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

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 92616
Amount: $750,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: 08 d
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
153 Hollywood Dr, Coppell, TX, 75019
DUNS: 612411111
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Anvar Zakhidov
 (214) 435-2908
Business Contact
 John Ferraris
Title: Dr.
Phone: (214) 616-6443
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
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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