SBIR Phase I: Photovoltaic Laser Annealing System

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,999.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
0740489
Award Id:
88284
Agency Tracking Number:
0740489
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
201 Circle Drive North, Suite 102-103, Piscataway, NJ, 08854
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
007708613
Principal Investigator:
David Strome
DPhil
(732) 469-1591
dstrome@verizon.net
Business Contact:
David Strome
DPhil
(732) 469-1591
dstrome@verizon.net
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I project proposes to achieve recently reported gains in CIGS solar cell efficiency from in-situ laser deposition, by using an ex-situ laser annealing approach that is compatible with an existing pilot manufacturing system. The proposed ex-situ approach will not need to heat the substrate above the 425C value used to manufacture CIGS solar cells on flexible polyimide substrates. Solar cell technology is an energy alternative that can reduce America's dependence on fossil-fuel-generated electric power. A truly cost effective technology is to build cells using methods whose thermal budgets are low enough to enable the use of inexpensive polymer substrates, which enables large-area roll-to-roll processing and automated cell-to-cell connection techniques. AMBP Tech Corporation will develop and demonstrate a tool to improve solar cell performance that is immediately applicable in the solar-cell manufacturing marketplace.

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