Flexible, Light-Weight, and Solid-State Nanocrystalline TiO2-Polymer Solar Cells on Plastics

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$0.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
F08630-02-C-0074
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
Air Force
Award Year:
2002
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
011ML-1420
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
Eic Laboratories, Inc.
111 Downey Street, Norwood, MA, 02062
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
076603836
Principal Investigator
 David Rauh
 President
 (781) 769-9450
 drauh@eiclabs.com
Business Contact
 Jeffrey Bursell
Title: Contract Manager/Controll
Phone: (781) 769-9450
Email: jefbursell@eiclabs.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
"EIC laboratories proposes to develop flexible, lightweight, highly efficient and low-cost dye-sensitized nanocrystalline solar cells having an all plastic construction. The proposed all-plastic and flexible versions of Gratzel cells made by continuouscoating and lamination processes will be attractive for Air Expeditionary Force deployable shelters at a projected cost of ~$0.50/Wp. To enhance manufacturability, we propose to employ an all-solid state construction based on laminates of novellow-temperature sintered nanocrystalline TiO2 thin films and ion conductive polymer electrolytes or hole transport polymers between flexible polymer substrates coated with appropriate current collector thin films. In Phase I, we demonstrated cells withthis construction having >5% solar conversion efficiency. Phase II will address efficiency improvements through TiO2, polymer and current collection modifications as well as the manufacturing technology to produce high efficiency, ultralight cell arraysof several square feet adhered to tentage textiles."

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

Agency Micro-sites

US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government