Aliso Viejo, CA, February 7, 2005 – XsunX, Inc. (OTC BB: XSNX), developer of Power Glass™ -- an innovative solar technology that allows glass windows to produce electricity from the power of the sun, announced today that Dr. Richard Rocheleau has joined the Company’s Scientific Advisory Board. Dr. Rocheleau brings over 25 years of experience as a recognized leader in the development of material and device sciences for applications in the solar and renewable power industry. As an advisor he will offer strategic guidance in XsunX’s thin-films process development and research efforts.
“XsunX is working to ensure that we execute on our vision for the wide scale use of architectural glass as a power-generating platform and our mission to become a leader in the building integrated photovoltaics industry,” stated Tom Djokovich, CEO of XsunX. “Enlisting the help of scientists such as Dr. Rocheleau is one of the best ways to ensure that success. Rick’s knowledge and insight as a visionary and leader in the development of renewable technologies will help us in achieving our goals and help to attract other respected visionaries to assist in our efforts to commercialize Power Glass ™ .”
Dr. Richard Rocheleau
Dr. Rocheleau is the director of the Hawaii Natural Energy Institute (HNEI) of the University of Hawaii. At HNEI Dr. Rocheleau established the HNEI Thin Films Laboratory and developed a research program focused on thin film photovoltaics and renewable hydrogen production having near-term applications in both the commercial and military sectors. Dr. Rocheleau also serves as the PI of several programs including the Hawaii Energy and Environmental Technology Initiative, and the Hawaii Hydrogen Center for the Development and Deployment of Distributed Energy Systems. He is the author of over 30 publications in peer reviewed journals and over 20 conference proceedings in the areas of photovoltaics, photo electrochemical hydrogen production, and thin-film electronic materials. Dr. Rocheleau also holds seven patents and two patent disclosures. Leveraging his extensive scientific and leadership capabilities he has led teams of scientists/engineers in multi-disciplinary programs providing contract research and development of PV and semiconductor manufacturing processes and has provided consulting services to a number of domestic and international firms including, Chronar Corporation, Solarex, First Solar, Trex Enterprises, and Global Solar Inc. Dr. Rocheleau received his BChE and PhD (1980) in Chemical Engineering from the University of Delaware and a M.S. in Ocean Engineering (1977) from the University of Hawaii.
Based in Aliso Viejo, California, XsunX is developing its patented process to produce solar electric vision glass. This proprietary process is intended to allow manufacturers to apply a transparent and photovoltaic glazing to glass and other transparent substrates. When XsunX glazing is exposed to light, the light energy is converted into electrical energy for use as a power source. XsunX believes that its solar electric glazing technology has a number of major market opportunities in the worldwide architectural glass, optical film and plastics markets. Please visit the Company's website for more information: https://XsunX.com
Tom Djokovich, CEO
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