applied conformal coating are modeled as well as the temperature difference, ΔT, between the various layers within the CCA. Isotherm contour plots are generated for the cell under different conditions. It is found that the solar cell temperature in the CCA without conformal coating is 32 °C when illuminated at 50 W/cm2 with the CCA back surface temperature at 25 °C. When the CCA is bonded to a surface with thin bondline of a silicone-based thermal adhesive of 2 W/m K under the same intensity and back surface temperature, the cell rises to 37.3 °C. Further, the effects of the thermal adhesive thickness as well as the adhesive thermal conductivity on the solar cell temperature are examined. An effective thermal resistance of the CCA is determined to help in the design of a CPV system. The results from the model are validated against conservation of energy where the heat input from solar radiation on the solar cell is equal to the heat rate by conduction minus the converted electrical power of the cell. © 2010 IEEE.

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