SunHydrogen, Inc. has received the India Patent Office’s decision to grant its patent: “Multi-junction artificial photosynthetic cell with enhanced photovoltages”.
The patent, which is currently active in the US, Australia, China and Europe, is jointly held by SunHydrogen and the Regents of the University of California following the Company’s prior research agreement with the University of California, Santa Barbara.
This patent protects SunHydrogen’s semiconductor design, which features high-density arrays of nano-sized, high-voltage solar cells. This innovative structure serves as the core of the Company’s nanoparticle technology.
Within one of SunHydrogen’s nanoparticle-based hydrogen generation units, billions of nanoparticles per square centimetre split apart water at the molecular level. These nanoparticles are comprised of multiple layers of solar cells. The solar cells’ high-voltage, high-light absorbing properties enable the Company to make them ultrathin and with significantly fewer materials, lowering costs and raising efficiency.
SunHydrogen’s CEO Tim Young, said, “This most recent grant in India, alongside our existing grants in the US, Australia, China and Europe, underscores our commitment to protecting our intellectual property.”