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Silicon Nanowire Solar Cell

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG02-07ER86313
Agency Tracking Number: 82961
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: 10 c
Solicitation Number: DE-PS02-06ER06-30
Solicitation Year: 2007
Award Year: 2007
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
1064 New Holland Ave., Lancaster, PA, 17601
DUNS: 132498903
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Youssef Habib
 (717) 295-3746
Business Contact
 Youssef Habib
Title: Dr
Phone: (717) 295-3746
Research Institution
 Penn State University
 Alan Scaroni
 248 Deike Bldg.
Univerity Park, PA, 16802 5010
 (814) 863-3264
 Nonprofit college or university
There is a tremendous need to develop alternative energy sources to alleviate the economic, political, and environmental burdens created by our continuing reliance on fossil fuel. Photovoltaic generation of electricity from the sun is an elegant and practical alternative source of usable energy. This project will research the use of silicon nanowires to develop and commercialize a high efficiency, low cost solar cell. Commercial Applications and other Benefits as described by the awardee: The use of nanotechnology in solar cell development should lead to the implementation of photovoltaic devices that are cost competitive with other energy sources. The technology not only should compete in the solar energy market but also should open new markets for the integration of solar cells in portable consumer electronic devices, such as cell phones and lap top computers.

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