Anti-reflective Coating for High-Efficiency Solar Cells

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$750,000.00
Award Year:
2014
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA9453-14-C-0037
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
F121-073-1907
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF121-073
Solicitation Number:
2012.1
Small Business Information
18 Eldred St,, Lexington, MA, 02420-1431
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
832150986
Principal Investigator:
Frank Mont
CTO
(617) 583-2161
montf@raydextech.com
Business Contact:
Jingqun Xi
President
(617) 763-2711
xij@raydextech.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
ABSTRACT: This Small Business Innovation Research Phase II project seeks to further develop an AR coating on high efficiency PV device surface that can enable a reflection loss<3% over the wavelength range from 300 nm to 1800 nm. The proposed effort will optimize the coating design and the coating process of the broadband AR coating so that it can be integrated into PV cell products. Standard tests will be performed to ensure the coating"s performance. PV devices with broadband AR coatings will be characterized, and compared with PV devices with traditional AR coatings. This Phase II"s effort will focus on the integration and space-qualification of broadband AR coatings onto high-efficiency solar cells for space applications. BENEFIT: The anticipated benefits of developing this technology include achieving record-level solar cell efficiency directly beneficial to satellite and space missions as well as contributing to our green energy initiative and our energy independence. Additionally, these coatings can be applied to numerous optical windows and sensors that require broadband AR coatings.

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