Bedair Receives NSF Grant for Solar Cell Research

October 01, 2011

Dr. Salah Bedair
Dr. Salah Bedair

Salah Bedair has been awarded $385,610 by the National Science Foundation for research on GOALI:Cooperative Integration of High Efficiency Multi-junction Solar Cell Structures. The award will run from October 1st, 2011 to September 30th, 2014.

Research Abstract - We develop technique to improve the efficiency of multi-junction solar cell structure. The techniques make better use of the solar spectrum, so each cell: Ge-GaAs InGaP will pass the same short circuit current. This will move the effective band gap of both the middle and top cell to lower values. We will maintain the lattice matched conditions in this approach, avoiding defects that may compromise the quality of these materials, specially the top cell.