21 May 2020
The U.S. Department of Energy announced $200,000 awards for eight small solar companies, which they will use to examine the feasibility of, and develop a proof of concept for, their solar technologies.
These new projects are part of the first phase of the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) program, which helps companies commercialize their innovations. This funding opportunity features two solar topics: One is a technology transfer opportunity for a microwave photoconductance spectrometer for roll-to-roll deposited semiconductor materials; the other focuses on affordability, reliability, and performance of solar technologies.
The selections are:
- Atonometrics – Bifacial Photovoltaic System Low-Cost High-Accuracy Irradiance Measurements
- Helicon Corp. – Graded Surface Modification of Alloys for Containment of Chloride Molten Salts
- Nielson Scientific – Fast, Low Kerf-Loss Wafering of Silicon Ingots for Low-Cost Solar Power
- Plains Cupid – Photovoltaic Modules with No Back Sheet
- Syndem – Grid-Forming, Reliable, Efficient, Affordable, and Transformerlessly Grounded Photovoltaic-Storage System
- TG Companies – A Light-Induced Aluminum Plating Tool for Substitution of Silver in Silicon Solar Cells
- Tau Science – Microwave Photoconductance Spectrometer for Thin-Film Deposited Semiconductor Materials
- Toledo Solar – Glass Enameled Steel for Photovoltaic Module Encapsulation
Learn more about these selections. See a full list of SETO's SBIR and STTR projects.
SBIR/STTR | http://www.energy.gov