Self Cleaning Process Control Sensor for Thin Film Solar Cell Manufcaturing

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,921.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
DE-FG02-10ER85893
Award Id:
99273
Agency Tracking Number:
94056
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
02 b
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
1230 E. Baseline Road, Suite 103-315, Mesa, AZ, 85204
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
832518943
Principal Investigator:
Scott Grimshaw
Mr.
(864) 239-6608
scott@colnatec.com
Business Contact:
Wendy Jameson
Mrs.
(480) 507-2001
wendy@colnatec.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Thin film solar cells, or thin film photovoltaic (PV) cells, are a promising and cost effective means of generating electricity from sunlight. Their manufacture, however, often requires critical, careful process controls in order to produce efficient and economically viable devices. Current process sensors that monitor the thickness of the thin film layers are not reliable enough to meet these demands, often failing after continuous use in a matter of hours as a result of high heat and/or excessive layer build-up. We will develop a state of the art sensor that addresses these shortcomings. We propose replacing the current

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