As a pioneer in the renewable energy industry, Dr. Kiss continues to work in developing the next generation of SPV technology based on multi-junction thin films, and renewable energy storage technologies based on a combination of batteries and hydrogen.
A contributor to SeekingAlpha, Dr. Kiss’s research examines the difficulties of the present economic system while analyzing solutions that can spur change without violence. His efforts focus on creating a new paradigm of self-sustaining economic communities (SSECs) in which all community members are able to succeed while contributing to the common good, and in which renewable energy plays a central role. Dr. Kiss’s theory is based on decades of research in energy, technology, economics, sociology, and business. He holds 25 technology patents, and has published 120 articles detailing his work in physics, engineering, and technology.
Dr. Kiss founded Optel in 1970 to manufacture liquid crystal displays, and Chronar Corporation in 1976 to commercialize thin film photovoltaic technology based on amorphous silicon. He led technical development of a manufacturing process for amorphous silicon, and, in 1982, oversaw the construction of the world’s first amorphous silicon manufacturing facility in Port Jervis, NY. Over 20 such manufacturing facilities built by Chronar are currently in operation throughout the world. Chronar established the world’s first amorphous silicon 100-kilowatt utility interactive photovoltaic power source in Birmingham, AL.
Today, Dr. Kiss’s work centers on creating SSECs that harness the power of renewable energy and help create equality and prosperity for all community members. He is authoring a book that details how SSECs can help solve energy, economic, and value crises to help humanity achieve more of its potential. His theories address some of the most profound problems our world faces.
Dr. Kiss was an NRC scholar from Canada, and spent 2 years in Oxford, working on lasers and nuclear polarization. He speaks English, Hungarian, German, and French.