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Sample Subcontract Schedule for RFP No. REJ-11809 entitled, ...  

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Final payment under this subcontract shall be made upon receipt of any required patent clearance from DOE. SAMPLE Subcontract No. AEJ-*-*****-** Page 6 The payment terms...

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Photovoltaic Subcontract Program, FY 1990  

SciTech Connect

This report summarizes the progress of the subcontracted photovoltaic (PV) research and development (R D) performed under the Photovoltaics Program at the Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI). The SERI subcontracted PV research and development represents most of the subcontracted R D that is funded by the US Department of Energy (DOE) National Photovoltaics Program. This report covers fiscal year (FY) 1990: October 1, 1989 through September 30, 1990. During FY 1990, the SERI PV program started to implement a new DOE subcontract initiative, entitled the Photovoltaic Manufacturing Technology (PVMaT) Project.'' Excluding (PVMaT) because it was in a start-up phase, in FY 1990 there were 54 subcontracts with a total annualized funding of approximately $11.9 million. Approximately two-thirds of those subcontracts were with universities, at a total funding of over $3.3 million. Cost sharing by industry added another $4.3 million to that $11.9 million of SERI PV subcontracted R D. The six technical sections of this report cover the previously ongoing areas of the subcontracted program: the Amorphous Silicon Research Project, Polycrystalline Thin Films, Crystalline Silicon Materials Research, High-Efficiency Concepts, the New Ideas Program, and the University Participation Program. Technical summaries of each of the subcontracted programs discuss approaches, major accomplishments in FY 1990, and future research directions. Another section introduces the PVMaT project and reports the progress since its inception in FY 1990. Highlights of technology transfer activities are also reported.

Summers, K.A. (ed.)

1991-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Photovoltaic Subcontract Program, FY 1990  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report summarizes the progress of the subcontracted photovoltaic (PV) research and development (R D) performed under the Photovoltaics Program at the Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI). The SERI subcontracted PV research and development represents most of the subcontracted R D that is funded by the US Department of Energy (DOE) National Photovoltaics Program. This report covers fiscal year (FY) 1990: October 1, 1989 through September 30, 1990. During FY 1990, the SERI PV program started to implement a new DOE subcontract initiative, entitled the Photovoltaic Manufacturing Technology (PVMaT) Project.'' Excluding (PVMaT) because it was in a start-up phase, in FY 1990 there were 54 subcontracts with a total annualized funding of approximately $11.9 million. Approximately two-thirds of those subcontracts were with universities, at a total funding of over $3.3 million. Cost sharing by industry added another $4.3 million to that $11.9 million of SERI PV subcontracted R D. The six technical sections of this report cover the previously ongoing areas of the subcontracted program: the Amorphous Silicon Research Project, Polycrystalline Thin Films, Crystalline Silicon Materials Research, High-Efficiency Concepts, the New Ideas Program, and the University Participation Program. Technical summaries of each of the subcontracted programs discuss approaches, major accomplishments in FY 1990, and future research directions. Another section introduces the PVMaT project and reports the progress since its inception in FY 1990. Highlights of technology transfer activities are also reported.

Summers, K.A. (ed.)

1991-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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SUBCONTRACT MANAGEMENT  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

-1 -1 CHAPTER 10 SUBCONTRACT MANAGEMENT (Revised October 19, 2011) WHAT ARE THE BASIC PRINCIPLES AND OBJECTIVES OF SUBCONTRACT MANAGEMENT? 1. To ensure contractors establish, document, and maintain adequate purchasing systems. 2. To ensure contractors flow down contract requirements to subcontractors. WHY IS SUBCONTRACT MANAGEMENT IMPORTANT? In many Department prime contracts a significant portion of the obligated dollars is spent on subcontract work. Due to the absence of a direct contractual relationship with the subcontractor, the Department must rely on the prime contractor to manage subcontract work. Subcontractors perform significant work efforts at sites and are an integral part of the site's success. Prime

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Small Business Subcontracting DVD | Department of Energy  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Subcontracting DVD Subcontracting DVD Small Business Subcontracting DVD The objective of the training, entitled "Small Business Subcontracting" is to explain the Federal Government's regulations and policies concerning the roles and responsibilities of contracting officers and prime contractors in planning and approving small business subcontracting plans, and reporting accomplishments in the implementation of those plans. Click on the following URL to view the Small Business Subcontracting Requirements DVD: http://ipvideo.lbl.gov:8080/ramgen/SmallBusinessSubcontractingRequirements.rm You will need the latest version of RealOne Player to view this DVD. After RealOne Player has been successfully installed, either click on the URL above or cut and past the URL above into RealOne Player to view the

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Referencing and Plagiarism Handbook  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

What is referencing?............................................................................................. 3 Why you must reference your sources of information…………………………………...3

unknown authors

2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Referencing and Plagiarism Handbook  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

What is referencing?............................................................................................. 3 Why you must reference your sources of information…………………………………...3

unknown authors

2009-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Attachment 3 - Sample Subcontract  

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the Subcontract Administrator may request audit of the invoices and substantiating material. Each payment previously made shall be subject to reduction to the extent of...

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DEFINITIZED SUBCONTRACT NO  

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for Subcontract Report Deliverables: As set forth in Department of Energy Order 241.1 A, NREL is required to submit in an electronic format all scientific and technical...

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STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY ALLIED SIGNAL, INC. FOR...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

participation under the above referenced subcontract entitled "Direct Hydrogen Fueled PEM Fuel Cell Development Program." The objective of the subcontract is to advance the...

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STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY DUKE SOLAR ENERGY, LLC...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

arising from its participation under the above referenced subcontract entitled "Parabolic Trough Concentrator Development". This subcontract pertains to the development and...

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Photovoltaic Subcontract Program  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report summarizes the fiscal year (FY) 1992 progress of the subcontracted photovoltaic (PV) research and development (R D) performed under the Photovoltaic Advanced Research and Development Project at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)-formerly the Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI). The mission of the national PV program is to develop PV technology for large-scale generation of economically competitive electric power in the United States. The technical sections of the report cover the main areas of the subcontract program: the Crystalline Materials and Advanced Concepts project, the Polycrystalline Thin Films project, Amorphous Silicon Research project, the Photovoltaic Manufacturing Technology (PVMaT) project, PV Module and System Performance and Engineering project, and the PV Analysis and Applications Development project. Technical summaries of each of the subcontracted programs provide a discussion of approaches, major accomplishments in FY 1992, and future research directions.

Not Available

1993-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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LFS Subcontract Form of Agreement  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

SFA (Rev. 5, 4/5/13) Subcontract Form of Agreement SFA (Rev. 5, 4/5/13) Subcontract Form of Agreement Dated 5-20-13 Subcontract No. 241314 Page 1 of 2 Subcontract Form of Agreement Subcontractor: TBD Subcontract No.: 241314 Address: * Contact: * Telephone: * Facsimile: * E-mail: * D-U-N-S No.: * NAICS Code: 334111 This subcontract, effective on the date of signature by the last party to sign, is hereby made and entered into by and between Los Alamos National Security, LLC (CONTRACTOR), and the above named SUBCONTRACTOR who hereby agree that all Work specified below, which is a portion of the goods and services to be provided by CONTRACTOR for the United States Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration (OWNER), shall be performed by the SUBCONTRACTOR in accordance with all

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HEALTH PHYSICS TECHNICIAN SUBCONTRACTS AT BROOKHAVEN NATIONAL...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

HEALTH PHYSICS TECHNICIAN SUBCONTRACTS AT BROOKHAVEN NATIONAL LABORATORY, ER-B-99-08 HEALTH PHYSICS TECHNICIAN SUBCONTRACTS AT BROOKHAVEN NATIONAL LABORATORY, ER-B-99-08 To...

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Photovoltaic Subcontract Program, FY 1991  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report summarizes the fiscal year (FY) 1991 (October 1, 1990, through September 30, 1991) progress of the subcontracted photovoltaic (PV) research and development (R D) performed under the Photovoltaic Advanced Research and Development Project at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) -- formerly the Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI). The mission of the national PV program is to develop PV technology for large-scale generation of economically competitive electric power in the United States. The technical sections of the report cover the main areas of the subcontract program: the Amorphous Silicon Research Project, Polycrystalline Thin Films, Crystalline Silicon Materials Research, High-Efficiency Concepts, the New Ideas Program, the University Participation Program, and the Photovoltaic Manufacturing Technology (PVMaT) project. Technical summaries of each of the subcontracted programs provide a discussion of approaches, major accomplishments in FY 1991, and future research directions.

Not Available

1992-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Annual Report: Photovoltaic Subcontract Program FY 1990  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report summarizes the progress of the Photovoltaic (PV) Subcontract Program of the Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI) from October 1, 1989 through September 30, 1990. The PV Subcontract Program is responsible for managing the subcontracted portion of SERI's PV Advanced Research and Development Project. In fiscal year 1990, this included more than 54 subcontracts with a total annualized funding of approximately $11.9 million. Approximately two-thirds of the subcontracts were with universities at a total funding of nearly $3.3 million. The six technical sections of the report cover the main areas of the subcontract program: the Amorphous Silicon Research Project, Polycrystalline Thin Films, Crystalline Silicon Materials Research, High-Efficiency Concepts, the New Ideas Program, and the University Participation Program. Technical summaries of each of the subcontracted programs provide a discussion of approaches, major accomplishments in FY 1990, and future research directions. Another section introduces the PVMaT project and reports on its progress.

Summers, K. A.

1991-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY GOLDEN PHOTON INC. FOR...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

from its participation under the above referenced subcontract entitled "Thin Film Photovoltaics Partnership Program." GPI has requested that, in granting the waiver, the same...

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Laboratory awards subcontracts to small businesses  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

Subcontracts awarded to small businesses Subcontracts awarded to small businesses Laboratory awards subcontracts to small businesses A company owned and operated by Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo will soon be providing custodial support services to the Lab. October 15, 2008 Los Alamos National Laboratory sits on top of a once-remote mesa in northern New Mexico with the Jemez mountains as a backdrop to research and innovation covering multi-disciplines from bioscience, sustainable energy sources, to plasma physics and new materials. Los Alamos National Laboratory sits on top of a once-remote mesa in northern New Mexico with the Jemez mountains as a backdrop to research and innovation covering multi-disciplines from bioscience, sustainable energy sources, to plasma physics and new materials. Contact Steve Sandoval

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Photovoltaic Subcontract Program. Annual report, FY 1992  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report summarizes the fiscal year (FY) 1992 progress of the subcontracted photovoltaic (PV) research and development (R&D) performed under the Photovoltaic Advanced Research and Development Project at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)-formerly the Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI). The mission of the national PV program is to develop PV technology for large-scale generation of economically competitive electric power in the United States. The technical sections of the report cover the main areas of the subcontract program: the Crystalline Materials and Advanced Concepts project, the Polycrystalline Thin Films project, Amorphous Silicon Research project, the Photovoltaic Manufacturing Technology (PVMaT) project, PV Module and System Performance and Engineering project, and the PV Analysis and Applications Development project. Technical summaries of each of the subcontracted programs provide a discussion of approaches, major accomplishments in FY 1992, and future research directions.

Not Available

1993-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Before the Subcommittee on Energy Policy, Health Care, and Entitlement...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Entitlements - House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Before the Subcommittee on Energy Policy, Health Care, and Entitlements - House Oversight and Government Reform...

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Competitive Subcontract Selection in Utility Energy Service Contracts  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Competitive Subcontract Competitive Subcontract Selection in UESC Gordon Maynard, CEM, LEED AP Team Leader, So. California Gas Company NAVFAC UESC RFP Clause: Competition - The Contractor shall competitively bid and select subcontractors in accordance with FAR clause 52.244-5 (Competition in Subcontracting) to implement this Authorization. The Contractor shall include with its proposal the Abstract of Offers, identifying the project, and stating company name, address and amount of bid for all subcontract's bids. Since FAR 44.204(c) states: The contracting officer shall, when contracting by negotiation, insert the clause 52.244-5, Competition in Subcontracting, in solicitations and contracts when the contract amount is expected to exceed the simplified acquisition threshold, unless-

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OLADE-Geo-Information System Referenced Renewable Energy | Open Energy  

Open Energy Info (EERE)

OLADE-Geo-Information System Referenced Renewable Energy OLADE-Geo-Information System Referenced Renewable Energy Jump to: navigation, search Tool Summary Name: OLADE-Geo-Information System Referenced Renewable Energy Agency/Company /Organization: Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE) Sector: Energy Focus Area: Renewable Energy Resource Type: Case studies/examples, Maps, Training materials, Video User Interface: Website Website: www.hidroinformatica.org/siger/home/es/index.html Cost: Free Language: Spanish; Castilian OLADE-Geo-Information System Referenced Renewable Energy Screenshot References: OLADE-Geo-Information System Referenced Renewable Energy[1] "Renewable energy sources have an important contribution to meet the growing energy demand in a sustainable manner. These energy sources have a

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Management and Operating Contractors' Subcontract Audit Coverage, IG-0885  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Management and Operating Management and Operating Contractors' Subcontract Audit Coverage DOE/IG-0885 April 2013 U.S. Department of Energy Office of Inspector General Office of Audits and Inspections Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 April 17, 2013 MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY FROM: Gregory H. Friedman Inspector General SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Special Report on "Management and Operating Contractors' Subcontract Audit Coverage" BACKGROUND The Department of Energy (Department) employs 28 Management and Operating (M&O) contractors that perform essential mission work under cost reimbursable contracts. To achieve the Department's mission, M&O contractors often utilize the services of subcontractors, which

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Forecast of contracting and subcontracting opportunities: Fiscal year 1998  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report describes procurement procedures and opportunities for small businesses with the Department of Energy (DOE). It describes both prime and subcontracting opportunities of $100,000 and above which are being set aside for 8(a) and other small business concerns. The report contains sections on: SIC codes; procurement opportunities with headquarters offices; procurement opportunities with field offices; subcontracting opportunities with major contractors; 8(a) contracts expiring in FY 1998; other opportunities to do business with DOE; management and operating contractors--expiration dates; Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) staff directory; and small business survey. This document will be updated quarterly on the home page.

NONE

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's Use of Time and Materials Subcontracts  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Lawrence Livermore National Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's Use of Time and Materials Subcontracts OAS-M-13-06 August 2013 Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 August 8, 2013 MEMORANDUM FOR THE MANAGER, LIVERMORE FIELD OFFICE FROM: George W. Collard Assistant Inspector General for Audits Office of Inspector General SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Audit Report on "Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's Use of Time and Materials Subcontracts" BACKGROUND The mission of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (Livermore) is to strengthen the United States' security through development and application of science and technology to enhance the Nation's defense, reduce the global threat from terrorism and weapons of mass destruction, and respond to scientific issues of national importance. Livermore is operated by Lawrence

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Appendix B for RFP No. REJ-11809 entitled, "Solar Decathlon 2013...  

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All references to "NREL" in this subcontract shall mean the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC. APPENDIX B INDEX CLAUSE TITLE PAGE CLAUSE 1. ASSIGNMENT OR TRANSFER (SPECIAL)...

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Consultant Subcontracting at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory, WR-B-95-07  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL CONSULTANT SUBCONTRACTING AT THE IDAHO NATIONAL ENGINEERING LABORATORY Report Number: WR-B-95-07 Western Regional Audit Office Date of Issue: June 20, 1995 Albuquerque, New Mexico 87185 CONSULTANT SUBCONTRACTING AT THE IDAHO NATIONAL ENGINEERING LABORATORY TABLE OF CONTENTS Page SUMMARY ........................................ 1 PART I - APPROACH AND OVERVIEW .......................... 2 Introduction ................................... 2 Scope and Methodology .......................... 2

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Tri-State Synfuels Project Review: Volume 9A. Subcontract information. [Proposed Henderson, Kentucky coal to gasoline plant; water supply and civil engineering subcontracts  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Volume 9A considers subcontract work done at the site involving hydrogeological studies with respect to water supply and geotechnical work with respect to the building foundations necessary based on boreholes drilled and the lithology of the area. (LTN)

Not Available

1982-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Forecast of contracting and subcontracting opportunities. Fiscal year 1996  

SciTech Connect

This forecast of prime and subcontracting opportunities with the U.S. Department of Energy and its MAO contractors and environmental restoration and waste management contractors, is the Department`s best estimate of small, small disadvantaged and women-owned small business procurement opportunities for fiscal year 1996. The information contained in the forecast is published in accordance with Public Law 100-656. It is not an invitation for bids, a request for proposals, or a commitment by DOE to purchase products or services. Each procurement opportunity is based on the best information available at the time of publication and may be revised or cancelled.

NONE

1996-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Orthogonally referenced integrated ensemble for navigation and timing  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

An orthogonally referenced integrated ensemble for navigation and timing includes a dual-polyhedral oscillator array, including an outer sensing array of oscillators and an inner clock array of oscillators situated inside the outer sensing array. The outer sensing array includes a first pair of sensing oscillators situated along a first axis of the outer sensing array, a second pair of sensing oscillators situated along a second axis of the outer sensing array, and a third pair of sensing oscillators situated along a third axis of the outer sensing array. The inner clock array of oscillators includes a first pair of clock oscillators situated along a first axis of the inner clock array, a second pair of clock oscillators situated along a second axis of the inner clock array, and a third pair of clock oscillators situated along a third axis of the inner clock array.

Smith, Stephen Fulton; Moore, James Anthony

2013-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

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Forecast of Contracting and Subcontracting Opportunities, Fiscal year 1995  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Welcome to the US Department of Energy`s Forecast of Contracting and Subcontracting Opportunities. This forecast, which is published pursuant to Public Low 100--656, ``Business Opportunity Development Reform Act of 1988,`` is intended to inform small business concerns, including those owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals, and women-owned small business concerns, of the anticipated fiscal year 1995 contracting and subcontracting opportunities with the Department of Energy and its management and operating contractors and environmental restoration and waste management contractors. This document will provide the small business contractor with advance notice of the Department`s procurement plans as they pertain to small, small disadvantaged and women-owned small business concerns.Opportunities contained in the forecast support the mission of the Department, to serve as advocate for the notion`s energy production, regulation, demonstration, conservation, reserve maintenance, nuclear weapons and defense research, development and testing, when it is a national priority. The Department`s responsibilities include long-term, high-risk research and development of energy technology, the marketing of Federal power, and maintenance of a central energy data collection and analysis program. A key mission for the Department is to identify and reduce risks, as well as manage waste at more than 100 sites in 34 states and territories, where nuclear energy or weapons research and production resulted in radioactive, hazardous, and mixed waste contamination. Each fiscal year, the Department establishes contracting goals to increase contracts to small business concerns and meet our mission objectives.

Not Available

1995-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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A Group-Preferential Parallel-Routing Algorithm for Cross-Referencing Digital Microfluidic Biochips  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Present day Cross-referencing Biochip Technology for Digital Micro fluidic biochips (DMFB) scales down the number of pins per chip drastically, thereby reducing the costs of manufacturing and testing. However the issue of electrode interference poses ... Keywords: Digital microfluidics, Cross-referencing biochips, droplet routing, algorithms, pin clustering

Pranab Roy; Rajesh Mandal; Hafizur Rahaman; Parthasarathi Dasgupta

2011-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Apparatus for continuously referenced analysis of reactive components in solution  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A continuously referenced apparatus for measuring the concentration of a reactive chemical species in solution comprises in combination conduit means for introducing a sample solution, means for introducing one or more reactants into a sample solution, a reaction zone in fluid communication with said conduit means wherein a first chemical reaction occurs between said species and reactants, and a stream separator disposed within the conduit means for separating the sample solution into a sample stream and a reference stream. An enzymatic reactor is disposed in fluid communication with only the sample stream wherein a second reaction takes place between the said reactants, species, and reactor enzymes causing the consumption or production of an indicator species in just the sample stream. Measurement means such as a photometric system are disposed in communication with the sample and reference streams, and the outputs of the measurement means are compared to provide a blanked measurement of the concentration of indicator species. A peristaltic pump is provided to equalize flow through the apparatus by evacuation. The apparatus is particularly suitable for measurement of isoenzymes in body tissues or fluids.

Bostick, William D. (Oak Ridge, TN); Denton, Mark S. (Oak Ridge, TN); Dinsmore, Stanley R. (Norris, TN)

1981-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Subcontracting Practices at the Nevada Operations Office and Its Management and Operating Contractor, WR-B-96-07  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL SUBCONTRACTING PRACTICES AT THE NEVADA OPERATIONS OFFICE AND ITS MANAGEMENT AND OPERATING CONTRACTOR

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Verification of the Effectiveness of VSOP-2 Phase Referencing with a Newly Developed Simulation Tool, ARIS  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

The next-generation space VLBI mission, VSOP-2, is expected to provide unprecedented spatial resolutions at 8.4, 22, and 43GHz. In this report, phase referencing with VSOP-2 is examined in detail based on a simulation tool called ARIS. The criterion for successful phase referencing was to keep the phase errors below one radian. Simulations with ARIS reveal that phase referencing achieves good performance at 8.4GHz, even under poor tropospheric conditions. At 22 and 43GHz, it is recommended to conduct phase referencing observations under good or typical tropospheric conditions. The satellite is required to have an attitude-switching capability with a one-minute or shorter cycle, and an orbit determination accuracy higher than about 10cm at apogee; the phase referencing calibrators are required to have a signal-to-noise ratio larger than four for a single scan. The probability to find a suitable phase referencing calibrator was estimated by using VLBI surveys. From the viewpoint of calibrator availability, VSOP-2 phase referencing at 8.4GHz is promising. However, the change of finding suitable calibrators at 22 and 43GHz is significantly reduced; it is important to conduct specific investigations for each target at those frequencies.

Yoshiharu Asaki; Hiroshi Sudou; Yusuke Kono; Akihiro Doi; Richard Dodson; Nicolas Pradel; Yasuhiro Murata; Nanako Mochizuki; Philip G. Edwards; Tetsuo Sasao; Edward B. Fomalont

2007-07-04T23:59:59.000Z

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STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY JOHN DEERE & COMPANY FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

& COMPANY FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER & COMPANY FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN PATENT RIGHTS UNDER A LOWER-TIER SUBCONTRACT WITH SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INSTITUTE UNDER NREL SUBCONTRACT NO. ZCF-5-13519-01 UNDER DOE CONTRACT NO. DE-AC36-83CH10093; W(A)-95-005; CH-0851 The Petitioner, John Deere & Company, has requested a waiver of domestic and foreign patent rights for all subject inventions arising from its participation under the above referenced subcontract entitled "Development of an Ultra Safe and Low Emission Dedicated Alternative Fuel School Bus." The Petitioner is a lower-tier subcontractor under the referenced NREL subcontract with Southwest Research Institute (SRI), a not-for-profit organization. The objective of the subcontract is to develop an inherently safe, commercially

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STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY ROCKWELL AUTOMATION, INC. FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

AUTOMATION, INC. FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF AUTOMATION, INC. FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF PATENT RIGHTS UNDER A LOWER TIER SUBCONTRACT WITH OSHKOSH TRUCK CORPORATION UNDER NREL SUBCONTRACT NO. ZCL-3-32060-03 UNDER DOE CONTRACT NO. DE-AC36-98GO10337; W(A)-03-011; CH-1137 The Petitioner, Rockwell Automation, Inc. (Rockwell), has requested a waiver of domestic and foreign patent rights for all subject inventions arising from its participation under the above referenced subcontract entitled "Advanced Heavy Hybrid Propulsion Systems for Increased Fuel Efficiency and Decreased Emissions." The Petitioner is a lower-tier subcontractor under the referenced NREL subcontract with Oshkosh Truck Corporation, a large business. Referring to item 2 of Rockwell's waiver petition, the purpose of this subcontract

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Remedial action plan and site design for stabilization of the inactive uranium mill tailings site at Tuba City, Arizona: Phase 2, Construction, Subcontract documents: Appendix E, final report. [Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action (UMTRA) Project  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This appendix discusses Phase II construction and subcontract documents uranium mill site near Tuba City, Arizona. It contains the bid schedule, special conditions, specifications, and subcontract drawings.

Not Available

1989-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Over 9600 Small Business Subcontracts Critical to the Success of NNSA's  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Over 9600 Small Business Subcontracts Critical to the Success of Over 9600 Small Business Subcontracts Critical to the Success of NNSA's MOX Fuel Fabrication Facility Over 9600 Small Business Subcontracts Critical to the Success of NNSA's MOX Fuel Fabrication Facility January 3, 2013 - 10:38am Addthis Top: MOX Services President Kelly Trice, left, presents a certificate to Wise President and Owner David Abney and Wise Marketing Director Renee Abney. Wise was recognized as a 2012 MOX Gold Supplier during a special presentation in Dayton. Bottom: Byers Precision Fabricators was recognized as a 2012 MOX Gold Supplier during a special presentation in North Carolina. Steve Marr of MOX Services (left) and Kevin Hall of NNSA (right) present Roger Byers (center) with the award. Top: MOX Services President Kelly Trice, left, presents a certificate to

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Photovoltaic Subcontract Program, FY 1991. Annual report, [October 1, 1990--September 30, 1991  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report summarizes the fiscal year (FY) 1991 (October 1, 1990, through September 30, 1991) progress of the subcontracted photovoltaic (PV) research and development (R&D) performed under the Photovoltaic Advanced Research and Development Project at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) -- formerly the Solar Energy Research Institute (SERI). The mission of the national PV program is to develop PV technology for large-scale generation of economically competitive electric power in the United States. The technical sections of the report cover the main areas of the subcontract program: the Amorphous Silicon Research Project, Polycrystalline Thin Films, Crystalline Silicon Materials Research, High-Efficiency Concepts, the New Ideas Program, the University Participation Program, and the Photovoltaic Manufacturing Technology (PVMaT) project. Technical summaries of each of the subcontracted programs provide a discussion of approaches, major accomplishments in FY 1991, and future research directions.

Not Available

1992-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Over 9600 Small Business Subcontracts Critical to the Success of NNSA's  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Over 9600 Small Business Subcontracts Critical to the Success of Over 9600 Small Business Subcontracts Critical to the Success of NNSA's MOX Fuel Fabrication Facility Over 9600 Small Business Subcontracts Critical to the Success of NNSA's MOX Fuel Fabrication Facility January 3, 2013 - 10:38am Addthis Top: MOX Services President Kelly Trice, left, presents a certificate to Wise President and Owner David Abney and Wise Marketing Director Renee Abney. Wise was recognized as a 2012 MOX Gold Supplier during a special presentation in Dayton. Bottom: Byers Precision Fabricators was recognized as a 2012 MOX Gold Supplier during a special presentation in North Carolina. Steve Marr of MOX Services (left) and Kevin Hall of NNSA (right) present Roger Byers (center) with the award. Top: MOX Services President Kelly Trice, left, presents a certificate to

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STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY JOHN DEERE & COMPANY FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

7 1999 10:29 FR IPL DOE CH 630 252 2779 TO rGCP-HQ P.02/04 7 1999 10:29 FR IPL DOE CH 630 252 2779 TO rGCP-HQ P.02/04 STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY JOHN DEERE & COMPANY FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN PATENT RIGHTS UNDER A LOWER-TIER SUBCONTRACT WITH SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INSTITUTE UNDER NREL SUBCONTRACT NO. ZCI-8-17074-01 UNDER DOE CONTRACT NO. DE-AC36-83CH10093; W(A)-97-037; CH-0939 The Petitioner, John Deere & Company, has requested a waiver of domestic and foreign patent rights for all subject inventions arising from its participation under the above referenced subcontract entitled "Development of the Next Generation Medium-Duty Natural Gas Engine." The Petitioner is a lower-tier subcontractor under the referenced NREL subcontract with Southwest Research Institute (SRI), a not-for-profit organization.

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Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action Project (UMTRAP), Slick Rock, Colorado, Revision 1. Bid schedule, special conditions, specifications, and subcontract drawings  

SciTech Connect

This volume contains: bidding requirements; terms and conditions; specifications for Division 1 -- general requirements; specifications for Division 2 -- sitework; specifications for Divisions 5 -- metals; subcontract drawings, (general, Union Carbide processing site, North Continent processing site, and Burro Canyon disposal site).

NONE

1995-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Instrumentation and method for high accuracy geo-referencing of sugar beet plants  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Efficient use of automatic field operations will allow care and management of crops in very different systems from what is known today and may lead to the possibility of individual plant care systems. Automatic field operation systems have the potential ... Keywords: RTK-GPS, Seed geo-referencing, Seeding technology

M. Nřrremark; H. T. Sřgaard; H. W. Griepentrog; H. Nielsen

2007-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

46

An intelligent compaction technique for pin constrained routing in cross referencing digital microfluidic biochips  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The recent advances in microfluidic technology have resulted in the emergence of commercially successful lab-on-chip systems that manifested as applicable devices in the wide range of areas e.g. high-throughput DNA sequencing, immunoassays and clinical ... Keywords: algorithms, biochips, cross referencing, digital microfluidics, ewod, pin constraint, placement, routing, sample droplets

Pranab Roy; Rupam Bhattacharjee; Modud Sohid; Sudipta Chakraborty; Hafizur Rahaman; Parthasarathi Dasgupta

2012-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Teaming/Subcontracting Essential to Small Business Success Presented by: Tiki Dixon  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Teaming/Subcontracting Teaming/Subcontracting Essential to Small Business Success Presented by: Tiki Dixon Vice President, Tetra Tech Dating Opportunities with Large Business * Blind date * Caught my eye * Formal introduction Right time, right place 2 Building a Relationship with Large Business * Talking to the right person * Expectations of the relationship * Focusing on core company capabilities * Investing in the relationship Where are we going? 3 Engagement to Each Other * Building on a trusting relationship * Proven interest in each other * Ready for next step Send out invitations 4 Will you Marry Me? * Dating was successful * Engagement was great * Ready for formal/ informal relationship Next step ... Prime Contractor 5 Tetra Tech Mentor/Protégé Agreements

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A solar regenerative thermoelectrochemical converter (RTEC). Executive summary of final subcontract report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This is an executive summary of a final subcontract report that describes the successful completion of a closed-loop demonstration of a regenerative thermoelectromechanical device using solar heat input for the production of electricity. The full report, which contains a detailed description of the two-year effort, is currently subject to a government secrecy order which precludes public release of the information. Copies of the full report will be made available for general release whenever the secrecy order is lifted.

Townsend, C.W.; McHardy, J. [Hughes Aircraft Co., El Segundo, CA (United States)

1992-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY ZOND CORPORATION FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

SUBCONTRACT NO. NREL-ZAT-8-16477-01 UNDER DOE CONTRACT SUBCONTRACT NO. NREL-ZAT-8-16477-01 UNDER DOE CONTRACT NO. DE-AC36-83CH10093; W(A)-98-004; CH-0963 The Petitioner, Zond Corporation, has requested a waiver of domestic and foreign patent rights for all subject inventions arising from its participation under the above referenced subcontract entitled "Advanced Wind Turbine Program: Near Term Research and Testing." The objective of the subcontract is to develop improved wind turbine components and subsystems for use in the "Next Generation Turbine." Under the subcontract, Petitioner will evaluate candidate improvements, and then design, fabricate, procure and test the improved components and subsystems. Specifically, Petitioner will create preliminary, detailed, and final designs of the selected components and subsystems. The designs will then

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STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS PETITION FOR ADVANCE WAIVER OF PATENT RIGHTS BY SOLAREX  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

SOLAREX SOLAREX UNDER NREL SUBCONTRACT NO. NREL-ZAX-7-17647-05 UNDER PRIME CONTRACT NO. DE-AC36-83CH10093; W(A)-98-010; CH-0968 The Petitioner, Solarex, has requested a waiver of domestic and foreign patent rights for all subject inventions arising from its participation under the above referenced subcontract and lower-tier subcontracts entered thereunder. The subcontract is entitled "PVMaT Improvements in Solarex PV Module Manufacturing Technology." The Photovoltaic Manufacturing Technology (PVMaT) project was initiated in FY 1991 to assist U.S. industry in the improvement of module manufacturing processes and the substantial reduction of module manufacturing cost. During this particular subcontract, Petitioner will address the PVMaT goals of PV module

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Welcome to the EK131 Module entitled High Performance Computing: Bringing Ideas to Life. Basic Information  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Welcome to the EK131 Module entitled High Performance Computing: Bringing Ideas to Life. Basic and for some selected activities. Most of the time, we will meet in the High Performance Computing Lab (PHO207

Goldberg, Bennett

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Advancing TOD in Boston's suburbs : advantages and obstacles in the entitlement process  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This thesis is an inquiry into the feasibility of creating new compact, mixed-use transit-oriented development (TOD) within existing suburbs. I have focused on the entitlement phase of projects, during which land is rezoned, ...

Simonson, Kristin (Kristin Andrea)

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Referenced Documents  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Table 1   Thermal spray resource documents...www.aws.org â??A Guide to the Health and Safety at Work etc. Actâ?ť â?¦ (U.K.) 1974, L1 ISBN 0 7176 044441 1 Free â??Risk Radarâ?ť software download â?¦ Software Program Managers Network www.riskradarprogram.com...

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DOE/EIS-0197-SA-01; Delivery of the Canadian Entitlement Final Environmental Impact Statement Supplement to Record of Decision  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Delivery of the Canadian Entitlement Delivery of the Canadian Entitlement Final Environmental Impact Statement Supplement to Record of Decision Summary The United States Entity has decided to supplement an earlier decision regarding the Canadian Entitlement. The United States Entity issued a Delivery of the Canadian Entitlement Record of Decision (ROD) on November 8, 1996. The ROD was based on the Delivery of the Canadian Entitlement Environmental Impact Statement (DOE/EIS- 0197, issued in January 1996). The November 1996 ROD announced the United States Entity decision to fulfill its obligation under the Columbia River Treaty (Treaty) between Canada and the United States of America (United States) by delivering the full Canadian Entitlement (Entitlement) at existing transmission interconnections between the United

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GAO-05-459 Department of Energy: Improved Oversight Could Better Ensure Opportunities for Small Business Subcontracting  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Committees Committees United States Government Accountability Office GAO May 2005 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Improved Oversight Could Better Ensure Opportunities for Small Business Subcontracting GAO-05-459 What GAO Found United States Government Accountability Office Why GAO Did This Study Highlights Accountability Integrity Reliability www.gao.gov/cgi-bin/getrpt?GAO-05-459. To view the full product, including the scope and methodology, click on the link above. For more information, contact Gene Aloise at (202) 512-3841 or aloisee@gao.gov. Highlights of GAO-05-459, a report to congressional committees May 2005 DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY Improved Oversight Could Better Ensure Opportunities for Small Business Subcontracting DOE's facility management contractors' small business subcontracting

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SERI photovoltaic subcontract reports: Abstracts and document control information, January 1--July 31, 1991  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report contains the document control information and abstracts for SERI Photovoltaic (PV) Program publications resulting from SERI`s subcontracted PV research. The information is presented for reports published or distributed from January 1 through July 31, 1991. This report will outline these publications, organized by technology, on a regular basis. A list of additional publications and sources is included herein to provide the photovoltaic community with other sources of information. All of the documents represented here are available from the National Technical Information Service.

Not Available

1991-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The Use of Staff Augmentation Subcontracts at the National Nuclear Security Administration's Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility, IG-0887  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

The Use of Staff Augmentation The Use of Staff Augmentation Subcontracts at National Nuclear Security Administration's Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility DOE/IG-0887 May 2013 U.S. Department of Energy Office of Inspector General Office of Audits and Inspections Department of Energy Washington, DC 20585 May 15, 2013 MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY FROM: Gregory H. Friedman Inspector General SUBJECT: INFORMATION: Audit Report on "The Use of Staff Augmentation Subcontracts at the National Nuclear Security Administration's Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility" BACKGROUND Shaw AREVA MOX Services, LLC (MOX Services) is responsible for the design and construction of the National Nuclear Security Administration's (NNSA) nearly $5 billion Mixed

58

Delivery of the Canadian Entitlement Final Environmental Impact Statement Record of Decision Summary; 08Nov1996  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Of Energy, Bonneville Power Administration Of Energy, Bonneville Power Administration US Army Corps of Engineers, North Pacific Division Delivery of the Canadian Entitlement Final Environmental Impact Statement Record of Decision Summary The United States Entity (the Administrator of the Bonneville Power Administration [BPA] and the Division Engineer, North Pacific Division of the US Army Corps of Engineers [Corps]) has decided to fulfill its obligation under the Columbia River Treaty (Treaty) between the United States of America (United States) and Canada by delivering Canada's Entitlement under the Treaty to points on the border between Canada and the United States near Blaine, Washington and Nelway, British Columbia (BC). Delivering the full Entitlement at existing interconnections at those locations will require no new transmission facilities in the

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STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY SIEMENS SOLAR INDUSTRIES FOR AN ADVANCE  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

NREL NREL SUBCONTRACT NO. ZAK-8-17619-19 UNDER DOE CONTRACT NO. DE- AC36-83CH10093; W(A)-98-019; CH-0987 The Petitioner, Siemens Solar Industries (hereinafter "SSI"), has requested a waiver of domestic and foreign patent rights for all subject inventions arising from its participation under th, above referenced subcontract entitled "Commercialization of CIS-Based Thin-Film PV." The ) Petitioner is a ower. tie subcontractor under the referenced NREL subcontract wi / Res3areh lstituce - (SRI),a- 1 ot-for profit organi7ztion. 4 The contract pertains to the use of alloys of copper indium diselenide (CuInSe 2 , hereinafter "CIS") in photovoltaic cells. CIS-based photovoltaic cells have shown promise in reducing the cost of photovoltaics well below the cost of crystalline silicon-based photovoltaic

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Lessons learned from the EG&G consolidated hazardous waste subcontract and ESH&Q liability assessment process  

SciTech Connect

Hazardous waste transportation, treatment, recycling, and disposal contracts were first consolidated at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory in 1992 by EG&G Idaho, Inc. At that time, disposition of Resource, Conservation and Recovery Act hazardous waste, Toxic Substance Control Act waste, Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act hazardous substances and contaminated media, and recyclable hazardous materials was consolidated under five subcontracts. The wastes were generated by five different INEL M&O contractors, under the direction of three different Department of Energy field offices. The consolidated contract reduced the number of facilities handling INEL waste from 27 to 8 qualified treatment, storage, and disposal facilities, with brokers specifically prohibited. This reduced associated transportation costs, amount and cost of contractual paperwork, and environmental liability exposure. EG&G reviewed this approach and proposed a consolidated hazardous waste subcontract be formed for the major EG&G managed DOE sites: INEL, Mound, Rocky Flats, Nevada Test Site, and 10 satellite facilities. After obtaining concurrence from DOE Headquarters, this effort began in March 1992 and was completed with the award of two master task subcontracts in October and November 1993. In addition, the effort included a team to evaluate the apparent awardee`s facilities for environment, safety, health, and quality (ESH&Q) and financial liability status. This report documents the evaluation of the process used to prepare, bid, and award the EG&G consolidated hazardous waste transportation, treatment, recycling, and/or disposal subcontracts and associated ESH&Q and financial liability assessments; document the strengths and weaknesses of the process; and propose improvements that would expedite and enhance the process for other DOE installations that used the process and for the re-bid of the consolidated subcontract, scheduled for 1997.

Fix, N.J.

1995-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Subcontract For  

Office of Legacy Management (LM)

(if title has not already been vested in the Con- tractor or the Government). 16-ACCESS JO RECORDS The Subcontractor agrees that the Comptroller General of the United...

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STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS PETITION FOR ADVANCE WAIVER OF PATENT RIGHTS BY ASE  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

ASE ASE AMERICAS, INC., UNDER NREL SUBCONTRACT NO. NREL-ZAX-8- 17647-10 UNDER PRIME CONTRACT NO. DE-AC02-83CH10093; W(A)-98-013; CH-0978 The Petitioner, ASE Americas, has requested a waiver of domestic and foreign patent rights for all subject inventions arising from its participation under the above referenced subcontract. The subcontract is entitled "PVMaT Cost Reductions in the EFG High Volume Manufacturing Line." The Photovoltaic Manufacturing Technology (PVMaT) project was initiated in FY 1991 to assist U.S. industry in the improvement of module manufacturing processes and the substantial reduction of module manufacturing cost. During this particular subcontract, Petitioner will address the PVMaT goals of PV module cost reduction and improved PV module manufacturing process

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STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY CATERPILLAR INC. FOR AN ADVANCED WAIVER OF DOMESTIC  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

ADVANCED WAIVER OF DOMESTIC ADVANCED WAIVER OF DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN PATENT RIGHTS UNDER PRIME CONTRACT NO. DE-AC36- 83CH10093, NREL SUBCONTRACT NO. NREL-ZAS-7-16609-01; W(A)-98-011; CH-0969 This subcontract is in close out. The Petitioner, Caterpillar Inc. (hereinafter "Caterpillar"), has requested a waiver of domestic and foreign patent rights for all subject inventions arising from its participation under the above referenced subcontract entitled "Ignition Assist Systems for DI Diesel Cycle Medium Duty Alternative Fuel Engines." This subcontract pertains to the development of technology that allows for optimum use of alternative transportation fuels. As only one invention has been disclosed under this contract, "Low Current - Extended Duration Spark Ignition System" (S-100,015), this waiver is applicable only to this subject invention.

