Thin Film Solar Cells
Beet Inc., OR, United States
Beet Inc. is developing a new thin film solar cell technology to achieve 25% conversion efficiency. The proposed technology, based on an unrestricted supply of materials, enables simple polycrystalline thin-film solar cell manufacturing in a tandem geometry that is scalable for global deployment for on- and off-grid applications.
Primary Application Area: Energy & Efficiency
Technology Development Status: Prototype
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:
Organization Type: Early-stage Startup (Seed)
Showcase Booth #: 501
GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES
Government Funding/Support to Date: Beet’s innovation originates from targeted research on 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 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 market. The ongoing development is focused on moving the design-based materials to unconcentrated solar cells with efficiencies exceeding 30%.
Primary Sources of Funding: Federal Grant, University
Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners