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Holographic Building Integrated Photovoltaics

Award Information

Department of Energy
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
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Solicitation Year:
Solicitation Topic Code:
05 b
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Small Business Information
Luminit, LLC
1850 W 205th Street Torrance, CA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Holographic Building Integrated Photovoltaics
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-11ER90192
Award Amount: $149,999.00


U.S. Department of Energy is seeking a solution that both replaces the old building material or structure and adds photovoltaic generation. Integrating photovoltaics into building structures opens the door to numerous new energy conversion design possibilities, from curved form factors for aesthetics, PV surfaces that can flex with underlying structures or photovoltaics that fit odd spaces. In order to qualify as low cost, the photovoltaic product needs to be equal or less than the cost of the material or structure it is replacing. Luminit, LLC proposes to develop a new Holographic Building Integrated Photovoltaic (HBIPV) that uses highly efficient Luminit multiplexed holograms with expanded bandwidth and thin film PV cells.Commercial Applications and Other Benefits: The development of the HBIPV technology will reduce the cost of photovoltaic system energy production. It will greatly improve the solar generating/concentrating systems resulting in increased solar energy yield. Specific commercial applications of HBIPV include space science and integrating in terrestrial buildings, or just as standalone energy systems. The idea of integrating building parts with photovoltaic systems can give a push to new aesthetics in building industry.

Principal Investigator:

Fedor Dimov

Business Contact:

Linh Whitaker
Small Business Information at Submission:

Luminit, Llc
1850 West 205 Street Torrance, CA 90501-1526

EIN/Tax ID: 203829605
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No