TechConnect Innovation Program

Self-contained flexible solar power systems

Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc., CO, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

We have utilized our flexible monolithically integrated photovoltaics into a foldable, integrated power generation, management, storage, and distribution system. The ruggedness and robustness of our PV system, combined with the power system, enables users to have a means to charge small and medium-sized electronic components off-grid.

Primary Application Area: Energy & Efficiency

Technology Development Status: Prototype

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 6

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: We are in production with this PV product, and monolithic integration provides built-in redundant current pathways for highly-robust operation even with significant damage. Monolithic integration also enables customizing our product to best match the requirements set forth by our customers.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Commercial Startup (C+)

Showcase Booth #: 524

Website: http://www.ascentsolar.com

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date: This product innovation was internally funded using existing PV products already in production, but multiple DoD SBIR and BAA awards in various aspects of the future generations of our PV product, with notable support from AFRL, DARPA, and OSD.

Primary Sources of Funding: Federal Grant, Other

Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners