"We only have to capture 1/10,000th of the solar energy landing on earth to completely satisfy all our energy needs.”
Akcome USA is a joint venture between Translucent Energy and Suzhou Akcome Optronics Science & Technology Co. ,Ltd (a division of Jiangsu Akcome Science and Technology Co. Ltd.) for the purposes of establishing integrated manufacturing facilities in the USA for solar PV modules, cells, wafers and ingots. The company will manufacture “Made in USA” panels under the framework of the Inflation Reduction Act, helping to re-shore this key industry and creating thousands of permanent jobs along the way. Focusing initially on tunnel oxide passivated contact (TOPCon) technology, Akcome USA will quickly expand into manufacturing heterojunction (“HJT”) panels with the benefit of Akcome’s global leadership in this technology. In the lead up to the commercial operation of the US factory in 2025, Translucent Energy will also be exclusive importer and distributor of Akcome panels for the USA.
Leadership Akcome USA
Chief Executive Officer
With advanced degrees in industrial and production engineering, Nour brings worldwide experience in energy product manufacturing and development, with broad experience in finance, investments, strategic planning, outsourcing, technology transfer and property development. He co-founded Desert Technologies, an independent, fully integrated photovoltaic solar energy platform with a proven track record as a PV solar panel manufacturer, PV developer, and EPC and O&M contractor. He also serves as the founding board chairman at Capton Energy – a joint venture between Desert Technologies and Siemens, and is also a partner in Soho Properties, a leading developer of real estate with over $600m in projects under construction.
Chief Strategy Officer
With degrees in business administration, finance and entrepreneurship, Mujadid brings over 20 years of experience in global business strategy, business planning, brand and product development, and marketing. As CEO and President of multiple companies operating in domestic and international markets, he has over-seen manufacturing, product development and merchandising in a range of industries, including textiles, consumer products, and health and wellness – enterprises that have provided him with a strong base of knowledge in OEM, supply chain management, financial management and sales distribution.
Chief Investment Officer
Augustus joined Translucent Energy from Desert Technologies (DT), where he was Chief Investment Officer, working on the company’s utility scale photovoltaic IPP and EPC divisions, and incubating the EV charging and water desalination business lines. Prior to that, Augustus was VP at the Arabian Gulf Fund, a GCC-focused growth capital PE fund. Augustus has also worked as a strategy consultant at the Boston Consulting Group in Milan, focusing on retail and banking sectors, and in the Private Equity group of the International Finance Corporation (World Bank Group) in Washington D.C., working on emerging market investments. Augustus received his MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.