High Efficiency Flexible Photovoltaics

Period of Performance: 01/02/2014 - 07/23/2014

$150K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Applied Nanotech, Inc.
3006 Longhorn Blvd. Suite 107
Austin, TX 78758
Principal Investigator

Abstract

Applied Nanotech, Inc. proposes to partner with a leading thin-silicon solar cell manufacturer to develop highly flexible, dielectric backplane materials. ANI and its partner will take advantage of the flexibility of thin-silicon and work to provide support solutions that have excellent adhesion and do suffer from delamination. The thin-silicon technology can currently produce solar cells with greater than 200W/m2 power density. The focus of this SBIR will be to demonstrate reliability and flexibility for field deployable applications.