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PV Module. Title: Optimal Multijunction Solar Cells for CPV under Realistic…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2013 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
88023
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
05a
Solicitation Number:
DE-FOA-0000715
Small Business Information
Black Hills Nanosystems Corporation
908 E Watertown Street Rapid City, SD 57701-1349
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2013
Title: PV Module. Title: Optimal Multijunction Solar Cells for CPV under Realistic Conditions.
Agency: DOE
Contract: DE-FG02-13ER90477
Award Amount: $148,889.00
 

Abstract:

The proposed DoE STTR project will provide a pathway for terrestrial CPV (500 to 700 Suns) multi- junction solar cells that will maintain extremely high efficiencies at realistic operating temperatures. The thrust of the proposed project will adapt an integration approach from MEMS to III-V materials grown lattice-matched to gallium arsenide substrates. The efficiency advantages were found to be substantially due to the 37% smaller temperature coefficient of efficiency for the proposed CPV cell. Based on NRELs System Advisor Model (SAM) software, the LCOE based on the proposed CPV cell technology at 630 Suns is 20.96/kWh (real) for a CPV cell with 45% efficiency and 20.22/kWh (real) for a CPV cell with 48.5% efficiency.

Principal Investigator:

Lin Chao
Dr.
6053413641
slchao@blackhillsnano.com

Business Contact:

Gina Kim
Dr.
6053413641
gkim@blackhillsnano.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Black Hills Nanosystems Corporation
2445 Dyess Avenue Rapid City, SD 57701-9301

EIN/Tax ID: 510625487
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No