Sunpower Corp.

435 Indio Way
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
50 Employees

SBIR Award Summary

Total Number of Awards 2
Total Value of Awards $139K
First Award Date 01/01/94
Most Recent Award Date 06/16/99

Key Personnel

Last Name Name Awards Contact
Verlinden Pierre J. Verlinden 2

2 Awards Won

Phase 1 SBIR

Agency: Missile Defense Agency
Topic: BMDO99-005
Budget: 06/16/99 - 12/15/99

SunPower proposes a high-efficiency, radiation-tolerant, thin silicon photovoltaic cell for space power generation. Compared to competing III-V (GaAs) photovoltaic cells, this cell is expected to provide nearly equivalent output power at about one-quarter of the cost. Based on preliminary simulations, we expect that the cell will achieve 18.8%...

Phase 1 SBIR

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

A ONE KILOWATT TEST-BED PHOTOVOLTAIC REFLECTIVE DISH SYSTEM WITH 13.6 PERCENT OVERALL EFFICIENCY HAS BEEN DEMONSTRATED. THE DISH WAS OPERATED FOR TWO MONTHS, AT WHICH TIME ONE OF THE RECEIVER MODULES DEVELOPED A CRACK IN ITS SUBSTRATE AND BEGAN LEAKING COOLANT. PHASE I WILL DESIGN AND FABRICATE A SECOND-GENERATION DENSE-ARRAY MODULE AND TEST I...