Columbia University

Technology Ventures

Solar Hygro

Solar Hygro: Solar Hygro’s technology harnesses energy from evaporation, a vast, untapped source of renewable energy. The technology relies on special materials that generate large forces when they absorb and release water vapor. Devices incorporating these materials drive electrical generators to produce electricity as water evaporates. Solar Hygro’s technology offers two important advantages. First, the materials involved are low cost and abundant, leading to lower capital costs. Second, power can be supplied continuously throughout the day or when demand is high, eliminating the need for battery storage.

To learn more about this opportunity, contact:

Dovina Qu
Technology Licensing Officer
dq2119@columbia.edu