SBIR Phase I: Solar Cell Lateral Collection Feasibility Study

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
0912380
Agency Tracking Number:
0912380
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Solarity
200 Innovation Boulevard, State College, PA, 16803
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
786049655
Principal Investigator:
WookJun Nam
PhD
(814) 234-2009
wjnam@solarity.us.com
Business Contact:
WookJun Nam
PhD
(814) 234-2009
wjnam@solarity.us.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
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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