TechConnect Innovation Program

Novel CIGS/CdS Thin Film Solar Cells Using Selenium Precursor

University of Central Florida, Florida, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

The technology relates to novel and safe method of producing Copper Indium Gallium Selenium (CIGS) absorber layer to make highly efficient thin film solar cells, allowing for a much higher energy to cost efficiency ratio.

Primary Application Area: Renewable & Hydrogen Energy

Technology Development Status: Prototype

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 4

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: 1. Materials used are safe to handle and manufacture.
2. Lower cost
3. High throughput
4. CIGS PV cells are flexible, can be configured and customized into a wide variety of applications.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

National Innovation Awardee

Showcase Booth #: 724

Website: tt.research.ucf.edu

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date: NREL funding

Primary Sources of Funding: Federal Grant

Looking for: Development / License Partners