resources by year
PARC is developing massively scalable and low-cost metamaterial films that can “self-cool” in broad daylight, without the need for electricity or consumption of water. The focus of the ARPA-E project is in dissipating heat loads to increase thermal power plant efficiency, especially in conjunction with other dry cooling approaches.
The reliability of fielded infrastructure systems is increasingly becoming a major concern as they age and operational budgets to maintain them get stretched. PARC’s CBM technology suite empowers engineers, operators, and maintenance personnel to improve the reliability and maintainability of critical systems.
PARC is developing a spectrally-selective metamaterial emitter with an engineered emission spectrum that matches the spectral response of a low-bandgap photovoltaic (PV) cell (e.g. made of GaSb), allowing for an efficient way to convert heat directly and efficiently to electricity.
PARC offers a proven co-extrusion printing technique, CoEx, that can enhance both the energy and power densities of batteries. A cost-effective way to manufacture structured electrodes, this technique can be applied to both cathodes and anodes for most mature battery chemistries.
Current sorting technologies for light metals are either too costly or ineffective, and therefore certain aluminum recycling streams are shipped overseas for sorting and recycling. We want to add value to the US recycling industry by improving the quality of their scrap streams through low-cost sorting.
PARC is developing an intrinsically safe battery architecture for high-assurance military applications. Utilizing thin film electronic components, the flow of current is controlled locally so that the battery's output stays within safe limits at all times.
PARC is developing advanced energy management technologies capable of co-optimizing mission-critical energy needs with the economic value of energy assets
PARC, together with Triton Systems and PV Scientific, is developing a flexible solar blanket based on micro-optic solar concentrators and high efficiency III-V solar cells. This combination offers the best possible tradeoff among cost, weight, flexibility and efficiency.
PARC offers a novel co-extrusion printing technique that enables the printing of a full-thickness battery cathode, anode, and separator in a signle pass to dramatically improve battery performance and reduce production costs.