Holographic Building Integrated Photovoltaics

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG02-11ER90192
Agency Tracking Number: 96372
Amount: $149,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: 05 b
Solicitation Number: DE-FOA-0000413
Small Business Information
Luminit, Llc
1850 West 205 Street, Torrance, CA, 90501-1526
DUNS: 612439146
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Fedor Dimov
 (310) 320-1066
Business Contact
 Linh Whitaker
Title: Ms.
Phone: (310) 320-1066
Email: lwhitaker@luminitco.com
Research Institution
U.S. Department of Energy is seeking a solution that both replaces the old building material or structure and adds photovoltaic generation. Integrating photovoltaics into building structures opens the door to numerous new energy conversion design possibilities, from curved form factors for aesthetics, PV surfaces that can flex with underlying structures or photovoltaics that fit odd spaces. In order to qualify as low cost, the photovoltaic product needs to be equal or less than the cost of the material or structure it is replacing. Luminit, LLC proposes to develop a new Holographic Building Integrated Photovoltaic (HBIPV) that uses highly efficient Luminit multiplexed holograms with expanded bandwidth and thin film PV cells.Commercial Applications and Other Benefits: The development of the HBIPV technology will reduce the cost of photovoltaic system energy production. It will greatly improve the solar generating/concentrating systems resulting in increased solar energy yield. Specific commercial applications of HBIPV include space science and integrating in terrestrial buildings, or just as standalone energy systems. The idea of integrating building parts with photovoltaic systems can give a push to new aesthetics in building industry.

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