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STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY SOLARCHEM ENTERPRISES, INC. (SOLARCHEM) FOR AN  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

FOR AN FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN PATENT RIGHTS UNDER ITS SUBCONTRACT WITH MIDWEST RESEARCH INSTITUTE (MRI/NREL) UNDER SUBCONTRACT NO. NREL-ZAT-5-15076-01 UNDER PRIME CONTRACT NO. DE-AC02-83CH10093; W(A)-95-021; CH-0867 The Petitioner, Solarchem Enterprises, Inc., has requested a waiver of domestic and foreign patent rights for all subject inventions arising from its participation under the above referenced subcontract entitled "Development of a Homogeneous Aqueous Phase Photocatalyst for Solar Water Detoxification." The objective of the subcontract is to develop, optimize, and test Solarchem's proprietary homogeneous aqueous phase photocatalyst for solar detoxification of contaminated water. During phase I, Petitioner conducted a series of proof-of-concept tests to further develop the

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STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY UNITED SOLAR SYSTEMS CORP. FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

CORP. FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER CORP. FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN PATENT RIGHTS UNDER DOE PRIME CONTRACT NO. DE-AC36-83CH10093; SUBCONTRACT NREL-ZAK-8-17619- 09; W(A)-99-014; CH-1007 The Petitioner, United Solar Systems Corp. (hereinafter "United Solar"), has requested a waiver of domestic and foreign patent rights for all subject inventions arising from its participation under the above referenced subcontract entitled "High-Efficiency Triple-Junction Amorphous Silicon Alloy Photovoltaic Technology". This subcontract is directed to research, development, and manufacturing of amorphous thin film solar cell products. In Particular, this subcontract is directed to the research and development of high performance two-terminal multi gap, multi junction amorphous silicon alloy modules, and to

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NREL photovoltaic subcontract reports: Abstracts and document control information, 1 August 1991--31 July 1992  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report contains document control information and abstracts for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) subcontracted photovoltaic program publications. It also lists source information on additional publications that describe US Department of Energy (DOE) PV research activities. It is not totally exhaustive, so it lists NREL contacts for requesting further information on the DOE and NREL PV programs. This report covers the period from August 1, 1991, through July 31, 1992. The purpose of continuing this type of publication is to help people keep abreast of specific PV interests, while maintaining a balance on the costs to the PV program. The information in this report is organized under PV technology areas: Amorphous silicon research; polycrystalline thin films (including copper indium diselenide, cadmium telluride, and thin-film silicon); crystalline materials and advanced concepts (including silicon, gallium arsenide, and other group III-V materials); and PV manufacturing technology development (which may include manufacturing information for various types of PV materials).

Not Available

1992-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Efficiency Improvement of Crystalline Solar Cells: Final Subcontract Report; October 2001--December 2004  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The approach in this subcontract was to use unique analytical tools available at Berkeley to perform systematic fundamental physical studies of the distribution and chemical state of metal clusters in a variety of multicrystalline silicon materials. Two analytical techniques were essential for the success of this project. The total metal concentration in the areas of multicrystalline silicon with high and low lifetime was determined by neutron activation analysis, a technique that involves irradiation of a sample with neutrons in a nuclear reactor and analysis of its residual radioactivity. The distribution and chemical state of metal clusters was characterized by synchrotron radiation-based X-ray microscopes available at the Advanced Light Source (Beamlines 10.3.1 and 10.3.2) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Advanced Photon Source (Beamlines 2-ID-D and 20-ID-B) at Argonne National Laboratory.

Weber, E. R.

2005-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Automated solar cell assembly teamed process research. Semiannual subcontract report, December 6, 1993--June 30, 1994  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This is the second Semiannual Technical Progress Report for the program titled `Automated Solar Cell Assembly Teamed Process Research` funded under National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) subcontract No. ZAG-3-11219-01. This report describes the work done on Phase II of the program in the period from December 6, 1993 to June 30, 1994. Spire`s objective in this program is to develop high throughput (5 MW/yr) automated processes for interconnecting thin (200 {mu}m) silicon solar cells. High yield will be achieved with these fragile cells through the development of low mechanical stress and low thermal stress processes. For example, a machine vision system is being developed for cell alignment without mechanically contacting the cell edges, while a new soldering process is being developed to solder metal interconnect ribbons simultaneously to a cells` front and back contacts, eliminating one of the two heating steps normally used for soldering each cell.

Nowlan, M. [Spire Corp., Bedford, MA (United States)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Ultrafast chirped optical waveform recorder using referenced heterodyning and a time microscope  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A new technique for capturing both the amplitude and phase of an optical waveform is presented. This technique can capture signals with many THz of bandwidths in a single shot (e.g., temporal resolution of about 44 fs), or be operated repetitively at a high rate. That is, each temporal window (or frame) is captured single shot, in real time, but the process may be run repeatedly or single-shot. This invention expands upon previous work in temporal imaging by adding heterodyning, which can be self-referenced for improved precision and stability, to convert frequency chirp (the second derivative of phase with respect to time) into a time varying intensity modulation. By also including a variety of possible demultiplexing techniques, this process is scalable to recoding continuous signals.

Bennett, Corey Vincent (Livermore, CA)

2011-11-22T23:59:59.000Z

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Advanced, High-Reliability, System-Integrated 500kW PV Inverter Development: Final Subcontract Report, 29 September 2005 - 31 May 2008  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Xantrex Technology accomplished subcontract goals of reducing parts cost, weight, and size of its 500-kW inverter by 25% compared to state-of-the-art PV inverters, while extending reliability by 25%.

West, R.

2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Delivery of the Canadian Entitlement : Final Environmental Impact Statement : Record of Decision, Summary..  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The US Entity (the Administrator of the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) and the Division Engineer, North Pacific Division of the US Army Corps of Engineers) has decided to fulfill its obligation under the Columbia River Treaty (Treaty) between the US and Canada by delivering Canada`s Entitlement under the Treaty to a point on the US/Canada border near Oliver, British Columbia (BC). Delivering the Entitlement at that location will require BPA to construct and operate a new single-circuit 500-kV transmission line from Grand Coulee or Chief Joseph Substation to the US/Canada border, a distance of 135 to 155 kilometers (85 to 95 miles), depending on the alignment selected. This paper describes the decision process and its environmental impacts.

United States. Bonneville Power Administration.

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Specific PVMaT R&D in CdTe Product Manufacturing: Final Subcontract Report, March 2003  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Results of a 3+ year subcontract are presented. The research was conducted under Phase 5A2 of the subcontract. The three areas of effort in the subcontract were (1) manufacturing line improvements, (2) product readiness, and (3) environmental, safety, and health programs. The subcontract consisted of three phases, approximately 1 year each. Phase I included the development, design, and implementation of a high-throughput, low-cost lamination process. This goal was achieved using the support of key experts such as Automation and Robotics Research Institute (ARRI) to identify appropriate lamination equipment vendors, and material handling. Product designs were reviewed by Arizona State University Photovoltaic Testing Laboratory and Underwriters Laboratories. Modifications to the module designs were implemented to meet future testing requirements. A complete review of the Environmental, Health, and Safety programs was conducted, along with training by the Environmental Protection Agency (EP A) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Work conducted during Phase II included the implementation of an improved potting procedure for the wiring junction. The design of the equipment focused on high-throughput, low-cost operations. During Phase III , First Solar made significant progress in three areas: Manufacturing Readiness; Product Performance; and Environmental, Health, and Safety (EH&S). First Solar's accomplishments in laser scribing significantly exceeded the stated goals. Innovations implemented during Phase III were made possible by adopting a new type of high-frequency, low-pulse-width laser, galvanometer-driven laser-beam system, and numerous advanced, automated, equipment features. Because of the greater than one order of magnitude increase in the throughput and laser life, a factor of two decrease in equipment cost, and complete automation, a major impact on lowering the cost of the PV product is anticipated.

Bohland, J.; McMaster, A.; Henson, S.; Hanak, J.

2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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343. Document entitled "Develop "Frontier" Resources to Ensure Future Oil and Na  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

3. Document entitled "Develop "Frontier" Resources to Ensure Future Oil and Natural Gas 3. Document entitled "Develop "Frontier" Resources to Ensure Future Oil and Natural Gas Supply," dated March 8, 2001. B-5 Exemption - Information withheld (under Exemption 5) consists of deliberative material reflecting comments, recommendations and revisions of draft documents relating to NEPDG. 2 pages. #4139-4140 Withheld 344. Document entitled "The Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve," dated March 7, 2001. B-5 Exemption - Information withheld (under Exemption 5) consists of deliberative material reflecting comments, recommendations and revisions of draft documents relating to NEPDG. 2 pages. #4141-4142 Withheld 345. Document entitled "The Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve," dated March 8, 2001. B- 5 Exemption -

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NREL photovoltaic subcontract reports: Abstracts and document control information, 1 August 1992--31 July 1993  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report contains document control information and abstracts for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) subcontracted photovoltaic (PV) program publications. It also lists source information on additional publications that describe US Department of Energy (DOE) PV research activities. It is not totally exhaustive, so it lists NREL contacts for requesting further information on the DOE and NREL PV programs. This report covers the period from August 1, 1992, through July 31, 1993. This report is published periodically, with the previous one covering the period from August 1, 1991, through July 31, 1992. The purpose of continuing this type of publication is to help keep people abreast of specific PV interests, while maintaining a balance on the costs to the PV program. The information in this report is organized under PV technology areas: Amorphous Silicon Research; Polycrystalline Thin Films (including copper indium diselenide, cadmium telluride, and thin-film silicon); Crystalline Materials and Advanced Concepts (including silicon, gallium arsenide, and other group III-V materials); PV Manufacturing Technology Development (which may include manufacturing information for various types of PV materials).

Not Available

1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Delivery of the Canadian Entitlement Final Environmental Impact Statement January 1996  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Summary-1996.html[6/27/2011 12:01:22 PM] Summary-1996.html[6/27/2011 12:01:22 PM] Summary Delivery of the Canadian Entitlement Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Purpose of and Need for Action The Columbia River Treaty (Treaty) between Canada and the United States of America (United States), signed in 1961, required three storage dams to be constructed on the Columbia River system in Canada (Duncan, Keenleyside, and Mica Dams), and allowed for one additional dam in the United States (Libby Dam). The dams help control floods in both countries, and the regulated stream flow provided by the three Treaty reservoirs in Canada enables dams downstream in the United States to produce additional power (the "downstream power benefits"). Under the Treaty, Canada and the United States share the downstream benefits equally.

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STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY UNITED SOLAR SYSTEMS CORPORATION FOR AN  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN PATENT RIGHTS DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN PATENT RIGHTS UNDER NREL SUBCONTRACT NO: ZAF-5-14142-01 UNDER DOE CONTRACT NO: DE-AC36-83CH10093; W(A)-95-004; CH-0848 The Petitioner, United Solar Systems Corporation, has requested a waiver of domestic and foreign patent rights for all subject inventions arising from the above referenced subcontract entitled "Thin Film Amorphous Silicon Alloy Research Partnership." The scope of work to be performed under this subcontract is to develop high performance two-terminal multibandgap, multijunction amorphous silicon alloy modules with low manufacturing cost and high reliability. The principle objectives are to conduct research on materials which enhance performance of thin film amorphous silicon alloy modules, to improve module reliability by qualifying the integrity of the metal/dielectric/semiconductor adhesion, and

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STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY KENETECH WINDPOWER, INC. (KW) FOR AN  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

KENETECH WINDPOWER, INC. (KW) FOR AN KENETECH WINDPOWER, INC. (KW) FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN PATENT RIGHTS UNDER NREL SUBCONTRACT NO: AAA-5-13320-02 UNDER DOE CONTRACT NO: DE-AC36-83CH10093 W(A)-95-003; CH-0849 Kenetech Windpower, Inc. (KW) has requested a waiver of domestic and foreign patent rights for all subject inventions arisg from the above referenced subcontract entitled "Advanced Wind Turbine Program Next Generation Turbine Development Project." The objective of the work to be performed under this subcontract is to design and develop an advanced next generation wind turbine capable of producing electricity for $0.04/kWh or less at 5.8 m/s(13mph) sites in the 1998-2000 time period. The work is to proceed in two stages. In the first stage, which is the subject of this waiver, the work comprises a concept study to develop

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STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY ALLIED SIGNAL, INC. FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

ALLIED SIGNAL, INC. FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF ALLIED SIGNAL, INC. FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN PATENT RIGHTS UNDER SUBCONTRACT NO. SAX-20035-4 WITH PENTASTAR ELECTRONICS, INC. UNDER DOE CONTRACT NO. DE-AC02-94CE50390; W(A)-94-033; CH- 0843 The Petitioner, Allied Signal, Inc., has requested a waiver of domestic and foreign patent rights for all subject inventions arising from its participation under the above referenced subcontract entitled "Direct Hydrogen Fueled PEM Fuel Cell Development Program." The objective of the subcontract is to advance the performance and economic viability of a direct hydrogen fueled proton exchange membrane (PEM) fuel power system, including the identification of critical problems for system scale-up and vehicle integration and the integration of the fuel cell power

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STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY HONEYWELL FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN PATENT RIGHTS UNDER SUBCONTRACT WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE UNDER DOE COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT NO. DE-FC07-001D13882; W(A)- 00-031; CH-1047 The Petitioner, Honeywell, has requested a waiver of domestic and foreign patent rights for all subject inventions arising from its participation under the above referenced cooperative agreement entitled "Model-Based Approach to Soft-Sensing and Diagnosis Control of a Continuous Digester." The objective of the Petitioner's subcontract is to develop a model based sensing and control system for continuous pulp digesters. During the subcontract, Petitioner will install a PlantScape system and Pulpstar sensor at its mill to develop mill data, which will ultimately host the model-based sensing and control software

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STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY ZOND CORPORATION FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

SUBCONTRACT NO. NREL-ZAM-7-13320-26 UNDER DOE CONTRACT NO. DE-AC36-83CH10093; W(A)-97-029; CH-0930 The Petitioner, Zond Corporation, has requested a waiver of domestic and foreign patent rights for all subject inventions arising from its participation under the above referenced subcontract entitled "Stage II Next Generation Turbine Development Project." The objective of the subcontract is to design and develop a wind turbine system with improved performance, increased reliability, and decreased costs to attain a predetermined cost- of-energy objective. Specifically, Petitioner will perform tradeoff studies and conduct proof of concept tests on a baseline wind turbine. Subsequently, Petitioner will design, manufacture and test a production prototype wind turbine.

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STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY SOLAREX FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF DOMESTIC  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF DOMESTIC FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN PATENT RIGHTS UNDER NREL SUBCONTRACT NO. NREL-RAK-7-17619, UNDER DOE CONTRACT NO. DE-AC02-83CH10093; W(A)-98-007; CH-0945 The Petitioner, Solarex, has requested a waiver of domestic and foreign patent rights for all subject inventions arising from its participation under the above referenced subcontract entitled "Research on Amorphous Silicon Solar Cells and Modules." The subcontract involves research on amorphous silicon multi-junction solar cells, and the objectives of the research are to develop improved amorphous and microcrystalline thin film materials, new high performance device structures, improved fabrication processes, and new characterization tools that can be incorporated into Petitioner's thin film photovoltaic (PV)

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STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY PPG INDUSTRIES, INC. (PPG) FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

PPG INDUSTRIES, INC. (PPG) FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF PPG INDUSTRIES, INC. (PPG) FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN PATENT RIGHTS UNDER DOE CONTRACT NO. DE-FC36- 05G085004; SUBCONTRACT NO. DOE-06B-PPG: W(A)-06-015 The Petitioner, PPG, has requested a waiver of domestic and foreign patent rights for all subject inventions arising from its participation under the above referenced subcontract entitled "Generating Process and Economic Data for Preliminary Design of PureVision Prototype." The Petitioner is a subcontractor to the prime recipient, a small business. PureVision Technology, Inc. (PureVision), which is not subject to this waiver request. The objective of the subcontract is to develop bio-based product lines. PureVision's sulfur-free lignin presents opportunities to meet this goal. PPG will investigate the unique

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STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY GOLDEN PHOTON INC. FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

RFP NO. RI-2-11294 RFP NO. RI-2-11294 UNDER DOE CONTRACT NO. DE-AC36-83CH10093; W(A)-95-030; CH- 0872 Photon Energy, Inc., a Colorado corporation doing business as Golden Photon Inc. (GPI), has requested a waiver of domestic and foreign patent rights for all subject inventions arising from its participation under the above referenced subcontract entitled "Thin Film Photovoltaics Partnership Program." GPI has requested that, in granting the waiver, the same intellectual property provisions which were approved for its previous NREL subcontracts, ZN-0-19019-1 and ZAI-4-11294-03, be included in this waiver. The object of the previous subcontracts was to develop improved materials technology and fabrication processes for production of CdS/CdTe photovoltaic modules.

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Two self-referencing methods for the measurement of beam spot position  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Purpose: Two quantitative methods of measuring electron beam spot position with respect to the collimator axis of rotation (CAOR) are described. Methods: Method 1 uses a cylindrical ion chamber (IC) mounted on a jig corotational with the collimator making the relationship among the chamber, jaws, and CAOR fixed and independent of collimator angle. A jaw parallel to the IC axis is set to zero and the IC position adjusted so that the IC signal is approximately 50% of the open field value, providing a large dose gradient in the region of the IC. The cGy/MU value is measured as a function of collimator rotation, e.g., every 30 Degree-Sign . If the beam spot does not lie on the CAOR, the signal from the ion chamber will vary with collimator rotation. Based on a measured spatial sensitivity, the distance of the beam spot from the CAOR can be calculated from the IC signal variation with rotation. The 2nd method is image based. Two stainless steel rods, 3 mm in diameter, are mounted to a jig attached to the Linac collimator. The rods, offset from the CAOR, lay in different planes normal to the CAOR, one at 158 cm SSD and the other at 70 cm SSD. As the collimator rotates the rods move tangent along an envelope circle, the centers of which are on the CAOR in their respective planes. Three images, each at a different collimator rotation, containing the shadows of both rods, are acquired on the Linac EPID. At each angle the shadow of the rods on the EPID defines lines tangent to the projection of the envelope circles. From these the authors determine the projected centers of the two circles at different heights. From the distance of these two points using the two heights and the source to EPID distance, the authors calculate the distance of the beam spot from the CAOR. Measurements with all two techniques were performed on an Elekta Linac. Measurements were performed with the beam spot in nominal clinical position and in a deliberately offset position. Measurements were also performed using the Flexmap image registration/ball-bearing test. Results: Within their uncertainties, both methods report the same beam spot displacement. In clinical use, a total of 203 monthly beam spot measurements on 14 different beams showed an average displacement of 0.11 mm ({sigma}= 0.07 mm) in-plane and 0.10 mm ({sigma}= 0.07 mm) cross-plane with maximum displacement of 0.37 mm in-plane and 0.34 mm cross-plane. Conclusions: The methods described provide a quantitative measure of beam spot position, are easy to use, and provide another tool for Linac setup and quality assurance. Fundamental to the techniques is that they are self-referencing-i.e., they do not require the user to independently define the CAOR.

Nyiri, Balazs J.; Smale, Jason R.; Gerig, Lee H. [Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre, Ottawa K1H 8L6 (Canada) and Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa K1H 8M5 (Canada); Elekta Canada, Ottawa, Ontario K1Y 1Z3 (Canada); Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre, Ottawa K1H 8L6 (Canada); Department of Physics, Carleton University, Ottawa K1S 5B6 (Canada) and Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa K1H 8M5 (Canada)

2012-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

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Enforcement Guidance Supplement 99-03, Limitation of 10 CFR 830 to Equipment Referenced in the Safety Analysis Report  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

for Enforcement Department of Energy Washington DC 20585 October 20, 1999 MEMORANDUM FOR: DOE and Contractor PAAA Coordinators FROM: R. Keith Christopher Director Office of Enforcement and Investigation SUBJECT: Enforcement Guidance Supplement 99-03: Limitation of 10 CFR Part 830 to Equipment Referenced in the Safety Analysis Report Recently this Office received a reply to a Preliminary Notice of Violation (PNOV), although not denying any facts or conclusions in the PNOV and agreeing to pay the full imposed Civil Penalty, included arguments that some of the equipment cited in the

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One-Axis Trackers -- Improved Reliability, Durability, Performance, and Cost Reduction; Final Subcontract Technical Status Report, 2 May 2006 - 31 August 2007  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The overall objective of this subcontract is to reduce the total cost of electricity generated by single-axis tracking solar energy systems for utility and other large-scale commercial applications by improving performance and reliability and by reducing installation time, cost, and environmental impact.

Shingleton, J.

2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Delivery of the Canadian Entitlement Final Environmental Impact Statement January 1996  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

1996/01eis0197_map.html[6/27/2011 12:03:04 PM] 1996/01eis0197_map.html[6/27/2011 12:03:04 PM] Map Section Map #1 Map #2 Map #3 Map #4 Map #5 Map #6 Delivery of the Canadian Entitlement Final Environmental Impact Statement January 1996 file:///I|/Data%20Migration%20Task/EIS-0197-FEIS-1996/eis0197_1.html[6/27/2011 12:03:02 PM] Chapter 1: Purpose of and Need for Action 1.1 Need for Action The Columbia River Treaty (Treaty) between Canada and the United States of America required three storage dams to be constructed on the Columbia River system in Canada and allowed for one in the United States. The dams help control floods in both countries, and the regulated streamflow provided by the three Canadian Treaty reservoirs enables dams downstream in the United States to produce additional power ("downstream power benefits"). Canada and the

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Automated solar cell assembly teamed process research. Semiannual subcontract report, 7 January 1993--30 June 1993  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report describes work done under Phase 3A of the PVMaT project to address problems that are generic to the photovoltaics (PV) industry. Crystalline silicon solar cells were used in the majority of all terrestrial power modules shipped in 1992. Spire`s analysis in Phase 1 of the PVMaT project indicated that the use of thin ({le}200-{mu}m) silicon cells can substantially reduce module manufacturing costs, provided that processing yields remain as high as they are now for processing standard thickness cells. Because present solar cell tabbing and interconnecting processes have unacceptably high yield losses with such thin cells, the objective of this Phase 3A subcontract is to use Spire`s light soldering technology and experience in designing and fabricating solar cell tabbing and interconnecting equipment to develop high yield throughput, fully automated processes for tabbing and interconnecting thin cells.

Nowlan, M.J.; Hogan, S.J.; Darkazalli, G.; Breen, W.F.; Murach, J.M.; Sutherland, S.F. [Spire Corp., Bedford, MA (United States)

1994-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

89

High Volume Manufacturing of Silicon-Film Solar Cells and Modules; Final Subcontract Report, 26 February 2003 - 30 September 2003  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The objective of the PV Manufacturing R&D subcontract was to continue to improve AstroPower's technology for manufacturing Silicon-Film* wafers, solar cells, and modules to reduce costs, and increase production yield, throughput, and capacity. As part of the effort, new technology such as the continuous back metallization screen-printing system and the laser scribing system were developed and implemented. Existing processes, such as the silicon nitride antireflection coating system and the fire-through process were optimized. Improvements were made to the statistical process control (SPC) systems of the major manufacturing processes: feedstock preparation, wafer growth, surface etch, diffusion, and the antireflection coating process. These process improvements and improved process control have led to an increase of 5% relative power, and nearly 15% relative improvement in mechanical and visual yield.

Rand, J. A.; Culik, J. S.

2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

90

High-efficiency large-area CdTe panels. Final subcontract report, June 1987--July 1990  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The objective of this three year effort has been to develop an improved materials technology and fabrication process for limited volume production of 1 ft{sup 2} and 4 ft{sup 2} CdS/CdTe photovoltaic modules. The module stability objective by the end of this three year subcontract was to develop techniques to provide ten year life exploration with no greater than 10% degradation. In order to achieve these efficiency and stability objectives, the research program has been separated into tasks including: (1) analysis and characterization of CdS/CdTe Devices; (2) performance optimization on small cells; (3) encapsulation and stability testing; and (4) module efficiency optimization. 27 refs., 18 figs., 3 tabs.

Albright, S.P.; Chamberlin, R.R.; Jordan, J.F. [Photon Energy, Inc., El Paso, TX (USA)

1990-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

91

Device Physics of Thin-Film Polycrystalline Cells and Modules; Final Subcontract Report; 6 December 1993-15 March 1998  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report describes work performed under this subcontract by Colorado State University (CSU). The results of the subcontract effort included progress in understanding CdTe and Cu(In1-xGax)Se2-based solar cells, in developing additional measurement and analysis techniques at the module level, and in strengthening collaboration within the thin-film polycrystalline solar-cell community. A major part of the CdTe work consisted of elevated-temperature stress tests to determine fabrication and operation conditions that minimize the possibility of long-term performance changes. Other CdTe studies included analysis of the back-contact junction, complete photon accounting, and the tradeoff with thin CdS between photocurrent gain and voltage loss. The Cu(In1-xGax)Se2 studies included work on the role of sodium in enhancing performance, the conditions under which conduction-band offsets affect cell performance, the transient effects of cycling between light and dark conditions, and detailed analysis of several individual series of cells. One aspect of thin-film module analysis has been addressing the differences in approach needed for relatively large individual cells made without grids. Most work, however, focused on analysis of laser-scanning data, including defect signatures, photocurrent/shunting separation, and the effects of forward bias or high-intensity light. Collaborations with other laboratories continued on an individual basis, and starting in 1994, collaboration was through the national R&D photovoltaic teams. CSU has been heavily involved in the structure and logistics of both the CdTe and CIS teams, as well as making frequent technical contributions in both areas.

Sites, J. R. (Department of Physics, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, Colorado)

1999-05-03T23:59:59.000Z

92

Large-area triple-junction a-Si alloy production scale up. Annual subcontract report, 17 March 1992--18 March 1993  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The objective of this subcontract over its three-year duration is to advance Solarex`s photovoltaic manufacturing technologies, reduce its a-Si:H module production costs, increase module performance and expand the Solarex commercial production capacity. Solarex shall meet these objectives by improving the deposition and quality of the transparent front contact; optimizing the laser patterning process; scaling up the semiconductor deposition process; improving the back contact deposition; and scaling up and improving the encapsulation and testing of its a-Si:H modules. In the Phase 1 portion of this subcontract Solarex focused on scaling up components of the chemical vapor deposition system for deposition of the front contact, scaling up laser scribing techniques; triple-junction recipes for module production; and metal oxide back contacts. These efforts resulted in adopting portions of the manufacturing line to handle substrates larger than 0.37 m{sup 2}.

Oswald, R.; O`Dowd, J. [Solarex Corp., Newtown, PA (United States). Thin Film Division

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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New Things For Windows 7 Old icons on the desktop that referenced Office 2007 applications will need to be deleted and  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

New Things For Windows 7 Old icons on the desktop that referenced Office 2007 applications Windows 7 lets you pin programs and documents to your taskbar (instead of or in addition to creating of the windows that are opened in this program Aero Snap Your Windows to Size One of the most useful Windows 7

Bogaerts, Steven

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Evaluation of the Potential for the Production of Lignocellulosic Based Ethanol at Existing Corn Ethanol Facilities: Final Subcontract Report, 2 March 2000 - 30 March 2002  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Subcontract report on opportunities to explore the business potential provided by converting biomass to products such as ethanol. The goals of this study were: (1) To provide the opportunity to explore the business potential provided by converting biomass to products such as ethanol. (2) To take advantage of the grain-processing infrastructure by investigating the co-location of additional biomass conversion facilities at an existing plant site.

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2002-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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EFG Technology and Diagnostic R&D for Large-Scale PV Manufacturing; Final Subcontract Report, 1 March 2002 - 31 March 2005  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The objective of this subcontract was to carry out R&D to advance the technology, processes, and performance of RWE Schott-Solar's wafer, cell, and module manufacturing lines, and help configure these lines for scaling up of edge-defined, film-fed growth (EFG) ribbon technology to the 50-100 MW PV factory level. EFG ribbon manufacturing continued to expand during this subcontract period and now has reached a capacity of 40 MW. EFG wafer products were diversified over this time period. In addition to 10 cm x 10 cm and 10 cm x 15 cm wafer areas, which were the standard products at the beginning of this program, R&D has focused on new EFG technology to extend production to 12.5 cm x 12.5 cm EFG wafers. Cell and module production also has continued to expand in Billerica. A new 12-MW cell line was installed and brought on line in 2003. R&D on this subcontract improved cell yield and throughput, and optimized the cell performance, with special emphasis on work to speed up wafer transfer, hence enhancing throughput. Improvements of wafer transfer processes during this program have raised cell line capacity from 12 MW to over 18 MW. Optimization of module manufacturing processes was carried out on new equipment installed during a manufacturing upgrade in Billerica to a 12-MW capacity to improve yield and reliability of products.

Kalejs, J.; Aurora, P.; Bathey, B.; Cao, J.; Doedderlein, J.; Gonsiorawski, R.; Heath, B.; Kubasti, J.; Mackintosh, B.; Ouellette, M.; Rosenblum, M.; Southimath, S.; Xavier, G.

2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

96

Wide-band-gap solar cells with high stabilized performance. Annual subcontract report, July 15, 1994--July 14, 1995  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report describes work performed by Pennsylvania State University in collaboration with the NREL Wide-Band-Gap Team. The goal of this team is to develop a single-junction, wide-gap solar cell with good stabilized parameters. The objectives of the subcontract are to (1) develop a cost-effective amorphous silicon PV technology to foster a viable amorphous silicon PV industry in the US, ensuring that this industry remains a world leader in the a-Si technology; (2) help the US a-Si PV industry achieve the US DOE PV Program FY 1995 milestone of 10% stable efficiency commercial thin-film modules; (3) help the US a-Si PV industry achieve 12% stable efficiency multi-junction a-Si:H modules for large-scale utility use by the year 2005. Issues covered in this report include (1) improved understanding of stability in materials and solar cells, (2) intrinsic materials optimization, (3) solar cells optimized for intrinsic layer performance, (4) p-type layer optimization, (5) top cell interfaces, and (6) solar cell grading.

Wronski, C.R.; Collins, R.W.; Fonash, S.J. [Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park, PA (United States)

1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Semiannual technical progress report: Advanced development of PV encapsulants. Annual subcontract report, 1 January 1993--30 June 1993  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report describes the results of the literature search, interviews, and site visits conducted during the first six months of this subcontract. This survey was conducted to establish a baseline of information about thermal and photothermal degradation of EVA and case history surveys on discoloration (yellowing/browning) of EVA-based encapsulants in fielded flat-plate PV modules. The literature search revealed that EVA will undergo thermolysis of the acetate groups at temperatures of 130{degrees}C to 150{degrees}C and above, leading to formation of double bonds in the backbone of the copolymer. The survey of case histories of EVA-based encapsulant discoloration in fielded modules in the United States revealed that the problem is limited to those areas of the west and southwest that have comparatively high solar insolation and ambient temperature. It is clear that the discoloration problem is not limited to the modules of any one manufacturer. Discoloration in the EVA encapsulant was experienced in fielded modules from all major US module producers.

Holley, W.H. [Springborn Labs., Inc., Enfield, CT (United States)] [Springborn Labs., Inc., Enfield, CT (United States)

1993-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

98

Processing and modeling issues for thin-film solar cell devices: Annual subcontract report, January 16, 1995 -- January 15, 1996  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The overall mission of the Institute of Energy Conversion is the development of thin film photovoltaic cells, modules, and related manufacturing technology and the education of students and professionals in photovoltaic technology. The objectives of this four-year NREL subcontract are to advance the state of the art and the acceptance of thin film PV modules in the areas of improved technology for thin film deposition, device fabrication, and material and device characterization and modeling, relating to solar cells based on CuInSe{sub 2} and its alloys, on a-Si and its alloys, and on CdTe. In the area of CuInSe{sub 2} and its alloys, EEC researchers have produced CuIn{sub 1-x}GaxSe{sub 2} films by selenization of elemental and alloyed films with H{sub 2}Se and Se vapor and by a wide variety of process variations employing co-evaporation of the elements. Careful design, execution and analysis of these experiments has led to an improved understanding of the reaction chemistry involved, including estimations of the reaction rate constants. Investigation of device fabrication has also included studies of the processing of the Mo, US and ZnO deposition parameters and their influence on device properties. An indication of the success of these procedures was the fabrication of a 15% efficiency CuIn{sub 1-x}GaxSe{sub 2} solar cell.

Birkmire, R.W.; Phillips, J.E.; Buchanan, W.A.; Eser, E.; Hegedus, S.S.; McCandless, B.E.; Meyers, P.V.; Shafarman, W.N. [Univ. of Delaware, Newark, DE (United States)

1996-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

99

New plasma source of hydrides for epitaxial growth. Final subcontract report, 15 April 1991--3 September 1993  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report describes a novel plasma-activated selenium source that was developed during the course of this subcontract and which is significantly different than any other heretofore reported in the scientific literature. It involves microwave excited, magnetically confined plasma sources that are intended to operate under electron cyclotron resonance (ECR) conditions at 2.455 GHz. This source is designed to excite and dissociate the molecular vapor evaporating or subliming from a heated solid or liquid reservoir. It can combine an effusion cell vapor flux with a stream of hydrogen or helium gas, enabling the in-situ generation of hydrides for use in low-pressure growth techniques where long mean free paths are desirable. Experiments were conducted to demonstrate a stable discharge within the source, and measures were identified to improve its operational characteristics. Application of this novel source is anticipated to enable a low-temperature, safe process for the growth of high-quality epitaxial compound semiconductor films. This reduction of epitaxial growth temperatures may enable the fabrication of novel photovoltaic devices that have heretofore been impossible due to the deleterious effects of interdiffusion at heterointerfaces resulting from the high temperatures required to grow adequate quality material using conventional processes.

Stanbery, B.J. [Boeing Defense & Space Group, Seattle, WA (United States)

1994-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Final Report for PV Incubator Subcontract No. NAT-0-99013-01: June 14, 2010 - March 2, 2012  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The goal of the subcontract is to scale up Semprius' novel micro-cell based modules to an annualized rate of 500 kW of receivers and 10 kW of modules, in support of the DOE 2020 Sunshot Initiative goals. The statement of work (SOW) was broken up into two Phases. Phase I was directed towards process development efforts towards addressing fundamental manufacturing metrics such as yield, die per wafer, automation and throughput. Phase II objectives are to scale to an annualized production rate of 500 kW of receivers and 10 kW of modules, while improving cell efficiency, module efficiency and transfer yield. Semprius has met all the technical milestones and deliverables for the contract. All subtasks were completed earlier than expected and the results exceeded the technical targets. In particular, 3J cell efficiency of 41.2% exceeded the target of 38%, module efficiency of 28.3% exceeded the target of 28% and transfer yield of 96.4% exceeds the target of 95%, with all tasks completed well ahead of schedule. Also, devices fabricated from 1st use GaAs substrates and substrates with two re-uses have been shown to be identical.

Ghosal, K.

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PV Inverter Products Manufacturing and Design Improvements for Cost Reduction and Performance Enhancements: Final Subcontract Report, November 2003 (Revised)  

SciTech Connect

The specific objectives of this subcontracted development work by Xantrex Technology Inc. were to: (1) Capture the newest digital signal processor (DSP) technology to create high-impact,''next generation'' power conversion equipment for the PV industry; (2) Create a common resource base for three PV product lines. This standardized approach to both hardware and software control platforms will provide significant market advantage over foreign competition; (3) Achieve cost reductions through increased volume of common components, reduced assembly labor, and the higher efficiency of producing more products with fewer design, manufacturing, and production test variations; (4) Increase PV inverter product reliability. Reduce inverter size, weight and conversion losses. The contract goals were to achieve an overall cost reduction of 10% to 20% for the three inverters and with no compromise in performance. The cost of the 10-kW inverter was reduced by 56%, and the cost of the 25-kW inverter was reduced by 53%. The 2.5-kW inverter has no basis for comparison, but should benefit equally from this design approach. Not only were the contract cost reduction goals exceeded by a wide margin, but the performance and reliability of the products were also enhanced. The conversion efficiency improvement, as reflected in the 50% conversion loss reduction, adds significant value in renewable energy applications. The size and weight reductions also add value by providing less cumbersome product solutions for system designers.

West, R.

2004-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PVMaT improvements in the Solarex photovoltaic module manufacturing technology: Annual subcontract report: May 5, 1998 -- April 30, 1999  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report describes work done by Solarex during the first year of this subcontract. The objective of this three-year PVMaT program is to continue the advancement of Solarex PV manufacturing technologies to design and implement a process that produces polycrystalline silicon PV modules that can be sold profitably for $2.00 per peak watt or less and that will increase the production capacity of the Frederick plant to at least 25 megawatts per year. Accomplishments during the first year of the program include: (1) Verification of the process to produce SiF{sub 4}, the precursor to silicon feedstock. (2) Design of a silicon feedstock pilot facility using the SiNaF process. (3) Development of and transfer to manufacturing of a process to use thinner wire in the wire saw. (4) Completion of a production trial with recycled SiC. (5) Laboratory development of a selective emitter process using rapid thermal processing. (6) Fabrication of high-efficiency polycrystalline cells using silicon nitride from three different sources. (7) Development of a new encapsulation formulation and laboratory demonstration of a 6-minute lamination cycle. (8) Implementation of an automated laminator. (9) Laboratory demonstration of automated handling of ceramics.

Wohlgemuth, J.

2000-01-10T23:59:59.000Z

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Processing and modeling issues for thin-film solar cell devices. Annual subcontract report, January 16, 1994--January 15, 1995  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report describes results achieved during the second phase of a four year subcontract to develop and understand thin film solar cell technology related to a-Si and its alloys, CuIn{sub 1{minus}x}Ga{sub x}Se{sub 2}, and CdTe. Accomplishments during this phase include, development of equations and reaction rates for the formation of CuIn{sub 1{minus}x}Ga{sub x}Se{sub 2} films by selenization, fabrication of a 15% efficient CuIn{sub 1{minus}x}Ga{sub x}Se{sub 2} cell, development of a reproducible, reliable Cu-diffused contact to CdTe, investigation of the role of CdTe-CdS interdiffusion on device operation, investigation of the substitution of HCl for CdCl{sub 2} in the post-deposition heat treatment of CdTe/CdS, demonstration of an improved reactor design for deposition of a-Si films, demonstration of improved process control in the fabrication of a ten set series of runs producing {approximately}8% efficient a-Si devices, demonstration of the utility of a simplified optical model for determining quantity and effect of current generation in each layer of a triple stacked a-Si cell, presentation of analytical and modeling procedures adapted to devices produced with each material system, presentation of baseline parameters for devices produced with each material system, and various investigations of the roles played by other layers in thin film devices including the Mo underlayer, CdS and ZnO in CuIn{sub 1{minus}x}Ga{sub x}Se{sub 2} devices, the CdS in CdTe devices, and the ZnO as window layer and as part of the back surface reflector in a-Si devices. In addition, collaborations with over ten research groups are briefly described. 73 refs., 54 figs., 34 tabs.

Birkmire, R.W.; Phillips, J.E.; Buchanan, W.A.; Hegedus, S.S.; McCandless, B.E.; Shafarman, W.N. [Delaware Univ., Newark, DE (United States). Inst. of Energy Conversion

1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Large-area, triple-junction a-Si alloy production scale-up. Semiannual subcontract report, 17 March 1994--18 September 1994  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report describes work performed under a 3-y subcontract to advance Solarex`s photovoltaic manufacturing technologies, reduce its a-Si:H module production costs, increase module performance, and expand the Solarex commercial production capacity. During this period, Solarex focused on improving deposition of the front contact, investigating alternate feedstocks for the front contact, maximizing throughput and area utilization for all laser scribes, optimizing a-Si:H deposition equipment to achieve uniform deposition over large areas, optimizing the triple-junction module fabrication process, evaluating the materials to deposit the rear contact, and optimizing the combination of isolation scribe and encapsulant to pass the wet high potential test.

