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Disruptive and proprietary technology with potential for paradigm shift for solar - projects that can be cost-competitive without subsidy.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Clean Technology
  • Location Tucson, AZ, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2009
  • Employees 3
  • Website

Company Summary

Founded to commercialize unique, patent-pending technology developed with UA, for which it holds exclusive license. ~$9m has been raised to develop the technology - ($7m to UA and $2m to REhnu) and leverages over $100m of research, development and production of world class opto-mechanical systems at UA for over 30yrs led by REhnu's founder, Dr Roger Angel. Our technology will be competitive without subsidy with fossil based energy at high volume.


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    Justin Elliott
    Chief Executive Officer

    Commercial lead for REhnu. 20 years international operational experience in technology commercialization and across all phases of project development in Renewables and heavy infrastructure. Previously Snr Dir Field Operations at SES, Business Development Mgr at Bioverda and NTR, contract and project mgmt from in construction in Europe. MBA, BAI Engineering - track record of bridging between commercial and technical areas of start-ups businesses.

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    Roger Angel
    Chief Technical Officer

    30+ yrs experience in design and manufacture of large optical and mechanical systems. Professor of Optical Sciences and Astronomy at UA Steward Observatory. 2010 Kavli Prize winner for Astrophysics. Record of innovation in optics includes: new method to grind and polish glass mirrors now used at the Mirror Lab to make the world’s largest and most aspheric telescope mirrors; novel methods to test aspheric optical surfaces, REhnu's CPV system

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    John Schaefer
    Executive Chairman

    Leads investor relations. President Emeritus, University of Arizona; led Research Corporation (one of the most successful technology transfer companies) for over 20 years; former chairman Tucson Electric Power. Board memberships: Olin Corporation, National Starch, Home Federal Savings, Arch Chemicals, Research Corporation, Research Corporation Technologies

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    Tom Stalcup
    Chief Engineer

    Primary and Masters Degrees in Electrical Engineering and PhD in Optical Sciences. Tom spent 6 years in large telescope instrumentation and opto-mechanical development as Adaptive Optics Scientist at W.M. Keck Observatory and Astronomical Instrumentation Coordinator at MMT Observatory. For REhnu has led UA technical team through Gen-2 development, delivering big performance and reliability improvements, and Gen-3 concept evolution.


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    Timothy J Reckart, Rusing & Lopez, P.L.L.C.
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    David Cohen, Beach Fleischman

Previous Investors

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    Desert Angels - Individuals and Sidecar Fund
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    A number of high-worth individuals
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    Founder from seed through Series A-1