November 10, 2019
Department of Energy Awards $2.5M toward Sonic Wafering project
The DOE’s Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) has awarded $2.5M to the project “Sonic Wafering of III-V Substrates for High-Efficiency Cells: A Path to <$0.50/W” to a team of researchers, including Arizona State University, Rochester Institute of Technology, the National Renewable Energy Lab and Crystal Sonic, Inc.
Led by Prof. Mariana Bertoni (EECE faculty at ASU and CTO of Crystal Sonic), this initiative will explore the viability of Sonic Wafering on GaAs substrates to drive down the cost of this material in high-efficiency solar applications. The Crystal Sonic team, as sub-awardee is honored by this achievement and looks forward to kicking off the project in the first half of 2020.
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