Oswald, R.; Morris, J. [Solarex Corp., Newtown, PA (United States). Thin Film Div.

1995-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Non-H{sub 2}Se, ultra-thin CIS devices. Annual subcontract report, 10 March 1992--9 November 1992  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report describes work done during Phase I of a 3-phase, cost- shared contract. Objective of the subcontract is to demonstrate 12% total-area efficiency copper indium diselenide (CIS) solar cells and 50-W CIS modules average at least 8 W/ft{sup 2} in the third year. At the end of Phase I, EPV delivered to NREL a 1.1 cm{sup 2} CIS cell with an active area efficiency of 10.5%. the corresponding total-area efficiency is 7.9%.

Delahoy, A.E.; Britt, J.; Kiss, Z. [Energy Photovoltaics, Inc., Princeton, NJ (United States)

1993-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

106

High throughput manufacturing of thin-film CdTe photovoltaic modules. Annual subcontract report, 16 November 1993--15 November 1994  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report describes work performed by Solar Cells, Inc. (SCI), under a 3-year subcontract to advance SCI`s PV manufacturing technologies, reduce module production costs, increase module performance, and provide the groundwork for SCI to expand its commercial production capacities. SCI will meet these objectives in three phases by designing, debugging, and operating a 20-MW/year, automated, continuous PV manufacturing line that produces 60-cm {times} 120-cm thin-film CdTe PV modules. This report describes tasks completed under Phase 1 of the US Department of Energy`s PV Manufacturing Technology program.

Sandwisch, D.W. [Solar Cells, Inc., Toledo, OH (United States)

1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

107

High-throughput manufacturing of thin-film CdS/CdTe photovoltaic modules. Annual subcontract report, 16 November 1994--15 November 1995  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The objectives of this subcontract are to advance Solar Cells, Inc.`s (SCI`s) photovoltaic manufacturing technologies, reduce module production costs, increase module performance, and provide the groundwork for SCI to expand its commercial production capacities. Activities during the second year of the program concentrated on process development, equipment design and testing, quality assurance, and ES and H programs. These efforts broadly addressed the issues of the manufacturing process for producing thin-film monolithic CdS/CdTe photovoltaic modules.

Sandwisch, D.W. [Solar Cells, Inc., Toledo, OH (United States)

1997-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

108

High-throughput manufacturing of thin-film CdS/CdTe photovoltaic modules. Annual subcontract report, 16 September 1996--15 January 1998  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Cadmium telluride (CdTe) is recognized as one of the leading materials for low-cost photovoltaic modules. Solar Cells, Inc., has developed this technology and is scaling its pilot production capabilities to a multi-megawatt level. The Photovoltaic Manufacturing Technology (PVMaT) subcontract supports these efforts. Activities during the third phase of the program concentrated on process development, equipment design and testing, quality assurance, ES and H programs, and large-scale next-generation coating-system prototype development. These efforts broadly addressed the issues of the manufacturing process for producing thin-film, monolithic CdS/CdTe photovoltaic modules.

Sandwisch, D.W. [Solar Cells, Inc., Toledo, OH (United States)

1998-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

109

STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY ALBE;RMARLE CORPORATION FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

ALBE;RMARLE CORPORATION FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER ALBE;RMARLE CORPORATION FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF PATENT RIGHTS TO INVENTIONS MADE UNDER SUBCONTRACT QZ001 UNDER COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT DE-FC26-08NT43291; W(A)-2010-042; CH-1568 Albermarle Corporation requests an advance waiver of domestic and foreign patent rights for all subject inventions made under its subcontract under the referenced cooperative agreement between The Department of Energy and The University of North Dakota-Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) entitled, "EERC-DOE Joint Program on research and Development for Fossil Energy-Related Resources". The purpose of the cooperative agreement is to develop an integrated fuel production capability including the valuation of Albermarle-developed and manufactured catalyst

110

STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY BP SOLAR INTERNATIONAL, LLC FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

INTERNATIONAL, LLC FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER INTERNATIONAL, LLC FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN PATENT RIGHTS UNDER NREL SUBCONTRACT NO. ZDO-2-30628-03 UNDER DOE CONTRACT NO. DE-AC36-98GO10337; W(A)-02-035; CH-1112 As set out in the attached waiver petition and in subsequent discussions with DOE Patent Counsel, BP Solar International, LLC (BP Solar) has requested an advance waiver of domestic and foreign patent rights for all subject inventions made under the above referenced subcontract entitled "Large-Scale PV Module Manufacturing Using Ultra-thin Polycrystalline Silicon Solar Cells" by its employees and its subcontractors' employees, regardless of tier, except inventions made by subcontractors eligible to retain title to inventions pursuant to P.L. 96-517, as amended, and National Laboratories.

111

STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS PETITION FOR ADVANCE WAIVER OF PATENT RIGHTS BY GE  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

SUBCONTRACT NO. QZ002 SUBCONTRACT NO. QZ002 UNDER PRIME CONTRACT NO. DE-FC07-051D14636 BETWEEN NUSTART ENERGY DEVELOPMENT ("NUSTART") AND DOE; W(A)-05- 026; CH-1292 The Petitioner, GE, has requested a waiver of domestic and certain foreign patent rights for all subject inventions that may be conceived or first actually reduced to practice by GE or its subcontractors, arising from its participation under the above referenced cooperative agreement entitled "NuStart Energy Construction and Operating License Demonstration Project." The objective of the cooperative agreement is to demonstrate the combined Construction and Operating License ("COL") process under 10 CFR 52 to promote new Nuclear Power Plant ("NPP") construction in the United States. This work is funded

112

STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY A O. SMITH CORPORATION FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

A O. SMITH CORPORATION FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF A O. SMITH CORPORATION FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF PATENT RIGHTS TO INV~NTIONS MADE UNDER SUBCONTRACT QZ001 UNDER COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT DE-EE0003985; W(A)-2010-066; CH-1588 A 0 Smith Corporation (Smith) requests an advance waiver of domestic and foreign patent rights for all subject inventions made under its subcontract under the referenced cooperative agreement between The Department of Energy and Stone Mountain Technologies entitled, "Development and Validation of a Gas Fired Residential Heat Pump Water Heater". The purpose of the cooperative agreement is to develop a gas- fired residential heat pump water heater (GHPWH) with a primary fuel efficiency 2.4 times higher than conventional gas storage water heaters, and 2.1 times higher than

113

STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS PETITION FOR ADVANCE WAIVER OF PATENT RIGHTS BY KENNAMETAL  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

KENNAMETAL KENNAMETAL INC. UNDER SUBCONTRACT NO. QZ001 UNDER PRIME CONTRACT NO. DE-FG36-04GO14041 WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH; W(A)-04-011; CH-1181 The Petitioner, Kennametal, Inc., has requested a waiver of domestic and foreign patent rights for subject inventions arising under its subcontract under the above referenced Prime Contract entitled "Energy Efficient Process for Synthesis and Consolidation of Cemented Tungsten Carbide." This waiver does not apply to the rights of other parties, those subject to Public Law 96-517, as amended, and rights in inventions made by employees of the National Laboratories. The objective of the project is to develop an energy efficient process for the synthesis and consolidation of cemented tungsten carbide (WC). The work is to produce nano-sized WC

114

Innovative sputtering techniques for CIS and CdTe submodule fabrication. Annual subcontract report, 1 September 1991--31 August 1992  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report describes work done during Phase 1 of the subject subcontract. The subcontract was designed to study innovative deposition techniques, such as the rotating cylindrical magnetron sputtering system and electrodeposition for large-area, low-cost copper indium diselenide (CIS) and cadmium telluride (CdTe) devices. A key issue for photovoltaics (PV) in terrestrial and future space applications is producibility, particularly for applications using a large quantity of PV. Among the concerns for fabrication of polycrystalline thin-film PV, such as CIS and CdTe, are production volume, cost, and minimization of waste. Both rotating cylindrical magnetron (C-Mag{trademark}) sputtering and electrodeposition have tremendous potential for the fabrication of polycrystalline thin-film PV due to scaleability, efficient utilization of source materials, and inherently higher deposition rates. In the case of sputtering, the unique geometry of the C-Mae facilitates innovative cosputtering and reactive sputtering that could lead to greater throughput reduced health and safety risks, and, ultimately, lower fabrication cost. Electrodeposited films appear to be adherent and comparable with low-cost fabrication techniques. Phase I involved the initial film and device fabrication using the two techniques mentioned herein. Devices were tested by both internal facilities, as well as NREL and ISET.

Armstrong, J.M.; Misra, M.S.; Lanning, B. [Martin Marietta Aerospace, Denver, CO (United States). Astronautics Group

1993-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

115

Growth and development of GaInAsP for use in high-efficiency solar cells. Final subcontract report, 1 July 1991--30 December 1993  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report describes accomplishments during Phase 3 of this subcontract. The overall goals of the subcontract were (1) to develop the necessary technology to grow high-efficiency GaInAsP layers that are lattice-matched to GaAs and Ge; (2) to demonstrate highefficiency GaInAsP single-junction solar cells; and (3) to demonstrate GaInAsP/Ge cascade solar cells suitable for operation under concentrated (500X) sunlight. The major accomplishments during Phase 3 include (1) demonstrating a GaInAsP tunnel diode for use as an interconnect in the GaInAsP/Ge cascade cell, and (2) demonstrating a GaInAsP/Ge cascade cell. The development of the GaInAsP tunnel diode is a major accomplishment because it allows for the GaInAsP and Ge cells to be connected without optical losses for the bottom Ge cell, such as a Ge tunnel diode would cause. The GaInAsP/Ge cascade cell development is significant because of the demonstration of a cascade cell with a new materials system.

Sharps, P.R. [Research Triangle Inst., Research Triangle Park, NC (United States)

1994-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

116

Large-area triple-junction a-Si alloy production scaleup. Annual subcontract report, 17 March 1993--18 March 1994  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The objective of this subcontract over its three-year duration is to advance Solarex`s photovoltaic manufacturing technologies, reduce its a-Si:H module production costs, increase module performance and expand the Solarex commercial production capacity. Solarex shall meet these objectives by improving the deposition and quality of the transparent front contact, by optimizing the laser patterning process, scaling-up the semiconductor deposition process, improving the back contact deposition, scaling-up and improving the encapsulation and testing of its a-Si:H modules. In the Phase 2 portion of this subcontract, Solarex focused on improving deposition of the front contact, investigating alternate feed stocks for the front contact, maximizing throughput and area utilization for all laser scribes, optimizing a-Si:H deposition equipment to achieve uniform deposition over large-areas, optimizing the triple-junction module fabrication process, evaluating the materials to deposit the rear contact, and optimizing the combination of isolation scribe and encapsulant to pass the wet high potential test. Progress is reported on the following: Front contact development; Laser scribe process development; Amorphous silicon based semiconductor deposition; Rear contact deposition process; Frit/bus/wire/frame; Materials handling; and Environmental test, yield and performance analysis.

Oswald, R.; Morris, J. [Solarex Corp., Newtown, PA (United States). Thin Film Div.

1994-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

117

Specific PVMaT R&D on Siemens Cz silicon product manufacturing: Annual Subcontract Report, June 1998 -- June 1999  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report describes work done by Siemens Solar Industries (SSI) from June 1998 to June 1999 during Phase 1 of a three-phase Photovoltaic Manufacturing Technology (PVMaT 5A2) subcontract from DOE/NREL. The work focuses on improvements in the cost per watt of Cz modules and improved PV module manufacturing technology. The first step toward reducing cost was to reduce wafer thickness. The approach has been a two-step reduction in thickness, from 385 microns to 250 micron cells, and then from 250 microns to 125 micron cells during Phase II. During Phase I, the handling tools, the back-surface-field process, and the confirmation of the environmental integrity of thinner wafers have all been accomplished. Cells with efficiency over 15.5% have been demonstrated in high-volume production. SSI has initiated the development and growth of 200-mm ingot to be fabricated into wafers and eventually cells. Cell and module production with 200-mm cells will begin during Phase II. Hazardous waste reduction has been attacked in two ways. The largest consumable item aside from polysilicon is silicon carbide (SiC) used in the wafer-slicing process. This SiC use has been reduced significantly through recycling and re-use. This program approach is well under way at SSI, with more than 25% of the SiC used being recycled. The largest hazardous waste volume at SSI is the caustic waste generated in the wafer etching processes. The reduction of this waste will be accomplished using subcontractors with extensive environmental compliance experience such that the solution is driven by best available techniques, lowering operating cost as a secondary motive. These three areas of focus thinner cells, larger cells and modules, and hazardous waste reduction have the potential to reduce cost by about 30% per watt. This first phase of large 150-mm-thinner 250-micron cells has demonstrated a potential for 10% cost reduction, with the final yield improvements being implemented in the SSI line now. The follow-on work during Phase II, with thinner cells, larger cells, and continued waste reduction, will allow the 30%, three-year goal to be met.

Jester, T. L.

2000-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

118

STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY NOVOZYMES BIOTECH, INC...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

DOE Subcontract No. NREL- ZCO-1-30017-02, entitled, "Cellulase Cost Reduction for Bioethanol", which is governed by NREL Prime Contract NO. DE-AC36-99GO10337. This subcontract...

119

Automated Solar Cell Assembly Teamed Process Research. Final subcontract report, 6 January 1993--31 October 1995  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This is the Final Technical Report for a program entitled ''Automated Solar Cell Assembly Teamed Process Research,'' funded by the US Department of Energy. This program was part of Phase 3A of the Photovoltaic Manufacturing Technology (PVMaT) project, which addressed the generic needs of the photovoltaic (PV) industry for improved quality, accelerated production scale-up, and substantially reduced manufacturing cost. Crystalline silicon solar cells (Czochralski monocrystalline, cast polycrystalline, and ribbon polycrystalline) are used in the great majority of PV modules produced in the US, accounting for 95% of all shipments in 1994. Spire's goal in this program was to reduce the cost of these modules by developing high throughput (5 MW per year) automated processes for interconnecting solar cells made from standard and thin silicon wafers. Spire achieved this goal by developing a completely new automated processing system, designated the SPI-ASSEMBLER{trademark} 5000, which is now offered as a commercial product to the PV industry. A discussion of the project and of the Assembler is provided.

Nowlan, M. J.; Hogan, S. J.; Breen, W. F.; Murach, J. M.; Sutherland, S. F.; Patterson, J. S.; Darkazalli, G. [Spire Corp., Bedford, MA (US)

1996-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

120

STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY CATERPILLAR INC. FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

ADVANCE WAIVER OF ADVANCE WAIVER OF DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN PATENT RIGHTS UNDER A SUBCONTRACT WITH VEHICLE PROJECTS, LLC UNDER DOE COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT NO. DE-FC36-01GO11095; W(A)-03-008; CH-1134 The Petitioner, Caterpillar, Inc. (Caterpillar), has requested a waiver of domestic and foreign patent rights for all subject inventions made by its employees and its wholly-owned subsidiaries' employees arising from the above referenced cooperative agreement entitled "Fuel Cell Mine Loader and Prototype Locomotive." The Petitioner is a subcontractor under the referenced cooperative agreement with Vehicle Projects, LLC, a domestic small business. Under the cooperative agreement Vehicle Projects, LLC is leading a teaming arrangement to design and build an experimental fuel cell powered underground mining

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121

SubcontractingGuidelines.doc  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Table of Contents ABBREVIATIONS AND ACRONYMS.................................................................3 1. INTRODUCTION................................................................................................................. 4 1.1. PURPOSE .......................................................................................................................................................................4 1.2. BACKGROUND...............................................................................................................................................................4 1.3. LAWS AND REGULATIONS .............................................................................................................................................4

122

Large-area, triple-junction a-Si alloy production scale-up. Semiannual subcontract report, 17 March 1994--18 September 1994  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report describes work performed under a 3-year subcontract to advance Solarex`s photovoltaic (PV) manufacturing technologies, reduce its hydrogenated amorphous silicon (a-Si:H) module production costs, increase module performance, and expand the Solarex commercial production capacity. During the period covered by this report, Solarex focused on (1) improving deposition of the front contact, (2) investigating alternate feed stocks for the front contact, (3) maximizing throughput and area utilization for all laser scribes, (4) optimizing a-Si:H deposition equipment to achieve uniform deposition over large areas, (5) optimizing the triple-junction module fabrication process, (6) evaluating the materials to deposit the rear contact, and (7) optimizing the combination of isolation scribe and encapsulant to pass the wet high-potential test.

Oswald, R.; Morris, J. [Solarex Corp., Newtown, PA (United States). Thin Film Div.

1995-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

123

EFG Technology and Diagnostic R&D for Large-Scale PV Manufacturing: Annual Subcontract Report, 1 July 2003--30 June 2004  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The objective of this subcontract over its duration was to carry out R&D to advance RWE Schott Solar Inc. (formerly ASE Americas)--''RSSI''--manufacturing technology, processes and capabilities of wafer, cell, and module manufacturing lines, which will help configure them for scaling up of EFG ribbon technology to the 50-100 MW PV factory level. The basic EFG technology principles have already been established and are being demonstrated on the scale of 10-20 MW manufacturing lines. By the successful completion of this effort, RSSI is planning to reduce overhead costs of production and of direct, variable manufacturing costs with the scale up of EFG processes and equipment currently in use. To achieve these objectives, RSSI needs to maintain or enhance yield, quality, process control, and throughput relative to present levels throughout the three areas of wafer, cell, and module manufacture.

Kalejs, J.; Aurora, P.; Bathey, B.; Cao, J.; Gonsiorawski, R; Heath, B.; Kubasti, J.; Mackintosh, B.; Ouellette, M.; Rosenblum. M.; Southimath, S.; Xavier, G.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

124

SOLICITATION, OFFER AND AWARD  

National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

Clause Entitled Conditional Payment of Fee, Profit, and Other Incentives- Facility Management Contracts 1 2. Assignment of Existing Subcontracts and Other Agreements 1 3. Budget...

125

STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY CATERPILLAR, INC. FOR...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

NREL SUBCONTRACT NO. ZCL-4-32060-04 ENTITLED "ADVANCED HEAVY HYBRID PROPULSION SYSTEMS FOR INCREASED FUEL EFFICIENCY AND DECREASED EMISSIONS" UNDER DOE CONTRACT NO....

126

STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY EATON CORPORATION FOR...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

OF PATENT RIGHTS UNDER SUBCONTRACT NO. NREL-ZCL-2-32060-01 ENTITLED "ADVANCED HEAVY HYBRID PROPULSION SYSTEMS FOR INCREASE FUEL EFFICIENCY AND DECREASED EMISSIONS" UNDER DOE...

127

Research on high-efficiency, large-area, CuInSe{sub 2}-based thin- film modules. Annual subcontract report, 1 May 1992--15 Aug 1993  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report describes work to demonstrate 12.5% aperture efficient, large-area (3900-cm{sup 2}) encapsulated thin-film CuInSe{sub 2} (CIS) photovoltaic modules. Module design consists of 53 series-connected ZnO/CdS/CIS/Mo/glass cells fabricated on a 4141-cm{sup 2} (128.6 {times} 32.2 cm) glass substrate with a nominal aperture area of 3895 cm{sup 2} (127.3 {times} 30.6 cm). Four CIS modules were shipped to NREL under the terms of the subcontract. Phase 2 consisted of fabricating large-area (3900-cm{sup 2}) modules for high-performance module processing. The large-area parts proved to be cumbersome, and we decided to use smaller substrates (100 cm{sup 2}) to accelerate the progress in solving the types of technical challenges that were discovered in processing large-area parts, and then to apply these solutions to larger areas to meet the objectives of the investigation. Most critical issues determining module yield losses can be grouped into three major categories: (1) Uniformity and reproducibility of the absorber formation process dominates the fundamental performance of the material over a large area, (2) interaction of the substrate with the Mm requires appropriate selection criterial and preparation techniques for minimizing defects that lead to shunting and areas of poor photoresponse, and (3) performance losses near interconnects reduce module performance and can cause inadequate performance through module durability testing.

Knapp, K.E.; Gay, R.R. [Siemens Solar Industries, Camarillo, CA (United States)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

128

Innovative Approaches to Low-Cost Module Manufacturing of String Ribbon Si PV Modules; Final Subcontract Report, March 2002 - January 2005  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

As a result of this work, Evergreen Solar, Inc., is now poised to take String Ribbon technology to new heights. In the ribbon growth area, Project Gemini-the growth of dual ribbons from a single crucible-has reached or exceeded all the manufacturing goals set for it. This project grew from an R&D concept to a production pilot phase and finally to a full production phase, all within the span of this subcontract. A major aspect of the overall effort was the introduction of controls and instrumentation as in-line diagnostic tools. In the ribbon production area, the result has been a 12% increase in yields, a 10% increase in machine uptime, and the flattest ribbon ever grown at Evergreen. In the cell area, advances in process development and robotic handling of Gemini wafers have contributed, along with the advances in crystal growth, to a yield improvement of 6%. Particularly noteworthy in the cell area was the refinement of the no-etch process whereby the as-grown ribbon surface could be controlled sufficiently to allow this process to succeed as well as it has. This process obviates any need for wet chemistry or etching between ribbon growth and diffusion.

Hanoka, J. I.

2005-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

129

Research Leading to High Throughput Manufacturing of Thin-Film CdTe PV Modules: Annual Subcontract Report, September 2004--September 2005  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Specific overall objectives of this subcontract are improvement in baseline field performance of manufactured CdTe PV modules while reducing environmental, health and safety risk in the manufacturing environment. Project objectives focus on four broad categories: (1) development of advanced front-contact window layers, (2) improved semiconductor film deposition, (3) development of improved accelerated life test procedures that indicate baseline field performance, and (4) reduction of cadmium-related environmental, health and safety risks. First Solar has significantly increased manufacturing capacity from less than 2 MW/yr to more than 20 MW/yr, while increasing the average module total-area power conversion efficiency from 7% to >9%. First Solar currently manufactures and sells 50-65-W thin-film CdTe PV modules at a rate of about 1.9 MW/month. Sales backlog (booked sales less current inventory divided by production rate) is more than a year. First Solar is currently building new facilities and installing additional equipment to increase production capacity by 50 MW/yr; the additional capacity is expected to come on line in the third quarter of 2006.

Powell, R. C.

2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

130

Efficiency and Throughput Advances in Continuous Roll-to-Roll a-Si Alloy PV Manufacturing Technology: Final Subcontract Report, 22 June 1998 -- 5 October 2001  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report describes a roll-to-roll triple-junction amorphous silicon alloy PV manufacturing technology developed and commercialized by Energy Conversion Devices (ECD) and United Solar Systems. This low material cost, roll-to-roll production technology has the economies of scale needed to meet the cost goals necessary for widespread use of PV. ECD has developed and built six generations of a-Si production equipment, including the present 5 MW United Solar manufacturing plant in Troy, Michigan. ECD is now designing and building a new 25-MW facility, also in Michigan. United Solar holds the world's record for amorphous silicon PV conversion efficiency, and manufactures and markets a wide range of PV products, including flexible portable modules, power modules, and innovative building-integrated PV (BIPV) shingle and metal-roofing modules that take advantage of this lightweight, rugged, and flexible PV technology. All of United Solar's power and BIPV products are approved by Underwriters Laboratories and carry a 10-year warranty. In this PVMaT 5A subcontract, ECD and United Solar are addressing issues to reduce the cost and improve the manufacturing technology for the ECD/United Solar PV module manufacturing process. ECD and United Solar identified five technology development areas that would reduce the module manufacturing cost in the present 5-MW production facility, and also be applicable to future larger-scale manufacturing facilities.

Ellison, T.

2002-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

131

Purpose Scope Referenced documents Records  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... when its light beam is interrupted by a flag on the ... were installed in 1994 and the Mo tube in 2008. d Two x-ray tubes are used in the mammography ...

2010-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

132

Self-referencing spectrophotometric measurements  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A method is described for measuring the concentration of a chemical substance by spectrophotometry comprising the steps of placing a sample of a photoreactive substance between the light source and a spectrophotometer, obtaining an absorption spectrum of the substance using a fixed amount of light from the light source, obtaining a second absorption spectrum after a short interval, comparing the two to determine the concentration of the chemical substance from the difference in the spectra. If the chemical substance is not photoreactive, a photoreactive mixture can be made with a photoreactive dye that has photoreactive properties unique to the mixture. Alternatively, an optically transparent substrate can absorb the substance or the dye/substance mixture. 3 figures.

O' Rourke, P.E.; Van Hare, D.R.

1994-03-29T23:59:59.000Z

133

WRITING CENTRE Harvard Referencing Guide  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

of this study could enhance the biogas production or composting process from organic fraction of solid waste is suitable as a carbon source in biogas production or composting process. The results of other studies, a process for the production of biogas or compost from organic solid waste shall have two main stages

134

Non-H{sub 2}Se, ultra-thin CuInSe{sub 2} devices. Annual subcontract report, November 10, 1992--November 9, 1993  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report describes advances made during Phase II (November 10, 1992-November 9, 1993) of a three-phase, cost-shared subcontract whose ultimate goal is the demonstration of thin film CuInSe{sub 2} photovoltaic modules prepared by methods adaptable to safe, high yield, high volume manufacturing. At the end of Phase I, EPV became one of the first groups to clear the 10% efficiency barrier for CIS cells prepared by non-H{sub 2}Se selenization. During Phase II a total area efficiency of 12.5% was achieved for a 1 cm{sup 2} cell. The key achievement of Phase II was the production of square foot CIS modules without the use of H{sub 2}Se. This is seen as a crucial step towards the commercialization of CIS. Using a novel interconnect technology, EPV delivered an 8.0% aperture area efficiency mini-module and a 6.2% aperture area efficiency 720 cm{sub 2} module to NREL. On the processing side, advances were made in precursor formation and the selenization profile, both of which contributed to higher quality CIS. The higher band gap quaternary chalcopyrite material CuIn(S{sub x}, Se{sub 1{minus}X}){sub 2} was prepared and 8% cells were fabricated using this material. Device analysis revealed a correlation between long wavelength quantum efficiency and the CIS Cu/In ratio. Temperature dependent studies highlighted the need for high V{sub OC} devices to minimize the impact of the voltage drop at operating temperature. Numerical modeling of module performance was performed in order to identify the correct ZnO sheet resistance for modules. Efforts in Phase III will focus on increase of module efficiency to 9-10%, initiation of an outdoor testing program, preparation of completely uniform CIS plates using second generation selenization equipment, and exploration of alternative precursors for CIS formation.

Delahoy, A.E.; Britt, J.; Faras, F.; Kiss, Z. [Energy Photovoltaics, Inc., Princeton, NY (United States)

1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

135

Novel two-stage selenization methods for fabrication of thin-film CIS cells and submodules. Annual subcontract report, 25 March 1992--28 February 1993  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This is the Phase 1 Annual Technical Progress Report of a subcontract titled {open_quotes}Novel Two-Stage Selenization Methods for Fabrication of Thin-Film CIS Cells and Submodules.{close_quotes} The objectives of the program are the development of a cost effective process for CIS film deposition, optimization of various layers forming the CIS solar cell and fabrication of submodules using these processes and devices. During this first phase of the program the authors have completed their 1 ft{sup 2} size processing capabilities and added to their facilities an in-line sputtering system that can handle up to 1 ft{sup 2} size substrates. They have optimized the sputtering conditions for the Mo contact as well as the Cu and In films. Thickness uniformity of the Cu and In layers have also been optimized by masking the magnetron cathodes to obtain a variation of 3% throughout a ft{sup 2} substrate. Using the resulting films, they have demonstrated their first large area CIS submodules with outputs of about 3W/ft{sup 2}. Addition of a computer controlled mechanical scriber to the fabrication facilities, and optimization of the large-area ZnO layers are expected to improve the power output of these submodules to over 5W/ft{sup 2} shortly. In addition to the large-area submodule work, the authors have also carried out research aimed at the development of a non-vacuum processing approach for the growth of CIS layers. They have deposited films using this technique, and small-area cells with over 10% conversion efficiency have been demonstrated on such CIS layers.

Basol, B.M.; Kapur, V.K.; Halani, A.; Leidholm, C. [International Solar Electric Technology, Inglewood, CA (United States)

1993-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

136

Novel two-stage selenization methods for fabrication of thin-film CIS cells and submodules. Final subcontract report, March 1, 1993--March 31, 1995  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This is the Phase 11 Final Technical Report of the subcontract titled {open_quotes}Novel Two-Stage Selenization Methods for Fabrication of Thin Film CIS Cells and Submodules.{close_quotes} The general objectives of the program are the development of a cost-effective, large-area process for CIS film deposition, optimization of the various layers forming the CIS device structure, and fabrication of high efficiency submodules using these optimized device components. During this research period, growth parameters of ZnO window layers were varied to optimize their electrical and optical properties. Investigation of the chemical interactions between the glass substrates, Mo layers and the selenization atmosphere revealed that the nature of the glass/Mo substrate greatly influenced the quality of the solar cells fabricated on them. Moderate amounts of sodium diffusing from the soda-lime glass substrate into the CIS film improved the efficiencies of the solar cells fabricated on such films. Mo layers allowing excessive Na diffusion through them, on the other hand, reacted excessively with the H{sup 2}Se environment and deteriorated the solar cell performance. Addition of Ga into the CIS layers by the two-stage selenization technique yielded graded absorber structures with higher Ga content near the Mo/absorber interface. Cu-rich CIS layers were grown with grain sizes of larger than 5 {mu}m. In the Phase I Annual Report large area CIS submodules with efficiencies of about 3% were reported. During the present Phase II program 1 ft{sup 2} size CIS submodule efficiency was improved to 7%. Smaller area submodules with efficiencies as high as 9.79% were also fabricated using CIS layers obtained by the H{sub 2}Se selenization method. The processing yield of the devices based on a non-vacuum CIS deposition approach was improved and solar cells with efficiencies greater than 10% were fabricated.

Basol, B.; Kapur, V.; Halani, A.; Leidholm, C.; Minnick, A. [International Solar Electric Technology, Inglewood, CA (United States)

1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Fabrication of stable, large-area thin-film CdTe photovoltaic modules. Final subcontract report, May 10, 1991--February 28, 1995  

SciTech Connect

During the period of this subcontract, May 1991 through February 1995, Solar Cells, Inc. has developed and demonstrated a low-cost process to fabricate stable large-area cadmium telluride based thin-film photovoltaic modules. This report summarizes the final phase of the project which is concentrated on process optimization and product life tests. One of the major post-deposition process steps, the CdCl{sub 2} heat treatment, has been experimentally replaced with alternative treatments with vapor chloride or chlorine gas. Material and device qualities associated with alternative treatments are comparable or superior to those with the conventional treatment. Extensive experiments have been conducted to optimize the back-electrode structure in order to ensure long term device stability. Numerous small-area cells and minimodules have been subjected to a variety of stress tests, including but not limited to continuous light soak under open or short circuit or with resistive load, for over 10,000 hours. Satisfactory stability has been demonstrated on 48 cm{sup 2} and 64 cm{sup 2} minimodules under accelerated tests and on 7200 cm{sup 2} large modules under normal operating conditions. The conversion efficiency has also been significantly improved during this period. The total area efficiency of 7200 cm{sup 2} module has reached 8.4%, corresponding to a 60.3W normalized output; the efficiency of 64 cm{sup 2} minimodules and 1.1 cm{sup 2} cells has reached 10.5% (aperture area) and 12.4% (total area), respectively.

Zhou, T.X. [Solar Cells, Inc., Toledo, OH (United States)

1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

138

Growth and development of GaInAsP for use in high-efficiency solar cells. Annual subcontract report, 1 July 1991--30 June 1992  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report describes work done during Phase II of the subcontract. Goals for Phase II include the following: (1) Optimize the GaInAsP cell on GaAs and demonstrate a 500-sun at air mass (AM) 1.5 efficiency of >23%. (2) Develop a window layer, including the evaluation of AlGaAs, GaInP, AlGaAsP, AlGaInP, and GaP. (3) Develop a front-surface contact, with a grid designed for 500-sun concentration, and a goal of a contact resistivity of {approximately}10{sup 5} ohm-cm{sup 2}. (4) Grow GaInAsP cells on Ge, with a goal of a 1-sun (AM 1.5) efficiency of >15%. Accomplishments reported herein include (1) the fabrication of p-on-n and n-on-p GaInAsP cells on GaAs, with the n-on-p cell demonstrating a 10-sun (AM 1.5) active-area efficiency of 23.4% as measured at NREL (2) the evaluation of Al{sub x}Ga({sub 1-x})As, GaInP{sub 2}, and AlInP{sub 2} window layers; and (3) the fabrication of GaInAsP cells on Ge, with the demonstration of a p-on-n GaInAsP cell grown on Ge with a 1-sun (AM 1.5) active-area efficiency of 14.4%.

Sharps, P.R. [Research Triangle Inst., Research Triangle Park, NC (United States)

1993-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

139

Photovoltaic Manufacturing Cost and Throughput Improvements for Thin-Film CIGS-Based Modules; Phase II Annual Subcontract Technical Report, July 1999 - August 2000  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Thin-film photovoltaics (PV) has expanded dramatically in the last five years, but commercial use remains limited by performance, cost, and reliability. Of all the thin-film systems, copper indium gallium diselenide (CIGS) has demonstrated the greatest potential for achieving high performance at a low cost. The highest-quality CIGS has been formed by multi-source co-evaporation, a technique pioneered in this country by researchers at NREL. Multi-source co-evaporation is also potentially the fastest and most cost-effective method of CIGS absorber deposition. Global Solar Energy (GSE) has adapted multi-source co-evaporation of CIGS to large-area, roll-to-roll processing on flexible substrates, enabling several manufacturing and product capability advantages. Roll-to-roll processing enables a low-cost, automated continuous manufacturing process. Flexible substrates enable product application in unique, as well as traditional, areas. The primary objectives of the GSE Photovoltaic Manufacturing Technology (PVMaT) subcontract are to reduce cost and expand the production rate of thin-film CIGS-based PV modules on flexible substrates. Improvements will be implemented in monolithic integration, CIGS deposition, contact deposition, and in-situ CIGS control and monitoring. Specific goals of the three-year contract are: - Monolithic Integration - Increase integration speed by developing high-speed, all-laser scribing processes that are more than 100% faster than the baseline process and offer clean, selective scribing; increase capacity and substantially reduce module area losses by insulating materials with high accuracy into laser scribes. - Absorber Deposition - Increase absorber-layer deposition rate by 75% in the large-area, continuous GSE process, increasing throughput and reducing labor and capital costs. Integrate a parallel detector spectroscopic ellipsometer (PDSE) with mathematical algorithms for in-situ control of the CIGS absorber, enabling runs of over 300 meters of moving substrate, while ensuring uniform properties; enhance health and safety by reducing selenium waste generation through modifications to the reactor and Se delivery method. - Back Contact Deposition - Reduce back-contact cost and increase operation yield by using improved back-contact materials.

Wendt, T.G.; Wiedeman, S. (Global Solar Energy, L.L.C.)

2001-03-12T23:59:59.000Z

140

Photocharge Transport and Recombination Measurements in Amorphous Silicon Films and Solar Cells by Photoconductive Frequency Mixing: Final Subcontract Report: 13 May 1994 - 15 January 1998  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report describes work performed during this subcontract by the University of California. The photoconductivity, lifetime, and drift mobility of intrinsic hydrogenated amorphous silicon (a-Si:H), hydrogenated amorphous silicon carbide (a-SiC:H), and hydrogenated amorphous silicon germanium (a-SiGe:H) were determined using a photomixing technique in the as prepared and light-soaked states. In addition to the decay of the photoconductivity and electron lifetime, continuous decay of the electron drift mobility was found during the light-soaking process (Staebler-Wronski effect). Experimental data were fitted to a stretched exponential law. Different stretched-exponential parameters for photoconductivity, lifetime, and drift mobility were obtained, which indicates the production of defects with different generation kinetics upon light soaking. The transport properties of intrinsic a-Si:H samples (which were produced by the hot-wire technique at NREL at different substrate temperatures such that the hydrogen content ranged from >10% to <1%), were systematically studied. It was found that with increasing substrate temperature, the lifetime, the drift mobility, and the photoconductivity decreased, but the Urbach energy ({approx} 0.1 eV below the conduction band) increased. These results indicate that for the a-Si:H films with increasing deposition temperature, the density of positively charged, negatively charged, and neutral defects all show a tendency to increase, in agreement with the results observed by other workers employing other measurement techniques. Researchers also found that the drift mobility of these samples increases and the lifetime decreases with increasing electric field, while the mt product is essentially independent of the electric field in the range of 1,000-10,000 V/cm. The electric field dependence of mobility (Dm) /m0/ (DE) in the as-grown or/and annealed states are always larger than that in the light-soaked state. This electric field dependence of mobility can be explained by the existence of long-range potential fluctuations. Photoemission measurements in air were performed on a-Si:H, a-SiC:H, and transparent conducting oxide layers, and revealed inhomogeneities of composition or surface contamination.

Braunstein, R.; Tang, Y.; Dong, S.; Liebe, J.; Sun, G.; Kattwinkel, A. (University of California: Los Angeles, California)

1999-05-04T23:59:59.000Z

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141

STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY REYNOLDS METALS COMPANY FOR AN ADVANCE  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

REYNOLDS METALS COMPANY FOR AN ADVANCE REYNOLDS METALS COMPANY FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN PATENT RIGHTS UNDER DOE COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT NO. DE-FC07-97ID13567; W(A)-98- 001; CH-0946 The Petitioner, Reynolds Metals Company, has requested a waiver of domestic and foreign patent rights for all subject inventions arising under the above referenced cooperative agreement and subcontracts entered thereunder. The cooperative agreement is entitled, "Wettable Ceramic Based Drained Cathode Technology for Aluminum Electrolysis Cells." The objective of this cooperative agreement is to develop ceramic materials, technology, and necessary engineering packages to retrofit existing Hall-Heroult reduction cells to reduce the energy consumption required for making primary aluminum. The use

142

STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST FOR ADVANCE WAIVER OF PATENT RIGHTS BY BALLARD  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

BALLARD BALLARD POWER SYSTEMS, UNDER SUBAWARD QZ0001 UNDER DOE GRANT NO. DE-FG36-07G017017 BETWEEN THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND PLUG POWER L.L.C.; W(A)-OS·029, CH-143S The Petitioner, Ballard Power System (Ballard) has requested a waiver of domestic and foreign patent rights for all subject inventions made solely by Ballard made under its participation under the above referenced award entitled "Intergovernmental Stationary Fuel Cell System Demonstration." The objective of Ballard's subcontract is to develop a fuel cell stack to meet the requirements for the next generation GenSys fuel cell product being developed under the DOE Topic 7c program. Working together with Plug Power, Ballard will focus on development of a low·cost stack that will be compatible with a low cost reformate

143

STATEMENT OF CONSIDE.RATIONS PETITION FOR ADVANCE WAIVER OF PATENT RIGHTS BY  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

CONSIDE.RATIONS CONSIDE.RATIONS PETITION FOR ADVANCE WAIVER OF PATENT RIGHTS BY SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION ("SCHLUMBERGER") UNDER GRANT NO. DE-FG36-08G018184 BETWEEN SCHLUMBERGERAND DOE; W(A)-09-010; CH-1474 The Petitioner, SCHLUMBERGER, has requested a waiver of domestic and foreign patent rights for all subject inventions that may be conceived or first actually reduced to practice by SCHLUMBERGER arising from its participation under the above referenced cooperative agreement and subcontracts entered thereunder. The grant under which a waiver is requested is entitled "High Temperature ESP Monitoring." The objective of the project is development of a commercially viable high- temperature down-hole monitoring system for Enhanced Geothermal Applications.

