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Solar cells can lose their efficiency over time due to prolonged exposure to the elements (rain, snow, hail, wind, etc.).


BluSolar is a cleantech startup that offers research and development services pertaining to the cryogenic treatment of photovoltaics. BluSolar provides tailored solutions for solar manufacturers or distributors wishing to enhance their product via cryogenic treatment.

business model

Working in conjunction with 300 Below, the world leader in commercial cryogenic processing, BluSolar has increased the efficiency of solar cells by anywhere between 2-15%, depending on the quality of the solar cell, providing the best ROI in the industry.

state of development

Thorough business model

grants/awards to date

2017 Cleantech University Prize (UP) Pitch Competition

3-6 month milestones

Foster additional local collaborations at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Indiana.

Additional needs

Secure funding and recruit team members.


Estefano Martinez CEO

Daniel Rivera COO

Hunters Somers CTO

website/social media