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Company Information:

Name: ASCENT SOLAR TECHNOLOGIES
Address: 12300 Grant Street
Thornton, CO
Located in HUBZone: No
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
URL: N/A
Phone: (303) 285-2885

Award Totals:

Program/Phase Award Amount ($) Number of Awards
SBIR Phase I $349,087.00 3
SBIR Phase II $1,498,737.00 2

Award List:

Conductive ZnMgO Enabling High-Efficiency Wide-Bandgap Photovoltaics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Lawrence Woods, Program Manager
Award Amount: $99,857.00
Abstract:
Ascent Solar Technologies (AST) proposes to develop atmospheric pressure chemical vapor deposition (APCVD) of zinc-magnesium-oxide (ZnMgO) as an n-type transparent conducting oxide (TCO) for the top contact that will match the material properties of new buffer and window layers being developed for… More

CdSe Top Cells Enabling CdSe/CIGS Tandem Junction Photovoltaics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2007 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Lawrence Woods, Program Manager
Award Amount: $99,616.00
Abstract:
Ascent Solar Technologies (ITN) proposes to take the next step in spacecraft solar array development, building upon previous development to make the definitive thin-film photovoltaic (TFPV) device for high-efficiency (> 20%) and high-specific power (greater than 2000 W/kg) when combined with… More

CdSe Top Cells Enabling CdSe/CIGS Tandem Junction Photovoltaics

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2008 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Principal Investigator: Lawrence Woods, Project Manager
Award Amount: $749,930.00
Abstract:
Ascent Solar Technologies (AST) proposes to take the next step in spacecraft solar array development, building upon previous development to make the definitive thin-film photovoltaic (TFPV) device for high-efficiency (> 20%) and high-specific power (greater than 2000 W/kg) when combined with… More

Enabling High Operational Efficiencies with Mid-Bandgap AgCIGS on Modified High-Temperature Capable, Lightweight and Flexible PBO Substrates

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2012 / SBIR / Phase I
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Lawrence Woods, Senior Scientist – (720) 872-5135
Award Amount: $149,614.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: This phase I project will develop and merge the different technologies to reduce the defect-density of mid-bandgap (1.4 eV) chalcopyrite based solar absorbers to enable>15% efficient modules (at standard test conditions) on lightweight and flexible polymer substrates. As an added… More

Enabling High Operational Efficiencies with Mid-Bandgap AgCIGS on Modified High-Temperature Capable, Lightweight and Flexible Substrates

Award Year / Program / Phase: 2013 / SBIR / Phase II
Agency: DOD
Principal Investigator: Lawrence Woods, Senior Scientist – (720) 872-5135
Award Amount: $748,807.00
Abstract:
ABSTRACT: Phase II will leverage the success of Phase I, as well as integrate advances from internal programs, to scale up development of mid-bandgap (1.4 eV) chalcopyrite-based PV. We will optimize chemistries of the device, as well as enable increased temperature for reduced the defect density by… More