144

STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY ARTHUR D. LITTLE, INC. (ADL) AND ITS LOWER-TIER  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

ARTHUR D. LITTLE, INC. (ADL) AND ITS LOWER-TIER ARTHUR D. LITTLE, INC. (ADL) AND ITS LOWER-TIER SUBCONTRACTORS FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN PATENT RIGHTS UNDER DOE SOLICITATION NO. DE-PS07-991D13788; W(A)-00-009; CH1028 The Petitioner, Arthur D. Little, Inc. (ADL), and its lower-tier Subcontractors, ExxonMobile and Callidus Technologies, have requested a waiver of domestic and foreign patent rights for all subject inventions arising under the above referenced solicitation and proposed awards and subcontracts entered thereunder. Gas Research Institute (GRI) is also a subcontractor under this proposed award. However, GRI is a nonprofit organization falling under Public Law 96-517. The solicitation is entitled, "High Efficiency, Ultra Low Emission Integrated Process Heater System."

145

STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY AIR PRODUCTS AND CHEMICALS, INC. FOR AN ADVANCE  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

FC36-021D14321; W(A)-03-036; FC36-021D14321; W(A)-03-036; CH-1131 The Petitioner, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., has requested a waiver of domestic and foreign patent rights for all subject inventions arising from its participation under the above referenced cooperative agreement and lower-tiered subcontracts entered thereunder. The cooperative agreement is entitled "Multi-partner Demonstration of Energy Efficient and Environmentally Improved Methods for the Production of Polyurethane Foam." This waiver does not apply to the rights of those parties subject to Public Law 96-517, as amended, nor shall it grant any rights in inventions made by employees of National Laboratories. The objective of the cooperative agreement is to demonstrate Petitioner's liquid CO2 surfactant technology on a full scale production line in order to illustrate performance and utility

146

STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY CHEMICAL INDUSTRY ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

CHEMICAL INDUSTRY ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY CHEMICAL INDUSTRY ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY PROJECTS, LLC (CIETP) FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN PATENT RIGHTS UNDER DOE COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT NO. DE-FC02-97CH10895; W(A)-97-032; CH-0935 The Petitioner, CIETP, has requested a waiver of domestic and foreign patent rights for all subject inventions arising under the above referenced cooperative agreement and subcontracts entered thereunder. The cooperative agreement is entitled, "DOE/CIETP Vision 2020." Both the DOE and the Petitioner support programs which offer clean, energy efficient, and environmentally sound technologies. This cooperative agreement is a partnership based on these similar missions and strategies to facilitate collaborative effort within the chemical industry which will benefit the

147

STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY AIR PRODUCTS AND CHEMICALS, INC. FOR AN ADVANCE  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

A A SUBCONTRACT WITH MILLENNIUM CELL, INC. UNDER DOE COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT NO. DE-FC36-04GO14008; W(A)-04-045; CH-1213 The Petitioner, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (Air Products) has requested an advance waiver of domestic and foreign patent rights for all subject inventions arising from its participation under the above-identified cooperative agreement entitled "Process for Regeneration of Sodium Borate to Sodium Borohydride for use as a Hydrogen Storage Source". The Petitioner is a subcontractor under the referenced DOE cooperative agreement with Millenium Cell, Inc., a domestic small business. Referring to item 2 of Air Products' waiver petition, the purpose of the agreement is to develop and construct a prototype process demonstration unit to validate a hydrogen storage

148

STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY CARGILL DOW LLC FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

LLC FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF LLC FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN PATENT RIGHTS UNDER DOE COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT NO. DE-FC36-021D14349; W(A)-02-052; CH-1125 The Petitioner, Cargill Dow LLC, has requested a waiver of domestic and foreign patent rights for all subject inventions arising under the above referenced cooperative agreement and subcontracts entered thereunder. The cooperative agreement is entitled "Development of Yeast for the Fermentation of Agricultural Feedstocks to Chemicals." This waiver does not apply to the rights of those parties subject to Public Law 96-517, as amended, nor does it grant any rights in inventions made by employees of National Laboratories. The objective of the cooperative agreement is to develop a genetically engineered yeast that can metabolize sugars such as xylose into useful chemical

149

STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY THE BP AMOCO CHEMICAL COMPANY (BP) FOR AN  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

BP AMOCO CHEMICAL COMPANY (BP) FOR AN BP AMOCO CHEMICAL COMPANY (BP) FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN PATENT RIGHTS UNDER DOE COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT NO. DE-FC07-01 ID14090; W(A)-02-011; CH-1095 The Petitioner, BP, has requested a waiver of domestic and foreign patent rights for all subject inventions arising under the above referenced cooperative agreement and subcontracts entered thereunder. The cooperative agreement is entitled "The Green Olefins Machine." The objective of the cooperative agreement is to develop, evaluate and commercialize a novel, lower-energy ethylene plant process configuration for the separation of pyrolysis furnace effluent into ethylene, propylene, and byproducts. Initial work will consist of modeling to identify advantageous separations technologies and

150

STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS PETITION FOR ADVANCE WAIVER OF PATENT RIGHTS BY  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC CORP ("WESTINGHOUSE") UNDER WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC CORP ("WESTINGHOUSE") UNDER SUBCONTRACT NO. QZ001 UNDER PRIME CONTRACT NO. DE-FC07- 051D14636 BETWEEN NUSTART ENERGY DEVELOPMENT ("NUSTART") AND DOE; W(A)-05-027; CH-1293 The Petitioner, Westinghouse, has requested a waiver of domestic and certain foreign patent rights for all subject inventions that may be conceived or first actually reduced to practice by Westinghouse or its subcontractors, arising from its participation under the above referenced cooperative agreement entitled "NuStart Energy Construction and Operating License Demonstration Project." The objective of the cooperative agreement is to demonstrate the combined Construction and Operating License ("COL") process under 10 CFR 52 to promote new

151

STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS PETITION FOR ADVANCE WAIVER OF PATENT RIGHTS BY DELPHI  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

DELPHI DELPHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LLC ("DELPHI") UNDER A SUBCONTRACT FOR COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT NO. DE-EE0000014 BETWEEN GENERAL MOTORS COMPANY ("GM") AND DOE; W(A)-11-047; CH-1627 The Petitioner, DELPHI, has requested a waiver of domestic and certain foreign patent rights for all subject inventions that may be conceived or first actually reduced to practice by DELPHI arising from its participation, as a subcontractor, under the above referenced cooperative agreement entitled "Improving Energy Efficiency by Developing Components for Distributed Cooling and Heating." The objective of the cooperative agreement is development of distributed thennoelectric (TE) HVAC components to supplement the central HVAC system in vehicles and to integrate and test the

152

STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY MODINE MANUFACTURING COMPANY FOR AN ADVANCE  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

MODINE MANUFACTURING COMPANY FOR AN ADVANCE MODINE MANUFACTURING COMPANY FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN PATENT RIGHTS UNDER A SUBCONTRACT WITH VEHICLE PROJECTS, LLC UNDER DOE COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT NO. DE-FC36-01GO11095; W(A)-04-042; CH-1207 The Petitioner, Modine Manufacturing Company (Modine), has requested a waiver of domestic and foreign patent rights for all subject inventions made by its employees and its wholly-owned subsidiaries' employees arising from the above referenced cooperative agreement entitled "Fuel Cell Mine Loader and Prototype Locomotive". The Petitioner is a subcontractor under the above-identified cooperative agreement with Vehicle Projects, LLC, a domestic small business. Under the cooperative agreement, Vehicle Projects, LLC is leading a teaming arrangement to design and build an experimental fuel cell powered underground mining

153

STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY THE CARGILL DOW LLC FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

CARGILL DOW LLC FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF CARGILL DOW LLC FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN PATENT RIGHTS UNDER DOE COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT NO. 04-03-CA-70372; W(A)-03-029; CH-1154 The Petitioner, Cargill Dow LLC, has requested a waiver of domestic and foreign patent rights for all subject inventions arising under the above referenced cooperative agreement and subcontracts entered thereunder. The cooperative agreement is entitled "Making Industrial Biorefining Happen." The objective of the cooperative agreement is to develop and validate process technologies which will cost effectively produce sugars and chemicals such as lactic acid and ethanol from lignocellulosic biomass The total anticipated cost of the cooperative agreement is $52 million, with the Petitioner providing about fifty percent (50%) cost sharing. This waiver is contingent upon the Petitioner

154

Module process optimization and device efficiency improvement for stable, low-cost, large-area, cadmium telluride-based photovoltaic module production. Annual subcontract report, 1 July 1990--31 December 1991  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report describes work under a three-year phased subcontract to develop CdS/CdTe devices and modules and to further improve the technology base at Photon Energy, Inc. (PEI) to better address the commercialization issues and objectives of the PEI and the US Department of Energy. During this reporting period we (1) achieved efficiencies of 12.7% on small area devices, (2) achieved 1-ft{sup 2} modules with over 8% aperture-area efficiency (and active area efficiencies up to {approximately}10%), (3) tested 4-ft{sup 2} modules at NREL at 23.1 (21.3) watts, normalized (6.3% efficiency), and (4) found no inherent stability problems with CdTe technology during life testing, at both NREL and PEI. 7 refs.

Albright, S.P.; Ackerman, B.; Chamberlin, R.R.; Jordan, J.F. [Photon Energy, Inc., El Paso, TX (United States)

1992-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

155

US Department of Energy, Bonneville Power Administration US Army Corps of Engineers, North Pacific Division Columbia River System Operation Review Canadian Entitlement Allocation Extension Agreements Record of Decision; April 29, 1997  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Columbia River System Operation Review Columbia River System Operation Review Final Environmental Impact Statement Canadian Entitlement Allocation Extension Agreements Record of Decision Summary The Administrator and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), acting for BPA, and, as Chairman of the United States Entity (the Administrator and the Division Engineer, North Pacific Division of the United States Army Corps of Engineers), acting on behalf of the United States Entity, has decided to adopt for the Canadian Entitlement Allocation Extension Agreements (CEAEA) a federal hydroelectric projects allocation of 72.5 percent and a non-Federal hydroelectric projects allocation of 27.5 percent. The Columbia River Treaty (Treaty), ratified in 1964, required the construction of three

156

STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY PRAXAIR, INC. FOR AN ADVANCE...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

under the above referenced cooperative agreement entitled "Dilute Oxygen Combustion System." The objective of the cooperative agreement is to develop and demonstrate,...

157

STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY THE DOW CHEMICAL COMPANY...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

under the above referenced cooperative agreement entitled "In Situ Analysis for the Chemical Industry." The Petitioner will be partnering with two small business companies,...

158

STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS PETITION FOR ADVANCE WAIVER OF PATENT...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

under the above referenced cooperative agreement entitled "Integrated Biomass Gasification with CatalytiC Partial Oxidation for Selective Tar Conversion." The objective of...

159

STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS PETITION FOR ADVANCE WAIVER OF PATENT...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

from its participation under the above referenced cooperative agreement entitled "Quantum Dot Light Emitting Diodes." The objective of the Quantum Dot Light Emitting Diodes...

160

STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY GE CORPORATE RESEARCH...  

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its participation under the above referenced cooperative agreement entitled "Electric Vehicle Program - UltracapacitorBattery Electronic Interface Project." The objective of the...

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161

STATEJVU:NT OF CONSIJ mnATIONS RFQllEST B'{ CREE, JNC. (CREE) FOR AN ADV!' NCE \V ;\JVER OF DOrv1ESTIC AND  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

STATEJVU:NT OF CONSIJ mnATIONS STATEJVU:NT OF CONSIJ mnATIONS RFQllEST B'{ CREE, JNC. (CREE) FOR AN ADV!' NCE \V ;\JVER OF DOrv1ESTIC AND FOREIGN PATENT RICI HTS l DER NRFL Si IBCONTRACT NFT-2-224'.26-0l: \V(AJ-2012-0(f The Petitioner, Cree, hns requested a waiver of d imestic and f(m::ign patent rights for all subject inventions arising from its participation under th' above referenced subcontract entitled .. Gearbox Design for U.S.-SourcccL Next ()cneration Dr Vclrain f'or Land-Based and Offshore Wind Turbines;' Cree is a subcumrnctor to the National 1~1.·newnbk Fnergy L<1boratory (NRFL). l Jndcr its subcontract\\ ith NREL. Cree is perfrirming wcrk ll.tnlkd under DF-FOA-0000439. U.S. Wind Power: Next Generation Drivetrain Den:lopmcnt. Under this award. NREL is leading the

162

Optimization of Processing and Modeling Issues for Thin Film Solar Cell Devices Including Concepts for the Development of Polycrystalline Multijunctions Annual Subcontract Report, 24 August 1999 - 23 August 2000  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report describes the results achieved during Phase I of a three-phase subcontract to develop and understand thin-film solar cell technology associated with CuInSe2 and related alloys, a-Si and its alloys, and CdTe. Modules based on all these thin films are promising candidates to meet DOE long-range efficiency, reliability, and manufacturing cost goals. The critical issues being addressed under this program are intended to provide the science and engineering basis for developing viable commercial processes and to improve module performance. The generic research issues addressed are: (1) quantitative analysis of processing steps to provide information for efficient commercial-scale equipment design and operation; (2) device characterization relating the device performance to materials properties and process conditions; (3) development of alloy materials with different bandgaps to allow improved device structures for stability and compatibility with module design; (4) development of improved window/heterojunction layers and contacts to improve device performance and reliability; and (5) evaluation of cell stability with respect to illumination, temperature, and ambient, and with respect to device structure and module encapsulation.

Birkmire, R. W.; Phillips, J. E.; Shafarman, W. N.; Eser, E.; Hegedus, S. S.; McCandless, B. E.

2001-11-14T23:59:59.000Z

163

Alternative fabrication techniques for high-efficiency CuInSe{sub 2} and CuInSe{sub 2}-alloy films and cells. Final subcontract report, 1 March 1990--31 August 1992  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Work performed during the course of this subcontract has led to improved CuInSe{sub 2} (CIS) processing techniques and materials resulting in improved solar cell performance (up to 10% active area efficiency) based on a thick conductive evaporated CdS window layer and an indium-tin-oxide transparent conductor. Modeling of the device performance has indicated that an optimal CdS thickness should exist if pinholes occur in the CIS layer (for example, due to adhesion failures) leading to shunts between the CdS and the back contact. Pinholes in the CIS layer have been dramatically reduced by the use of a Cu-Mo two-phase back contact metallization resulting from significant increases in adhesion between the CIS and the back contact. Controlled leaching of the Cu from the back contact apparently contributes to this improvement without degradation of the solar cells. Finally, CIS has been grown epitaxially on GaAs. Preliminary results suggest explanations for the morphology and defect structures of polycrystalline layers used in devices as well as indicating the general mechanism for growth of CIS by vapor phase methods.

Rockett, A.; Yang, L.C.; Kenshole, G.; Banda, E.; Feen, A. [Illinois Univ., Urbana, IL (United States)

1994-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

164

Microscopic origins of metastable effects in a-Si:H and deep defect characterization in a-Si,Ge:H alloys. Final subcontract report, February 1, 1991--January 31, 1994  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This research supported by NREL Subcontract XG-1-10063-1 over the past three years has involved, first of all, a fairly complete characterization of a two series of a-Si{sub 1-x}Ge{sub x}:H samples: a series of 9 films grown at the University of Delaware by the photo-CVD method (for 0.29 {<=} {times} {<=} 0.62) and series of 6 films grown at U.S.S.C. by the glow discharge method (for 0.20 {<=} {times} {<=} 0.50). Both these series of samples seem to represent what is close to the {open_quotes}state-of-the-art{close_quotes} in current a-Si,Ge:H alloys. The authors detailed comparison of the properties of the glow discharge material with the photo-CVD samples show remarkable similarities rather than significant differences. In particular, measurements of these samples: (1) allowed the assignment of defect energy levels from a detailed analysis of transient sub-band-gap photocapacitance and photocurrent spectra. (2) The authors found the density of deep defects to increase exponentially with the germanium content. (3) The authors found that the trapping lifetimes related {mu}{tau} products for holes decrease in direct proportion to the density of midgap defects in these samples, at least up to Ge fractions of 50at.%. (4) The authors have also made significant progress toward identifying both the optical and thermal defect transitions in the a-Si,Ge:H alloys.

Cohen, J.D. [Univ. of Oregon, Eugene, OR (United States)

1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

165

STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY EMCORE CORPORATION FOR...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

PATENT RIGHTS UNDER SUBCONTRACT NO. NREL-NAT-02-30620-03 ENTITLED "THREE-JUNCTION SOLAR CELL FOR HIGH CONCENTRATION APPLICATIONS" UNDER DOE PRIME CONTRACT NO. DE-FC36-83CH10093;...

166

Research on high-efficiency, large-area CuInSe{sub 2}-based thin-film modules. Final subcontract report, 16 August 1993--30 June 1995  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This final subcontract report, describing work to fabricate a large-area, stable, 12.5% (aperture)-efficient encapsulated CuInSe{sub 2} (CIS) module by scalable, low-cost techniques on inexpensive substrates. Demonstrated encapsulated module efficiencies (encapsulated 12.8%-efficient mini-module on 68.9cm{sup 2} and an NREL-verified 12.7%-efficient unencapsulated circuit on 69 CM{sup 2} with a prismatic cover) are the highest reported mini-module demonstrated (and verified by NREL). This is the first thin-film module of its size to exceed the 10% efficiency level. SSI also supplied NREL with a 1-kW array of large-area ({approximately}3890 CM{sup 2}) approximately 30-W modules. The NREL-verified performance of this array is a significant step toward meeting the efficiency target of the USDOE Five-Year Plan goals of 8%--10%-efficient commercial thin-film, flat-plate modules. Long-term outdoor stability of CIS and CIS-based absorbers was demonstrated by testing at NREL. Excellent stability was demonstrated for 6 years of outdoor exposure. The stability of the 1-kW Siemens CIS array, installed and tested at NREL, was also demonstrated for an exposure of about 1 year. The foundations have been laid to meet the thin-film milestones of the DOE Five-Year Plan. Outdoor testing has demonstrated excellent intrinsic module stability. Future plans include scaling these results to larger areas and emphasizing the reduction of variation methodology to lay the foundation for demonstrating the potential of CIS as a future commercial product.

Tarrant, D.E.; Gay, R.R. [Siemens Solar Industries, Camarillo, CA (United States)

1995-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

167

Module process optimization and device efficiency improvement for stable, low-cost, large-area, cadmium telluride-based photovoltaic module production. Final subcontract report, 1 July 1990--30 April 1994  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report describes work performed under a three-phase subcontract. The objectives of the program include (1) achievement of active-area efficiencies of greater than 14% on small cells; (2) achievement of aperture-area efficiencies of greater than 13% on 0.09-m{sup 2} (1 ft{sup 2}) modules; (3) achievement of aperture-area efficiencies of greater than 12.5% on 0.37-m{sup 2} (4 ft{sup 2}) modules; and achievement of greater than 20-year module life (based on life testing extrapolations) with no greater than 10% efficiency degradation. The results obtained and described herein include the following: (1) efficiencies of 12.7% were achieved on small-area devices; (2) 0.09-m{sup 2} (1 ft{sup 2}) modules achieved greater than 8% aperture-area efficiency, but work for further efficiency improvement was redirected toward the 0.37-M{sup 2} (4 if) modules; (3) 0.37-m{sup 2} (4 ft{sup 2}) modules achieved 26.5-W output, which calculates to 8.0% aperture-area efficiency; (4) consistent prototype production was focused on and substantially achieved within Phase 2; (5) life testing at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory showed no inherent stability problems with the CdTe technology, and the accuracy of module measurement was satisfactorily resolved; and (6) a ``cradle-to-cradle`` recycling program was begun based upon the philosophy that the establishment of such mechanisms will be required to ensure maximum recapture and recycling of all manufacturing waste materials and/or modules returned from the field.

Albright, S.P.; Johnson, S.X. [Golden Photon, Inc., CO (United States)

1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

168

Self-referencing remote optical probe  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A probe for remote spectrometric measurements of fluid samples having a hollow probe body with a sliding reflective plug therein and a lens at one end, ports for admitting and expelling the fluid sample and a means for moving the reflector so that reference measurement can be made with the reflector in a first position near the lens and a sample measurement can be made with the reflector away from the lens and the fluid sample between the reflector and the lens. Comparison of the two measurements will yield the composition of the fluid sample. The probe is preferably used for remote measurements and light is carried to and from the probe via fiber optic cables. 3 figs.

O' Rourke, P.E.; Prather, W.S.; Livingston, R.R.

1990-02-12T23:59:59.000Z

169

Self-referencing remote optical probe  

DOE Patents (OSTI)

A probe is described for remote spectrometric measurements of fluid samples having a hollow probe body with a sliding reflective plug therein and a lens at one end, ports for admitting and expelling the fluid sample and a means for moving the reflector so that reference measurement can be made with the reflector in a first position near the lens and a sample measurement can be made with the reflector away from the lens and the fluid sample between the reflector and the lens. Comparison of the two measurements will yield the composition of the fluid sample. The probe is preferably used for remote measurements and light is carried to and from the probe via fiber optic cables. 3 figures.

O' Rourke, P.E.; Prather, W.S.; Livingston, R.R.

1991-08-13T23:59:59.000Z

170

External and mental referencing of multiple representations  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This article reports on two experimental studies that investigate the impact of integration and external activity on an instructional support method that encourages learners to systematically and interactively integrate multiple representations in the ... Keywords: Cognitive load, Coherence formation, Multimedia, Multiple representations, Structure mapping, Visualizations

Daniel Bodemer; Uwe Faust

2006-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

171

STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY GOLDEN PHOTON INC. FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

SUBCONTRACT SUBCONTRACT NUMBER: ZAI-4-11294-3 UNDER DOE CONTRACT NO: DE-ACO2- 83CH10093; W(A)-94-003; CH-0827 Golden Photon Inc. (GPI), a wholly owned subsidiary of Golden Technologies Company, Inc., has petitioned for an Advance Waiver of Patent Rights under NREL Subcontract No. ZAI-4-11294-3, entitled "Photovoltaic Manufacturing Technology, Phase 2B - Process Specific Issues." GPI requests that, in granting the waiver, substantially the same intellectual property provisions which were approved for its previous NREL Subcontract No. ZN-0- 19019-1, be included in this waiver. The object of the previous subcontract was to develop improved materials technology and fabrication processes for production of CdS/CdTe photovoltaic (PV) modules. The object of the above-identified subcontract is to design

172

Page 1 of 2  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Policy Flash disseminates an errata sheet, a strike and add version, and a revised version of Policy Flash disseminates an errata sheet, a strike and add version, and a revised version of the M&O contractor model subcontract entitled, "Standard Research Subcontract (Educational Institution or Nonprofit Organization)" which was disseminated by Policy Flash 2003-03 on January 14, 2003 and last revised on March 20, 2004. This revision changes Article 6, Contractor-Furnished and Subcontract-Acquired Property, and revises the dates on three FAR clauses and one DEAR clause. A word file of the revised subcontract is available on the DOE Professionals web site at httQ://Qrofessionals.Qr.doe.gov. Click on "M&O Contractor Standard Research Subcontract" under the Procurement heading. DOE and NNSA continue to encourage M&O contractors to use this model subcontract for

173

RPSEA Subcontract Awards - Sept 3 2008.xls  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

RPSEA Cost RPSEA Cost RPSEA Award Lead Performer Cost Cost Share Date Unconventional Program 7 Novel Concepts for Unconventional Gas Development in Shales, Tight Sands and Coalbeds Carter Technology Co. $114,600.00 $91,680.00 $22,920.00 7/28/2008 9 Application Of Natural Gas Composition To Modeling Communication Within And Filling Of Large Tight-Gas-Sand Reservoirs, Rocky Mountains Colorado School of Mines $1,016,417.00 $640,417.00 $376,000.00 8/25/2008 16 New Albany shale Gas Gas Technology Institute $4,502,723.00 $3,445,159.00 $1,057,564.00 7/28/2008 17 Geological Foundation for Production of Natural Gas from Diverse Shale Formations Geological Survey of Alabama $844,052.00 $497,459.00 $346,593.00 8/19/2008 33 "Advanced Hydraulic Fracturing Technology For Unconventional Tight Gas Reservoirs"

174

SUBCONTRACT NO. S-59, AMEXDMENT NO. 1  

Office of Legacy Management (LM)

S-59, AMEXDMENT NO. 1 This supplemental agreement, entered into the d7eds.y of &'A y 1954, effective June 30, 1954, by and between North Carolina State College he:ein- after...

175

Senior Subcontract Administrator | Princeton Plasma Physics Lab  

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knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, strong organizational, problem solvingtroubleshooting and written and oral communication skills are necessary. Other desirable skills...

176

Subcontract No. AFJ-8-77550-01  

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Facilities (RSF). Upon completion of the preliminary design, NREL may at its discretion enter into negotiations for 2 the final design and construction of the Research Support...

177

Subcontracting With National Berkeley Lawrence Laboratory | Department...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Doing Business With DOE for Recovery and Reinvestment Powerpoint Presentation: Fossil Energy R&D American Recovery & Reinvestment Act Projects 10th Annual U.S Department of...

178

REQUEST BY EATON CORPORATION FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN RIGHTS IN SUBJECT INVENTIONS MADE  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN RIGHTS IN SUBJECT INVENTIONS MADE IN THE COURSE OF OR UNDER GOLDEN TECHNOLOGIES COMPANY INC. SUB-SUBCONTRACT NO. GTC94MTC001; LOCKHEED MARTIN ENERGY SYSTEMS SUBCONTRACT NO. 86X-SP233C; DOE CONTRACT NO. DE-AC05-840R21400; DOE WAIVER DOCKET W(A)-94-011 [ORO-578] The Eaton Corporation (Eaton) has made a timely request for an advance waiver to worldwide rights in Subject Inventions made in the course of or under Sub- subcontract No. GTC94MTC001, with Golden Technologies Company, Inc. (GTC) Lockheed Martin Energy Systems (LMES) Subcontract No. 86X-SP233C (Advanced Ceramic Manufacturing Technologies). The petition was originally submitted as RFP SM400-86. Subsequently, the above-referenced sub-subcontract was executed

179

Entitlement advantage : the balance of local knowledge and capital access in real estate entitlements  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Development is risky. The process of getting a shovel in the ground, steel into the sky, and rent checks into the bank involves distinct phases, each with their own risk and return profile. Generally considered the most ...

Kelley, Scott Edward

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

180

Microsoft Word - BIO Final REPT REFERENCED 0727605.doc  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

U.S. Department of Energy Office of Inspector General Office of Inspections and Special Inquiries Coordination of Biological Select Agent Activities at Department of Energy Facilities DOE/IG-0695 JULY 2005 Inspection Report COORDINATION OF BIOLOGICAL SELECT AGENT ACTIVITIES AT DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY FACILITIES TABLE OF CONTENTS OVERVIEW Introduction and Objective 1 Observations and Conclusions 2 DETAILS OF FINDINGS Background 3 Coordination of Select Agent Activities 3 Establishment of BSL-3 Laboratories 5 RECOMMENDATIONS 6 MANAGEMENT COMMENTS 6 INSPECTOR COMMENTS 6 APPENDICES A. Current Status of BSL-3 Laboratories 7 B. Scope and Methodology 8 C. Prior Biological Research Related Reports 9

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181

ADCP-Referenced Geostrophic Circulation in the Bering Sea Basin  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

A month-long circumnavigation of the Bering Sea basin in August 1991 was designed to study the basin-scale circulation. For the first time in this region vessel-mounted acoustic Doppler current profiler (ADCP) measurements provided an absolute ...

E. D. Cokelet; M. L. Schall; D. M. Dougherty

1996-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

182

Referencing & Citing with Introduction to EndNote X5  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

references Find full- text Open link Open file Insert citation Format bibliography Return to wordprocesser Click on OK. Linking to the Full-text EndNote provides several ways of linking to the full-text will automatically be populated into the URL field. If the University subscribes to the full- text of the article

Li, Jingpeng

183

EndNote Introduction for Referencing and Citing  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

7: Linking to and Viewing the Full-text 14 Section 8: Creating Groups 17 Section 9: Select Other library will open with 3 columns First column: Groups, online search options, find full-text options Add a new reference Online search Import references Export references Find full-text Open link Open

Hopkins, Gail

184

Referencing & Citing Introduction to EndNote Web  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

to the full text if available. On returning to the results display in Web of Science, you should see with you and identifying any duplicated references so that they can be eliminated. Linking to the Full-text Use the SFX links to check whether the university subscribes to the full-text of an article

Li, Jingpeng

185

9Linear Referencing in ArcGIS Copyright 20022005 ESRI  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

, documentation, and/or data delivered hereunder is subject to the terms of the License Agreement. In no event will be created at this location. 6. Right-click this new folder and click Rename. Enter "MyLR" as the new folder. 9. Type "5" for the value of the Search Radius parameter. This is more than enough for the data

Utah, University of

186

REQUEST BY SIEMENS WESTINGHOUSE POWER CORPORATION FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN RIGHTS IN  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

SIEMENS WESTINGHOUSE POWER CORPORATION SIEMENS WESTINGHOUSE POWER CORPORATION FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN RIGHTS IN SUBJECT INVENTIONS MADE IN THE COURSE OF OR UNDER LOCKHEED MARTIN SUBCONTRACT NO. 4500004925 UNDER DOE CONTRACT NO. DE-AC05-960R22464; AND FOR CERTAIN LARGE BUSINESS SUBCONTRACTS THEREUNDER; DOE WAIVER DOCKET W(A)99-011 [ORO-744] Siemens Westinghouse Power Corporation (Siemens Westinghouse) has made a timely request for an advance waiver to worldwide rights in Subject Inventions conceived or made in the course of or under Lockheed Martin Energy Research Subcontract No. 4500004925 under DOE Contract No. DE-AC05-960R22464 and under certain subcontracts entered thereunder with parties who do not qualify for treatment under Public Law 96-517. The primary program goal of this work, entitled,

187

STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY GENERAL MOTORS LLC (GM) FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

GENERAL MOTORS LLC (GM) FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF GENERAL MOTORS LLC (GM) FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN PATENT RIGHTS UNDER NREL SUBCONTRACT NO. ZCI- 1-40497-01; W(A) 2011-041 GM has requested a waiver of domestic and foreign patent rights of the United States of America in all subject inventions arising from its work under subcontract number ZCI-40497-01 under the prime contract DE-AC36-08G028308, the contract between DOE and the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC, as the contractor of the National Renewable Laboratory. The subcontract is entitled "Development of Computer-Aided Design Tools for Automotive Batteries." The objective of the project funded through the subcontract is to develop suites of software tools that enable automobile and battery manufacturers, pack integrators, and other end-

188

STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY NOVOZYMES BIOTECH, INC. (NOVOZYMES) FOR AN  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

NOVOZYMES BIOTECH, INC. (NOVOZYMES) FOR AN NOVOZYMES BIOTECH, INC. (NOVOZYMES) FOR AN ADVANCED WAIVER OF DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN PATENT RIGHTS UNDER SUBCONTRACT NO. NREL-ZCO-1-30017-02 UNDER CONTRACT NO. DE-AC36-99GO10337, CH-1061, W(A)-01-008 The Petitioner, Novozymes Biotech, Inc. (Novozymes), has requested a waiver of domestic and foreign patent rights for all subject inventions under DOE Subcontract No. NREL- ZCO-1-30017-02, entitled, "Cellulase Cost Reduction for Bioethanol", which is governed by NREL Prime Contract NO. DE-AC36-99GO10337. This subcontract pertains to the development of an economical process for the conversion of low-value biomass to sugars and ethanol utilizing a cellulase enzyme. The objectives of this subcontract are to locate a cellulase having novel saccharifying

189

STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY FORD MOTOR COMPANY (FORD) FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

FORD MOTOR COMPANY (FORD) FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF FORD MOTOR COMPANY (FORD) FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN PATENT RIGHTS UNDER PACIFIC NORTHWEST NATIONAL LABORATORY (PNNL) SUBCONTRACT NO. 184884; W(A) 2012-022 FORD has requested a waiver of domestic and foreign patent rights of the United States of America in all subject inventions arising from its work under subcontract number 184884 to the prime contract DE-AC05-76RLO 1830, the contract between DOE and the Battelle Memorial Institute, as the contractor of PNN L. The subcontract is entitled "Synergistically Enhanced Materials and Design Parameters for Reducing the Cost of Hydrogen Storage Tanks." The subcontract is part of an award to PNNL under the Research and Development for Hydrogen Storage Funding Opportunity Announcement (DE-FOA-0000421) sponsored by DOE'

190

STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY CUMMINS WESTPORT, INC...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

RIGHTS UNDER SUBCONTRACT NO. ZCI-5-44118-01 ENTITLED " DEVELOPMENT OF A CUMMINS STOICHIOMETRIC SIEGR ENGINE AT 0.2g NOx" UNDER DOE CONTRACT NO. DE-AC36-98GO10337; W(A)-05-012;...

191

Submission of comments to FDA draft guidance entitled '' ...  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

... These collections of information are subject to review by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 ...

2013-07-02T23:59:59.000Z

192

Request for Proposals (RFP) Number REJ-11809 entitled, "Solar...  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

electrical energy to meet the needs of a household, including electricity for lighting, cooking, washing clothes and dishes, powering home and home-office electronics, and...

193

Review of Proposed Subcontract For Outsourcing Information Technology, IG-0406  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Office of Inspector General wants to make the distribution of Office of Inspector General wants to make the distribution of its reports as customer friendly and cost effective as possible. Therefore, this report will be available electronically through the Internet five to seven days after publication at the following alternative addresses: Department of Energy Headquarters Gopher gopher,hr.doe.gov Depart of Energy Headquarters Anonymous FTP vm 1.hqadmin.doe.gov U.S. Department of Energy Human Resources and Administration Home Page http://www.hr.doe.gov/ig Your comments would be appreciated and can be provided on the

194

Over 9600 Small Business Subcontracts Critical to the Success...  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

presentation in North Carolina. Steve Marr of MOX Services (left) and Kevin Hall of NNSA (right) present Roger Byers (center) with the award. Top: MOX Services President Kelly...

195

Photovoltaic module energy rating procedure. Final subcontract report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This document describes testing and computation procedures used to generate a photovoltaic Module Energy Rating (MER). The MER consists of 10 estimates of the amount of energy a single module of a particular type (make and model) will produce in one day. Module energy values are calculated for each of five different sets of weather conditions (defined by location and date) and two load types. Because reproduction of these exact testing conditions in the field or laboratory is not feasible, limited testing and modeling procedures and assumptions are specified.

Whitaker, C.M.; Newmiller, J.D. [Endecon Engineering (United States)

1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

196

Hawaii Integrated Biofuels Research Program: Final Subcontract Report, Phase III  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report is a compilation of studies done to develop an integrated set of strategies for the production of energy from renewable resources in Hawaii. Because of the close coordination between this program and other ongoing DOE research, the work will have broad-based applicability to the entire United States.

Not Available

1992-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

197

Chemical vapor deposition of amorphous semiconductor films. Final subcontract report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Chemical vapor deposition (CVD) from higher order silanes has been studied for fabricating amorphous hydrogenated silicon thin-film solar cells. Intrinsic and doped a-Si:H films were deposited in a reduced-pressure, tubular-flow reactor, using disilane feed-gas. Conditions for depositing intrinsic films at growth rates up to 10 A/s were identified. Electrical and optical properties, including dark conductivity, photoconductivity, activation energy, optical absorption, band-gap and sub-band-gap absorption properties of CVD intrinsic material were characterized. Parameter space for depositing intrinsic and doped films, suitable for device analysis, was identified.

Rocheleau, R.E.

1984-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

198

Electrolytic hydrogen production infrastructure options evaluation. Final subcontract report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Fuel-cell electric vehicles have the potential to provide the range, acceleration, rapid refueling times, and other creature comforts associated with gasoline-powered vehicles, but with virtually no environmental degradation. To achieve this potential, society will have to develop the necessary infrastructure to supply hydrogen to the fuel-cell vehicles. Hydrogen could be stored directly on the vehicle, or it could be derived from methanol or other hydrocarbon fuels by on-board chemical reformation. This infrastructure analysis assumes high-pressure (5,000 psi) hydrogen on-board storage. This study evaluates one approach to providing hydrogen fuel: the electrolysis of water using off-peak electricity. Other contractors at Princeton University and Oak Ridge National Laboratory are investigating the feasibility of producing hydrogen by steam reforming natural gas, probably the least expensive hydrogen infrastructure alternative for large markets. Electrolytic hydrogen is a possible short-term transition strategy to provide relatively inexpensive hydrogen before there are enough fuel-cell vehicles to justify building large natural gas reforming facilities. In this study, the authors estimate the necessary price of off-peak electricity that would make electrolytic hydrogen costs competitive with gasoline on a per-mile basis, assuming that the electrolyzer systems are manufactured in relatively high volumes compared to current production. They then compare this off-peak electricity price goal with actual current utility residential prices across the US.

Thomas, C.E.; Kuhn, I.F. Jr. [Directed Technologies, Inc., Arlington, VA (United States)

1995-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

199

Phase-change thermal energy storage: Final subcontract report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The research and development described in this document was conducted within the US Department of Energy's Solar Thermal Technology Program. The goal of this program is to advance the engineering and scientific understanding of solar thermal technology and to establish the technology base from which private industry can develop solar thermal power production options for introduction into the competitive energy market. Solar thermal technology concentrates the solar flux using tracking mirrors or lenses onto a receiver where the solar energy is absorbed as heat and converted into electricity or incorporated into products as process heat. The two primary solar thermal technologies, central receivers and distributed receivers, employ various point and line-focus optics to concentrate sunlight. Current central receiver systems use fields of heliostats (two-axes tracking mirrors) to focus the sun's radiant energy onto a single, tower-mounted receiver. Point focus concentrators up to 17 meters in diameter track the sun in two axes and use parabolic dish mirrors or Fresnel lenses to focus radiant energy onto a receiver. Troughs and bowls are line-focus tracking reflectors that concentrate sunlight onto receiver tubes along their focal lines. Concentrating collector modules can be used alone or in a multimodule system. The concentrated radiant energy absorbed by the solar thermal receiver is transported to the conversion process by a circulating working fluid. Receiver temperatures range from 100{degree}C in low-temperature troughs to over 1500{degree}C in dish and central receiver systems. 12 refs., 119 figs., 4 tabs.

Not Available

1989-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

200

Fuel grade ethanol by solvent extraction: Final subcontract report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report summarizes final results for ethanol recovery by solvent extraction and extractive distillation. At conclusion this work can be summarized as ethanol dehydration and recovery dilute fermentates is feasible using liquid/liquid extraction and extractive distillation. Compared to distillation, the economics are more attractive for less than 5 wt % ethanol. However, an economic bias in favor of SEED appears to exist even for 10 wt % feeds. It is of particular interest to consider the group extraction of ethanol and acetic acid followed by conversion to a mixture of ethanol and ethyl acetate. The latter species is a more valuable commodity and group extraction of inhibitory species is one feature of liquid/liquid extraction that is not easily accomodated using distillation. Upflow immobilized reactors offer the possibility of achieving high substrate conversion while also maintaining low metabolite concentrations. However, many questions remain to be answered with such a concept. 135 refs., 42 figs., 61 tabs.

Tedder, D.W.

1987-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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201

NREL Small Business Subcontracting Plan for FY1999  

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available for application is (redacted). The Laboratory commits to the percentage goals for procurements placed with socioeconomic organizations for the contract...

