High Efficiency Solar Cells
Beet Inc, Oregon, United States
Beet Inc. is developing a high efficiency solar cell focused on a new absorber material platform. The proposed technology based on abundant, low-cost raw materials patented by company founders, enables simple polycrystalline thin film solar cell manufacturing in tandem geometry.
Primary Application Area: Renewable & Hydrogen Energy
Technology Development Status: Concept
Technology Readiness Level: TRL 3
FIGURES OF MERIT
Value Proposition: Beet provides PV module manufacturers a proprietary absorber material integrated into thin film solar cells. Beet cells achieve: *high conversion efficiency over 20%,
Organization Type: Early-stage Startup (Seed)
Showcase Booth #: 811
GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES
Government Funding/Support to Date: Beet’s innovation originates from a targeted research of new absorber materials funded via the Center of Inverse Design, an Energy Frontier Research Center, DOE, Office of Basic Energy Science. Best-of-class materials, selected from hundreds of candidates, exhibit physical properties that outperform existing thin film absorber materials on the market. The material’s family selected for PV integration by Beet Inc. can bring a disruptive high-efficiency solution to the PV market. Ongoing research effort is focused on design-based materials to enable unconcentrated solar cells exceeding 30% efficiency.
Primary Sources of Funding: Federal Grant, University
Looking for: Development / License Partners