Konarka Selected by AlwaysOn as GoingGreen 100 Top Private Company Award Winner
Recognized for Leadership in Clean Technology and Global Business Potential
Lowell, Mass. – Sept. 12 2007 – Konarka Technologies, Inc., an innovator in development and commercialization of PowerPlastic®, a material that converts light to energy, today announced it has been chosen by AlwaysOn, the first media brand to launch a global blog network, as one of the GoingGreen 100 Top Private Companies for 2007. The first annual elite GoingGreen 100 list was compiled by the AlwaysOn editorial panel. To be eligible for the GoingGreen 100 list, companies had to be peer-nominated. AlwaysOn received more than 500 nominations from venture investors, investment bankers and other industry experts.
“The AlwaysOn GoingGreen 100 companies will accelerate the global movement to a more sustainable environment,” said Tony Perkins, founder and editor of AlwaysOn. “The ideas and innovation we saw in reviewing hundreds of clean technology companies will be foundational to the next wave of economic growth in California and beyond. My congratulations to each AlwaysOn GoingGreen 100 winner — these are the companies which we predict will have the greatest market traction, strongest innovation and most game-changing approaches this year."
Konarka and other GoingGreen 100 Top Private Companies for 2007 were honored at AlwaysOn GoingGreen at the University of California in Davis on September 10-12, 2007. GoingGreen is a two-and-a-half-day executive gathering that highlights the significant impact clean technologies have on new economic growth and in sustainable use of natural resources. The idea behind the GoingGreen 100 top private companies list is to identify the most promising entrepreneurial opportunities and investments in the clean technology industry.
“We are delighted to be part of the elite GoingGreen 100 list, recognized for our leadership in clean technology and global business potential,” commented Rick Hess, president and CEO of Konarka. “We believe strongly in the business and growth opportunities of the clean technology industry, and we are proud to be a part of this influential list of companies making a positive environmental impact.”
A full list of all the AlwaysOn GoingGreen 100 Private Companies can be found on the AlwaysOn Web site at: http://alwayson.goingon.com/permalink/post/18632
About AlwaysOn GoingGreen AlwaysOn GoingGreen is a two-and-a-half-day executive gathering that highlights the significant impact clean technologies have on new economic growth and in sustainable use of natural resources. AlwaysOn GoingGreen features the most innovative companies, eminent technologists, influential investors and journalists in keynote presentations, panel debates and private company CEO showcases. The goal of the conference is to identify the most promising entrepreneurial opportunities and investments in the clean tech industry.
About AlwaysOn AlwaysOn ignited the open-media revolution in early 2003 by being the first media brand to launch a global blog network. In 2004, AlwaysOn continued to lead the media industry in innovation by introducing a social network where members can connect and engage. AlwaysOn is also revolutionizing the media business by applying its open-media principles to its executive event series (Stanford Summit, AlwaysOn Hollywood, AlwaysOn Media and GoingGreen) and quarterly print “blogozine” by empowering its members to post and share their ideas and meet each other online. As our loyal readers know, AlwaysOn is committed to the free-market, merit-driven approach to reporting and event programming. No other media brand has dared to create such open interaction with its readers and event participants.
About Konarka Technologies, Inc. Konarka builds products that convert light to energy – anywhere. As the leading developer of polymer photovoltaic technology that provide a source of renewable power in a variety of form factors for commercial, industrial, government and consumer applications, Konarka has a broad portfolio of patents, technology licenses and an accomplished technical team. The Company's PowerPlastic® technology is focused on delivering lightweight, flexible, scalable and manufacturable products. Konarka Technologies is headquartered in Lowell, Mass., U.S.A., with European headquarters in Nuremberg, Germany, business development offices in Asia and a research and development facility in Austria. For additional information, visit http://www.konarka.com .
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