202

Subcontract Report: Final Report on Assessment of Motor Technologies for Traction Drives of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles (Subcontract #4000080341)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Currently, interior permanent magnet (IPM) motors with rare-earth (RE) magnets are almost universally used for hybrid and electric vehicles (EVs) because of their superior properties, particularly power density. However, there is now a distinct possibility of limited supply or very high cost of RE magnets that could make IPM motors unavailable or too expensive. Because development of electric motors is a critical part of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Advanced Power Electronics and Motors activity, DOE needs to determine which options should be investigated and what barriers should be addressed. Therefore, in order to provide a basis for deciding which research topics should be pursued, an assessment of various motor technologies was conducted to determine which, if any, is potentially capable of meeting FreedomCAR 2015 and 2020 targets. Highest priority was given to IPM, surface mounted permanent magnet (SPM), induction, and switched reluctance (SR) motors. Also of interest, but with lesser emphasis, were wheel motors, multiple-rotor motors, motors with external excitation, and several others that emerged from the assessment. Cost and power density (from a design perspective, the power density criterion translates to torque density) are emerging as the two most important properties of motors for traction drives in hybrid and EVs, although efficiency and specific power also are very important. The primary approach for this assessment involved interviews with original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), their suppliers, and other technical experts. For each technology, the following issues were discussed: (1) The current state-of-the-art performance and cost; (2) Recent trends in the technology; (3) Inherent characteristics of the motor - which ones limit the ability of the technology to meet the targets and which ones aid in meeting the target; (4) What research and development (R&D) would be needed to meet the targets; and (5) The potential for the technology to meet the targets. The interviews were supplemented with information from past Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) reports, previous assessments that were conducted in 2004, and literature on magnet technology. The results of the assessment validated the DOE strategy involving three parallel paths: (1) there is enough of a possibility that RE magnets will continue to be available, either from sources outside China or from increased production in China, that development of IPM motors using RE magnets should be continued with emphasis on meeting the cost target. (2) yet the possibility that RE magnets may become unavailable or too expensive justifies efforts to develop innovative designs for permanent magnet (PM) motors that do not use RE magnets. Possible other magnets that may be substituted for RE magnets include samarium-cobalt (Sm-Co), Alnico, and ferrites. Alternatively, efforts to develop motors that do not use PMs but offer attributes similar to IPM motors also are encouraged. (3) New magnet materials using new alloys or processing techniques that would be less expensive or have comparable or superior properties to existing materials should be developed if possible. IPM motors are by far the most popular choice for hybrid and EVs because of their high power density, specific power, and constant power-speed ratio (CPSR). Performance of these motors is optimized when the strongest possible magnets - i.e., RE neodymium-iron-boron (NdFeB) magnets - are used.

Fezzler, Raymond [BIZTEK Consulting, Inc.

2011-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

203

STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY PPG INDUSTRIES FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF PATENT  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

SUBCONTRACT QZOOl UNDER SUBCONTRACT QZOOl UNDER COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT DE-EE000167; W(A)-09-059 ; CH-1527 PPG lndustries requests an advance waiver of domestic and foreign patent rights for all subject inventions made under its subcontract under the referenced cooperative agreement. The purpose of the cooperative agreement is to design, develop, and commercialize a high volume, low material, and low labor cost Insulating Glass Automation Manufacturing System (IGAMS) for production of reliable highly insulating windows. The work includes: the development and/or selection of highly insulating windows in various configurations; production engineering and tolling design; and, commercialization strategies to maximize market acceptance and penetration. PPG lndustries is a subcontractor to GED under this cooperative agreement, and GED is

204

STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY EMCORE CORPORATION FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

EMCORE CORPORATION FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF EMCORE CORPORATION FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF PATENT RIGHTS UNDER SUBCONTRACT NO. NREL-NAT-02-30620-03 ENTITLED "THREE-JUNCTION SOLAR CELL FOR HIGH CONCENTRATION APPLICATIONS" UNDER DOE PRIME CONTRACT NO. DE-FC36-83CH10093; W(A)-02-043; CH-1119 As set out in the attached waiver petition, and in subsequent discussions with DOE Patent Counsel, EMCORE Corporation (EMCORE) has requested an advance waiver of domestic and foreign patent rights for all subject inventions made under the above-identified subcontract by its employees and its subcontractors' employees, regardless of tier, except for inventions made by subcontractors eligible to retain title to inventions pursuant to P.L. 96-517, as amended, and National Laboratories. Referring to item 2 of EMCORE's petition, the purpose of this subcontract is to develop

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STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY CORNING INCORPORATED FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF DOMESTIC  

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WAIVER OF DOMESTIC WAIVER OF DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN INVENTION RIGHTS UNDER DOE CONTRACT NO. DE-FC26- 05NT42461, SUBCONTRACT QZ001; W(A)-05-040, CH-1322 The Petitioner, Corning Incorporated (Corning) was awarded a subcontract under a cooperative agreement for the performance of work entitled, "Advanced Gasification Mercury/Trace Metal Control with Monolith Traps". The prime contract is with the University of North Dakota Energy and Environmental Research Center (EERC). The purpose of the project is to develop effective, economical technology to enable the removal of mercury from syngas created when coal is gasified. Under the subcontract, Corning will conduct research into whether Corning's impregnated monolith technology, in conjunction with the University of North Dakota's

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STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY XANTREX TECHNOLOGY, INCORPORATED FOR AN  

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XANTREX TECHNOLOGY, INCORPORATED FOR AN XANTREX TECHNOLOGY, INCORPORATED FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN PATENT RIGHTS UNDER DOE PRIME CONTRACT NO. DE-FC36-83CH10093 AND SUBCONTRACT NO. NREL-NDO-1-30628-02; W(A)-01-036; CH-1081 As set out in the attached waiver petition, Xantrex Technology, Incorporated (Xantrex) has requested an advance waiver of domestic and foreign patent rights for all subject inventions made by its employees under the above-identified subcontract, entitled "PV Invertor Products Manufacturing and Design Improvement for Cost Reduction and Performance Enhancement". The purpose of the subcontract encompasses the development of improved photovoltaic (PV) manufacturing processes and products while reducing costs and providing a technology foundation that supports significant manufacturing scale-up. Xantex intends to accomplish this

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STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY CUMMINS WESTPORT, INC. FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF  

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WESTPORT, INC. FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF WESTPORT, INC. FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN PATENT RIGHTS UNDER SUBCONTRACT NO. ZCI-5-44118-01 ENTITLED " DEVELOPMENT OF A CUMMINS STOICHIOMETRIC SI/EGR ENGINE AT 0.2g NOx" UNDER DOE CONTRACT NO. DE-AC36-98GO10337; W(A)-05-012; CH-1276 As set out in the attached waiver petition and in subsequent discussions with DOE Patent Counsel, Cummins Westport, Inc. (CWI) has requested an advance waiver of domestic and foreign patent rights for all subject inventions made under the above-identified subcontract by its employees and its subcontractors' employees, regardless of tier, except inventions made by subcontractors eligible to retain title pursuant to P.L. 96-517, as amended, and National Laboratories. Referring to item 2 of CWI's waiver petition, the purpose of this subcontract

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STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY BP SOLAR INTERNATIONAL LLC FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER  

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INTERNATIONAL LLC FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER INTERNATIONAL LLC FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN PATENT RIGHTS UNDER NREL SUBCONTRACT ZDJ-2-30630-10 ENTITLED "RESEARCH ON AMORPHOUS SILICON PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULES FOR LARGE-AREA BUILDING- INTEGRATED APPLICATIONS"; UNDER DOE. PRIME CONTRACT NO. DE-AC36-98GO10337 W(A)-02-034; CH-1111 Referring to item 2 in BP Solar's waiver petition, the purpose of this subcontract is to develop technology to produce large-size amorphous silicon (a-Si) photovoltaic modules with high disposition rates and 7-8 percent stabilized conversion efficiency. The work under the subcontract is expected to take place over a period of three years at a total cost of $5,567,036. BP Solar is obligated to cost share $2,950,529 or about 53% of the total cost of the project.

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STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY CATERPILLAR, INC. FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF  

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NREL SUBCONTRACT NREL SUBCONTRACT NO. ZCL-4-32060-04 ENTITLED "ADVANCED HEAVY HYBRID PROPULSION SYSTEMS FOR INCREASED FUEL EFFICIENCY AND DECREASED EMISSIONS" UNDER DOE CONTRACT NO. DE-AC36-98GO10337; W(A)-04-050; CH-1215 As set out in the attached waiver petition and in subsequent discussions with DOE patent counsel, Caterpillar, Inc. (Caterpillar) has requested an advance waiver of domestic and foreign patent rights for all subject inventions made under the above-identified subcontract by its employees and its subcontractors' employees, regardless of tier, except inventions made by subcontractors eligible to retain title to inventions pursuant to P.L. 96-517, as amended, and National Laboratories. Referring to item 2 of Caterpillar's waiver petition, this agreement is part of DOE's

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STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY EATON CORPORATION FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF  

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OF OF PATENT RIGHTS UNDER SUBCONTRACT NO. NREL-ZCL-2-32060-01 ENTITLED "ADVANCED HEAVY HYBRID PROPULSION SYSTEMS FOR INCREASE FUEL EFFICIENCY AND DECREASED EMISSIONS" UNDER DOE CONTRACT NO. DE-FC36-98GO10337; W(A)-02-048; CH-1121 As set out in the attached waiver petition and in subsequent discussions with DOE Patent Counsel, Eaton Corporation (Eaton) has requested an advance waiver of domestic and foreign patent rights for all subject inventions made under the above-identified subcontract by its employees and its subcontractors' employees, regardless of tier, except inventions made by subcontractors eligible to retain title to inventions pursuant to P.L. 96-517, as amended, and National Laboratories. Referring to item 2 of Eaton's waiver petition, the purpose of this subcontract

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STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY MOTOROLA LABS FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF DOMESTIC AND  

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MOTOROLA LABS FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF DOMESTIC AND MOTOROLA LABS FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN INVENTION RIGHTS UNDER PROPOSED SUBCONTRACT WITH ARGONNE NATIONAL LABORATORY, RFP NO. BAA-N66001-03-X-6010, UNDER M&O CONTRACT W-31-109-ENG-38; W(A)-05-015, CH-1278 The Petitioner, Motorola Labs (Motorola) will be entering into a subcontract with Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) for the performance of work entitled, "Co-integration of Multi- functional Diamond MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) Technology." The waiver will apply to inventions made by Motorola employees and its subcontractors' employees, regardless of tier, except inventions made by subcontractors eligible to retain title to inventions pursuant to P.L. 96-517, as amended, and National Laboratories. The purpose of the subcontract is to demonstrate the co-integration of a diamond-based

212

STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY PRAXAIR, INC. FOR WAIVER OF DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN  

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PRAXAIR, INC. FOR WAIVER OF DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN PRAXAIR, INC. FOR WAIVER OF DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN PATENT RIGHTS IN AN IDENTIFIED INVENTION, DOE DOCKET NO. S- 115,861 MADE UNDER DOE COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT NO. DE-FC26- 05NT42469, SUBCONTRACT QZ001, W(I)-08-011, CH1428 This waiver request by Praxair, Inc., is for an identified invention developed under Praxair's subcontract with Eltron Research. Eltron was awarded a cooperative agreement for work entitled, "Scale-Up Hydrogen Transport Membranes for IGCC and FutureGen Coal to Hydrogen Production Plants". Eltron is a small business whose patent rights under this cooperative agreement are governed by the terms of 48 CFR 952.227-11. The terms of 48 CFR 952.227-13, Acquisition by the Government, were then flowed down by Eltron in the subcontract

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STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY EASTMAN CHEMICAL COMPANY FOR AN ADVANCED  

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EASTMAN CHEMICAL COMPANY FOR AN ADVANCED EASTMAN CHEMICAL COMPANY FOR AN ADVANCED WAIVER OF DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN PATENT RIGHTS MADE UNDER DOE COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT NO. DE-FC26-05NT42469, SUBCONTRACT QZ002, W(A)-2010-024, CH1562 This advanced waiver request by Eastman Chemical Company (Eastman), is for any invention developed under Eastman's subcontract with Eltron Research. Eltron was awarded a cooperative agreement for work entitled, "Scale-Up Hydrogen Transport Membranes for IGeC and FutureGen Coal to Hydrogen Production Plants". Eltron is a small business whose patent rights under this cooperative agreement are governed by the terms of 48 CFR 952.227-11. The terms of 48 CFR 952.227-13, Acquisition by the Government, were then flowed down by Eltron in the subcontract to Eastman, a large business. As explained in response to question 2 of the

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STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY SHELL SOLAR SYSTEMS, LP FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF  

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SYSTEMS, LP FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF SYSTEMS, LP FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF PATENT RIGHTS UNDER NREL SUBCONTRACT NO. ZDO-2-30628-06 ENTITLED "PV MANUFACTURING R&D-INTEGRATED CIS THIN-FILM MANUFACTURING INFRASTRUCTURE" UNDER DOE CONTRACT NO. DE- AC36-83CH10093; W(A)-02-039; CH-1116 As set out ins the attached waiver petition and in subsequent discussions with DOE Patent Counsel, Shell Solar Systems, LP (SSI) has requested an advance waiver of domestic and foreign patent rights for all subject inventions made under the above-identified subcontract by its employees and its subcontractors' employees, regardless of tier, except inventions made by subcontractors eligible to retain title to inventions pursuant to P.L. 98-517, as amended, and National Laboratories. Referring to item 2 of SSI's waiver petition, the purpose of this subcontract

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STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY SHELL SOLAR INDUSTRIES LP FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

ZAX-5-33628-07 ENTITLED "MANUFACTURING IMPROVEMENTS IN Cz SILICON ZAX-5-33628-07 ENTITLED "MANUFACTURING IMPROVEMENTS IN Cz SILICON MODULE PRODUCTION;" UNDER DOE CONTRACT NO. DE-AC36-98GO10337; W(A)-05-060; CH-1346 As set out in the attached waiver petition and in subsequent discussions with DOE Patent Counsel, Shell Solar Industries LP (SSI) has requested an advance waiver of domestic and foreign patent rights for all subject inventions made under the above-identified subcontract by its employees and its subcontractors' employees, regardless of tier, except inventions made by subcontractors eligible to retain title to inventions pursuant to P.L. 96-517, as amended, and National Laboratories. Referring to item 2 of SSI's waiver petition, the purpose of this subcontract encompasses the development of improved photovoltaic (PV) manufacturing techniques

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STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY THE UNITED STATES ADVANCED BATTERY CONSORTIUM (USABC)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

-21 96ITHU) 10:38 DOE- IDD-CHICAGO TEL:1 708 )2 2779 P. 002 -21 96ITHU) 10:38 DOE- IDD-CHICAGO TEL:1 708 )2 2779 P. 002 STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY THE UNITED STATES ADVANCED BATTERY CONSORTIUM (USABC) FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN PATENT RIGHTS UNDER DOE COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT NO. DE-FC02-95EE50425; W(A)-95-039; CH-0877 AND FOR LARGE BUSINESS SUBCONTRACTS THF.R INDIK IUSABC has requested an advance waiver of domestic and foreign patent rights for all subject inventions conceived or first actually reduced to practice under the above referenced cooperative agreement, as well as under all subcontracts thereunder with parties other than National Laboratories, domestic small businescs or nonprofit o cdu~cational iinsitutious. USABC is a large business partnership between the General Motors Corporation, the Ford Motor

217

LFS Appendix SFA-1  

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5-20-13 5-20-13 Subcontract No. 241314 Page 1 of 8 Appendix SFA-1 FAR & DEAR Clauses Incorporated By Reference (a) The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and the Department of Energy Acquisition Regulation (DEAR) clauses which are incorporated by reference herein shall have the same force and effect as if printed in full text. (b) Full text of the referenced clauses may be accessed electronically at website address: http://www.acquisition.gov/far/ or http://www.management.energy.gov/DEAR.htm (c) The following alterations shall apply to FAR and DEAR clauses wherever necessary to make the context of the unmodified FAR and DEAR clauses applicable to this subcontract. (1) The term "Contractor" shall mean "SUBCONTRACTOR;"

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STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY DELPHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

DELPHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF DELPHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF PATENT RIGHTS TO INVENTIONS MADE UNDER SUBCONTRACT QZ001 UNDER COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT DE-NT0003894; W(A)-09-061 ; CH1525 Delphi Automotive Systems LLC (Delphi), requests an advance waiver of domestic and foreign patent rights for all subject inventions made under the above subcontract. Delphi is a subcontractor to United Technologies under the referenced cooperative agreement. The purpose of the cooperative agreement is the development of solid oxide fuel (SOFC) cell and stack technology suitable for use in highly-efficient, economically-competitive central generation power plant facilities fueled by coal synthesis gas, (syngas). According to its response to question 2 of the petition, Delphi states that development of this technology will significantly advance the nation's

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Advanced Photogrammetric and Ranging Techniques LAB 3: DIRECT VERSUS INDIRECT GEO-REFERENCING  

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-assisted aerial triangulation, Integrated sensor orientation: GPS/INS-assisted aerial triangulation, and Direct data preparation procedure for GPS and GPS/INS-assisted aerial triangulation Analyzing and presenting a minimum of two horizontal and three vertical control points, requiring an expensive ground survey

Habib, Ayman

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The improvement of near-term CdTe processing and product capabilities and establishment of next-generation CdTe technology. Annual technical progress report, September 1, 1995--August 31, 1996  

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The potential of photovoltaics to become a major global business enterprise still lingers outside the limits of industrial capabilities. For the Cadmium Sulfide/Cadmium Telluride (CdS/CdTe) system this potential has continued to focus on improvements in efficiency, stability, and cost reduction. This triad is the primary objective of the present subcontract with NREL entitled {open_quotes}The Improvement of Near-term CdTe Processing and Product Capabilities & Establishment of Next Generation CdTe Technology{close_quotes}. This subcontract represents an intermediate stage of NREL`s plan to assist the growth of the photovoltaic industry in overcoming the scientific and technical barriers to commercialization. This report outlines the progress that has been made during the period of August 1995 through August 1996. The objectives of this subcontract are to improve processing methods, quantify and understand efficiency improvement mechanisms, meet life-testing goals, and address cadmium safety concerns. Task and subtask goals are defined to meet these objectives in specific areas. The approach to fulfilling the subcontract goals is through a balanced plan of process improvement and mechanism identification. These are carried out and continued through monitoring under various long term and accelerated stress conditions. GPI maintains an on-going awareness of all safety related issues, can in particular, those involving cadmium.

Kester, J.; Albright, S. [Golden Photon, Inc., CO (United States)

1997-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Department of Energy, Bonneville Power Administration Delivery of the Canadian Entitlement  

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349 349 Federal Register / Vol. 64, No. 75 / Tuesday, April 20, 1999 / Notices which is available free at either of the preceding sites. If you have questions about using the pdf, call the U.S. Government Printing officer toll free at 1-888-293-6498. Note: The official version of this document is the document published in the Federal Register. Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 7131. Dated: April 16, 1999. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number 84.184H Office of Elementary and Secondary Education-Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities National Programs-Federal Activities -State and Regional Coalition Grant Competition to Prevent High-Risk Drinking Among College Students) Judith Johnson, Acting Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education. [FR Doc. 99-10025 Filed 4-19-99; 8:45 am]

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PROCEEDINGS OF RIKEN BNL RESEARCH CENTER WORKSHOP ENTITLED "ODDERON SEARCHES AT RHIC" (VOLUME 76)  

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The Odderon, a charge-conjugation-odd partner of the Pomeron, has been a puzzle ever since its introduction in 1973. The Pomeron describes a colorless exchange with vacuum quantum numbers in the t-channel of hadronic scattering at high energies. The concept was originally formulated for the non-perturbative regime of Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD). In perturbation theory, the simplest picture of the Poineron is that of a two-gluon exchange process, whereas an Odderon can be thought of as an exchange of three gluons. Both the Pomeron and the Odderon are expected in QCD. However, while there exists plenty of experimental data that could be successfully described by Pomeron exchanges (for example in electron-proton and hadron-hadron scattering at high energies), no experimental sign of the Odderon has been observed. One of the very few hints so far is the difference in the diffractive minima of elastic proton-proton and proton-antiproton scattering measured at the ISR. The Odderon has recently received renewed attention by QCD researchers, mainly for the following two reasons. First of all, RHIC has entered the scene, offering exciting unique new opportunities for Odderon searches. RHIC provides collisions of nuclei at center-of-mass energies far exceeding those at all previous experiments. RHIC also provides collisions of protons of the highest center-of-mass energy, and in the interval, which has not been explored previously in p {bar p} collisions. In addition, it also has the unique feature of polarization for the proton beams, promising to become a crucial tool in Odderon searches. Indeed, theorists have proposed possible signatures of the Odderon in some spin asymmetries measurable at RHIC. Qualitatively unique signals should be seen in these observables if the Odderon coupling is large. Secondly, the Odderon has recently been shown to naturally emerge from the Color Glass Condensate (CGC), a theory for the high-energy asymptotics of QCD. It has been argued that saturation/CGC effects tend to decrease the Odderon intercept, possibly providing an explanation for the lack of experimental evidence for the Odderon so far. This has added further motivation for pursuing searches for the Odderon. During the workshop the status of the Odderon in QCD and its phenomenology were reviewed. The participants also agreed on the most promising observables for the Odderon search at RHIC, which we list. The conclusion of the workshop is that the best available setup to address experimental questions related to the search for the Odderon at RHIC is the proposed combination of STAR experiment and Roman pots of pp2pp experiment, described in the proposal ''Physics with Tagged Forward Protons with the STAR detector at RHIC''.

ORGANIZERS: GURYN, W.; KOVCHEGOV, Y.; VOGELSANG, W.; TRUEMAN, L.

2005-10-25T23:59:59.000Z

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To the Graduate Council: I am submitting herewith a dissertation written by Melanie Lynn Eldridge entitled  

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that is speculated to involve local generation of oxygen radicals and prostaglandin E2 (Bennett et al., 1987 operon encoding the GBS b-H/C. The free radical scavenging properties of the carotenoid neutralize hydrogen peroxide and singlet oxygen, there- fore providing a shield against the key elements of phago

Wilhelm, Steven W.

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Final Report to the Department of the Energy for Project Entitled Rare Isotope Science Assessment Committee  

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The Rare Isotope Science Assessment Committee (RISAC) was convened by the National Research Council in response to an informal request from the DOE’s Office of Nuclear Physics and the White House Office of Management and Budget. The charge to the committee is to examine and assess the broader scientific and international contexts of a U.S.-based rare-isotope facility. The committee met for the first time on December 16-17, 2005, in Washington, DC, and held three subsequent meetings. The committee’s final report was publicly released in unedited, prepublication form on Friday, December 8, 2006. The report was published in full-color by the National Academies Press in April 2007. Copies of the report were distributed to key decision makers and stakeholders around the world.

Donald Shapero; Timothy I. Meyer

2007-08-14T23:59:59.000Z

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Appendix C for RFP No. REJ-11809 entitled, "Solar Decathlon 2013...  

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ATTACHMENT I APPENDIX C INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY PROVISIONS FOR SOLAR DECATHLON 07062011 i APPENDIX C INDEX CLAUSE TITLE PAGE 1 Authorization and Consent (JUL 1995), Alternate I of...

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STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY OSHKOSH TRUCK CORPORATION FOR AN ADVANCE  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

OSHKOSH TRUCK CORPORATION FOR AN ADVANCE OSHKOSH TRUCK CORPORATION FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF PATENT RIGHTS UNDER NREL SUBCONTRACT NO. ZCL-3-32060-03 UNDER CONTRACT NO. DE-AC36-98G010337; W(A)-04-007; CH-1178 The Petitioner, Oshkosh Truck Corporation (OTC), has requested a waiver of domestic and foreign patent rights for all subject inventions made by its employees under the above- identified subcontract entitled "Advanced Heavy Hybrid Propulsion Systems for Increased Fuel Efficiency and Decreased Emissions". OTC is leading a teaming arrangement including Rockwell Automation, Inc. (Rockwell), and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to develop heavy hybrid propulsion systems. Rockwell has petitioned separately for a waiver of patent rights for all subject inventions its employees may make under Rockwell's lower tier

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REQUEST BY HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL, INC., CERAMIC COMPONENTS FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF DOMESTIC AND  

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, CERAMIC , CERAMIC COMPONENTS FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN RIGHTS IN SUBJECT INVENTIONS MADE IN THE COURSE OF OR UNDER UT-BATTELLE, LLC SUBCONTRACT NO. 4000000986 UNDER PRIME CONTRACT NO. DE-AC05-00OR22725; DOE WAIVER DOCKET W(A)-00-011 [ORO-751] Honeywell International Inc, Ceramic Components (Honeywell) has made a timely request for an advance waiver to worldwide rights in Subject Inventions made in the course of or under UT-Battelle, LLC Subcontract No. 4000000986, entitled, "Hot Section Components in Advanced Microturbines" under UT-Battelle Prime Contract No. DE-AC05-00OR22725. The scope of work involves the application of silicon nitride ceramics as hot-section components in advanced microturbines. The work is sponsored by the Office of Industrial Technologies Industrial Power Program.

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STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY OSRAM SYLVANIA DEVELOPMENT, INC. FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

1 2004 10:32 FR IPL DOE CH 630 252 2779 TO AGCP-HQ P.02/04 1 2004 10:32 FR IPL DOE CH 630 252 2779 TO AGCP-HQ P.02/04 * * STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY OSRAM SYLVANIA DEVELOPMENT, INC. FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN INVENTION RIGHTS UNDER DOE COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT NO. DE-FC26-04NT42274; SUBCONTRACT NO. QZ001; W(A)-04-073; CH-1251 The Petitioner, Osram Sylvania Development, Inc. (Osram), was awarded subcontract for the performance of work entitled, "Development of White-Light Emitting Active Layers in Nitride Based Heterostructures for Phosphorless Solid State Lighting." In this program, Osram will explore the feasibility of new LED architecture for white light emission using thin films of nitride- based luminescent semiconductor alloys of GaN, Al N, and InN doped with suitably chosen

229

STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS  

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Grace Davison Company for an Advance Waiver of Domestic and Grace Davison Company for an Advance Waiver of Domestic and Foreign Invention Rights under DOE Cooperative Agreement No. DE-FC36- 05GOS5006, Subcontract QZ.001, W(A)·200S-D25; CH·1436 The Petitioner, Grace Davison (Grace) was awarded a subcontract under a cooperative agreement with Research Triangle Institute (RTI) for the performance of work entitled, "Biomass- Derived Syngas utilization for Fuels and Chemicals" The purpose of the cooperative agreement is to develop and demonstrate new catalysts and catalytic processes that can efficiently convert biomass-derived syngas into diesel fuel and C 2 -C 4 alcohols. RTI and Grace have agreed to collaborate on identification and development of catalysts for conversion of biomass derived synthesis gas to higher alcohols. A detailed description of the work is provided in Appendix 2 to

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STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY MATERIALS, INC.  

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(ATMI) FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN RIGHTS TO INVENTIONS MADE UNDER COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT NUMBER DE-FC04-02AL67616, DOE WAIVER NO. W(A) 02-054. The Petitioner, ATMI, has requested a waiver of all domestic and foreign patent rights to inventions that may be conceived or first actually reduced to practice in the course of ATMI's subcontract work for United Technologies Corporation Fuel Cells (UTCFC) under Cooperative Agreement Number DE-FC04-02AL67616 entitled "The Development of Sensors for Automotive Fuel Cell Systems" with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The work to be done under the cooperative agreement will be the development of gas sensors for use in automotive fuel cell systems. The work to be done under the subcontract will be the design and development of a novel micro-machined hydrogen

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STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY CRA Y INC (CRA Y) FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF  

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CRA Y INC (CRA Y) FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF CRA Y INC (CRA Y) FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN RIGHTS TO INVENTIONS MADE UNDER SUBCONTRACT NO. B580786, DOE WAIVER NO. WeAl 2010-012. The Petitioner, Cray, has requested a waiver of all domestic and foreign patent rights to inventions that may be conceived or first actually reduced to practice in the course of Cray's work. under Subcontract No B580786 entitled "ACES - Cray Interconnection Network Project" with the U.S. Department of EnergylNational Nuclear Security Administration (DOElNNSA). This contract involves joint analysis of Network Interface chips, their features and how the features map to application performance. The joint analysis will be completed by Cray and ACES. The Alliance for Computing at Extreme Scale (ACES) is a formal

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REQUEST BY UNITED STATES AUTOMOTIVE MATERIALS PARTNERSHIP (USAMP) FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF DOMESTIC  

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STATES AUTOMOTIVE MATERIALS STATES AUTOMOTIVE MATERIALS PARTNERSHIP (USAMP) FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN RIGHTS IN SUBJECT INVENTIONS MADE IN THE PERFORMANCE OF DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT NUMBER DE-FC05-960R22363 AND FOR SUBJECT INVENTIONS MADE UNDER ITS SUBCONTRACTS WITH LARGE, FOR- PROFIT BUSINESSES; DOE WAIVER DOCKET W(A)-95-001 [ORO- 593] USAMP has made a timely request for an advance waiver to worldwide rights in Subject Inventions made in the performance of cooperative agreement DE-FC05-950R22363 and Subject Inventions made under its subcontracts with large, for-profit businesses. Background The award of this cooperative agreement has been made in response to an unsolicited proposal from USAMP entitled "Automotive Lightweight Materials Program" whose objectives are closely

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REQUEST BY HEIL. TRAILER INTERNATIONAL FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER  

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HEIL. TRAILER INTERNATIONAL FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER HEIL. TRAILER INTERNATIONAL FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN RIGHTS IN SUBJECT INVENTIONS MADE IN THE COURSE OF OR UNDER UT-BATTELLE, LLC SUBCONTRACT NO. 4000027094 UNDER PRIME CONTRACT NO. DE-AC05-00OR22725; DOE WAIVER DOCKET W(A)2003-054 [ORO-786] Heil Trailer International (Heil) has made a timely request for an advance waiver to worldwide rights in Subject Inventions made in the course of or under UT-Battelle, LLC Subcontract No. 4000027094 entitled, "Liburndas Project" under UT-Battelle Prime Contract No. DE-AC05- 00OR22725. The scope of work involves reducing the aluminum tank semi-trailer's net weight by 20% by redesigning the barrel to a more cylindrical shape. The work is sponsored by the Office of FreedomCar and Vehicle Technologies.

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STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY THE ALUMINUM COMPANY OF AMERICA (ALCOA) FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF PATENT RIGHTS PURSUANT TO A COST SHARED SUBCONTRACT UNDER RFP NO. 300267 ISSUED BY BATTELLE'S PACIFIC NORTHWEST NATIONAL LABORATORY (PNNL).(W(A)99-001) The waiver request is directed to a cost shared subcontract for the development of a high volume assembly and joining techniques for assembling aluminum automobile structures. The proposal title is "Advanced High Volume Manufacturing Technology Validation for Lightweight Automobile Structures". Alcoa is requesting the US and foreign rights (subject to the standard government license) The estimated cost of the proposed project is $2,309,850 with DOE funding $1,154,925 and Alcoa funding $1,154,925. The project is directly related to an earlier CRADA entitled "Optimization of Extrusion Shaping and Joining

235

STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Meritor Heavy Vehicle Systems, LLC. for an Advance Waiver of Domestic and Meritor Heavy Vehicle Systems, LLC. for an Advance Waiver of Domestic and Foreign Invention Rights under DOE Contract No. DE-EE0003303, Subcontract QZ001, with Navistar W(A) 2011 -069, CH-1641 The Petitioner, Meritor Heavy Vehicle Systems , LLC (Meritor) was awarded the subject subcontract under a cooperative agreement with DOE for the performance of work entitled , "Development & Demonstration of a Fuel-Efficient Class 8 Tractor & Trailer". The objective of the work is to develop , build, and demonstrate a new class 8 tractor and trailer combination that improves vehicle freight efficiency by 50%. The new product will be designed to save fuel , reduce emissions , and lower fleets' fuel costs compared to Navistar's industry-leading ProStar tractor.

236

STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY SABIC INNOVATIVE PLASTICS FOR WAIVER OF U.S.  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

SABIC INNOVATIVE PLASTICS FOR WAIVER OF U.S. SABIC INNOVATIVE PLASTICS FOR WAIVER OF U.S. AND FOREIGN RIGHTS IN AN IDENTIFIED INVENTION, DOE DOCKET NO . S-109,544 MADE UNDER DOE AWARD NO. DE-FC36-03G013000, SUBCONTRACT 60105 WITH GENERAL ELECTRIC. W(l)-08-009; CH- 1453 S-109 ,544 "SYNTHESIS OF POL Y(BUTYLENE-CO-ISOSORBIDE TEREPHTHALA TE) AND ITS PROPERTIES" The Petitioner, SABIC Innovative Plastics IP B.V. ("SABIC"), has requested a waiver of domestic and foreign patent rights in the subject invention entitled "SYNTHESIS OF POL Y(BUTYLENE-CO-ISOSORBIDE TEREPHTHALA TE) AND ITS PROPERTIES." The invention relates to copolymers made from biological materials. The invention was made under the above identified subcontract with General Electric Plastics (GE). GE was subsequently purchased by SABIC

237

REQUEST BY BALLARD POWER SYSTEMS CORPORATION FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN RIGHTS IN  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

BALLARD POWER SYSTEMS CORPORATION FOR AN BALLARD POWER SYSTEMS CORPORATION FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN RIGHTS IN SUBJECT INVENTIONS MADE IN THE COURSE OF OR UNDER UT- BATTELLE, LLC SUBCONTRACT NO. 4000029752 UNDER PRIME CONTRACT NO. DE-AC05-00OR22725; DOE WAIVER DOCKET W(A)- 04-055 [ORO-790] Ballard Power Systems Corporation (Ballard) has made a timely request for an advance waiver of worldwide rights in Subject Inventions made in the course of or under UT- Battelle, LLC Subcontract No. 4000029752, entitled, "Research and Development of Fuel Cell & Advanced Vehicle Power Electronics and Machinery Applications" under UT-Battelle Prime Contract No. DE-AC05-00OR22725. The scope of work involves designing, developing, testing and delivering 4 prototype high voltage to 14V dc-to-dc

238

STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

WHITEFOX TECHNOLOGIES, LIMITED, FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF WHITEFOX TECHNOLOGIES, LIMITED, FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN INVENTION RIGHTS UNDER DOE CONTRACT NO. DE·FC26· 07NT43090, SUBCONTRACT QZ001 W(A)-OB-033, CH·1445 The Petitioner, Whitefox Technologies, Limited (Whitefox» was awarded a subcontract under the subject cooperative agreement with SRI International for the performance of work entitled, "Fabrication and Scale-Up of Polybenzimidazole (PBI) Membrane Based System for Pre- Combustion Based Capture of Carbon Dioxide". The overall project objective is to test a polybenzimidazole (PBI) hollow fiber membrane, previously developed by Whitefox, for hydrogen and C02 applications and scale-up into a functional modular system. The module system will be evaluated for its performance and economics in a small scale IGCC testing system with a syngas

239

STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Power Generation, Inc. for an Advance Waiver of Power Generation, Inc. for an Advance Waiver of Domestic and Foreign Invention Rights under DOE Cooperative Agreement No. DE-FC26-98FT40343, Subcontract 79-584-P-M, W(A)-2008-026; CH-1437 The Petitioner, Siemens Power Generation (Siemens) was awarded a subcontract under a cooperative agreement with Air Products and Chemicals for the performance of work entitled, "Development of ITM Oxygen Technology for Integration in IGCC and Other Advanced Power Generation Systems" The purpose of the cooperative agreement is to develop a conceptual design of Ionic Transport Membrane (ITM) oxygen-Integrated Gasisfication Combined cycle (IGCC) facilities to produce more than 100 MW of power at higher efficiency and lower cost than with conventional cryogenic oxygen separation methods. A detailed description of the work is

240

STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY BECHTEL HYDROCARBON TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS FOR AN  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

BECHTEL HYDROCARBON TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS FOR AN BECHTEL HYDROCARBON TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN INVENTION RIGHTS UNDER DOE COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT NO. DE-FE0000896, W(A)-2012-030; CH-1667 The Petitioner, Bechtel Hydrocarbon Technology Solutions (Bechtel) was awarded a subcontract under the subject cooperative agreement between the Department of Energy and SRI International (SRI) for the performance of work entitled , "C0 2 Capture from IGCC (Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle) Gas Streams Using the AC-ABC (ammonium carbonate-ammonium bicarbonate) Process". The objective of the subcontract is to show the effectiveness of two technologies - one from SRI and one from Bechtel. This will include four to six weeks of testing at the National Carbon Capture Center in Wilsonville

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STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS PETITION FOR ADVANCE WAIVER OF PATENT RIGHTS FOR  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

FOR FOR TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPED UNDER A PROPOSED ANL SUB- CONTRACT UNDER DOE CONTRACT NO. DE-AC02-06CH-11357, W(A)-09-054; CH-1521 As set out in the attached waiver petition and in subsequent discussions with DOE patent counsel, United Technologies Research Center. (UTRC) has requested an advance waiver of domestic and foreign patent rights for all subject inventions made under the identified proposed subcontract by its employees and its subcontractors' employees, regardless of tier, except inventions made by subcontractors eligible to retain title to inventions pursuant to P.L. 96-517, as amended, and National Laboratories. The work under the proposed subcontract is related to, and emanates from, DOE Solicitation No. DE-PS36-08G098010, entitled "Laboratory Call for

242

REQUEST BY UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION, PRATT & WHITNEY MILITARY ENGINES, FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF DOMESTIC  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION, PRATT & UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION, PRATT & WHITNEY MILITARY ENGINES, FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF DOMESTIC AND FORE IGN RIGHTS IN SUBJECT INVENTIONS MADE IN THE COURSE OF OR UNDER UT-BATTELLE, LLC SUBCONTRACT NO. 40001Q288 UNDER PRIME CONTRACT NO. DE-AC05-000R22725; DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (D OE) WAIVER DOCKET W(A)201 0-051 [OR0-800] Uniteo Technolog ies , Pratt & Whitney Military Eng ines (Petitioner) has made a timely request for an advance wa iver to worldwide rights in Su bject Inventions made in the course of or under UT -Battelle , LLC Subcontract No. 400010288 entitled , and "Bulk Amorphous Alum inum Program" unde r UT -Battelle Prime Contract No . DE-AC05-000R22725 . The scope of work involves the production of eng ine components using a conventional powder metallurgy

243

REQUEST BY ALCOA, INC. FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN RIGHTS IN SUBJECT INVENTIONS MADE IN THE  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

ALCOA, INC. FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF DOMESTIC ALCOA, INC. FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN RIGHTS IN SUBJECT INVENTIONS MADE IN THE COURSE OF OR UNDER UT-BATTELLE, LLC SUBCONTRACT NO. 4000005582 UNDER PRIME CONTRACT NO. DE-AC05-00OR22725; DOE WAIVER DOCKET W(A)-00-035 [ORO-759] ALCOA, Inc. (ALCOA) has made a timely request for an advance waiver to worldwide rights in Subject Inventions made in the course of or under UT-Battelle, LLC Subcontract No. 4000005582, entitled, "Energy Efficiency Opportunity Assessment for Aluminum Extrusion Plants" under UT-Battelle Prime Contract No. DE-AC05-000R22725. The scope of work involves the development of a comprehensive plan to improve energy efficiency in aluminum extrusion applications. The work is sponsored by the Office of Industrial Technologies, Office

244

STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY DONALDSON COMPANY FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

DONALDSON COMPANY FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF DONALDSON COMPANY FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN INVENTION RIGHTS UNDER DOE COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT NO. DE-FC26-06NT42861, SUBCONTRACT QZ001, W(A)-07-014; CH-1399 The Petitioner, Donaldson Company (Donaldson) was awarded a subcontract under a cooperative agreement between DOE nad the Research Triangle Institute (RTI) for the performance of work entitled, "Photoluminescent nanofibers for high efficiency solid-state lighting" The purpose of the cooperative agreement is to develop and validate advanced photoluminescent nanofibers (PLN) composed of polymer nanofibers and luminescent nanoparticles for use in solid- state lighting (SSL) applications. PLNs are intended to be used as an improved secondary converter to replace the existing phosphor materials used in SSL devices. This project will seek to

245

REQUEST BY HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL, INC. FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN RIGHTS IN  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

FOR AN FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN RIGHTS IN SUBJECT INVENTIONS MADE IN THE COURSE OF OR UNIER UT- BATTELLE, LLC SUBCONTRACT NO. 4000015922 UNDER PRIME CONTRACT NO. DE-AC05-00R22725; DOE WAIVER DOCKET W(A)- 2003-018 [ORO-779] Honeywell International, Inc. (Honeywell) has made a timely request tor an advance waiver to worldwide rights in Subject Inventions made in the course of or under UT- Battelle, LLC Subcontract No. 4000015922, entitled, "Phased Sensor Feasibility Demonstration" under UT-Battelle Prime Contract No. DE-AC05-00OR22725. the scope of work Involves a bench-top feasibility study of a portfolio of inventions describing a concentration-enhancing micro-gas analyzer, based on cas chromatography principles. The inventions were conceived prior to the execution of the

246

STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Domestic and Domestic and Foreign Invention Rights under DOE Contract No. DE-FC26-04NT42278, Subcontract TCS80440; W(A)-06-004, CH-1352 The Petitioner, General Electric Company (GE) was awarded this subcontract under Cooperative Agreement No. DE-FC26-04NT42278 with General Motors Corporation (GM). GM was awarded this cooperative agreement for the performance of work entitled, "Develop Thermoelectric Technology for Automotive Waste Heat Recovery." The purpose of the prime contract is to develop thermoelectric technology for automotive waste heat recovery. The project will address a wide range of crucial economic, engineering and scientific questions to bring this nascent technology from laboratory to market place. This will be a team effort focusing on utilizing

247

STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY ARCHER-DANIELS-MIDLAND COMPANY (ADM) FOR AN  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

ARCHER-DANIELS-MIDLAND COMPANY (ADM) FOR AN ARCHER-DANIELS-MIDLAND COMPANY (ADM) FOR AN ADVANCED WAIVER OF DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN PATENT RIGHTS UNDER ITS SUBCONTRACT WITH THE NATIONAL CORN GROWERS ASSOCIATION; DOE COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT NO. DE-FC36- 00GO10596; W(A)-00-029; CH-1045 The Petitioner, Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (ADM), is a subcontractor of the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), a nonprofit organization, under DOE Cooperative Agreement No. DE-FC36-00GO10596 entitled "Separation of Corn Fiber and Subsequent Conversion of Fuels and Chemicals". The agreement is essentially a teaming arrangement between ADM, NCGA and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). ADM has requested an advanced waiver of domestic and foreign patent rights for all subject inventions of its employees arising from its work under its subcontract.

248

Accelerating PV Cost Effectiveness Through Systems Design, Engineering, and Quality Assurance: Final Subcontract Report, June 2007  

SciTech Connect

This report describes PowerLight Corporation's significant progress toward the reduction of installed costs for commercial-scale, rooftop PV systems.

Botkin, J.

2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

249

Cast polycrystalline silicon photovoltaic module manufacturing technology improvements. Semiannual subcontract report, January 1--June 30, 1995  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The objective of this three-year program is to advance Solarex`s cast polycrystalline silicon manufacturing technology, reduce module production cost, increase module performance and expand Solarex`s commercial production capacities. Two specific objectives of this program are to reduce the manufacturing cost for polycrystalline silicon PV modules to less than $1.20/watt and to increase the manufacturing capacity by a factor of three. To achieve these objectives, Solarex is working in the following technical areas: casting, wire saws, cell process, module assembly, frameless module development, and automated cell handling. Accomplishments reported include: Cast first successful larger ingot producing 73% larger volume of usable Si; Increased the size of the ingot even further and cast an ingot yielding nine 11.4 {times} 11.4 cm bricks, representing a 125% increase in usable Si from a single casting; Operated the wire-saw in a semi-operational mode, producing 459,000 wafers at 94.1% overall yield; Reduced the cost of wire-saw consumables, spare parts, and waste disposal; Developed a cost-effective back surface field process that increases cell efficiency by 5% and began production trials; Developed a plan for increasing the capacity in the module assembly area; Completed qualification testing of modules built using Spire`s automated tabbing and stringing machine; Selected, tested, and qualified a low-cost electrical termination system; Completed long-term UV testing of experimental back sheets; Qualified the structure and adhesive-tape system for mounting frameless modules; and ARRI completed a study of the fracture properties of cast polycrystalline Si wafers and provided the information necessary to calculate the maximum stresses allowable during wafer handling.

Wohlgemuth, J. [Solarex Corp., Frederick, MD (United States)

1996-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

250

PHASE I FINAL REPORT SUBCONTRACT NO. 2019702 "ENERGY EFFICIENT FLUORESCENT BALLASTS"  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

conventional, small power transformer and rectifier followedearlier opted for transformer drive in the power conversionthe transformer, a reduction in overall drive power even

Authors, Various

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

251

Cadmium telluride photovoltaic manufacturing technology. Annual subcontract report, 7 January 1994--6 January 1995  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report describes work performed by Golden Photon, Inc. (GPI), to conduct research under the PVMaT program, Phase 2B. The objective of the research is to advance GPI`s manufacturing technology, reduce module production costs, increase average module performance, and identify ways to expand production capacity. More specifically, the tasks established for Phase I were to design and install leasehold improvements for the 2-MW production line; to improve and develop product design, efficiency, and marketability; to ensure uninterrupted qualified supplies and raw materials for production; to address environmental, health, and safety issues encountered during production of photovoltaic modules; and to reduce the cost of manufacturing modules. During the first half of this reporting period, the development, design, and debugging of cell interconnection equipment critical to start-up was completed. During the second and third quarters, the primary focus was on the substrate deposition steps (tin oxide, cadmium sulfide, and cadmium telluride) and cell interconnection steps (division). In general, process development, engineering, and quality teams continued to focus on identifying, baselining, and improving (through redesign) actual process equipment operation parameters to meet the required PV panel specifications and improve process throughput rates and yields.

Weisiger, D.; Albright, S.P.; Brines, J.; Thompson, R. [Photon Energy, Inc., Golden, CO (United States)

1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

252

Advanced development of PV encapsulants. Annual subcontract report, 30 December 1992--31 March 1994  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report describes work under Phase II of a Photovoltaic Manufacturing Technology project to conduct laboratory problem definition with an emphasis on controlled aging studies to evaluate the influence of various compositional, processing, and operating parameters on ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) discoloration. In support of future accelerated UV aging studies (AAS) of coupon-sized EVA laminates, an Atlas xenon arc Ci35A Weather-Ometer was procured, installed, and calibrated for temperature and irradiance. In preparing for the AAS studies, UV-visible spectroscopy measurements were performed on various types of low-iron glass, representive of materials used for module superstrates. It was discovered that the transmission spectra of some of the grades in the UV region from 250 to 400 nm was significantly different. Older grades of Solatex and solite, and StarPhire 'cut off' well below 290 nm, while newer grades of Solatex and Solite, and StarPhire and Airphire greatly reduce the UV transmittance between 280 and 330 nm. Controlled aging studies are presently underway at 0.55 W/m2, 340 nm, and 100 degrees C, and we expect comparative data on yellowing to be available soon.

Holley, W.; Agro, S.; Galica, J.; Thoma, L.; White, R.; Yorgensen, R. [Springborn Labs., Inc., Enfield, CT (United States)] [Springborn Labs., Inc., Enfield, CT (United States)

1994-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

253

Thin EFG octagons. Semiannual subcontract report, 1 April 1993--30 September 1993  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report describes work to advance the manufacturing line capabilities in crystal growth and laser cutting of Mobil Solar`s unique edge-defined film-fed growth (EFG) octagon technology and to reduce the manufacturing costs of 10-cm {times} 10-cm polycrystalline silicon EFG wafers. The report summarizes the significant technical improvements in EFG technology achieved in the first 6 months of the PVMaT Phase 2 and the success in meeting program milestones. Technical results are reported for each of the three main pregrain areas: Task 5 -0 -- Thin octagon growth (crystal growth) -- to reduce the thickness of the octagon to 200 microns; Task 6 -- Laser cutting-to improve the laser cutting process so as to produce wafers with decreased laser cutting damage at increased wafer throughput rates; and Task 7 -- Process control and product specification --to implement advanced strategies in crystal growth process control and productivity designed to increase wafer yields.

Kalejs, J.P. [Mobil Solar Energy Corp., Billerica, MA (United States)

1994-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

254

Thin EFG octagons. Annual subcontract report, 1 April 1992--31 March 1993  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Mobil Solar Energy Corporation currently practices a unique crystal growth technology for producing crystalline silicon sheet, which is then cut with lasers into wafers. The wafers are processed into solar cells and incorporated into modules for photovoltaic applications. The silicon sheet is produced using a method known as Edge-defined Film-fed growth (EFG), in the form of hollow eight-sided polygons (octagons) with 10 cm faces. These are grown to lengths of 5 meters and thickness of 300 microns, with continuous melt replenishment, in compact furnaces designed to operate at a high sheet area production area of 135 cm{sup 2}/min. The present Photovoltaic Manufacturing Technology (PVMaT) three-year program seeks to advance the manufacturing line capabilities of the Mobil Solar crystal growth and cutting technologies. If successful, these advancements will provide significant reductions in already low silicon raw material usage, improve process productivity, laser cutting throughput and yield, and so lower both individual wafer cost and the cost of module production. This report summarizes the significant technical improvements in EFG technology achieved in Phase 1 of this program. Technical results are reported for each of the three main program areas: (1) thin octagon growth (crystal growth) -- to reduce the thickness of the octagon to an interim goal of 250 microns during Phase 1, with an ultimate goal of achieving 200 micron thicknesses; (2) laser cutting -- to improve the laser cutting process, so as to produce wafers with decreased laser cutting damage at increased wafer throughput rates; and (3) process control and product specification -- to implement advanced strategies in crystal growth process control and productivity designed to increase wafer yields.

Kalejs, J.P. [Mobil Solar Energy Corp., Billerica, MA (United States)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

255

MODIFICATION NO.6 TO DEFINITIZED SUBCONTRACT NO. ZDO·2·30628·09  

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MIDWEST RESEARCH INSTITUTE NATIONAL RENEWABLE ENERGY LABORATORY DIVISION EVERGREEN SOLAR, INC . 259 CEDAR HILL STREET MARLBORO, MA 01752 "INNOVATIVE APPROACHES TO LOW COST...

256

Circumsolar radiation data: The Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory reduced data base. Final subcontract report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report describes the content and format of a circumsolar radiation data base assembled by Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. This 200-megabyte data base contains detailed intensity profiles of the solar and circumsolar region (out to 3{degrees} from the sun`s center), the total and spectrally divided direct normal radiation data, and the total hemispherical solar radiation in the horizontal plane and the plane facing the sun. Data are available for 11 locations in the United States covering 1976 to 1981. Measurements were made by four automatic scanning instruments called circumsolar telescopes that operated about 16 hours per day. This data base, the Reduced Data Base, was generated from a larger set to provide data in a more manageable form.

Noring, J.E.; Grether, D.F.; Hunt, A.J. [Lawrence Berkeley Lab., CA (United States)

1991-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

257

Production of liquid fuels and chemicals by microalgae. Final subcontract report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

An overall objective of the project was to conceptually determine if simple open pond systems have application for the production of fuels from microalgae. To demonstrate the overall objective, work concentrated on showing the potential microalgal yields that are possible from an open pond system on a sustained basis. Furthermore, problems associated with this experimental system were documented and reported so that future endeavors shall benefit. Finally, operational costs were documented to permit preliminary economic analysis of the system. The major conclusions of this project can be summarized as follows: (1) Using two wildtype species in northern California a yearly average productivity of 15 gm/m/sup 2//day, or 24 tons/acre/yr can be obtained in water with TDS = 4 to 8 ppt. (2) This can probably be increased to 20 to 25 gm/m/sup 2//day or 32 to 40 tons/acre/y in southern California. (3) Productivity can probably be further increased by using competitive strains screened for low respiration rates, tolerances to high levels of dissolved oxygen, broad temperature optima, and resistance to photoinhibition. (4) In systems with randomized, turbulent mixing, productivity is independent of channel velocity at least for productivities up to 25 to 30 gm/m/sup 2//day and velocities from 1 to 30 cm/sec. (5) Storage product induction requires one to three days of growth in batch mode under n-depleted conditions. (6) Critical cost centers include CO/sub 2/ input, harvesting and system capital cost. (7) Media recycling, necessary for water conservation, has no adverse effects, at least in the short term for strains which do not excrete organics, and when the harvesting method is at least moderately effective for all algal forms which may be present. 8 refs., 28 figs., 56 tabs.

Weissman, J.C.; Goebel, R.P.

1985-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

258

PHASE I FINAL REPORT SUBCONTRACT NO. 2019702 "ENERGY EFFICIENT FLUORESCENT BALLASTS"  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

decreased requirement on foreign oil sources. Approximatelyin purchase reductions of foreign oil alone by 1985-1990. II

Authors, Various

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

259

Accelerating PV Cost Effectiveness Through Systems Design, Engineering, and Quality Assurance: Final Subcontract Report, June 2007  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report describes PowerLight Corporation's significant progress toward the reduction of installed costs for commercial-scale, rooftop PV systems.

Botkin, J.

2007-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

260

Polycrystalline thin film materials and devices. Annual subcontract report, 16 January 1990--15 January 1991  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Results and conclusion of Phase I of a multi-year research program on polycrystalline thin film solar cells are presented. The research comprised investigation of the relationships among processing, materials properties and device performance of both CuInSe{sub 2} and CdTe solar cells. The kinetics of the formation of CuInSe{sub 2} by selenization with hydrogen selenide was investigated and a CuInSe{sub 2}/CdS solar cell was fabricated. An alternative process involving the reaction of deposited copper-indium-selenium layers was used to obtain single phase CuInSe{sub 2} films and a cell efficiency of 7%. Detailed investigations of the open circuit voltage of CuInSe{sub 2} solar cells showed that a simple Shockley-Read-Hall recombination mechanism can not account for the limitations in open circuit voltage. Examination of the influence of CuInSe{sub 2} thickness on cell performance indicated that the back contact behavior has a significant effect when the CuInSe{sub 2} is less than 1 micron thick. CdTe/CdS solar cells with efficiencies approaching 10% can be repeatedly fabricated using physical vapor deposition and serial post deposition processing. The absence of moisture during post deposition was found to be critical. Improvements in short circuit current of CdTe solar cells to levels approaching 25 mA/cm{sup 2} are achievable by making the CdS window layer thinner. Further reductions in the CdS window layer thickness are presently limited by interdiffusion between the CdS and the CdTe. CdTe/CdS cells stored without protection from the atmosphere were found to degrade. The degradation was attributed to the metal contact. CdTe cells with ZnTe:Cu contacts to the CdTe were found to be more stable than cells with metal contacts. Analysis of current-voltage and spectral response of CdTe/CdS cells indicates the cell operates as a p-n heterojunction with the diode current dominated by SRH recombination in the junction region of the CdTe.

Baron, B.N.; Birkmire, R.W.; Phillips, J.E.; Shafarman, W.N.; Hegedus, S.S.; McCandless, B.E. [Delaware Univ., Newark, DE (United States). Inst. of Energy Conversion

1991-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Polycrystalline thin film materials and devices. Final subcontract report, 16 January 1990--15 January 1993  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report describes results and conclusions of the final phase (III) of a three-year research program on polycrystalline thin-film heterojunction solar cells. The research consisted of the investigation of the relationships between processing, materials properties, and device performance. This relationship was quantified by device modeling and analysis. The analysis of thin-film polycrystalline heterojunction solar cells explains how minority-carrier recombination at the metallurgical interface and at grain boundaries can be greatly reduced by the proper doping of the window and absorber layers. Additional analysis and measurements show that the present solar cells are limited by the magnitude of the diode current, which appears to be caused by recombination in the space charge region. Developing an efficient commercial-scale process for fabricating large-area polycrystalline, thin-film solar cells from a research process requires a detailed understanding of the individual steps in making the solar cell, and their relationship to device performance and reliability. The complexities involved in characterizing a process are demonstrated with results from our research program on CuInSe{sub 2}, and CdTe processes.

Birkmire, R.W.; Phillips, J.E.; Shafarman, W.N.; Hegedus, S.S.; McCandless, B.E.; Yokimcus, T.A. [Delaware Univ., Newark, DE (United States). Inst. of Energy Conversion

1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

262

SUBCONTRACT REPORT: DC-DC Converter for Fuel Cell and Hybrid Vehicles  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The goal of this project is to develop and fabricate a 5kW dc-dc converter with a baseline 14V output capability for fuel cell and hybrid vehicles. The major objectives for this dc-dc converter technology are to meet: Higher efficiency (92%); High coolant temperature,e capability (105 C); High reliability (15 Years/150,000miles); Smaller volume (5L); Lower weight (6kg); and Lower cost ($75/kW). The key technical challenge for these converters is the 105 C coolant temperatures. The power switches and magnetics must be designed to sustain these operating temperatures reliably, without a large cost/mass/volume penalty.

Marlino, Laura D [ORNL; Zhu, Lizhi [Ballard Power Systems/Siemens VDO

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

263

Comparison of CNG and LNG technologies for transportation applications. Final subcontract report, June 1991--December 1991  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report provides a head-to-head comparison of compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) supplied to heavy-duty vehicles. The comparison includes an assessment of the overall efficiency of the fuel delivery system, the cost of the fuel supply system, the efficiency of use in heavy-duty vehicles, and the environmental impact of each technology. The report concludes that there are applications in which CNG will have the advantage, and applications in which LNG will be preferred.

Sinor, J.E. [Sinor (J.E.) Consultants, Inc., Niwot, CO (United States)

1992-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

264

Large wind turbine siting handbook: television interference assessment. Final subcontract report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The rotating blades of a horizontal axis wind turbine can distort the video portion of a television signal and thereby interfere with TV reception in the vicinity of the machine. The nature of this interference is described and methods are presented for calculating the zone within which the interference may be severs. Specific results are given for the MOD-OA, MOD-1 and MOD-2 machines as functions of the TV frequency.

Senior, T B.A.; Sengupta, D L

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

265

Measurements of television interference caused by a vertical-axis wind machine. Final subcontract report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The electromagnetic interference to television reception caused by the 17 m Darreius at Albuquerque, NM, has been studied by carrying out measurements at a number of sites in the vicinity of the VAWT. The rf sources used were the commercial vhf and uhf TV signals available in the area. Ambient field-strength measurements showed that the signals on all TV channels except one were strong, and provided good reception at all test sites. With the antenna (properly) oriented for maximum direct signal, unacceptable interference was observed on some channels at sites out to 33 m from the WT in the forward and backward regions. With the antenna beam directed at the WT, interference varying from slight to violent were observed at all sites on some or all TV channels. A simple theoretical model has been developed for analyzing the TVI produced by a VAWT like the Darrieus. Using the model in conjunction with measured data, an approximate expression for the equivalent scattering area A of the Darrieus has been developed. It is found that A is wavelength (lambda) dependent and varies as lambda/sup 1/2/.

Sengupta, D L; Senior, T B.A.; Ferris, J E

1983-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

266

Technology and Cost of the MY 2007 toyota Camry HEV -- A Subcontract Report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) provides research and development (R&D) support to the Department of Energy on issues related to the cost and performance of hybrid vehicles. ORNL frequently benchmarks its own research against commercially available hybrid components currently used in the market. In 2005 we completed a detailed review of the cost of the second generation Prius hybrid. This study examines the new 2007 Camry hybrid model for changes in technology and cost relative to the Prius. The work effort involved a detailed review of the Camry hybrid and the system control strategy to identify the hybrid components used in the drive train. Section 2 provides this review while Section 3 presents our detailed evaluation of the specific drive train components and their cost estimates. Section 3 also provides a summary of the total electrical drive train cost for the Camry hybrid vehicle and contrasts these estimates to the costs for the second generation Prius that we estimated in 2005. Most of the information on cost and performance were derived from meetings with the technical staff of Toyota, Nissan, and some key Tier I suppliers like Hitachi and Panasonic Electric Vehicle Energy (PEVE) and we thank these companies for their kind cooperation.

Marlino, Laura D [ORNL

2007-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

267

Polycrystalline thin film materials and devices. Annual subcontract report, 16 January 1991--15 January 1992  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Results of Phase II of a research program on polycrystalline thin film heterojunction solar cells are presented. Relations between processing, materials properties and device performance were studied. The analysis of these solar cells explains how minority carrier recombination at the interface and at grain boundaries can be reduced by doping of windows and absorber layers, such as in high efficiency CdTe and CuInSe{sub 2} based solar cells. The additional geometric dimension introduced by the polycrystallinity must be taken into consideration. The solar cells are limited by the diode current, caused by recombination in the space charge region. J-V characteristics of CuInSe{sub 2}/(CdZn)S cells were analyzed. Current-voltage and spectral response measurements were also made on high efficiency CdTe/CdS thin film solar cells prepared by vacuum evaporation. Cu-In bilayers were reacted with Se and H{sub 2}Se gas to form CuInSe{sub 2} films; the reaction pathways and the precursor were studied. Several approaches to fabrication of these thin film solar cells in a superstrate configuration were explored. A self-consistent picture of the effects of processing on the evolution of CdTe cells was developed.

Baron, B.N.; Birkmire, R.W.; Phillips, J.E.; Shafarman, W.N.; Hegedus, S.S.; McCandless, B.E. [Delaware Univ., Newark, DE (United States). Inst. of Energy Conversion

1992-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

268

PV Cz silicon manufacturing technology improvements. Annual subcontract report, 1 April 1992--31 March 1993  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report describes work performed under a 3-year contract to demonstrate significant cost reductions and improvements in manufacturing technology. The work focused on near-term projects for implementation in the Siemens Solar Industries Czochralski (Cz) manufacturing facility in Camarillo, California. The work was undertaken to increase the commercial viability and volume of photovoltaic manufacturing by evaluating the most significant cost categories and then lowering the cost of each item through experimentation, materials refinement, and better industrial engineering. The initial phase of the program concentrated on the areas of crystal growth; wafer technology; and environmental, safety, and health issues.

Jester, T. [Siemens Solar Industries, Camarillo, CA (United States)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

269

Chemical Profiles of Microalgae with Emphasis on Lipids: A Subcontract Report  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Well balanced cultivated cells that are healthy and unstressed produce the optimum cellular yield. All stress studies for lipids production should be conducted with the established cell mass and not be administered during active cultivation. Cells cultivated continually in suboptimum conditions produce lower cellular yields and continuous cultivation in suboptimum media and environmental conditions produce lower than normal lipid levels. Lipid triggers are preceded by a burst of carbohydrate synthesis and storage.

Tornabene, T. G.; Hubbard, J. S.

1984-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

270

Screening and characterizing oleaginous microalgal species from the southeastern United States. Final subcontract report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The purpose of this study was to select and characterize promising algal species which tolerate high light intensities, temperature variations and accumulate lipids. Samples have been collected from freshwater and saltwater locations in the State of Alabama and intertidal regions of the Gulf of Mexico. Samples were screened through a multi-step process. Selected species: Cyclotella, Nitzschia, Chlorella, Scenedesmus and Ankistrodesmus, have been examined for growth requirements. Approximate cellular composition of these species was determined. This report describes accomplishments from February 1984 to January 1985. During this period, collection trips were made to Dauphin Island near the Alabama coast in the summer of 1984. Over sixty strains were isolated, and of these six were ranked as good growers. Two diatoms were isolated that are of particular interest because of their ability to accumulate high lipids. Cyclotella tolerates high temperatures (30/sup 0/-35/sup 0/C), grows at moderate salinities (15-25 parts per thousand), and with nitrogen stress accumulates 42% of its dry weight as lipid. Hantzschia is a large diatom that also grows well at elevated temperatures and full strength seawater. Hantzschia can accumulate as much as 66% of its dry weight as lipid. 29 refs., 12 figs., 2 tabs.

Tadros, M.G.

1985-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

271

Screening for lipid yielding microalgae: activities for 1983. Final subcontract report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The SERI/DOE Aquatic Species Program is conducting a screening project, to select microalgae species and strains that are acceptable for liquid fuel production in outdoor culture. The emphases are on finding species that grow rapidly at high biomass density, in outdoor culture and produce large quantities of lipids. During 1983 over 100 species were isolated from saline waters at the California and Nevada deserts. Some of these species were characterized for growth response to various nutrients, temperatures, and salinities. Selected species were analyzed for lipid composition. Lipids were characterized into fractions, hydrocarbons, isoprenoids, triglyceride, glycolipids, and phospholipids. The most promising species were tested for growth and monoculture sustainability in outdoor culture. Each section (microalgae selection, chemical profiles of microalgae, mass culture of macroalgae) was abstracted separately. 51 references, 8 figures, 14 tables.

Thomas, W. H.; Tornabene, T. G.; Weissman, J.

1984-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

272

Subcontracting at LBNL: New Close-out Process and Tips for Faster...  

NLE Websites -- All DOE Office Websites (Extended Search)

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273

Solar decomposition of cadmium oxide for hydrogen production. Final subcontract report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The reactor developed for this study performed satisfactorily in establishing the feasibility of cadmium oxide decomposition under the realistic conditions of the solar-furnace environment. The solar-furnace environment is very appropriate for the evaluation of design concepts. However, the solar furnace probably cannot give precise rate data. The flux is too nonuniform, so temperatures of reactant and corresponding reaction rates are also nonuniform. One of the most important results of this project was the recovery of samples from the quench heat exchanger that contained a surprisingly large amount of metallic cadmium. The fact that the sample taken from the quench heat exchanger was metallic in appearance and contained between 67% and 84% metallic cadmium would tend to indicate recombination of cadmium vapor and oxygen can be effectively prevented by the quenching operation. It would also tend to confirm recent studies that show cadmium oxide does not sublime appreciably. Determination of the decomposition rate of cadmium oxide was severely limited by fluctuating and nonuniform reactant temperatures and baseline drift in the oxygen sensor. However, the estimated rate based on a single run seemed to follow a typical solid decomposition rate pattern with an initial acceleratory period, followed by a longer deceleratory period. From a preliminary flowsheet analysis of the cadmium-cadmium oxide cycle, it was determined that at a cadmium oxide decomposition temperature of 1400/sup 0/C and a requirement of 0.2 V in the electrolyzer the efficiency was 41%, assuming total quenching of the cadmium oxide decomposition products. This efficiency could increase to a maximum of 59% if total recovery of the latent heats of vaporization and fusion of the decomposition products is possible.

Schreiber, J. D.; Yudow, B. D.; Carty, R. H.; Whaley, T. P.; Pangborn, J. B.

1981-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

274

CIGSS Thin Film Solar Cells: Final Subcontract Report, 10 October 2001-30 June 2005  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report describes the I-III-VI2 compounds that are developing into a promising material to meet the energy requirement of the world. CuInSe2 (CIS) and its alloy with Ga and S have shown long-term stability and highest conversion efficiency of 19.5%. Among the various ways of preparing CuIn1-xGaxSe2-ySy (CIGSS)/CdS thin-film solar cells, co-evaporation and sputtering techniques are the most promising. Sputtering is an established process for very high-throughput manufacturing. ARCO Solar, now Shell Solar, pioneered the work in CIS using the sputtering technique. The two-stage process developed by ARCO Solar involved sputtering of a copper and indium layer on molybdenum-coated glass as the first step. In the second step, the copper-indium layers were exposed to a selenium-bearing gas such as hydrogen selenide (H2Se) mixed with argon. The hydrogen selenide breaks down and leaves selenium, which reacts and mixes with the copper and indium in such a way to produce very high-quality CIS absorber layer. Sputtering technology has the added advantage of being easily scaled up and promotes roll-to-roll production on flexible substrates. Preliminary experiments were carried out. ZnO/ZnO:Al deposition by RF magnetron sputtering and CdS deposition by chemical-bath deposition are being carried out on a routine basis.

Dhere, N. G.

2006-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

275

Conceptual design of an electrofluid dynamic wind energy system. A subcontract final report  

SciTech Connect

This report contains a conceptual design of the electrofluid dynamic (EFD) wind-driven generator and performance estimates used to select the electrode spacing and other parameters. Various spacings and tube sizes in different wind fields were considered to assess the effects of different parameters. Although a detailed stress analysis was not done, preliminary estimates indicate that the tower design will withstand head-on winds in excess of 100 mph (44 m/s) without damage. Many opportunities appear to exist to cut the cost of an EFD wind-driven generator. Maintenance and downtime on this wind-driven generator should be less than for a conventional system with many units having rotating parts. The EFD wind-driven generator also does not require additional power conditioning for long-line power transmission. It should be possible to produce EFD wind driven-generators that are cost competitive with other methods of producing a high-voltage dc power, once a charging system is developed.

Minardi, J.E.; Lawson, M.O.

1984-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

276

Luminescent solar concentrator development: Final subcontract report, 1 June 1982-31 December 1984  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

An investigation of luminescent solar concentrators (LSCs) was begun by the US Department of Energy (DOE) at Owens-Illinois, Inc., in 1978. Experimental and theoretical results of that investigation are summarized in this report. An assessment of the LSC technology was compiled to provide a concise description to guide future research in this field. Since 1978, tremendous progress was made in the development of this device as a practical nonimaging concentrator for achieving solar concentration ratios on the order of 10X. The two most important technical achievements appear to be first, the understanding that dye self-absorption of radiated energy is not as serious a problem as originally thought; and second, the demonstration that organic dyes in polymeric hosts are capable of surviving outdoors in bright sunlight for years without serious degradation. System efficiencies approaching 4% have been achieved for photovoltaic conversion and theoretical efficiencies on the order of 9% appear feasible for large-area devices.

Friedman, P.S.; Parent, C.R.

1987-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

277

Photovoltaic manufacturing technology (PVMaT). Semiannual subcontract report, March 31, 1994--September 30, 1994  

SciTech Connect

The following highlights key findings from this reporting period: while {open_quotes}standard cure{close_quotes} A9918P ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) encapsulant, laminated between low iron glass, shows significant yellowing after 17 weeks in a xenon-arc Weather-Ometer, {open_quotes}neat{close_quotes} EVA with no additives shows little or no yellowing after the same exposure; when similar laminates were prepared and exposed in the Weather-Ometer, using A9918P with the Lupersol 101 crosslinker removed from the encapsulant, color development after 10 weeks was reduced by approximately 2/3. This result strongly implicates Lupersol 101 in the discoloration of EVA encapsulant; similar Weather-Ometer aging studies of other laminates, prepared using EVA with various combinations of the A9918P additives, suggests that EVA discoloration arises primarily from Naugard P and an interaction of Lupersol 101 with Cyasorb UV-531. Transformation products of these additives appear to be giving rise to yellowing, rather than the Elvax 3185 resin itself; when Lupersol TBEC was substituted for Lupersol 101 in the encapsulant (i.e. {open_quotes}fast cure{close_quotes} 15295P formulation rather than the {open_quotes}standard cure{close_quotes} A9918P), the rate of yellowing was reduced by a factor of approximately 2.5; use of a cerium-oxide containing low-iron glass superstrate reduced the rate of yellowing of A9918P EVA by approximately 75%. When laminates were prepared and exposed using 15295P EVA and cerium-oxide containing glass superstrate, there was no visible yellowing. Analytical results show no measurable loss of acetic acid from very browned, field-aged EVA and no evidence of conjugated unsaturation; analysis also reveals the loss of Cyasorb UV-531 in both field-aged and laboratory U.V. aged samples, but only in the presence of Lupersol 101. This result supports the finding of an interaction of Lupersol 101 with UV-531 as contributing to color formation in the presence of U.V.

Holley, W.

1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

278

Novel silane and disilane precursors to amorphous semiconductors: Final subcontract report, May 1988  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This Final Report describes the preparation and characterization of amorphous fluorohydrogenated silicon thin films. The novel approach in this study lies in the use of fluorinated silanes as film precursors. The advantages of this method are well defined initial ratios of hydrogen and fluorine to silicon and greatly reduced hazards in the handling of the gas. Fluorine derivatives of both silane and disilane were synthesized. Both glow discharge (or plasma-enhanced CVD) and thermal (CVD) methods were employed to prepare amorphous silicon on glass and silicon wafers. The electrical characterization of the material prepared from difluorosilane showed that the a-Si:H:F films obtained are of solar-grade semiconductor quality and can be doped to p- and n-type materials with diborane and phosphine. 29 refs., 24 figs., 10 tabs.

Pernisz, U.C.; Sharp, K.G.

1988-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

279

Diagnostics of a glow discharge used to produce hydrogenated amorphous silicon films. Final subcontract report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report and recent publications cited summarize our measurements of the neutral radicals produced in pure silane discharges, our measurements of the interaction of silane with a growing amorphous silicon surface, qualitative models of discharge neutral radical chemistry, and quantitative models of dc discharge ion chemistry. All radicals of the monosilane and disilane groups have been measured and are reported as a function of discharge parameters, but not yet for the full range of parameters that must be investigated for detailed analysis. Observations of the reaction of SiH/sub 4/ with a hot amorphous silicon surface are given. These are closely related to the dominant discharge film deposition mechanism of SiH/sub 3/ reacting with a hydrogen covered amorphous silicon surface and a surface reaction model is suggested that explains some but not all of our data. The dc discharge model is used to obtain quantitative predictions of the ion species at the cathode surface of a dc discharge. This is compared to observations and used to explain the observations at our laboratory and other laboratories. We conclude that most but not all features of the ion chemistry in dc discharges of pure silane can be relatively well understood from this model.

Gallagher, A.

1984-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

280

Amorphous silicon research Phase I. Annual subcontract report, August 1, 1994--July 31, 1995  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The Principal objective of this R&D program is to expand, enhance and accelerate knowledge and capabilities for the development of high-performance, two-terminal multifunction hydrogenated amorphous silicon (a-Si:H) alloy modules. The near-term goal of the program is to achieve 12% stable efficiency by 1998 using the multifunction approach. The major effort of this program is to develop high efficiency component cells and incorporate them in the triple-junction structure to obtain the highest stable efficiency. The bulk of the effort was directed toward the middle and bottom cell structure. New and improved deposition regimes were investigated to obtain better cell performance. Fundamental studies to obtain better understanding of material and cell performance were undertaken.

Guha, S. [United Solar Systems Corp., Troy, MI (United States)

1995-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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281

Advanced CIGS Photovoltaic Technology: Final Subcontract Report, 15 November 2001--13 February 2005  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The principal objective of Energy Photovoltaics, Inc., is to develop the best CIGS large-area module process based on capability of implementation on EPV's large-scale processing equipment. The first requirement was to develop recipes for CIGS, junction formation, and a high-quality ZnO window that together are capable of producing small-area devices with efficiencies in excess of 13%. The second requirement was to significantly improve the uniformity of all layers (Mo, CIGS, CdS, and ZnO) on large-area substrates. Thirdly, patterning procedures needed to be improved to generate an interconnection with the lowest possible contact resistance, to eliminate possible shunting paths, and to reduce the dead area. The processes should have good reproducibility and therefore be easily controllable. Finally, having assembled all of these aspects mentioned above, the goal was to fabricate large-area, monolithic CIGS modules with efficiencies in the range 7%-10%. A study of module reliability and long-term stability would be conducted to establish the foundation and confidence for embarking on future manufacturing.

Delahoy, A. E.; Chen, L.

2005-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

282

Nanostructure Arrays for Multijunction Solar Cells: Final Subcontract Report, 12 May 1999--11 July 2002  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This project developed the process technologies for the fabrication of high-efficiency multijunction photovoltaic cells using semiconductor nanostructure arrays. These devices are expected to provide increased energy conversion efficiency, as well as increased carrier collection efficiency. In addition, this approach provides the ability to tune the absorption spectrum to match selected windows of the solar spectrum. At the same time, these devices can be fabricated using existing industrial electrochemical processing techniques that can substantially reduce the cost of each device. The fabrication technique is based on electrochemical synthesis of II-VI semiconductor quantum wires using a preformed alumina template. This project focused on and solved the technical challenges that need to be addressed for the implementation of such devices. Specific issues addressed include (a) improved pore ordering on thin-film templates, (b) synthesis of II-VI semiconductor nanostructures by both AC and DC deposition, (c) an in-situ barrier-layer engineering process that allow the fabrication of superior-quality materials and improved template/substrate interface, (d) characterization techniques for templates, (e) process technology for creating stacked layers of nanostructures, (f) process throughput and improved apparatus, (g) modeling tools, (h) use of glass substrates, and (i) a nonlithographic surface texturing technique for silicon PV cells. An important outcome of this project is the demonstration of the fabrication technique on glass substrates. This breakthrough provides the possibility of covering buildings with''transparent'' solar cells fabricated on architectural glass. The accomplishments of this project position it well for the next phase of research, namely, creation and optimization of the nanostructure-based PV cells.

Das, B.

2004-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

283

Economic feasibility study of a wood gasification-based methanol plant: A subcontract report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report presents an economic feasibility study for a wood-gasification-based methanol plant. The objectives were to evaluate the current commercial potential of a small-scale, wood-fed methanol plant using the SERI oxygen-blown, pressurized, down-draft gasifier technology and to identify areas requiring further R and D. The gasifier gas composition and material balance were based on a computer model of the SERI gasifier since acceptable test data were not available. The estimated capital cost was based on the Nth plant constructed. Given the small size and commercial nature of most of the equipment, N was assumed to be between 5 and 10. Only large discrepancies in gasifier output would result in significant charges in capital costs. 47 figs., 55 tabs.

Not Available

1987-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

284

Subcontract Report: Modular Combined Heat & Power System for Utica College: Design Specification  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

Utica College, located in Utica New York, intends to install an on-site power/cogeneration facility. The energy facility is to be factory pre-assembled, or pre- assembled in modules, to the fullest extent possible, and ready to install and interconnect at the College with minimal time and engineering needs. External connections will be limited to fuel supply, electrical output, potable makeup water as required and cooling and heat recovery systems. The proposed facility will consist of 4 self-contained, modular Cummins 330kW engine generators with heat recovery systems and the only external connections will be fuel supply, electrical outputs and cooling and heat recovery systems. This project was eventually cancelled due to changing DOE budget priorities, but the project engineers produced this system design specification in hopes that it may be useful in future endeavors.

Rouse, Greg [Gas Technology Institute

2007-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

285

Amorphous silicon research. Annual subcontract report, October 1, 1994--September 30, 1995  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The major effort in this program is to develop cost-effective processes which satisfy efficiency, yield, and material usage criteria for mass production of amorphous silicon-based multijunction modules. New and improved processes were developed for the component cells and a more robust rear contact was developed for better long term stability.

Arya, R.R.; Bennett, M.; Bradley, D. [and others

1996-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

286

Efficiency Improvement of Crystalline Solar Cells: Final Subcontract Report, 1 January 2002 - 30 September 2006  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

UC-Berkeley study of transition metal related defects in PV-grade mc-Si to understand their pathways into solar cells; chemical state/distribution; interaction with structural defects; defect engineering.

Weber, E. R.

2007-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

287

Barrier Coatings for Thin Film Solar Cells: Final Subcontract Report, September 1, 2002 -- January 30, 2008  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This program has involved investigations of the stability of CdTe and copper-indium-gallium-diselenide (CIGS) solar cells under damp heat conditions and effects of barrier coatings.

Olsen, L. C.

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

288

Thin film cadmium telluride photovoltaic cells. Annual subcontract report, 23 July 1990--31 October 1991  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report describes research to develop to vacuum-based growth techniques for CdTe thin-film solar cells: (1) laser-driven physical vapor deposition (LDPVD) and (2) radio-frequency (rf) sputtering. The LDPVD process was successfully used to deposit thin films of CdS, CdTe, and CdCl{sub 2}, as well as related alloys and doped semiconductor materials. The laser-driven deposition process readily permits the use of several target materials in the same vacuum chamber and, thus, complete solar cell structures were fabricated on SnO{sub 2}-coated glass using LDPVD. The rf sputtering process for film growth became operational, and progress was made in implementing it. Time was also devoted to enhancing or implementing a variety of film characterization systems and device testing facilities. A new system for transient spectroscopy on the ablation plume provided important new information on the physical mechanisms of LDPVD. The measurements show that, e.g., Cd is predominantly in the neutral atomic state in the plume but with a fraction that is highly excited internally ({ge} 6 eV), and that the typical neutral Cd translational kinetic energies perpendicular to the target are 20 eV and greater. 19 refs.

Compaan, A.; Bohn, R. [Toledo Univ., OH (United States)

1992-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

289

Market-driven EFG modules. Annual subcontract report, 14 December 1995--13 December 1996  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report summarizes the progress made at ASE Americas Inc. during the first year (Phase I) of the planned 3 year program in Phase 4A2 on the development of technology to address its photovoltaic module manufacturing flexibility and cost reduction for its products. This program focusses on advancing manufacturing technology to reduce the thickness of EFG wafers from 300 to 250 microns, to raise EFG solar cell efficiency to be able to produce cells with average efficiency of 15.5% on 10 cm x 10 cm area wafers, and to simplify processes and reduce costs in interconnect and module manufacturing. This work includes the development of a novel and new environmentally safe and reduced cost diffusion glass removal process for the solar cell manufacturing line. The overall goal of the program is to reduce EFG module manufacturing costs by 25%. Module cost reductions of approximately 7% can be identified as a result of successes on the program in the first year. The work in Phase I has been subdivided into efforts in three areas: Task 1: Wafers, Task 2: Cells, and Task 3: Modules.

Kardauskas, M.; Kalejs, J. [ASE Americas, Inc., Billerica, MA (United States)

1997-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

290

Initiative in Photovoltaic Manufacturing: Final Subcontract Report, 2 January 2002 - 15 January 2008  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This paper summarizes the major accomplishments of the Georgia Institute of Technology PV Manufacturing Laboratory in optical inspection, thin wafter handling, and software development.

Danyluk, S.

2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

291

PHASE I FINAL REPORT SUBCONTRACT NO. 2019702 "ENERGY EFFICIENT FLUORESCENT BALLASTS"  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

Stabilize ballast at 235 volts input AC for 60 seconds withI Sec. (Lamp) E Cathode Ckt Volt: Yel Dum. Load Full. L.O.Factor Same lamps used = Watts/Volt-Amps, Approx. accuracy +

Authors, Various

2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

292

Microsoft Word - Subcontracting Guidelines Final-11-27-06 _2_.doc  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

Table of Contents ABBREVIATIONS AND ACRONYMS.................................................................3 1. INTRODUCTION................................................................................................................. 4 1.1. PURPOSE .....................................................................................................................................................4 1.2. BACKGROUND ..............................................................................................................................................4 1.3. LAWS AND REGULATIONS ..............................................................................................................................4 1.4. APPLICABILITY .............................................................................................................................................5

293

Solar production of industrial process steam ranging in temperature from 300/sup 0/F to 550/sup 0/F (Phase I). Volume 2. Appendices. Final report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This volume contains the following appendices: (1) equipment requisitions, (2) instrument list, (3) mechanical subcontract requisition, (4) electrical subcontract requisition, (5) site preparation and subcontract requisition, (6) building subcontract requisition, and (7) job specifications. (MOW)

Not Available

1979-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

294

STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY EASTMAN CHEMICAL COMPANY (EASTMAN)  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

(EASTMAN) (EASTMAN) FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN INVENTION RIGHTS UNDER SUBCONTRACT NO. QZ001 WITH RESEARCH TRIANGLE INSTITUTE CONTRACT NO. DE-AC22-94PC94065 - W(A)-95-015, CH-0862 The Contractor, Research Triangle Institute was awarded this contract based on its proposal in response to a PRDA entitled "Oxygenate Synthesis Technology and Synthesis Gas to Chemicals Research and Development" pursuant to the Energy Policy Act of 1992. Of the ten proposals submitted, three were selected, including this contract entitled "Synthesis of Acrylates and Methacrylates from Coal Derived Syngas". The work will involve four tasks over a three year period beginning with planning, followed by development of technology in the generation of feed stocks, use of catalysts and reactions to form acrylate products. Petitioner Eastman will

295

Research Leading to High Throughput Manufacturing of Thin-Film CdTe PV Modules: Annual Technical Report, September 2003-September 2004  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

First Solar is actively commercializing CdTe-based thin-film photovoltaics. During the past year, major additions of production capability have been completed, as well as process improvements to achieve higher throughput and efficiency and greater durability. This report presents the results of Phase II of the subcontract, entitled ''Research Leading to High Throughput Manufacturing of Thin-Film CdTe PV Modules.'' The subcontract supports several important aspects needed for high-volume manufacturing of high-efficiency modules, including exploration of large-area advanced front-contact window layers, improvements of the semiconductor deposition system, advancement in understanding of post-deposition processing steps and accelerated life testing methods, and progress in the environmental, health and safety programs. Work under this subcontract contributes to the overall manufacturing operation. During Phase II, average module efficiency (total area) on the production line was improved from 7.9% to 8.6% due primarily to process optimization. At the same, time production volume for commercial sales increased from 2.5 MW in 2003 to an estimated 6 MW in 2004. Much of the new 25 MW/yr production line has been qualified, and production volume is steadily increasing.

Powell, R. C.

2004-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

296

Choosing the right way : a comparative analysis of entitlement methods for private large-scale developments in Boston  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

In order to keep up with changing urban landscapes, zoning regulations need to be altered and revised to maintain the most appropriate land use. Boston, Massachusetts is a city that has experienced considerable demographic ...

Baskin, Dmitry

2007-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

297

Proceedings of RIKEN BNL Research Center Workshop entitled Hydrodynamics in Heavy Ion Collisions and QCD Equation of State (Volume 88)  

SciTech Connect

The interpretation of relativistic heavy-ion collisions at RHIC energies with thermal concepts is largely based on the relative success of ideal (nondissipative) hydrodynamics. This approach can describe basic observables at RHIC, such as particle spectra and momentum anisotropies, fairly well. On the other hand, recent theoretical efforts indicate that dissipation can play a significant role. Ideally viscous hydrodynamic simulations would extract, if not only the equation of state, but also transport coefficients from RHIC data. There has been a lot of progress with solving relativistic viscous hydrodynamics. There are already large uncertainties in ideal hydrodynamics calculations, e.g., uncertainties associated with initial conditions, freezeout, and the simplified equations of state typically utilized. One of the most sensitive observables to the equation of state is the baryon momentum anisotropy, which is also affected by freezeout assumptions. Up-to-date results from lattice quantum chromodynamics on the transition temperature and equation of state with realistic quark masses are currently available. However, these have not yet been incorporated into the hydrodynamic calculations. Therefore, the RBRC workshop 'Hydrodynamics in Heavy Ion Collisions and QCD Equation of State' aimed at getting a better understanding of the theoretical frameworks for dissipation and near-equilibrium dynamics in heavy-ion collisions. The topics discussed during the workshop included techniques to solve the dynamical equations and examine the role of initial conditions and decoupling, as well as the role of the equation of state and transport coefficients in current simulations.

Karsch,F.; Kharzeev, D.; Molnar, K.; Petreczky, P.; Teaney, D.

2008-04-21T23:59:59.000Z

298

Constructive hierarchy through entitlement: inequality in lithic resource access among the ancient Maya of Blue Creek, Belize  

E-Print Network (OSTI)

This dissertation tests the theory that lithic raw materials were a strategic resource among the ancient Maya of Blue Creek, Belize that markedly influenced the development of socio-economic hierarchies at the site. Recent research has brought attention to the role of critical resource control as a mechanism contributing to the development of political economies among the ancient Maya. Such research has been primarily focused on the control of access to water and agricultural land. The examination of lithic raw materials as a critical economic resource is warranted as stone tools constituted a fundamental component of the ancient Maya economy. My research objectives include measuring raw material variability in the Blue Creek settlement zone and its immediate environs, assessing the amount of spatial and temporal variability present in the distribution of various raw materials, determining the degree to which proximity to a given resource influenced the relative level of its use, and testing whether differential resource access relates to variability in aggregate expressions of wealth. To meet these objectives, I examined 2136 formal stone tools and 24,944 pieces of debitage from excavations across the Blue Creek settlement zone, and I developed a lithic raw material type collection using natural outcrops. Significant spatial and temporal differences were observed in the use of various raw materials. Control of critical resources under conditions of scarcity is shown to have caused social stratification among the ancient Maya of Blue Creek. Initial disparities in use-right arrangements based on first occupancy rights produced substantial, accumulative inequality in economic capability and subsequent achievements. During the Early Classic period, these disproportionate allowances ultimately undermined the more egalitarian structure observed during the Preclassic. The Early Classic period at Blue Creek is characterized by increasing extravagance among the elites and increasing disenfranchisement throughout the hinterlands when compared to earlier periods. This suggests that elites at the site only became fully able to convert their resource monopolies into substantial gains in power, prestige, and wealth during the Classic period.

Barrett, Jason Wallace

2004-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

299

Final report on the project entitled: Highly Preheated Combustion Air System with/without Oxygen Enrichment for Metal Processing Furnaces  

SciTech Connect

This work develops and demonstrates a laboratory-scale high temperature natural gas furnace that can operate with/without oxygen enrichment to significantly improve energy efficiency and reduce emissions. The laboratory-scale is 5ft in diameter & 8ft tall. This furnace was constructed and tested. This report demonstrates the efficiency and pollutant prevention capabilities of this test furnace. The project also developed optical detection technology to control the furnace output.

Arvind Atreya

2007-02-16T23:59:59.000Z

300

To the Graduate Council: I am submitting herewith a thesis written by Marcus James Jackson entitled "Wide-Area  

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the appropriate connector: Warning--Potential Damage: Controller board electronic components are easily damaged electronic component or connector. Additional printer setup 15 #12;1 2 3 1 Internal Solutions Port or printer hard disk connector 2 Option card connector 3 Memory card connector 5 Align the screws with the holes

Abidi, Mongi A.

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Research in Hydrogen Passivation of Defects and Impurities in Silicon: Final Subcontract Report, 2 May 2000--2 July 2003  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Our work consists of hydrogenating silicon (Si) samples by different methods such as low-energy implantation, electron cyclotron resonance (ECR) plasma, and thermal diffusion. The samples will be provided through NREL. The experimental work carried out at Penn State involves the study of hydrogen interaction with defects, trapping, migration, and formation of complexes. The principal vehicle for the latter study will be ion implantation, and the intent is to understand mechanisms of defect passivation and activation by hydrogen. The theoretical studies will consist of the calculation of the structure and parameters related to hydrogen diffusion and interactions of hydrogen with transition metal impurities in silicon. Experimental studies will involve measurements of hydrogen and hydrogen-impurity complexes, and diffusion properties of various species of hydrogen in Si. The experimental work at Penn State includes introduction of hydrogen in a variety of photovoltaic Si by ECR plasma, low-energy ion implantation, and thermal diffusion. The specific tasks will be the evaluation of hydrogen interaction with defects engineered by ion implantation; defect passivation, activation, and migration in hydrogenated Si under thermal anneal; and electrical activity of hydrogen-impurity complexes. Electrical characterization will entail I-V and C-V measurements, spreading resistance, and deep-level transient spectroscopy.

Ashok, S.

2004-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

302

Light-trapped, interconnected, silicon-film {trademark} modules. Annual subcontract report, 18 November 1994--18 November 1995  

SciTech Connect

This report describes the first year of work performed by AstroPower, Inc., of Newark, Delaware, under the Thin-Film PV Partnership Program. The work led to the development of a new barrier-coated substrate that has enabled high-quality thin-layer polycrystalline silicon to be grown on a low-cost substrate. High diffusion lengths were measured after external phosphorous gettering. This led to a confirmed efficiency for a 0.57cm{sup 2}, thin-layer solar cell grown on a low-cost substrate.

Hall, R.B.; Rand, J.A.; Cotter, J.E.; Ford, D.H. [AstroPower, Inc., Newark, DE (United States)

1996-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

303

Cast polycrystalline silicon photovoltaic cell and module manufacturing technology improvements. Annual subcontract report, 1 December 1993--30 November 1994  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report describes work performed under a 3-y contract to advance Solarex`s cast polycrystalline silicon manufacturing technology, reduce module production cost, increase module performance, and expand Solarex`s commercial production capacities. Specific objectives are to reduce manufacturing cost for polycrstalline silicon PV modules to less than $1.20/W and to increase manufacturing capacity by a factor of 3. Solarex is working on casting, wire saws, cell process, module assembly, frameless module development, and automated cell handling.

Wohlgemuth, J. [Solarex Corp., Frederick, MD (United States)

1995-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

304

Silicon-film {trademark} photovoltaic manufacturing technology. Annual subcontract report, 1 January 1994--31 December 1994  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The goal of AstroPower`s PVMaT-2A project is to develop an advanced, low-cost manufacturing process for a new utility-scale, flat-plate module. This process starts with the production of continuous sheets of thin-film polycrystalline silicon using the Silicon-Film {trademark} process. Our main product focus in PVMaT-2A has been a 240 cm{sup 2} solar cell. Continuous sheets of silicon are produced and cut into wafers that are 15.5 cm on a side. Both standard modules (36 solar cells) and a new 56 solar cell module were produced. The targeted high power module design is a 170 watt module, used in a twelve module array to generate 2 kW. The solar cells, modules, and array developed here are described.

Collins, S.R.; Hall, R.B.; Rand, J.A. [AstroPower, Inc., Newark, DE (United States)

1995-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

305

Silicon-Film{trademark} photovoltaic manufacturing technology. Annual subcontract report, 15 November 1992--15 October 1993  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The goal of this project is to develop an advanced, low-cost manufacturing process for a new utility-scale, flat-plate module. The program has three main components: development of a Silicon-Film{trademark} (S-F) wafer machine that is capable of manufacturing wafers that are 225 cm{sup 2} in size with a total product cost reduction of 70%; development of an advanced solar cell manufacturing process that is capable of turning the wafer into a 14% efficient solar cell; and development of an advanced module design based on these large area, efficient silicon solar cells with an average power of 170 watts for 56 solar cells and 113 watts for 36 solar cells. During Phase 2, AstroPower made significant advances in improving S-F material quality and device performance. Advances were made in developing the prototype machines and processes toward reliable manufacturing counterparts. The following key achievements in Phase 2 are detailed: demonstration of a truly continuous production mode S-F machine; demonstration of a 2.5 watt, 15 cm by 15 cm solar cell; and demonstration of a 78 watt module fabricated from 36, 15 cm by 15 cm S-F solar cells.

Collins, S.R.; Hall, R.B. [AstroPower, Inc., Newark, DE (United States)

1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

306

Silicon-Film{trademark} photovoltaic manufacturing technology. Semiannual subcontract report, 15 October 1993--15 April 1994  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report describes work to develop an advanced, low-cost manufacturing process for a now utility-scale, flat-plate module. This process starts with the production of continuous sheets of thin-film, polycrystalline silicon using the Silicon-Film{trademark} process. Sheets are cut into wafers that are nominally 15 cm on a side. Fifty-six of these wafers are then fabricated into solar cells that are strung together into a 170-W module. Twelve of these modules form a 2-kW array. The program has three main components: (1) development of a Silicon-Film{trademark} wafer machine that is capable of manufacturing waters that are 225 cm{sup 2} in size at a rate of 3.0 MW/yr, with a total product cost reduction of 70%; (2) development of an advanced solar cell manufacturing process that is capable of turning the Silicon-Film{trademark} wafer into a 3.25-W solar cell; and (3) development of an advanced module design based on these large-area silicon solar cells with an average power of 170 W for 56 solar cells and 113 W for 36 solar cells.

Collins, S.R.; Hall, R.B. [AstroPower, Inc., Newark, DE (United States)

1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

307

Photovoltaic Manufacturing Technology, Phase 1, Final report. Final subcontract report, 9 January 1991--14 April 1991  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report examines the cost-effective manufacture of dendritic-web-based photovoltaic modules. It explains how process changes can increase production and reduce manufacturing costs. Long-range benefits of these improved processes are also discussed. Problems are identified that could impede increasing production and reducing costs; approaches to solve these problems are presented. These approaches involve web growth throughput, cell efficiency, process yield, silicon use, process control, automation, and module efficiency. Also discussed are the benefits of bifacial module design, unique to the dendritic web process.

Easoz, J.R.; Herlocher, R.H. [Westinghouse Electric Corp., Pittsburgh, PA (US)

1991-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

308

Production of Solar Reflective Materials Using a Laboratory-Scale Roll Coater: Final Subcontract Report, September 30, 2004  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report summarizes work performed by Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) in fulfillment of a contract with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. The work described here is a continuation of work performed on an earlier contract (YAR-5-15005-01). The goal of the work has been to demonstrate that it is possible to produce a durable low-cost reflector for solar-thermal-electric power systems. The core technology is a technique called ion-beam-assisted physical vapor deposition to produce a silvered reflector with a protective alumina coating. In the previous contract, SAIC optimized the coating process for batch coating. In this contract, we transitioned the coating process from batch coating to roll coating. In the course of the contract, we successfully designed and built a laboratory-scale web handling machine; integrated the machine into the existing SAIC coating chamber; and roll-coated material using an alumina deposition rate as high as 20 nm/s. For a set of optimized parameters, the reflective material was highly reflective and well adhered.

Smilgys, R.

2005-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

309

Device physics of thin-film polycrystalline cells and modules. Annual subcontract report, December 6, 1993--December 5, 1994  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Progress has been made in several applications of device physics to thin-film polycrystalline cells and modules. At the cell level, results include a more quantitative separation of photon losses, the impact of second barriers on cell operation, and preliminary studies of how current-voltage curves are affected by band offsets. Module analysis includes the effects of the typical monolithic, series-connected cell geometry, analytical techniques when only the two module leads are accessible, and the impact of chopping frequency, local defects, and high-intensity beams on laser-scanning measurements.

Sites, J.R.

1995-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

310

Sputtered II-VI Alloys and Structures forTandem PV: Final Subcontract Report, 9 December 2003 - 30 July 2007  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report elaborates on Phase 3 and provides summaries of the first two Phases. Phase 3 research work was divided into five task areas covering different aspects of the II-VI tandem cell.

Compaan, A. D.; Collins, R.; Karpov, V. G.; Giolando, D.

2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

311

Reliable, Low-Cost Distributed Generator/Utility System Interconnect: Final Subcontract Report, November 2001-March 2004  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report summarizes the detailed study and development of new GE anti-islanding controls for two classes of distributed generation. One is inverter-interfaced, while the other is synchronous machine interfaced.

Ye, Z.; Walling, R.; Miller, N.; Du, P.; Nelson, K.; Li, L.; Zhou, R.; Garces, L.; Dame, M.

2006-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

312

Final technical report, Phase 1, Photovoltaic manufacturing technology. Final subcontract report, 9 January 1991--14 April 1991  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

A development/manufacturing program is described for achieving photovoltaic modules at a cost less than $.50/Watt and solar generating fields at a total installed system cost of less than $1.50/Watt. The basic approach is to construct a fully automated continuous production line based on close spaced sublimation (CSS) deposition of CdTe to produce 60 cm x 120 cm thin-film PV modules. The high deposition rate possible with CSS opens up the possibility of obtaining very high throughput in the range of hundreds of megawatts per year. This leads to dramatic reductions in the capital, labor and overhead cost per unit. The program includes a development phase, an initial production line of about 5-MW/year capacity, a 5 MW solar generating field, and a high-throughput production line with a capacity in the range of hundreds of megawatts per year.

Brown, J. [Solar Cells, Inc., Toledo, TX (US)

1991-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

313

Long-term methanol vehicle test program. Final subcontract report, 1 November 1992--1 February 1995  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Work was sperformed to determine effects of methanol fuel on engine performance and exhaust emissions during long-term use in a 1988 Chevrolet Corsica. Engine wear, gasket performance, fuel economy, emissions level, oil consumption, and overall vehicle performance were monitored over 22,000 miles. Baselines were established at the beginning for comparison: engine was disassembled, bearing/ring clearances and cam profiles were measured. Higher flow rate fuel injectors from AC Rochester were installed and the computer system calibrated for M100 fuel. The vehicle durability test increased oil consumption by 26% under cold-start conditions, 9% under hot start. Oil consumption under hot start was higher than under cold start by as much as 56%; effect of component temperatures on oil viscosity appears to be the cause. It is recommended that oil consumption of a gasoline-fueled vehicle be measured in order to normalize the effect of methanol operation on oil consumption, and to study the effect of steady-state and transient conditions on oil consumption.

Jones, J.C.; Maxwell, T.T.

1995-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

314

High efficiency epitaxial optical reflector solar cells. Final subcontract report, 1 January 1990--31 October 1992  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report describes work to test the feasibility of a new solar cell concept -- the epitaxial optical reflector (EOR) solar cell. This cell concept alters current designs for high efficiency cells by changing the optical absorption efficiency of single cells. The change is introduced by the use an epitaxial multilayer reflector as an integral part of the cell to increase the optical path length of certain wavelengths of light in the cell. These changes are expected to increase the open circuit voltage at which power is extracted from the cell. The program is designed to test the feasibility of the use of a broad band epitaxial multilayer reflector grown as an integral part of the device structure to reflect the near-band-edge light back through the device for a second absorption pass. This second pass allows the design of a solar cell with a thinner base, and the use of the epitaxial reflector as a heterojunction carrier-reflecting barrier at the rear of the device. The thinner cell design and altered carrier profile that results from the light- and carrier-reflecting barrier will decrease the carrier concentration gradient and increase the open circuit voltage. The program is structured to have three tasks: (1) Solar Cell and Reflector Modeling, (2) Materials Growth and Optimization, and (3) Solar Cell Fabrication and Characterization.

Dapkus, P.D.; Hummel, S.G. [University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (United States)

1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

315

Final Report for PV Incubator Subcontract No. NEU-0-99010-09: March 29, 2010 - March 28, 2011  

SciTech Connect

MicroLink has developed a process technology that will enable the manufacture of high-efficiency, low-cost, multijunction solar cells for use in concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) applications. The multijunction cells were fabricated using a novel low-temperature wafer bonding process. A triple-junction InGaP/GaAs/Ge tandem solar cell with efficiency of 30% at 1 sun AM1.5 illumination was fabricated by wafer bonding a dual-junction InGaP/GaAs cell to a single-junction Ge cell. Temperature cycling over the range -25 degrees C to +40 degrees C resulted in no degradation of cell performance. Triple junction InGaP/GaAs/Ge cells were mounted onto ceramic carriers and tested at concentrations up to 300 suns.

Pan, N.

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

316

Basic studies of 3-5 high efficiency cell components. Annual subcontract report, 15 August 1989--14 August 1990  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This project`s objective is to improve our understanding of the generation, recombination, and transport of carriers within III-V homo- and heterostructures. The research itself consists of fabricating and characterizing solar cell ``building blocks`` such as junctions and heterojunctions as well as basic measurements of material parameters. A significant effort is also being directed at characterizing loss mechanisms in high-quality, III-V solar cells fabricated in industrial research laboratories throughout the United States. The project`s goal is to use our understanding of the device physics of high-efficiency cell components to maximize cell efficiency. A related goal is the demonstration of new cell structures fabricated by molecular beam epitaxy (MBE). The development of measurement techniques and characterization methodologies is also a project objective. This report describes our progress during the fifth and final year of the project. During the past five years, we`ve teamed a great deal about heavy doping effects in p{sup +} and n{sup +} GaAs and have explored their implications for solar cells. We have developed an understanding of the dominant recombination losses in present-day, high-efficiency cells. We`ve learned to appreciated the importance of recombination at the perimeter of the cell and have developed techniques for chemically passivating such edges. Finally, we`ve demonstrated that films grown by molecular beam epitaxy are suitable for high-efficiency cell research.

Lundstrom, M.S.; Melloch, M.R.; Pierret, R.F.; Carpenter, M.S.; Chuang, H.L.; Dodd, P.E.; Keshavarzi, A.; Klausmeier-Brown, M.E.; Lush, G.B.; Stellwag, T.B. [Purdue Univ., Lafayette, IN (United States)

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

317

Final Report for PV Incubator Subcontract No. NAT-7-77015-05: October 19, 2007 - July 30, 2009  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The Solar America Initiative (SAI) is intended to provide numerous technological routes towards a lower levelized cost of solar-generated electricity (LCOE). MicroLink's planned contribution towards the SAI is to provide a method of lowering the cost of GaAs-based solar cells, which are a major contributor to the cost of concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) modules. MicroLink's unique approach is to use an epitaxial liftoff (ELO) process to completely remove the active solar cell from the substrate while preserving the performance and yield of the cell. The substrate accounts for approximately half the cost of conventional, multijunction GaAs-based solar cells. By using ELO, the substrate can be reused several times for additional solar cell growths, thereby reducing the cost of multijunction solar cells by up to 50%. The achievement of high efficiency has significantly increased the acceptance of MicroLink Devices as a future supplier of high-efficiency dual-junction and IMM (inverted metamorphic) triple-junction ELO solar cells. MicroLink entered the SAI program with a 10% efficiency GaAs solar cell (1-sun AM 1.5) and finished the program with an NREL-verified IMM triple-junction ELO solar cell (1-sun AM 1.5).

Pan, N.

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

318

Research on the structural and electronic properties of defects in amorphous silicon. Final subcontract report, September 1989--December 1990  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The work performed for this contract focused on the saturation of light-induced effects, hydrogen-mediated metastability and growth, defects and electronic properties, and remote hydrogen plasma growth. This work included research on hydrogen chemical reactions, hydrogen density-of-states model and metastability, hydrogen bonding configurations, a model for the role of hydrogen complexes in the metastability, and hydrogen chemical potential and growth structure. This document also covers research on thermal generation currents in p-i-n diodes, field dependence of the generation current, metastability effects at contacts, and potential fluctuations in compensated a-Si:H. Information is included on plasma diagnostics using electron spin resonance and nuclear magnetic resonance measurements of remote hydrogen plasma films.

Street, R.A. [Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, CA (United States)

1991-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

319

Research on silicon-carbon alloys and interfaces. Final subcontract report, 15 February 1991--31 July 1994  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report describes work performed to develop improved p-type wide-band-gap hydrogenated amorphous silicon-carbon alloy (a-Si{sub 1-x}C{sub x:}H) thin films and interfaces for the ``top junction`` in hydrogenated amorphous silicon (a-Si:H)-based p-i-n solar cells. We used direct current reactive magnetron sputtering to deposit undoped a-Si{sub 1-x}C{sub x}H films with a Tauc band gap E{sub g} of 1.90 eV, a sub-band-gap absorption of 0.4 (at 1.2 eV), an Urbach energy of 55 MeV, an ambipolar diffusion length of 100 nm, an air-mass-one photoconductivity of 10{sup {minus}6}/{Omega}-cm, and a dark conductivity of 8{times} 1O{sup {minus}11}/{Omega}-cm. p{sup +}a-Si{sub 1-x}C{sub x}:H films with a Tauc band gap of 1.85 eV have a dark conductivity of 8 {times} 10{sup {minus}6}/{Omega}-cm and thermal activation energy of 0.28 eV. We used in-situ spectroscopic ellipsometry and post-growth X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy to determine the relative roles of H and Si in the chemical reduction of SnO{sub 2} in the early stages of film growth. We used in-situ spectroscopic ellipsometry to show that a-Si:H can be transformed into {mu}c-Si:H in a subsurface region under appropriate growth conditions. We also determined substrate cleaning and ion bombardment conditions which improve the adhesion of a-Si{sub 1-x}C{sub x}:H films.

Abelson, J.R. [Illinois Univ., Urbana, IL (United States)

1995-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

320

Design and analysis of microalgal open pond systems for the purpose of producing fuels: A subcontract report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The designs and systems developed include many innovative concepts and experiments, including the design and operation of a low-cost system. Cost-effectiveness is realized by minimizing capital costs of the system and achieving efficient use of inputs. Extensive engineering analysis of carbonation, mixing, and harvesting subsystems has elucidated both the lowest cost, most efficient options and the essential parameters needed to construct, test, and evaluate these subsystems. The use of growth ponds sealed with clay and lined with crushed rock results in construction cost savings of 50% over ponds lined with synthetic membranes. In addition a low-cost but efficient design allows improvements in technology to have maximum impact on final product cost reductions. In addition to the innovations in low-cost construction, the operational efficiency of the design is both higher and more feasible than that attained by any previous system concept of comparable scale. The water analysis has led to operational specifications that minimize water use and virtually eliminate losses of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere. The carbon dioxide injection system is designed for 95% efficiency, but is still low in cost. The construction of a large-scale, covered anaerobic lagoon to recycle carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus has not been attempted at the scale analyzed here. Yet efficient recycling is essential for achieving economic affordability. 23 refs., 21 figs., 53 tabs.

Weissman, J.C.; Goebel, R.P.

1987-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Review and evaluation of immobilized algae systems for the production of fuels from microalgae. Final subcontract report  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The purpose of this paper is to review and evaluate the use of immobilized algae systems. It was the finding that commercial immobilized algae systems are not in operation at this time but, with research, could certainly become so. The use of immobilized algae will depend on, as in all commercial systems, the economic value of the product. This paper reviews the technical feasibility of immobilization as it applies to algae. Finally, the economics of possible immobilized algal systems that would produce liquid fuels were investigated. It was calculated that an immobilized system would have 8.5 times the capital costs of a conventional microalgae culture system. Operational costs would be about equal, although there would be substantial savings of water with the immobilized system. A major problem with immobilizing algae is the fact that sunlight drives the system. At present, an immobilized algal system to mass produce lipids for use as a liquid fuel does not appear to be economically feasible. The major drawback is developing a low-cost system that obtains the same amount of solar energy as provided to a shallow 3 square mile pond while increasing the culture density by an order of magnitude. R and D to increase light availability and to develop low cost transparent tanks could increase the competitiveness of immobilized algal systems. 44 refs., 2 figs., 7 tabs.

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1985-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

322

Processing and modeling issues for thin-film solar cell devices. Annual subcontract report, January 16, 1993--January 15, 1994  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The overall objective of the research presented in this report is to advance the development and acceptance of thin-film photovoltaic modules by increasing the understanding of film growth and processing and its relationship to materials properties and solar cell performance. The specific means toward meeting this larger goal include: (1) investigating scalable, cost-effective deposition processes; (2) preparing thin-film materials and device layers and completed cell structures; (3) performing detailed material and device analysis; and (4) participating in collaborative research efforts that address the needs of PV-manufacturers. These objectives are being pursued with CuInSe{sub 2}, CdTe and a-Si based solar cells.

Birkmire, R.W.; Phillips, J.E.; Buchanan, W.A.; Hegedus, S.S.; McCandless, B.E.; Shafarman, W.N.; Yokimcus, T.A. [Institute of Energy Conversion, Newark, DE (United States)

1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

323

Investigations of CuInSe2 Thin Films and Contacts: Annual Subcontract Report, 1 January 1990 - 28 February 1991  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report describes research into electrical contacts for copper indium diselenide (CulnSe2) polycrystalline thin films used for solar cell applications. Molybdenum contacts have historically been the most promising for heterojunction solar cells. This program studied contact stability by investigating thermally induced bilayer reactions between molybdenum and copper, indium, and selenium. Because selenization is widely used to fabricate CulnSe2 thin films for photovoltaic cells, a second part of the program investigated how the morphologies, phases, and reactions of pre-selenization Cu-In structures are affected by the deposition process and heat treatments.

Nicolet, M. A.

1991-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

324

Reliability and maintainability study of select solar-energy-system components in the National Solar Data Network. Final subcontract report  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This study reports on the reliability and maintainability of select solar energy system components evaluated in 16 solar heating and cooling systems over a one-year period. The systems evaluated were instrumented sites from the National Solar Data Network (NSDN). A complete description and system schematic for each site is provided. The study period was generally between October 1981 to October 1982. The report provides quantitative R and M data (e.g., Failure Rate and Mean Time Between Failures) on pumps, motors and fans from the selected NSDN sites, along with conclusions and recommendations based on comparative data for other components. In summary, pumps, valves, and heat exchangers in solar heating and cooling (SHAC) systems appear to be very reliable and show failure rates comparable to other mechanical system applications. Control systems typically used in SHAC systems appear to be the least reliable but still fall within the range of failures exhibited by other mechanical systems. Evidence suggests that piping leaks in SHAC systems occur at three times the rate of other mechanical systems. Recommendations are provided on other areas of research necessary to determine the useful life of SHAC system components. Finally, an appendix to this report describes actual failures encountered in the 16 systems evaluated.

Kendall, P.W.; Logee, T.L.; Raymond, M.G.

1983-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

325

Packaged residential active-solar space-conditioning system. Appendix E. System performance monitoring. Final subcontract report  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report documents the testing of four solar space heating systems that had cost and performance characteristics equalling or exceeding competing conventional heating systems. Design concepts for these systems were solicited from the solar industry and field tested by Vitro Corporation. The designers of the four prototype systems were: Calmac Manufacturing Corporation, Contemporary Systems, Inc., Honeywell Inc., and Trident Energy Systems. Vitro Corporation reports the results of field test performance for the four packaged space heating systems. Their review presents the primary performance factors for all systems, comparing them to the best National Solar Data Network (NSDN) space heating systems. Performance factors evaluated and reported on were: collection subsystem efficiency, collector array operational efficiency, percentage of incident solar delivered to loads, collector coefficients of performance, system coefficients of performance, percent collected solar to load, and solar energy to loads/ft/sup 2/ collector/day. The data indicate that these packaged space heating systems compare well with the most recent National Solar Data Network systems.

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1986-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

326

Research on stable, high-efficiency amorphous silicon multijunction modules. Semiannual subcontract report, 1 January 1992--30 June 1992  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report describes research on semiconductor and non-semiconductor materials to enhance the performance of multi-band-gap, multijunction panel with an area greater than 900 cm{sup 2} by 1992. Double-junction and triple-junction cells are mode on a Ag/ZnO back reflector deposited on stainless steel substrates. An a-SiGe alloy is used for the i-layer in the bottom and the middle cells; the top cell uses an amorphous silicon alloy. After the evaporation of an antireflection coating, silver grids and bus bars are put on the top surface and the panel is encapsulated in an ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA)/Tefzel structure to make a 1-ft{sup 2} monolithic module.

Guha, S. [United Solar Systems Corp., Troy, MI (United States)

1992-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

327

Research on stable, high-efficiency amorphous silicon multijunction modules. Semiannual subcontract report, 1 January 1990--30 June 1991  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report describes research to improve the understanding of amorphous silicon alloys and other relevant non-semiconductor materials for use in high-efficiency, large-area multijunction modules. The research produced an average subcell initial efficiency of 8.8% over a 1-ft{sup 2} area using same-band-gap, dual-junction cells deposited over a ZnO/AlSi back reflector. An initial efficiency of 9.6% was achieved using a ZnO/Ag back reflector over smaller substrates. A sputtering machine will be built to deposit a ZnO/Ag back reflector over a 1-ft{sup 2} area so that a higher efficiency can also be obtained on larger substrates. Calculations have been performed to optimize the grid pattern, bus bars, and cell interconnects on modules. With our present state of technology, we expect a difference of about 6% between the aperture-area and active-area efficiencies of modules. Preliminary experiments show a difference of about 8%. We can now predict the performance of single-junction cells after long-term light exposure at 50{degree}C by exposing cells to short-term intense light at different temperatures. We find that single-junction cells deposited on a ZnO/Ag back reflector show the highest stabilized efficiency when the thickness of the intrinsic layers is about 2000 {angstrom}. 8 refs.

Guha, S. [United Solar Systems Corp., Troy, MI (United States)

1991-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

328

Diagnostics of glow discharges used to produce hydrogenated amorphous silicon films. Subcontract report, 15 April 1984-14 April 1985  

SciTech Connect

Measurements of monosilane and disilane radicals were made at the surface of dc glow discharges (GD) in pure silane and silane-argon mixtures. These observations were interpreted as discharge kinetic models. It was inferred that the dominant radical, SiH/sub 3/, is produced in the gas and is primarily responsible for film growth. The heavier radicals observed in the gas appear to be a consequence of surface reactions, as is the disilane, a major product of the monosilane decomposition. A detailed model of the ion chemistry in the discharge was formulated to derive theoretical distributions of ions at the cathodes of low-pressure dc discharges. Chemical vapor deposition (CVD) rates of silane and disilane, measured previously in the laboratory, have now also been interpreted in detail to yield a self-consistent model for the CVD process. This model identifies and quantifies the role of H/sub 2/ as an inhibitor of silane GD and CVD deposition. Implications of these discoveries to deposition rates and film properties are discussed.

Gallagher, A.; Scott, J.

1985-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

329

Photochemical vapor deposition of amorphous silicon photovoltaic devices. Semiannual subcontract report, 1 May 1985-31 October 1985  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Intrinsic, p-type, and n-type hydrogenated amorphous silicon thin-films have been deposited by mercury-sensitized photochemical vapor deposition (photo-CVD) from disilane. The photochemical reactor design includes two chambers separated by a movable uv-transparent Teflon curtain to eliminate deposition on the reactor window. Glass/TCO/p-i-n/metal photovoltaic devices were fabricated by photo-CVD. The efficiency at 87.5 MW/cm/sup 2/(ELH) was 5.1%.

Baron, B.N.; Rocheleau, R.E.; Hegedus, S.S.

1986-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

330

Photovoltaic devices using a-Si:H from higher order silanes. Final subcontract report, September 1, 1983-August 31, 1984  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report describes the preparation of hydrogenated amorphous silicon (a-Si:H) films and photovoltaic devices by chemical vapor deposition (CVD) from higher silanes, and the properties of such films and devices. The motivation for this research is the prospect of preparing by a new technique a-Si:H having electronic properties similar (or superior) to material prepared by the well-known glow discharge technique. Possible advantages of thermal CVD are the absence of ion bombardment, high deposition rates, efficient utilization of feedstock gases, lower levels of impurity incorporation, absence of pinholes, and greater material stability. Photochemical vapor deposition of a-Si:H from disilane is also described and has yielded higher efficiency solar cells than thermal CVD.

Delahoy, A.E.

1985-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

331

Amorphous silicon photovoltaic manufacturing technology - Phase 2A. Annual subcontract report, May 1, 1993--April 30, 1994  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Utility Power Group (UPG), and its lower-tier subcontractor, Advanced Photovoltaic Systems, Inc. (APS) have conducted efforts in developing their manufacturing lines. UPG has focused on the automation of encapsulation and termination processes developed in Phase I. APS has focused on completion of the encapsulation and module design tasks, while continuing the process and quality control and automation projects. The goal is to produce 55 watt (stabilized) EP50 modules in a new facility. In the APS Trenton EUREKA manufacturing facility, APS has: (1) Developed high throughput lamination procedures; (2) Optimized existing module designs; (3) Developed new module designs for architectural applications; (4) Developed enhanced deposition parameter control; (5) Designed equipment required to manufacture new EUREKA modules developed during Phase II; (6) Improved uniformity of thin-film materials deposition; and (7) Improved the stabilized power output of the APS EP50 EUREKA module to 55 watts. In the APS Fairfield EUREKA manufacturing facility, APS has: (1) Introduced the new products developed under Phase I into the APS Fairfield EUREKA module production line; (2) Increased the extent of automation in the production line; (3) Introduced Statistical Process Control to the module production line; and (4) Transferred-progress made in the APS Trenton facility into the APS Fairfield facility.

Duran, G.; Mackamul, K.; Metcalf, D. [Utility Power Group, Chatsworth, CA (United States)

1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

332

Continuous roll-to-roll amorphous silicon photovoltaic manufacturing technology. Semiannual subcontract report, 1 April 1993--30 September 1993  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report describes work for this reporting period under a 3-year program to advance Energy Conversion Device`s (ECD) roll-to-roll, triple-junction photovoltaic (PV) manufacturing technologies, to reduce the module production costs, to increase the stabilized module performance, and to expand commercial production capacity utilizing ECD technology. The specific 3-year goal is to develop advanced large-scale manufacturing technology incorporating ECD`s earlier research advances with the capability of producing modules with stable 11% efficiency at a cost of approximately $1.00 per peak watt. Major accomplishments during this reporting period include (1) the design, construction. amd testomg of a continuous roll-to-roll multipurpose amorphous silicon alloy solar cell deposition machine that incorporates improvements necessary to obtain higher efficiency solar cells; (2) development of a photothermal deflection spectroscopy (PDS) technique for evaluating back-reflector systems; (3) the development of an improved textured Ag/ZnO back-reflector system demonstrating 25% gain in J{sub sc} over previous textured Al back-reflector systems; and (4) the design of a serpentine web continuous roll-to-roll deposition chamber.

Izu, M. [Energy Conversion Devices, Inc., Troy, MI (United States)] [Energy Conversion Devices, Inc., Troy, MI (United States)

1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

333

Amorphous silicon photovoltaic manufacturing technology, Phase 2A. Semiannual subcontract report, 1 May 1993--31 October 1993  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Utility Power Group (UPG) and its lower-tier subcontractor, Advanced Photovoltaic Systems, Inc. (APS), continued work to develop their manufacturing lines. UPG focused on the automation of encapsulation and termination processes developed in Phase 1. APS focused on completion of the encapsulation and module design tasks while continuing process quality control, and automation projects. The goal is to produce 55-W (stabilized) EP50 modules in a new facility.

Duran, G.; Mackamul, K.; Metcalf, D. [Utility Power Group, Chatsworth, CA (United States); Volltrauer, H. [Advanced Photovoltaic Systems, Inc., Princeton, NJ (United States)

1994-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

334

Research on stable, high-efficiency amorphous silicon multijunction modules. Annual subcontract report, 1 January 1991--31 December 1991  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report describes the progress made during Phase 1 of research and development program to obtain high-efficiency amorphous silicon alloy multijunction modules. Using a large-area deposition system, double-and triple-junction cells were made on stainless steel substrates of over 1 ft{sup 2} area with Ag and ZnO predeposited back reflector. Modules of over 1 ft{sup 2} were produced with between 9.2% and 9.9 initial aperture-area efficiencies as measured under a USSC Spire solar simulator. Efficiencies as measured under the NREL Spire solar simulator were found to be typically 15% to 18% lower. The causes for this discrepancy are now being investigated. The modules show about 15% degradation after 600 hours of one-sun illumination at 50{degrees}C. To optimize devices for higher stabilized efficiency, a new method was developed by which the performance of single-junction cells after long-term, one-sun exposure at 50{degrees}C can be predicted by exposing cells to short-term intense light at different temperatures. This method is being used to optimize the component cells of the multijunction structure to obtain the highest light-degraded efficiency.

