About us

Brite Solar was founded in 2009 aiming to develop a new type of PV panel adapted to the requirements of greenhouse horticulture.

With a strong background in nanomaterials and deposition techniques for glass substrates, we have been working in additional PV solutions for open-field crops, as well as on energy saving solutions for the built environment. Brite’s strategic goal and commitment is to understand the needs of current and future customers so as to meet their requirements and even exceed their expectations.

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Our Mission

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Brite Solar is committed to :

  • Developing high-quality, innovative products that meet or exceed our customers’ requirements.
  • Continuously striving towards the deployment of advanced nanomaterial engineering to create new types of glass products with a positive impact on worldwide energy production and consumption.
  • Continuously improving our development processes, methods, and expertise.
  • Developing and maintaining high-level communication with our customers, suppliers, partners, and other stakeholders.
  • Creating and maintaining a working environment where people become fully involved in achieving our objectives and targets.
  • Building a culture of continuous improvement within our organization, as well as complying with all applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.

In order to achieve all above goals, Brite:

  • Has developed and implemented a Quality Management System (QMS) in accordance to the requirements of ELOT EN ISO 9001: 2015 and takes accountability for the effectiveness and continuous improvement of this QMS.
  • Promotes the use of a process approach and risk-based thinking.
  • Sets quality objectives and targets that are compatible with the context and strategic direction of the Company and provides all the resources needed for the effective QMS implementation including training, support, and encouragement.
  • Communicates the importance of effective quality management implementation and encourages, engages, and supports all personnel’s contribution to the effectiveness and continuous improvement of the QMS.
  • Routinely monitors, assesses, evaluates, and reports performance in key activities and uses the data collected to make informed and effective decisions on how to improve its processes.
  • Reviews on an annual basis the effectiveness of the QMS on Indicators and Objectives and the Quality Policy itself, in order to achieve continuous improvement in its performance.
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Brite's vision is to deploy advanced nanomaterial engineering in order to create new types of glass products with a positive impact on worldwide energy production and consumption to support a growing world population.

Directors

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Dr. Nick Kanopoulos

President & CEO

“Brite is a nanomaterials company with patented technology in transparent solar glass for Agri-PV applications and dynamic (smart) glass for building applications. The company develops innovative materials and material deposition techniques to manufcature glass products that can reduce the energy footprint for buildings by reducing energy for cooling and lighting and also transparent glass that produces electrical energy from sunlight, enabling greenhouse and open field farmers to drastically reduce or even eliminate their energy costs while protecting completely their crops from adverse climate conditions. The company strongly believes in sustainable use of Earth’s resources and is committed to play a leading in the global effort to balance world’s population growth with adequate food supply.”

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Nikitas Kalomiris

Business Consultant

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Tasos Markas

Director, AI Applications Group, Lenovo Computer Company

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Christos Georgopoulos

Founder and CEO INACCESS

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Theodore Kiakidis

Founding Partner of New Energy Partners

Dr. Nick Kanopoulos

President & CEO

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Dr. Nick Kanopoulos

President & CEO

Nick Kanopoulos has many years of experience in creating and managing large teams of development, mass production, and marketing of semiconductor products for the global market.
He was Managing Director for Channel Development in Europe / Africa / Middle East for the Solar Business Unit of Applied Materials.
He was Director of the Multimedia & Communications (MMC) business division of Atmel Corp. managing product development groups based in the U.S., Greece, Sweden and China.
He was founder and CEO of Data Communications Technologies, which was acquired by Atmel, Director of the Integrated Electronics Group at RTI International (one of the largest independent research centers in the U.S.)
for 10 years adjunct professor at Duke University in North Carolina.
He has been a special advisor to the Minister of Macedonia & Thrace in Greece for matters of technology and to various semiconductor companies.
He graduated in Electrical Engineering from the University of Patras, Greece and holds MS and Ph.D. degrees from Duke University.
He has published one book and over 100 papers in journals and conference proceedings, has six patents (issued and pending) and is a member of several international trade and scientific organizations.

Nikitas Kalomiris

Business Consultant

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Nikitas Kalomiris

Business Consultant

Nikitas Kalomiris brought almost 40 years of Financial and Business management experience to Brite. He is an industry veteran in developing and running business divisions on a global scale. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and a Master of Science degree in Finance from the Industrie and Handelskammer in Munich, Germany. Held several executive management positions with Siemens AG where he developed 30 years of expertise in finance and global business operations. From 2000 to 2012 he was at Applied Materials where he helped the company to improve market share and profitability while he optimized and streamlined sales and marketing business processes.

