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Updated June 29, 2016

Premium Lock Semprius tops $13M in debt financing with latest raise

Semprius logo Semprius continues to raise debt rather than investment capital, closing a new raise of just over $280,000. Here's a look at all the debt funding the Durham-based company has raised since 2012.

Updated October 14, 2015

Premium Lock Semprius lands nearly $1M of debt offering for advanced solar tech

Semprius Inc., a Durham-based solar-module manufacturer, raised $995,238 of a $2 million debt offering, according to a regulatory filing. The company's technology lets it create the world's smallest solar cells to deliver a uniquely high concentration of the cells, which are about the size of a pencil point, to achieve cost and performance advantages.

A Semprius 24.5kW system A Semprius 24.5kW system

Updated October 4, 2013

Premium Lock Another solar record falls as startup Semprius marches toward full production

In an exclusive Q&A, Semprius Vice President of Business Development Russell Kanjorski discusses the significance of the firm's latest record for solar efficiency and how the company is progressing toward full-scale production at its plant in Henderson. WRALTechWire Insiders get the full story.

Durham-based Semprius solar technology Durham-based Semprius solar technology

Updated May 1, 2012

Premium Lock Shine on: Durham solar firm Semprius cracks MIT top 10 tech list

The startup company's leading-edge solar technology "could soon make electricity cheaply enough to compete with power plants fueled by coal and natural gas," says the Massachusetts Institute for Technology in its annual "most important technology milestones" list.

Semprius' solar panel technology Semprius' solar panel technology

Updated January 13, 2012

Premium Lock CIA investment arm pours more money into solar tech firm Semprius

The Durham-based firm secures more money from In-Q-Tel and a new investor. Duke Energy Renewables executive is also is named to the firm's board.

The Semprius process The Semprius process

December 20, 2011

Premium Lock Semprius solar cells score in U.S. lab test

Semprius logo The National Renewable Energy Laboratory said the company's 600-micron, gallium arsenide cells had 41 percent efficiency at a 100-suns concentration.

Updated July 19, 2011

Premium Lock Semprius to build plant, create 256 jobs in Henderson

Semprius logo The Durham-based semiconductor startup will receive millions in local and state tax incentives if jobs targets are met.

Updated July 19, 2011

Premium Lock Durham semiconductor firm reportedly picks NC for new plant

Gov. Bev Perdue is to make a new jobs announcement Tuesday morning in Henderson. Semprius, which is backed by the CIA, could be the builder.

Semprius can "print" semiconductors on various surfaces Semprius can "print" semiconductors on various surfaces

June 30, 2011

Premium Lock CIA pours more money into Durham solar tech startup

The secret sauce at Semprius draws more money from the "Wizards of Langley" venture arm as well as Siemens and Durham-based Intersouth in its latest $20 million capital fund raiser. So what can the CIA do with advanced solar power?

Might Semprius someday power a CIA drone? Might Semprius someday power a CIA drone?

June 24, 2011

Premium Lock Solar power startup Semprius raises $20M, looks for $10M more

The Durham-based company, which recently sold a 16-percent interest to Siemens Energy, discloses the funding in a regulatory filing. It's the latest in a streak of good news for the firm and its investors, which include Durham-based Intersouth Partners.

An illustration of Semprius' transfer process An illustration of Semprius' transfer process

January 28, 2010

Premium Lock RTP startup Semprius to partner with Siemens on solar power project

Semprius logo Companies agree to joint development of a “plug-and-play” demonstration project that mixes Semprius’ arrays with Siemens’ control components.

Updated January 21, 2010

Premium Lock Startup Semprius lands $3M in federal funding for solar energy technology

Solar panel A Durham-based firm wins a contract for the development of a microcell-based receiver for use in photovoltaic panels.

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