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Self Cleaning Process Control Sensor for Thin Film Solar Cell Manufcaturing

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
99273
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
94056
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
02 b
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Colnatec, Llc
1230 E. Baseline Road Suite 103-315 Mesa, AZ 85204-6706
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Self Cleaning Process Control Sensor for Thin Film Solar Cell Manufcaturing
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-10ER85893
Award Amount: $99,921.00
 

Abstract:

Thin film solar cells, or thin film photovoltaic (PV) cells, are a promising and cost effective means of generating electricity from sunlight. Their manufacture, however, often requires critical, careful process controls in order to produce efficient and economically viable devices. Current process sensors that monitor the thickness of the thin film layers are not reliable enough to meet these demands, often failing after continuous use in a matter of hours as a result of high heat and/or excessive layer build-up. We will develop a state of the art sensor that addresses these shortcomings. We propose replacing the current

Principal Investigator:

Scott Grimshaw
Mr.
8642396608
scott@colnatec.com

Business Contact:

Wendy Jameson
Mrs.
4805072001
wendy@colnatec.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Colnatec, Llc
1230 E. Baseline Road Suite 103-315 Mesa, AZ 85204

EIN/Tax ID: 271186335
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No