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Foldable/Rollable High Efficiency Solar Cell Modules

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2011 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
F10B-T05-0243
Solicitation Year:
2010
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF10-BT05
Solicitation Number:
2010.B
Small Business Information
OPTICOMP NETWORKS, INC.
9727 NE Sandy Blvd Room 156 Portland, OR 97220-0000
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Foldable/Rollable High Efficiency Solar Cell Modules
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA9453-11-M-0148
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

ABSTRACT: A new method for manufacturing thin, flexible, portable high efficiency III-V PV modules that can be folded and rolled. In particular, IMM3J cells are lifted-off their growth substrate and transferred to a polyimide blanket sheet holding up to a few hundred cells. They are fully encapsulated. The interconnects are made with novel use of electrically conductive adhesives and polymers. The method further allows for recovery and reuse of the growth substrate, reducing the cell costs by up to 40%. OptiCOMP"s method thereby eliminates any potential supply bottlenecks for GaAs and Ge growth substrates and preserves rare earth materials. BENEFIT: High efficiency flexible photovoltaic civilian applications include solar rechargers for portable power applications, including flexible battery-charging covers for hybrid electric vehicles etc.

Principal Investigator:

John Farah
President
(401) 616-4176
johnfarah@hotmail.com

Business Contact:

John Farah
President
(401) 616-4176
johnfarah@hotmail.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

OptiCOMP Networks, Inc.
60 Phillips St. Bld'g 3 Ste 2 Attleboro, MA 02703-

EIN/Tax ID: 050512746
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Auburn University
310 Samford Hall
Auburn, AL 36849-
Contact: Tony Ventimiglia
Contact Phone: (334) 844-5954