SBIR Phase I: Solar Cell Lateral Collection Feasibility Study

Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: 0912380
Agency Tracking Number: 0912380
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: EL
Solicitation Number: NSF 08-548
Small Business Information
200 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA, 16803
DUNS: 786049655
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 WookJun Nam
 (814) 234-2009
Business Contact
 WookJun Nam
Title: PhD
Phone: (814) 234-2009
Research Institution
This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project is to investigate an innovative structure for improving the efficiency of amorphous silicon based solar cells. Amorphous silicon has a short minority carrier diffusion length and the innovative structure reduces the distance necessary to collect photogenerated electrons. Increasing the efficiency of solar cells can significantly reduce the cost per unit energy output. Amorphous silicon solar cells also use less silicon than do crystalline based cells. Reducing the cost and increasing the efficiency of solar cells will positively impact the adoption rate of photovoltaic power systems. This award is funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5).

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