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Driving The Solid State Battery Revolution

Planar Energy has developed a game-changing technology for solid state batteries for electronics and automotive applications. Lithium ion battery technology has hit a wall - batteries need substantial cost reductions to be viable for energy demanding applications.

Planar's technology is superior to Li-Ion at less than half the cost per kWh, with three times the energy density. Solid state batteries replace the plastics, binders, powders and liquids of Li-Ion batteries with durable, nanostructured films.

The fundamental challenge of solid state batteries is that current fabrication methods don't scale to large format batteries because of the cost of vacuum deposition. Planar has developed an alternative, game changing deposition process and has demonstrated the ability to make nanostructured electrolyte and electrode materials with superior chemistries using this process.

Latest News
Awards and Recognition
March 3, 2011 - CNET News - ARPA-E researchers dig deep for energy
innovation
January, 2011 - The Economist and The Kiplinger Letter report on Planar 
Energy
December 27, 2010 - EHS News - Battery Salvation in 2011
December 21, 2010 - IEEE Spectrum - Printed Power Sources for Cars
 and Consumer Gadgets
December 6, 2010
C&E News - Battery Booster
August 26, 2010
Tech Journal South - Advanced battery tech will drive auto industry
August 17, 2010
Earth2Tech - Teaching High-Tech Gear New Greentech Tricks
August 13, 2010
Automotive Engineering International - Planar touts new way to
make Solid-state electrodes and electrolytes
August 12, 2010
GreentechMedia - For Electric Cars, Startups Propose Solid-State 
Batteries
July 23, 2010
Tech Journal South - Development of New Battery Technologies Vital
July 20, 2010
Technology Review - Safer, Longer-Lasting Batteries for Cars
June 1, 2010
SEMI.org - Energy Storage Sector Looks to Solid State Solutions
May 3, 2010
ClimateWire - New entrant in the race for cheaper electric car 
batteries

2009 World Technology Award

Planar Energy receives the 2009 World Technology Award for Energy

2008 Governor's Business Diversification Awards

Planar honored by Florida Governor Charlie Crist as the "Newcomer" in the mega-market

2008 Florida High Tech Corridor William C. Schwartz Industry Innovation Award

The Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission presented Planar with the Industry Innovation award.

 
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