New Hampshire-based Amber Wave Inc. and Bandgap Engineering, of Massachusetts each secured $1 million backing for cell-focused projects.
Amber Wave is attempting to combine its ultra-thin monocrystalline and flexible steel carrier technology which uses 90% less silicon than traditional wafer-based PV with the 25% efficiency cells being developed at the University of New South Wales, Australia. Bandgap is attempting to incorporate its nanowire-coated cells and wafers which it claims improve efficiencies by 10% into the standard cell manufacturing process.
Enki Technology, of San Jose, California, secured $1.5m of SunShot funding to develop a low-cost anti-reflective, anti-soiling coating and a fellow California company, Seeo, has been given $317,000 towards optimizing its solid state batteries for use with solar systems.
Philadelphia-based Infinite Invention LLC was given $386,000 for its Solar Socket, which streamlines the installation process at the point between an electric meter and the meter case.
Princeton Power Systems inverter for supplying a consistent solar supply and grid support through its algorithms, earned the New Jersey company $1 million and Qado Energy Inc., also of New Jersey, secured $500,000 for its decision support platform, which provides utilities and distributed generation developers with a tool for assessing the technical impacts and commercial opportunities of adding distributed energy resources to the grid.
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