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Backside Contact Multijunction Solar Cells for Concentrator Applications

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
94549
Program Year/Program:
2009 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
90823
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
MicroLink Devices
6457 Howard Street Niles, IL 60714-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2009
Title: Backside Contact Multijunction Solar Cells for Concentrator Applications
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-09ER85503
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

Solar concentrator systems will require solar cells with improved efficiency and reduced cost in order to be competitive. New approaches are needed to build solar cells for optimum performance in high concentration applications. This project will demonstrate multifunction solar cells with backside contacts, which can significantly improve cell efficiencies when used in high-concentration applications. The backside contact device structure will be enabled by utilizing previously-developed epitaxial liftoff (ELO) technology. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: Solar concentrator systems have recently benefited from improved performance by migrating from Si-based solar cells to multifunction cells. The successful implementation of multifunction cells with backside contacts should enable further improvements in system performance and cost competitiveness.

Principal Investigator:

Chris Youtsey
Dr.
8475883001
cyoutsey@mldevices.com

Business Contact:

Chris Youtsey
Dr.
8475883001
dmccallum@mldevices.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Microlink Devices
6457 West Howard St Niles, IL 60714

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