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High Efficiency Thin Multi-Junction Solar Cells

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
93072
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F083-186-1631
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
MicroLink Devices
6457 Howard Street Niles, IL -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: High Efficiency Thin Multi-Junction Solar Cells
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9453-09-M-0064
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

The proposed SBIR will focus on the development of wafer bonding of GaAs and InP to produce a two junction tandem solar cell which will be the basis to realize a high efficiency solar cell with high manufacturing yield.The target efficiency of the two-junction solar cell is 40% at under AM0 illumination. The proposed wafer bonding process based on ELO wafers is expected to reduce the manufacturing cost of solar cell chips by at least 50% through the GaAs and InP substrate recycling, combined with a reduction in the solar cell thickness. This cost advantage will be obtained without any reduction in conversion efficiency. BENEFIT: This research would provide a foundation for lower cost, higher efficiency solar cells that could have wide benefits for space and terrestrial applications. The ability to remove the substrate along with wafer bonding would provide a clear pathway towards higher efficiency.

Principal Investigator:

Noren Pan
Research Scientist
8475883001
psproposals@poc.com

Business Contact:

Noren Pan
Chief Financial Officer
8475883001
gedrew@poc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

MICROLINK DEVICES
6457 Howard Street Niles, IL 60714

EIN/Tax ID: 043511752
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No