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THIN CRYSTALLINE SILICON FILM PHOTOVOLTAIC SOLAR CELLS AND ARRAYS ON FLEXIBLE…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Missile Defense Agency
Award ID:
15613
Program Year/Program:
1992 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
15613
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
ASTROPOWER, INC.
Solar Park Newark, DE 19716
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1992
Title: THIN CRYSTALLINE SILICON FILM PHOTOVOLTAIC SOLAR CELLS AND ARRAYS ON FLEXIBLE SUBSTRATES
Agency / Branch: DOD / MDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $497,072.00
 

Abstract:

SOLAR CELLS ARE BEING FABRICATED USING THIN FILMS OF SILICON ON INEXPENSIVE, FLEXIBLE CLOTH SUBSTRATES. PHOTOVOLTAIC DEVICES FABRICATED WITH THESE STRUCTURES CAN DEMONSTRATE THE HIGH PERFORMANCE OF CRYSTALLINE SILICON WITH THE LIGHT WEIGHT OF THIN FILM SOLAR CELLS. THE RESULT IS A SOLAR CELL THAT HAS APPLICATIONS WHEREVER A LIGHTWEIGHT POWER SOURCE IS NEEDED. THE RADIATION TOLERANCE OF THIN CRYSTALLINE SILICON DEVICES MAKE THIS TECHNOLOGY WELL SUITED TO SPACE APPLICATIONS. TERRESTRIAL APPLICATIONS CAN ALSO BENEFIT FROM THE LIGHTWEIGHT, LOW-COST DESIGN. ALL TYPES OF MOBILE POWER GENERATORS, INCLUDING MILITARY AND COMMERICAL, ARE POTENTIAL CANDIDATES FOR THIS NEW TECHNOLOGY.

Principal Investigator:

James A Rand
Principal Investigator
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Astropower Inc.
30 Lovett Avenue Newark, DE 19711

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