High Efficiency InGaN Solar Cells

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA9453-08-C-0111
Agency Tracking Number: O071-ES4-1032
Amount: $749,998.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2007
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD07-ES4
Solicitation Number: 2007.1
Small Business Information
10814 Atwell Drive, Houston, TX, 77096
DUNS: 007189033
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Chris Boney
 Research Scientist
 (713) 748-7926
Business Contact
 David Starikov
Title: Director of Research
Phone: (713) 748-7926
Email: dstarikov@imsensors.com
Research Institution
The objective of this proposal is to develop InGaN photovoltaic devices with high conversion efficiencies for DOD concentrator terrestrial and AM0 orbital power generation. InGaN can be fabricated to span a wide bandgap range from ~0.7 to 3.4 eV and matches well to the solar emission. The combined thermal stability and radiation hardness higher than that of other solar cell materials currently in use, make InGaN a particularly attractive material for high concentration, high temperature, and space environments. The proposed work would result in two high performance products. One product will be an all-InGaN multijunction cell having high efficiencies with improved radiation hardness, excellent high temperature and chemical stability, and low toxicity. The second product will be an InGaN cell for synergistic near term incorporation into existing photovoltaic technologies as a tandem booster.

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