Solar Engineering

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SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 4
Total Value of Awards $950K
First Award Date 01/01/90
Most Recent Award Date 01/01/95

Key Personnel

Last Name Name Awards Contact
Kaminar Mr. Neil Kaminar 3
Curchod Mr. Don Curchod 1

4 Awards Won

Phase 2 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 1995
Budget: 01/01/95 - 12/31/95

THE COPPER/SOLDER/METALLIZATION/SILICON LAYERS USED TO BOND ELECTRICAL LEADS TO SOLAR CELLS HAVE VASTLY DIFFERENT THERMAL EXPANSION RATES. THIS CAUSES SEVERE STRESSES WHEN CONTINUOUS SOLDER JOINTS ARE USED. THIS PROBLEM HAS BEEN SOLVED WITH A SPECIAL LEAD DESIGN THAT USES A MULTITUDE OF FINGERS SOLDERED TO THE CELLS. THE PURPOSE OF THIS PROJE...

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 1995
Budget: 01/01/95 - 12/31/95

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 1994
Budget: 01/01/94 - 12/31/94

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Department of Energy
Topic: 1990
Budget: 01/01/90 - 12/31/90
PI: Unavailable

GRID LINE OBSCURATION LOSSES AND ACTIVE AREA REFLECTION LOSSES DETRACT SIGNIFICANTLY FROM THE EFFICIENCY OF CONCENTRATOR CELL ASSEMBLES. EXCEPT FOR SOME LABORATORY DEVICES, ALL PHOTOVOLTAIC, PV, CELLS HAVE METAL GRID-LINES AND CONNECTION PADS ON THE FRONT SURFACE TO COLLECT CURRENT. LIGHT THAT STRIKES THESE AREAS IS UNAVAILABLE FOR CURRENT GENER...