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PowerLight Technologies

(formerly LaserMotive)


PowerLight Technologies is a pioneer in the development of patented optical power beaming technology that uses high-intensity light to transfer kilowatts of power over a beam of light wirelessly through free-space or via optical fiber for air, ground and undersea applications.

This makes it ideal for industries including Aerospace, UAVs, Telecom, Disaster Response, Border Safety, and more.


Founded in 2007 as LaserMotive, PowerLight is leveraging over a decade of optical power innovation to revolutionize the delivery of power in power-starved environments.

PowerLight optical power beaming technology converts kilowatts of electricity into high-intensity light. It then shapes, directs and beams this light to a specialized solar cell receiver that converts the light back to DC power.


Through the beam, power can travel over long distances, at high altitudes and in the deep sea—maintaining uptime, from near and far. The innovative beam-shaping design optimizes the energy of the beam at the start, to minimize losses across the transfer medium and maximize power in the end.

PowerLight is the first to demonstrate the transfer of power over 1 kilometer, and the only company to deliver 1,000 watts of DC power out.

Category:     Environmental Technologies
Based in:      Kent, WA
Founded in: 2007

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