Accession Number : ADA603840


Title :   Center for Autonomous Solar Power


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 13 Jan 2010-30 Jun 2012


Corporate Author : STATE UNIV OF NEW YORK AT BINGHAMTON


Personal Author(s) : Westgate, Charles R


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a603840.pdf


Report Date : 26 Jun 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 17


Abstract : The goals of the research program in the Center for Autonomous Solar power are to conduct research and development in thin film solar cells on flexible substrates for low cost fabrication on roll-to-roll manufacturing. The materials chosen for the cells are earth abundant and nontoxic. The expected outcome is very low cost solar cells that will be competitive in performance and well below current market prices in dollars/watt. Flexible solar cells are useful in building integrated photovoltaic voltaic systems and in military applications in austere environments. A related research program focuses on ultracapacitors using new materials as well. With sufficiently high energy densities, ultracapacitors can replace batteries for energy storage and offer other advantages in lifetime and in tolerating a wider operating temperature range.


Descriptors :   *SOLAR CELLS , ELECTROLYTIC CAPACITORS , LOW COSTS , THIN FILMS


Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE