High Efficiency Flexible Photovoltaics

Period of Performance: 01/23/2014 - 07/23/2014


Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Applied Novel Devices
15844 garrison circle Array
Austin, TX 78717
Principal Investigator


The main objective of this project is to fabricate flexible low cost rugged and reliable high efficiency solar cells out of thin crystalline Silicon. This project will target prototypes of large area high efficiency (~ 22+%) PV cells made from flexible ultra thin (sub 50µm thickness) monocrystalline Si foils. Further, this project will identify a solution for US based volume manufacturing of these high efficiency flexible cells in the longer term.