Equity Solar hires GT Solar’s Greg Knight as CTO

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Equity Solar has appointed Greg Knight, formerly of GT Solar, as its chief technology officer. Knight was brought on board to assist in the commercialization of the room temperature wet chemical growth (RTWCG) technology licensed by Equity Solar.

Company chairman, Chester Aldridge said, “While we believe that the potential value of the technology was apparent to everyone who has reviewed it, Greg had the most comprehensive understanding of how it could be commercialized and his extensive process experience allowed him to see exactly how the technology can be integrated into existing crystalline silicon solar cell manufacturing facilities.”

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Before joining Equity Solar, Knight was director of process engineering at GT Solar. “For the last several years I have looked at numerous technologies and how they can be acquired and integrated in existing facilities,” he said. “I saw how this technology could potentially save significant manufacturing costs while increasing cell efficiency, so when Chester talked to me about working for Equity Solar full-time, it wasn’t something I had to think about for long. The RTWCG technology has the potential to be a real game-changer in the solar industry as well as in silicon-based micro-electronics industries and I’m excited to be a part of something that can make a substantial difference.”

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