Tasos Markas

Director, AI Applications Group, Lenovo Computer Company

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Tasos Markas

Director, AI Applications Group, Lenovo Computer Company

Dr. Tassos Markas has over 25 years of experience in the technology and semiconductor arenas. In 2009 he founded 3DMedia, which is developing leading - edge technologies to create, view, and distribute 3D content. Prior to 3DMedia, Tassos was Managing Director of Multimedia Products at Insilica, responsible for the development of integrated circuits, software, and systems for emerging multimedia markets. Before joining Insilica, Tassos served as Multimedia Director at Atmel, where he was responsible for all multimedia IC products including digital cameras, HDTVs, set-top boxes, and mobile phones. In 1995, he co-founded and directed the engineering division of Data Communications Technologies, a start-up company that was eventually sold to Atmel. Throughout his career, Tassos has been involved at all levels of the product cycle, including business development, marketing, sales, product development, research, and logistics. Tassos holds PhD and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering from Duke University in Durham, NC, as well as a BS degree in Physics from University of Athens in Athens, Greece.

Christos Georgopoulos

Founder and CEO INACCESS

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Christos Georgopoulos

Founder and CEO INACCESS

Dr. Georgopoulos is the chief executive officer and one of the co-founders of INACCESS. He develops company’s business strategy, manages business development and pursues partnerships with strategic technology vendors and key customers. He was previously working with Lucent Technologies in residential networks, multiprotocol gateways and gigabit switching. He participates in a number of associations and standardization bodies. Christos holds a diploma in Electrical & Computer Engineering and a PhD in Integrated Broadband Networks.

Theodore Kiakidis

Founding Partner of New Energy Partners

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Theodore Kiakidis

Founding Partner of New Energy Partners

Theodore Kiakidis is one of the founding partners of New Energy Partners, a fund specializing in investments in the broader energy transition space, since 2021.
He previously spent 23 years with Global Finance, a leading regional private equity firm, originating, executing, monitoring, and exiting investments in Greece, Bulgaria, and Romania.
He has also spent four years in Romania, where he established First Southeast Investment Partners, a boutique M&A advisory firm focused on helping local companies and entrepreneurs raise capital, and on supporting Greek companies as they entered the Romanian market.
He started his career in management consulting in Paris, and holds a B.S. in Mathematics from Georgetown University, and an M.A. in International Trade and Finance from Harvard University.

Management and Science Board

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Rick Orlando

VP Business Development

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Dr. Elias Stathatos

VP of Engineering

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Dr. Sofia Papalexiou

Lead Technologist

Rick Orlando

VP Business Development

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Rick Orlando

VP Business Development

Rick Orlando has been instrumental in the development and commercialization of several advanced semiconductor technologies At Xicor Inc, he commercialized the precursor of Flash memory technology into consumer, automotive and communications market places. As founder and CEO of Summit Microelectronics he successfully introduced programmable analog technology into power management applications in communications and consumer products resulting in an acquisition by Qualcomm. As founder and CEO of Alta Analog, he developed and commercialized an analog nonvolatile memory technology into the LCD display market. He is a seasoned multi-national executive with experience in managing organizations in the US, Europe and Asia. He holds a BSEE/CSE from the University of Massachusetts and is the inventor of 11 patents. E-mail: rorlando@britesolar.com

Dr. Elias Stathatos

VP of Engineering

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Dr. Elias Stathatos

VP of Engineering

Professor Elias Stathatos was born in Patras, Greece. He obtained his first degree in Physics from University of Patras and then his Ph.D. degree from Engineering Science Department also at University of Patras. Professor Stathatos is currently at the Technological-Educational Institute of Western Greece and Head of the Nanotechnology and Solar applications laboratory. He has more than 85 publications in peer reviewed journals, 50 proceedings papers and 4 book chapters which are recognized of more than 3500 citations. He is also co-investigator of four patents related to solar energy technology and he is member of numerous societies. He is an editorial board member of Journal of Advanced Oxidation Technologies, International Journal of Photoenergy and Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing. His research interests include conversion of solar into electrical energy using dye-sensitized solar cells and polymer solar cells. Other areas of his research interests are electroluminescent devices, luminescence properties of organic-inorganic composite materials and photocatalytic destruction of organic pollutants over semiconductor nanoparticles.

Dr. Sofia Papalexiou

Lead Technologist

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Dr. Sofia Papalexiou

Lead Technologist

Over 20 years of experience in renewable energy. High expertise in regulatory requirements and materials physics. Brings 20-years of experience as an entrepreneur in renewable energy business and 15 years of experience in international research. She has founded and co-founded 3 companies dealing with solar energy in Greece. Dr. Papalexiou was also the president of the “Hellenic Association of Photovoltaic Companies” for five consecutive years, and she's often invited to speak at conferences for the solar energy sector.

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