NASA SBIR SUCCESS STORY

 ARCHIVED - Data Not Current
 For Information Purposes Only

Glenn Research Center
1990 Phase II

Light-Weight Flexible Thin Film Solar Cells for Space Applications

International Solar Electric Technology

Inglewood, CA

INNOVATION
    Light-weight, high power density thin film solar cells on flexible substrates
Flexible Copper-Indium-Diselenide Solar Cells
Flexible Copper-Indium-Diselenide
Solar Cells
Optional Powerpoint file
ACCOMPLISHMENTS
    • Produced polycrystalline copper-indium- diselenide (CIS) solar cells on flexible metal foils
    • Work led to an Air Force-supported project that resulted in the demonstration for the first time of CIS solar cells with over 1 kW/kg power density on polymeric substrates
    • Received innovation award from NASA
COMMERCIALIZATION
    • A joint experimental effort is in progress with a multinational company to produce the cells on a specific light weight substrate
    • Received over $3M Advanced Technology Program contract for communications applications of these devices
GOVERNMENT/SCIENCE APPLICATIONS
    • Very attractive for many NASA, commercial and military satellite power applications
    • Useful for terrestrial applications where light weight and flexibility of solar cell is desired
For more information about this firm, please send e-mail to company representative

Return to NASA SBIR Success Listings

Curator: SBIR Support