Ubiquitous Energy, Inc.




Bart Howe


Co-Founder and COO

Primary Industry: 

Renewable & Non-Traditional Energy

Executive Summary: 

Ubiquitous Energy is developing a portfolio of emerging photovoltaic technologies to enable seamless deployment of light-energy harvesting capabilities in everyday products and surfaces. Ubiquitous’ transparent PV films are designed to generate electricity from both solar and incident light while maintaining the visual effects of the underlying product. Thin, lightweight, and flexible, these films offer energy solutions for both building-integrated applications and portable electronic devices by converting passive surfaces into active energy harvesters without impacting aesthetics or design freedom. The company won the 2011 MIT Clean Energy Prize Renewables Category and also received the 2011 Fraunhofer-Techbridge U-Launch Award, a U.S. Department of Energy-funded award program that provides services to promising clean energy start-ups.