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BioSolar Progresses to Next Stage of Pre-Production, Citing Positive and Consistent Test Results

BioBacksheet also provides Solar Panel Manufacturers with Color Choices

Posted: February 10, 2009 4:13 p.m.
Updated: February 10, 2009 1:13 p.m.
 
BioSolar, Inc. (OTC BB: BSRC), developer of a breakthrough technology to produce bio-based materials from renewable plant sources that reduce the cost of photovoltaic solar modules, reports that results of testing on BioBacksheetTM samples from the first pre-production runs have been consistent and satisfactory; which gets the company's one step closer to full scale commercial production.

The BioBacksheetTM, a protective covering for photovoltaic solar cells made from renewable plant sources, rather than the expensive petroleum-based film currently in use, is expected to cost less than traditional petroleum-based backsheets. Backsheets are used in virtually all solar panels.

"Aside from cost and environment-friendly advantages, BioBacksheetsTM can now be manufactured in various colors," said Dr. David Lee, CEO of BioSolar,  "This feature will further differentiate BioBacksheetTM from existing petroleum-based backsheets since this is not even an option for them. Photovoltaic module manufacturers often favor color adaptation to maintain aesthetic consistency for their current solar panel."

Based in the Santa Clarita Valley's Valencia Industrial Center, BioSolar has been in a pre-production stage for its BioBacksheetTM for the last several months, and has conducted extensive quality control tests on samples of each pre-production run.

"The test covers material properties, mechanical properties, electrical properties, and appearances before and after the long term durability tests which include a 1,000-hour damp heat oven test, simulating more than 20 years of real world extreme conditions," Lee said.

BioSolar's backsheet technology was featured in a January edition of the Technology and Business Journal, as well as Energy Weekly News.

About BioSolar, Inc.
BioSolar, Inc. has developed a breakthrough technology to produce bio-based materials from renewable plant sources that will reduce the cost per watt of solar cells. Most of the solar industry is focused on photovoltaic efficiency to reduce cost. BioSolar is the first company to introduce a new dimension of cost reduction by replacing petroleum-based plastic solar cell components with durable bio-based materials.

To learn more about BioSolar, visit www.biosolar.com.

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