Recovery Act - Parallel Tandem Organic Solar Cells with Carbon Nanotube Sheet Interlayers

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Amount:
$750,000.00
Program:
STTR
Contract:
N/A
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
2010
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
92616
Solicitation Topic Code:
08 d
Small Business Information
Solarno Inc
153 Hollywood Dr, Coppell, TX, 75019
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
612411111
Principal Investigator
 Anvar Zakhidov
 Dr.
 (214) 435-2908
 zakhidov@utdallas.edu
Business Contact
 John Ferraris
Title: Dr.
Phone: (214) 616-6443
Email: ferraris@utdallas.edu
Research Institution
 University of Texas
 Anvar Zakhidov
 University of Texas at Dallas
MS BE26 Box 830688
Richardson, TX, 75083
 (214) 435-2908
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
The demands of the solar energy market require the development of advanced photovoltaic technologies. The DOE is seeking to develop organic PV technologies that are more efficient, long lasting and cost competitive to traditional ones. Organic PV (OPVs) have become well recognizedas an important candidate for future solar power products, although their efficiency is not exceeding 6-7%. The overall objective of this Phase II STTR project is the development and fabrication of tandem and multijunction OPVs with efficiency increased to the level of > 10-15 % which will open new markets for OPV, such as OPV power for portable devices: notebook PC, cell phones, outdoor solar lighting. A critical part of the proposed tandem OPV device operation is the transparent interconnecting layer, which allows the connection of sub-cell OPVs in a new parallel architecture. Carbon nanotube sheets of present program have been proven as interconnecting layers (called as

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