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Development and scale-up of very low-cost, light-weight, flexible solar cells

Award Information

Department of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
2011 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Soluxra, LLC
UW Fluke Hall, Box 352141 4000 Mason Road, Suite 304 Seattle, WA 98195-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2011
Title: Development and scale-up of very low-cost, light-weight, flexible solar cells
Agency: DOD
Contract: N00014-11-M-0016
Award Amount: $100,000.00


The overall objective of the proposal is to use an integrated approach combining material, interface, device, and process engineering to demonstrate high-performance OPV module fabricated from all-solution and ambient process. The specific objectives of the program can be enumerated as follows: 1) Optimize current Soluxra's donor and acceptor materials to improve the performance and morphological stability of OPV with target PCE of>8% for small area device (10 mm2). 2) Fabricate an OPV module with inverted device architecture using all solution deposition methods under ambient processes. Develop new charge selective materials for an interfacial layer to reduce interfacial recombination loss and enhance the interfacial stability and charge selectivity at the charge collecting electrodes for inverted OPV. 3) Demonstrate a new transparent electrode with high transparency (>85%), low sheet resistance (<10 ohm/sq), and superior mechanically robustness for flexible OPV. 4) Implement new PV materials in inverted device structures for highly efficient and stable devices. Further optimize a complete device architecture including active layers, buffer layers, electrode and encapsulation to demonstrate a 4% PCE module with a translational efficiency (module/champion cell) of>60%.

Principal Investigator:

Hin-Lap Yip
(206) 359-0683

Business Contact:

Alex Jen
Chief Scientist
(206) 909-6166
Small Business Information at Submission:

Soluxra, LLC
18251 58th Ave., NE Kenmore, WA -

EIN/Tax ID: 272625043
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No