Ultrasonic Technologies, Inc.
The global photovoltaic industry is expanding rapidly (up to 40% growth in recent years) to meet growing renewable energy demands, due to dramatically increasing prices of fossil energy sources. Crys ...SBIR Phase I 2007 Department of Energy
This Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Phase I research project addresses fundamentals of the innovative experimental methodology for quick and accurate assessment of mechanical defects in sol ...SBIR Phase I 2007 National Science Foundation
Wafer breakage in automated solar cell production lines is a major technical problem and a barrier to further cost reductions in silicon solar module manufacturing. The fragility of silicon wafers is ...SBIR Phase II 2008 Department of Energy
The proposed SBIR Phase I program addresses a critical need in solar cell and fuel cell module manufacturing: to inspect in real time the mechanical quality of incoming wafers and finished cells. The ...SBIR Phase I 2013 Department of Energy
The program will develop a new quality and process control methodology and tool prototype for real-time inspection of crystalline silicon solar and ceramic solid oxide fuel cells. The Activation Stati ...SBIR Phase II 2014 Department of Energy