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KAUST startup NOMADD shines at the SunRISE TechBridge Challenge

We are pleased to share the news that KAUST startup NOMADD is a winner of the SunRISE TechBridge Challenge II, a competition that recognizes innovative solutions to reduce electricity costs for solar power systems.

Of the 56 applications, NOMADD was one of the four awardees.  NOMADD Desert Solar Solutions is an automated solar panel cleaning system, which requires no water and significantly reduces yield losses due to dust.

This is not the first time a KAUST startup has won the SunRISE TechBridge Challenge.  KAUST Innovation Fund portfolio company QD Solar was also a winner in 2016. QD Solar is developing next generation solar cells using quantum dot technology.

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