Banerjee, A.; Chen, E.; Clough, R.; Glatfelter, T.; Guha, S.; Hammond, G.; Hopson, M.; Jackett, N.; Lycette, M.; Noch, J.; Palmer, T.; Pawlikiewicz, A.; Rosenstein, I.; Ross, R.; Wolf, D.; Xu, X.; Yang, J.; Younan, K.

1992-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

335

Research on stable, high-efficiency amorphous silicon multijunction modules. Annual subcontract report, 1 January 1992--28 February 1993  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report describes the progress made during Phase 2 of the R&D program to obtain high-efficiency amorphous alloy multijunction PV (photovoltaic) modules. The highlight of the work includes: (1) demonstration of world-record small-area efficiency of 11.2% after one-sun light-soaking at 50{degrees}C for 600 h using a dual band gap, double-junction structure; and (2) demonstration of initial module efficiency of 10.6% over 0.09-m{sup 2} (1-ft{sup 2}) area using the same double-junction approach. In addition, fundamental studies on material properties and cell performance have shown an interesting correlation between microstructure in the material and cell efficiency both in the initial and light-degraded conditions.

Guha, S. [United Solar Systems Corp., Troy, MI (US)

1993-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

336

Optimization of transparent and reflecting electrodes for amorphous silicon solar cells. Annual subcontract report, April 1, 1994--March 31, 1995  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Transparent and reflecting electrodes are important parts of the structure of amorphous silicon solar cells. We report improved methods for depositing zinc oxide, deposition of tin nitride as a potential reflection-enhancing diffusion barrier between the a-Si and back metal electrodes. Highly conductive and transparent fluorine-doped zinc oxide was successfully produced on small areas by atmospheric pressure CVD from a less hazardous zinc precursor, zinc acetylacetonate. The optical properties measured for tin nitride showed that the back-reflection would be decreased if tin nitride were used instead of zinc oxide as a barrier layer over silver on aluminum. Niobium-doped titanium dioxide was produced with high enough electrical conductivity so that normal voltages and fill factors were obtained for a-Si cells made on it.

Gordon, R.G. [Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA (United States)

1995-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

337

Photochemical vapor deposition of amorphous silicon photovoltaic devices: Annual subcontract report, 1 May 1985-30 April 1986  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Intrinsic, p-type, and n-type a-Si:H and p-type a-SiC:H thin-films have been deposited by Hg-sensitized photochemical vapor depositions (photo-CVD) from disilane. The photochemical reactor design includes two chambers separated by a movable uv-transparent Teflon curtain, which eliminates deposition on the reactor window. Photovoltaic devices of the type glass/TCO/p-i-n/metal were fabricated by photo-CVD. The device efficiency obtained at 87.5 mW/cm/sup 2/ and ELH illumination was 6.4%.

Baron, B.N.; Rocheleau, R.E.; Hegedus, S.S.

1987-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

338

Research on stable, high-efficiency amorphous silicon multijunction modules. Final subcontract report, 1 January 1991--31 August 1994  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The principal objective of this program is to conduct research on semiconductor materials and non-semiconductor materials to enhance the performance of multibandgap, multijunction, large-area amorphous silicon-based alloy modules. The goal for this program is to demonstrate stabilized module efficiency of 12% for multijunction modules of area greater than 900 cm{sup 2}. Double-junction and triple-junction cells are made on Ag/ZnO back reflector deposited on stainless steel substrates. The top cell uses a-Si alloy; a-SiGe alloy is used for the i layer in the middle and the bottom cells. After evaporation of antireflection coating, silver grids and bus bars are put on the top surface, and the panel is encapsulated in an ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA)/Tefzel structure to make a one-square-foot monolithic module.

Guha, S. [United Solar Systems Corp., Troy, MI (United States)

1994-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

339

Cost analysis methodology: Photovoltaic Manufacturing Technology Project. Annual subcontract report, 11 March 1991--11 November 1991  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report describes work done under Phase 1 of the Photovoltaic Manufacturing Technology (PVMaT) Project. PVMaT is a five-year project to support the translation of research and development in PV technology into the marketplace. PVMaT, conceived as a DOE/industry partnership, seeks to advanced PV manufacturing technologies, reduce PV module production costs, increase module performance, and expand US commercial production capacities. Under PVMaT, manufacturers will propose specific manufacturing process improvements that may contribute to the goals of the project, which is to lessen the cost, thus hastening entry into the larger scale, grid-connected applications. Phase 1 of the PVMaT project is to identify obstacles and problems associated with manufacturing processes. This report describes the cost analysis methodology required under Phase 1 that will allow subcontractors to be ranked and evaluated during Phase 2.

Whisnant, R.A. [Research Triangle Inst., Research Triangle Park, NC (United States)

1992-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

340

Modeling and Verification of Distributed Generation and Voltage Regulation Equipment for Unbalanced Distribution Power Systems; Annual Subcontract Report, June 2007  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

This report summarizes the development of models for distributed generation and distribution circuit voltage regulation equipment for unbalanced power systems and their verification through actual field measurements.

Davis, M. W.; Broadwater, R.; Hambrick, J.

2007-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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341

Precipitate Dissolution and Gettering under Vacancy Injection in Silicon: Final Subcontract Report, 21 March 2006 - 15 January 2008  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This paper summarizes the mechanisms of vacancy injection, radiation-enhanced solubility, and radiation-enhanced diffusion of vacancies and metal impurity atoms in silicon.

Tan, T. Y.; Li, N.

2008-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

342

High Performance Packaging Solutions for Low Cost, Reliable PV Modules: Final Subcontract Report, 26 May 2005 - 30 November 2008  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

During this research effort, Dow Corning Corporation has addressed the PV manufacturing goals of: (i) improving PV manufacturing processes and equipment; (ii) accelerating manufacturing cost reductions of PV modules; (iii) increasing commercial product performance and reliability; and (iv) scaling up U.S. manufacturing capacity.

Keotla, B. M.; Marinik, B. J.

2009-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

343

CIS-Type PV Device Fabrication by Novel Techniques; Phase II Subcontract Report 1 July 1999--31 June 2000  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The R and D program at ISET is centered on development of a novel, dispersion-based route to the deposition of precursor thin films that are converted to CIS-type absorbers through high temperature reactions at or close to atmospheric pressure. The goal of the current research program at ISET is to bring a non-vacuum processing route for CIS closer to commercialization by improving the device efficiency through an increase in absorber bandgap. The basic processing approach involves first synthesizing a powder containing the oxides of copper, indium and gallium. A dispersion (ink) is prepared from the starting powder by mechanical milling or sonication. This ink is then deposited onto the glass/moly substrate as a thin precursor (3-4 {micro}m) and converted to a metallic alloy film by reaction in a hydrogen atmosphere. Controlled synthesis of starting powders and proper reduction results in reasonably smooth, metallic precursor films similar to those produced by sputtering or evaporation. From this point the processing is similar to that in the other two-stage techniques, with the metallic film being reacted in H2Se to form the final photovoltaic absorber, followed by CdS and TCO deposition.

Fisher, M.L.; Kapur, V.K. (International Solar Electric Technology, Inc.)

2001-01-22T23:59:59.000Z

344

Thin-film cadmium telluride photovoltaic cells. Final subcontract report, 1 November 1992--1 January 1994  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report describes work to develop and optimize radio-frequency (rf) sputtering for the deposition of thin films of cadmium telluride (CdTe) and related semiconductors for thin-film solar cells. Pulsed laser physical vapor deposition was also used for exploratory work on these materials, especially where alloying or doping are involved, and for the deposition of cadmium chloride layers. The sputtering work utilized a 2-in diameter planar magnetron sputter gun. The film growth rate by rf sputtering was studied as a function of substrate temperature, gas pressure, and rf power. Complete solar cells were fabricated on tin-oxide-coated soda-lime glass substrates. Currently, work is being done to improve the open-circuit voltage by varying the CdTe-based absorber layer, and to improve the short-circuit current by modifying the CdS window layer.

Compaan, A.D.; Bohn, R.G. [Toledo Univ., OH (United States)

1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

345

Research on stable, high-efficiency, amorphous silicon multijunction modules. Annual subcontract report, 1 May 1991--30 April 1992  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report describes work to demonstrate a multijunction module with a ``stabilized`` efficiency (600 h, 50{degrees}C, AM1.5) of 10.5%. Triple-junction devices and modules using a-Si:H alloys with carbon and germanium were developed to meet program goals. ZnO was used to provide a high optical transmission front contact. Proof of concept was obtained for several important advances deemed to be important for obtaining high (12.5%) stabilized efficiency. They were (1) stable, high-quality a-SiC:H devices and (2) high-transmission, textured ZnO. Although these developments were not scaled up and included in modules, triple-junction module efficiencies as high as 10.85% were demonstrated. NREL measured 9.62% and 9.00% indoors and outdoors, respectively. The modules are expected to lose no more than 20% of their initial performance. 28 refs.

Catalano, A.; Bennett, M.; Chen, L.; D`Aiello, R.; Fieselmann, B.; Li, Y.; Newton, J.; Podlesny, R.; Yang, L. [Solarex Corp., Newtown, PA (United States). Thin Film Div.

1992-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

346

High-efficiency, thin-film cadmium telluride photovoltaic cells. Annual subcontract report, 20 January 1994--19 January 1995  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report describes work performed to develop and optimize the process of radio frequency (RF) sputtering for the fabrication of thin-film solar cells on glass. The emphasis is on CdTe-related materials including CdTe, CdS, ZnTe, and ternary alloy semiconductors. Pulsed laser physical vapor deposition (LPVD) was used for exploratory work on these materials, especially where alloying or doping are involved, and for the deposition of cadmium chloride layers. For the sputtering work, a two-gun sputtering chamber was implemented, with optical access for monitoring temperature and growth rate. We studied the optical and electrical properties of the plasmas produced by two different kinds of planar magnetron sputter guns with different magnetic field configurations and strengths. Using LPVD, we studied alloy semiconductors such as CdZnTe and heavily doped semiconductors such as ZnTe:Cu for possible incorporation into graded band gap CdTe-based photovoltaic devices.

Compaan, A.D.; Bohn, R.G.; Rajakarunanayake, Y. [Toledo Univ., OH (United States)

1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

347

Novel Materials Development for Polycrystalline Thin-Film Solar Cells: Final Subcontract Report, 26 July 2004--15 June 2008  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Focus on player interfacial assessment using Schottky barrier and heterojunction theory, and analysis of p-windows for CIGS and CdTe cells.

Keszler, D. A.; Wager, J. F.

2008-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

348

Cost Reduction and Manufacture of the SunSine{reg_sign} ac Module: Final Subcontract Report, 11 June 2001  

SciTech Connect

This project was a two-phase effort consisting of technical research and manufacturing development to improve and reduce the costs of the SunSine{reg_sign} inverter. Research addressed packaging, soft switching, circuit optimization, manufacturing process improvements, and pilot production manufacturing. Significant cost reductions were achieved. The main goal of this project was to reduce cost and improve the manufacturability and reliability of the SunSine{reg_sign} ac module, which consists of a SunSine{reg_sign} inverter mounted on an ASE Americas PV laminate. This work has also boosted the performance and enhanced marketability by adding customer-valued features. Ascension Technology has accomplished these advancements by cost reductions or design modifications in the following areas: Die-cast aluminum enclosure and base plate; soft switching for cost reduction and efficiency gains; circuit board and component optimization for performance gains and size reduction; streamlined inverter assembly and production testing; and streamlined inverter/module assembly. As a result of the effort in these areas, Ascension Technology's objectives were to achieve the following: 40%-50% reduction in inverter manufacturing costs; 40% reduction in inverter size from 169 to 100 square inches; 4% increase in peak inverter efficiency from 87% to 91% at full power; UL listing, FCC certification; establish a production capability of 5000 SunSine{reg_sign} inverters/year through manufacturing improvements and production-line design improvements; less than 1 failure per 1000 units at time of installation/turn-on; a 5-year warranty; and a rating of 250 Wac at PTC for the SunSine{reg_sign} ac Module. Accomplishments during this project include: Inverter production costs were reduced 32% in the pilot production run; inverter production costs anticipated to be reduced a total of 36% in future production runs; 45% reduction in inverter footprint (in contact with module) from 169 to 93 square inches; and a 2.3% increase in inverter efficiency from 85.7% to 88.0% at full power. In addition, the SunSine{reg_sign} ac module is UL listed, meets IEEE Std. 929-2000, IEEE-C62.41-1991, IEEE-C62.45-1992, and NY State SIR requirements, and was verified to comply with FCC Class B EMI limits. There were 4 failures per 214 units at time of installation/turn-on; a 5-year inverter warranty is offered; and a rating of 235 Wac at PTC for the SunSine{reg_sign} ac module was achieved.

Kern, G.; Russell, M.

2001-07-10T23:59:59.000Z

349

Automated Manufacturing of High Efficiency Modules: Final Subcontract Technical Status Report, 21 March 2005 - 31 August 2007  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

SunPower Corp. describes its research to develop low-cost, next-generation SunPower modules with 30-year warranties and at least 50% higher energy production per area relative to today's typical multicrystalline Si modules.

Rose, D.; Jester, T.; Bunea, G.

2008-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

350

Silicon-Film{trademark} photovoltaic manufacturing technology. Semiannual subcontract report, 15 November 1992--15 May 1993  

SciTech Connect

AstroPower is in the second phase of a 3-year, phased effort to upgrade its facility to produce 1.22-m{sup 2} Silicon-Film{trademark} PV modules with an output of 170 W{sub p}. Productivity improvements of the Silicon-Film{trademark} machine were accomplished during the second phase. Improvements were made in solar cell performance while decreasing materials consumption, integrating and mechanizing the fabrication process for solar cells, and scaling-up solar cell and module equipment for fabricating larger cells. AstroPower is continuing work on separating out effects due to impurities and effects due to defects. Analytical tools were developed for measuring area-based response based on EBIC and LBIC methods. The Kauffman source for hydrogen ion implantation was used to map out the process space for Silicon-Film{trademark} solar cell improvement. Progress was made on improving short-circuit current. Areas of focus include developing tools to quickly assess material quality; developing a hydrogen implantation process; increasing material quality on large-area, high-throughput wafers; and studying potential processes for improving solar cell power output during cell fabrication. A method to improve current collection in a solar cell after contact formation is under development.

Bottenberg, W.R. [AstroPower, Inc., Newark, DE (United States)

1994-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

351

Solar resource: Utility load-matching assessment. Interim subcontract report, 20 September 1991--19 December 1993  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report describes work performed to estimate the load-matching capability of photovoltaics (PV) for a selected group of utilities in the continental United States. The report provides an initial quantitative estimate of this capability for 20 utilities. This characteristic is important because it may indicate that the effective capacity, hence the value, of PV is higher than is traditionally assigned to such non-controllable, non-dispatchable resources. Load-matching capability is determined experimentally by analyzing the interaction between the load requirements of each utility and the output of locally sited PV systems. This type of investigation requires site- and time-specific insolation data that are not commonly available. Here, the needed data were inferred from geostationary satellite remote sensing of the Earth`s cloud cover. A secondary objective of this study was to evaluate the suitability of this approach. The results of this investigation are presented in this report.

Perez, R.; Seals, R.; Stewart, R. [State Univ. of New York, Albany, NY (United States). Atmospheric Sciences Research Center

1994-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

352

Investigation of Gettering Mechanisms in Crystalline Silicon: Final Subcontract Report, 21 July 1997--30 September 2003  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

In this investigation, various aspects of the mechanisms of gettering contaminant impurities away from device active regions in Si have been systematically conducted. Also systematically studied are the modeling of electrical activity of metallic precipitates in Si based on the Schottky effect. With these studies, our knowledge of gettering in Si and on the electrical activity of metallic precipitates in Si has become substantially complete in the sense that interpretations of major experimental results have become self- and mutually consistent. The purpose of conducting the studies supported by this project was to obtain consistent interpretations of existing experimental results, as well as to conduct the needed new experiments, concerning the various phenomena associated with gettering in Si. The investigated gettering method is that by using an Al layer, and the involved works span from studies concerning basic point defect behaviors during gettering to studies of application of the gettering method to improve multicrystalline Si minority-carrier diffusion lengths. A preliminary study of the effect of gettering in affecting the solar cell efficiency has been conducted. Moreover, a study of the electrical behavior of precipitated metallic impurities in Si based on the Schottky property of the precipitates, which is a newly proposed physical mechanism, has also been conducted. As a result of the present studies, our knowledge on such phenomena have become substantially more systematic.

Tan, T. Y.

2004-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

353

Modeling Metallic Precipitate Dissolution in Silicon Under Point Defect Injection: Final Subcontract Report, 20 January 2004--19 January 2005  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

We have formulated the problem of gettering of metallic precipitates in Si for which there exists a volume misfit between the precipitate and the Si matrix material. The gettering process is modeled using an Al-Si liquid layer, and the volume misfit associated with dissolving the precipitates is assumed as accommodated by point defects, which may be dominated by vacancies (V), self-interstitials (I), or both contributing. Under the condition that V and I attained dynamical equilibrium, we found that for analytic purposes, the problem reduces to either the V or the I alone case, with the fast-diffusing case dominating. Our initial simulation results on gettering of FeSi2 (with a misfit of -0.15) showed that the process can be sped up by the injection of V.

Tan, T. Y.

2005-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

354

Amorphous silicon photovoltaic maufacturing technology, Phase 2A. Annual subcontract report, 1 May 1992--30 April 1993  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report describes teamed research by Utility Power Group (UPG) and Advanced Photovoltaic Systems, Inc., (APS) to advance photovoltaic (PV) manufacturing technologies, reduce module production costs, increase average module performance, and increase the existing production capacity. UPG and APS conducted parallel efforts to develop their manufacturing lines. Areas of focus included encapsulation and termination, product design, process and quality control, and automation. UPG improved the existing encapsulation system by developing advanced encapsulation materials and processes, resulting in a module that does not require backing glass. UPG also developed advanced termination materials and processes. APS performed development activities centered on the EUREKA manufacturing line. Developments in the APS EUREKA encapsulation system were in addition to the UPG activity on encapsulation, and they offer an alternative approach to the problems of encapsulating large-area, thin-film modules.

Duran, G.; Mackamul, K.; Metcalf, D. [Utility Power Group, Chatsworth, CA (United States); Koniares, A.; Skinner, D.; Volltrauer, H. [Advanced Photovoltaic Systems, Inc., Princeton, NJ (United States)

1994-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

355

Cast polycrystalline silicon photovoltaic module manufacturing technology improvements. Annual subcontract report, 1 January 1996--31 December 1996  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report describes Solarex`s accomplishments during this phase of the Photovoltaic Manufacturing Technology (PVMaT) program. During this reporting period, Solarex researchers converted 79% of production casting stations to increase ingot size and operated them at equivalent yields and cell efficiencies; doubled the casting capacity at 20% the cost of buying new equipment to achieve the same capacity increase; operated the wire saws in a production mode with higher yields and lower costs than achieved on the ID saws; purchased additional wire saws; developed and qualified a new wire-guide coating material that doubles the wire-guide lifetime and produces significantly less scatter in wafer thickness; ran an Al paste back-surface-field process on 25% of all cells in manufacturing; completed environmental qualification of modules using cells produced by an all-print metallization process; qualified a vendor-supplied Tedlar/ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) laminate to replace the combination of separate sheets of EVA and Tedlar backsheet; substituted RTV adhesive for the 3M Very High Bond tape after several field problems with the tape; demonstrated the operation of a prototype unit to trim/lead attach/test modules; demonstrated the use of light soldering for solar cells; demonstrated the operation of a wafer pull-down system for cassetting wet wafers; and presented three PVMaT-related papers at the 25th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference.

Wohlgemuth, J. [Solarex Corp., Frederick, MD (United States)

1997-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

356

Cast polycrystalline silicon photovoltaic module manufacturing technology improvements. Annual subcontract report, January 1, 1995--December 31, 1995  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The objective of this three-year program is to advance Solarex`s cast polycrystalline silicon manufacturing technology, reduce module production cost, increase module performance and expand Solarex`s commercial production capacities. Two specific objectives of this program are to reduce the manufacturing cost for polycrystalline silicon PV modules to less than $1.20/watt and to increase the manufacturing capacity by a factor of three.

Wohlgemuth, J. [Amoco/Enron Solar, Frederick, MD (United States)

1996-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

357

Amorphous silicon photovoltaic manufacturing technology - phase 2A. Semiannual subcontract report, May 1, 1994--October 31, 1994  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The objectives for this task are to integrate and test the automated encapsulation system designed in the second year of this effort. Once the system is fully integrated, UPG will collect and analyze data from continuous production runs employing the advanced encapsulation materials and processes utilized in the manufacture of POWERGLASS modules. Representative modules encapsulated utilizing the automated station will then be submitted for qualification (NREL/TR-213-3624) testing. This task is anticipated to result in a 98% yield and a cost reduction of 60% (cumulative) in the UPG encapsulation process.

Duran, G.; Mackamul, K.; Metcalf, D. [Utility Power Group, Chatsworth, CA (United States)] [and others

1995-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

358

Automated solar cell assembly team process research. Annual subcontract report, 1 January 1993--31 December 1993  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report describes work done under the Photovoltaic Manufacturing Technology (PVMaT) project, Phase 3A, which addresses problems that are generic to the photovoltaic (PV) industry. Spire`s objective during Phase 3A was to use its light soldering technology and experience to design and fabricate solar cell tabbing and interconnecting equipment to develop new, high-yield, high-throughput, fully automated processes for tabbing and interconnecting thin cells. Areas that were addressed include processing rates, process control, yield, throughput, material utilization efficiency, and increased use of automation. Spire teamed with Solec International, a PV module manufacturer, and the University of Massachusetts at Lowell`s Center for Productivity Enhancement (CPE), automation specialists, who are lower-tier subcontractors. A number of other PV manufacturers, including Siemens Solar, Mobil Solar, Solar Web, and Texas instruments, agreed to evaluate the processes developed under this program.

Nowlan, M.J.; Hogan, S.J.; Darkazalli, G.; Breen, W.F.; Murach, J.M.; Sutherland, S.F.; Patterson, J.S. [Spire Corp., Bedford, MA (United States)

1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

359

Development of Regional Wind Resource and Wind Plant Output Datasets: Final Subcontract Report, 15 October 2007 - 15 March 2009  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report describes the development of the necessary and needed wind and solar datasets used in the Western Wind and Solar Integration Study (WWSIS).

3TIER, Seattle, Washington

2010-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

360

CI-ON SFA-1 (Rev. 1.1, 6/17/13) Appendix SFA-1  

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.1, 6/17/13) Appendix SFA-1 .1, 6/17/13) Appendix SFA-1 Dated * Subcontract No. * Page 1 of 6 Preparer Note (PN): Asterisks highlighted in yellow (i.e., *) have been used in this document as placeholders to indicate where information is to be inserted. Make sure to delete this note in its entirety, before releasing this document. Appendix SFA-1 FAR & DEAR Clauses Incorporated By Reference (a) The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and the Department of Energy Acquisition Regulation (DEAR) clauses which are incorporated by reference herein shall have the same force and effect as if printed in full text. (b) Full text of the referenced clauses may be accessed electronically at website address: http://www.acquisition.gov/far/ or http://www.management.energy.gov/DEAR.htm

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361

RFP Invitation Letter  

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Acquisition Services Management (ASM) Division Acquisition Services Management (ASM) Division Subcontracts, ASM-SUB P.O. Box 1663, Mail Stop D447 Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 505-665-3814 / Fax 505-665-9022 E-mail: dknox@lanl.gov DATE: July 15, 2013 Subject: Question and Answer Set 3 Trinity and NERSC-8 Computing Platforms Project LA-UR-13-25273 Greetings: Interested parties are advised of the following questions or concerns that have been submitted to the Trinity and NERSC-8 Project team and to the accompanying Project responses below: Question/Issue 1 What is the more precise meaning of "On-site System Delivery and Build Complete" for Trinity by Q3CY15 and NERSC 8 by Q4CY15 as referenced on page 6 within the Trinity-NERSC-8-Draft technical

362

IDIQ BS SFA (Rev. 2, 3/11/13) Appendix SFA-1  

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SFA (Rev. 2, 3/11/13) Appendix SFA-1 SFA (Rev. 2, 3/11/13) Appendix SFA-1 Dated * Subcontract No. * Page 1 of 8 Preparer Note (PN): Asterisks highlighted in yellow (i.e., *) have been used throughout this document as placeholders to indicate where information is to be inserted. Make sure to delete this note in its entirety, before releasing this document. Appendix SFA-1 FAR & DEAR Clauses Incorporated By Reference (a) The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and the Department of Energy Acquisition Regulation (DEAR) clauses which are incorporated by reference herein shall have the same force and effect as if printed in full text. (b) Full text of the referenced clauses may be accessed electronically at website address: http://www.acquisition.gov/far/ or http://www.management.energy.gov/DEAR.htm

363

CPFF Appendix  

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SFA-1 (Rev. 6, 3/11/13) Cost Plus Fixed-Fee Services Appendix SFA-1 SFA-1 (Rev. 6, 3/11/13) Cost Plus Fixed-Fee Services Appendix SFA-1 Dated * Subcontract No. * Page 1 of 8 Preparer Note (PN): Asterisks highlighted in yellow (i.e., *) have been used in this document as placeholders to indicate where information is to be inserted. Make sure to delete this note in its entirety, before releasing this document. Appendix SFA-1 FAR & DEAR Clauses Incorporated By Reference (a) The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and the Department of Energy Acquisition Regulation (DEAR) clauses which are incorporated by reference herein shall have the same force and effect as if printed in full text. (b) Full text of the referenced clauses may be accessed electronically at website address: http://www.acquisition.gov/far/ or http://www.management.energy.gov/DEAR.htm

364

Well Test Analysis and Improved Models for Geopressured-Geothermal Systems  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

In accordance with the S-CUBED Subcontract Work Statement, S-CUBED has concentrated on the synthesis, correlation and analysis of all pertinent data from the Department of Energy (DOE) geopressured-geothermal research wells undergoing testing during the contract period. This work has included the development of reservoir simulation models for the geopressured-geothermal resource in hydrological connection with each well. Existing S-CUBED simulation techniques have been applied to develop, update and improve the models for the reservoirs tested. During the contract period, data have been available from the Gladys McCall, Pleasant Bayou and Hulin test wells. S-CUBED has also contributed to the design of the well tests and participated in DOE's planning and review meetings in support of the geopressured-geothermal program. Detailed technical Topical Reports have been prepared and issued as appropriate during the contract period as referenced in the following summary of the work performed during the final year of the S-CUBED Subcontract to UTA.

Riney, T.D.

1990-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

365

NETL: News Archive  

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1.26.2008 News 1.26.2008 News Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-PS26-09NT01243 entitled "Program Year 2009 Weatherization Formula Grants" has been posted in our Business Solicitation area. 11.25.2008 News Site Support Services Electronic Reading Room - More Referenced Documents, Policies, and Directives were added. 11.24.2008 News A Vacancy Announcement for "Human Resources Assistant, GS-0203-6/7/8" has been posted. 11.20.2008 News A Vacancy Announcement for "Realty Officer, GS-1170-12/13" has been posted. 11.19.2008 News The November 2008 LabNotes are posted. 11.19.2008 News Amendment 003 for Funding Opportunity Announcement DE-PS26-08NT43181 entitled "Clean Coal Power Initiative, Round 3" has been posted in our Business Solicitation area.

366

STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY INVENTOR ROSLYN HIGGINS FOR THEW AIVER OF DOMESTIC AND  

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ROSLYN HIGGINS FOR THEW AIVER OF DOMESTIC AND ROSLYN HIGGINS FOR THEW AIVER OF DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN RIGHTS TO THE IDENTIFIED INvENTION ENTITLED: REMOVAL AND CONTROL OF SILICA FOULING ON REVERSE OSMOSIS MEMBRANES THE ABOVE-REFERENCED INvENTION BEING DEVELOPED UNDER DOE CONTRACT No.: DE-AC04-94AL85000, SANDIA NATIONAL LABORATORIES M&O CONTRACT, ASSIGNED DOE INvENTION DISCLOSURE No.: S-121,935, AND DOE WAIVER No.: W(I) 2011-006. The Petitioner and fuventor of the subject matter technology, Roslyn Higgins (herein after the fuventor), requests a waiver of the Government's domestic and foreign patent rights in the present invention, the invention being entitled: Removal and Control of Silica Fouling on Reverse Osmosis Membranes. The subject invention was conceived by the Inventor during the Inventor's tenure as a student

367

STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST FOR ADVANCE WAIVER OF PATENT RIGHTS BY THE UTC  

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THE UTC THE UTC FUEL CELLS, LLC, UNDER GRANT NO. DE-FG36-06GO86042 ENTITLED "FUEL CELL FREEZE/COLD START PROJECT", W(A)-06- 021, CH-1380 The Petitioner, UTC Fuel Cells, LLC (UTC) has requested a waiver of domestic and foreign patent rights for all subject inventions arising under the above referenced grant entitled "Fuel Cell Freeze/Cold Start Project". This advance waiver is intended to apply to all subject inventions made under the above identified grant by UTC employees and those of its subcontractors, regardless of tier, except inventions made by subcontractors eligible to retain title to inventions pursuant to P.L. 96-517, as amended, and National Laboratories. As noted in item 2 of Applicant's waiver petition, UTC's purpose will be to

368

STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQU EST BY ALCOA COMMERCIAL WINDOWS LLC A  

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REQU REQU EST BY ALCOA COMMERCIAL WINDOWS LLC A ND TRACO ("TRA CO") FOR AN ADVAN CE WAIVER OF D OMESTIC AND fORE IGN PATENT RIGHTS UN DER DO E AWARD NO. DE-E E00040 12 ; W(A) 2012-029 TRACO 1 has requested a waiver of dom estic and foreign patent rights of the United States of America in all subject inventions arising from its participation under the above referenced cooperative agreement entitled "Project Engineering for RS and Higher Windows. " The waiver includes the foll owing subject invention report ed to DOE on August 23 , 201 2: " Multi-purpose inse11s for aluminum window frame cavities" (DOE S-131 ,136). The cooperative agreement was award ed under Funding Opportunity A1mouncement DE- F OA-0000115 entitled " Recovery Act: Advance E

369

E, The Subcontractor shall include the substance of this clause...  

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defaults in performing this subcontract and fails to cure the default within ten (10) days (unless extended by the NREL Subcontract Administrator) after receiving a...

370

Audit Report: IG-0416 | Department of Energy  

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6 Audit Report: IG-0416 December 23, 1997 Audit of Support Services Subcontracts at Argonne National Laboratory Departmental policy prohibits the use of subcontracts awarded by...

371

--No Title--  

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of the Contracting Activities (HCAs) to establish thresholds, by subcontract type and dollar level, for the review and approval of proposed subcontracting actions by each M&O...

372

Research Leading to High Throughput Processing of Thin-Film CdTe PV Module: Phase I Annual Report, October 2003 (Revised)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Work under this subcontract contributes to the overall manufacturing operation. During Phase I, average module efficiency on the line was improved from 7.1% to 7.9%, due primarily to increased photocurrent resulting from a decrease in CdS thickness. At the same time, production volume for commercial sale increased from 1.5 to 2.5 MW/yr. First Solar is committed to commercializing CdTe-based thin-film photovoltaics. This commercialization effort includes a major addition of floor space and equipment, as well as process improvements to achieve higher efficiency and greater durability. This report presents the results of Phase I of the subcontract entitled''Research Leading to High Throughput Processing of Thin-Film CdTe PV Modules.'' The subcontract supports several important aspects needed to begin high-volume manufacturing, including further development of the semiconductor deposition reactor, advancement of accelerated life testing methods and understanding, and improvements to th e environmental, health, and safety programs. Progress in the development of the semiconductor deposition reactor was made in several areas. First, a new style of vapor transport deposition distributor with simpler operational behavior and the potential for improved cross-web uniformity was demonstrated. Second, an improved CdS feed system that will improve down-web uniformity was developed. Third, the core of a numerical model of fluid and heat flow within the distributor was developed, including flow in a 3-component gas system at high temperature and low pressure and particle sublimation.

Powell, R. C.; Meyers, P. V.

2004-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

373

I  

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/ / f i I 1 STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS PETITION FOR ADVANCE WAIVER OF PATENT RIGHTS BY CARGILL INC. ("CARGILL") UNDER COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT NO. DE-FC3607G017055 BETWEEN CARGILL AND DOE; W(A)-OB-021; CH-1447 The Petitioner, CARGILL, has requested a waiver of domestic and certain foreign patent rights for all subject inventions that may be conceived or first actually reduced to practice under the above-identified cooperative agreement, and subcontracts thereof. The cooperative agreement is entitled "Biocatalyst for fermenting hydrolyzate at low pH and high temperature." The objective of the project is development of a novel yeast to ferment xylose and arabinose and demonstrate that arabinose/xylose can be effectively fermented to ethanol. More

374

STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS PETITION FOR ADVANCE WAIVER OF PATENT RIGHTS BY EATON  

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EATON EATON CORPORATION ("EATON") UNDER AGREEMENT NO. DE-FG36- 08G018131 BETWEEN EATON AND DOE; W(A)-08-046; CH-1465 The Petitioner, EATON, has requested a waiver of domestic and certain foreign patent rights for all subject inventions that may be conceived or first actually reduced to practice under the above-identified agreement, and subcontracts thereof. The agreement is entitled "Prototyping Energy Efficient Thermo-Magnetic and Induction Hardening for Heat Treat and Net Shape Forming Applications." The objective of the project is the development of a new thermo-magnetic hardening process for treating forged products. More specifically, the objective is the development of a transformational thermo-magnetic process technology approach for

375

STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY MODINE MANUFACTURING COMPANY, INC. FOR AN ADVANCE  

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COMPANY, INC. FOR AN ADVANCE COMPANY, INC. FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN INVENTION RIGHTS UNDER SUBCONTRACT QZ0001 UNDER DOE COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT NO. DE- FC26-OSNT42419; W(A)-09-046, CH-1S06 The Petitioner, Modine Manufacturing Company, Inc. (Modine) is a subcontractor to Cummins under this cooperative agreement for the performance of work entitled, "Exhaust Energy Recovery a.k.a Waste Heat Recovery (WHR)" . The goal of this program is to improve the efficiency of internal combustion engines for light- and heavy-duty engines through technological advances in waste hear recovery ..Specifically, performance enhancements include: improving fuel efficiency by 10% or more by reCovering wasted heat energy; reducing overall vehicle cost by eliminating the

376

STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AS OPERATOR OF  

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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AS OPERATOR OF UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA AS OPERATOR OF LAWRENCE BERKELEY NATIONAL LABORATORY FOR WAIVER OF DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN PATENT RIGHTS IN AN IDENTIFIED INVENTION, DOE DOCKET NO. S-119,945 PARTIALLY MADE UNDER A SUBCONTRACT ISSUED UNDER DOE CONTRACT NO. DE-AC02-05CH11231 WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, W(I)2010-002, CH1556 This waiver request by the University of California (the University) is for an identified jOint invention developed by a subcontractor of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) in performance of its work under its prime contract with the Departmenf of Energy. In October 2008, LBNL entered into a Work-For-Others Agreement (WFOA LB09005060) with ProGDerm, LLC entitled "Further Investigation of Rhamm Technology for Subcutaneous Fat Regeneration."

377

STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY HRL LABORATORIES, LLC (HRL) FOR AN  

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STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY HRL LABORATORIES, LLC (HRL) FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN RIGHTS TO INVENTIONS MADE UNDER A SUBCONTRACT TO COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT NUMBER DE-FC04-03AL67635, DOE WAIVER NO. W(A) 04-036. The Petitioner, HRL, has requested a waiver of all domestic and foreign patent rights to inventions that may be conceived or first actually reduced to practice in the course of HRL's work as a subcontractor to General Motors (GM) under Cooperative Agreement Number DE-FC04-03AL67635 entitled "Innovative Emission Control Device" with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). GM has already requested a similar advance waiver of rights for GM's inventions as the prime contractor. GM's advance waiver petition was given the tracking number W(A) 03-019 and was approved on February 25, 2004.

378

STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY QUESTAIR TECHNOLOGIES INC. (QUESTAIR) FOR  

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QUESTAIR TECHNOLOGIES INC. (QUESTAIR) FOR QUESTAIR TECHNOLOGIES INC. (QUESTAIR) FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN RIGHTS TO INVENTIONS MADE UNDER A SUBCONTRACT UNDER COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT NUMBER DE-FC04-02AL67613, DOE WAIVER NO. W(A) 02-046. The Petitioner, QuestAir, has requested a waiver of all domestic and foreign patent rights to inventions that it may conceive or first reduce to practice in the course of QuestAir's work as a subcontractor under Cooperative Agreement Number DE-FC04-02AL67613 entitled "Development of a Turnkey Commercial Hydrogen Fueling Station" with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The work to be done under the prime cooperative agreement will be the development of a turnkey hydrogen fueling station for fuel cell vehicles. Individual research and

379

STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS  

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GE Global Research for an Advance Waiver of Domestic and Foreign Invention GE Global Research for an Advance Waiver of Domestic and Foreign Invention Rights under DOE Contract No. DE-OE0000593, W(A) 2012-033, CH-1676 The Petitioner, GE Global Research (GE) was awarded the subject cooperative agreement with DOE for the performance of work entitled, "Smart Grid Enable Electric Vehicle Charging Station (EVSE)". The scope of work under this contract includes development of a low cost electric vehicle charging station (EVSE) with enhanced Smart Grid features . The target market for the EV charging system will be for commercial sites where multiple units are to be installed , such as parking lots or retail stores or fleet carriers . GE is subcontracting with Consolidated Edison , and Federal Express is offering its labor and facilities for use in the final demonstration. This waiver will

380

STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATION REQUEST BY PRAXAIR, INC. FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF DOMESTIC  

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REQUEST BY PRAXAIR, INC. FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF DOMESTIC REQUEST BY PRAXAIR, INC. FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN INVENTION RIGHTS UNDER SUBCONTRACT QZ001 UNDER DOE COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT NO. DE-FC26-00NT40795; W(A)-00-025, CH-1040 The Petitioner, Praxair, Inc. (Praxair), is a subcontractor to Siemens Westinghouse under this cooperative agreement foi the performance of work entitled, "Zero Emissions Power Plants Using SOFC and Oxygen Transport." The objective of this program is to develop the technology that will enable development of zero emission Vision 21 power plants based on solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) and ceramic oxygen transport membranes (OTM). As explained in response to question 2, Praxair intends to modify the design of the tubular SOFC module to incorporate an afterburner stack of tubular oxygen transport membranes. Praxair's principal

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STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY H2GEN INNOVATIONS, INC. (H2GEN) FOR AN  

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H2GEN INNOVATIONS, INC. (H2GEN) FOR AN H2GEN INNOVATIONS, INC. (H2GEN) FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN RIGHTS TO INVENTIONS MADE UNDER COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT NUMBER DE-FC04-02AL67613, DOE WAIVER NO. W(A) 02-021. The Petitioner, H2Gen, a subcontractor to Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. (Air Products), has requested a waiver of all domestic and foreign patent rights to inventions that H2Gen may conceive or first reduce to practice in the course of H2Gen's work as a subcontractor under Cooperative Agreement Number DE-FC04-02AL67613 entitled "Development of a Turnkey Commercial Hydrogen Fueling Station" with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). H2Gen had originally requested rights in any trade secrets it may have conceived under the subcontract-this request for rights in trade secrets has

382

STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY AIR PRODUCTS AND CHEMICALS, INC. FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER  

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AGCP-HQ P.06/07 AGCP-HQ P.06/07 * * STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY AIR PRODUCTS AND CHEMICALS, INC. FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF PATENT RIGHTS UNDER ITS SUBCONTRACT UNDER DOE COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT NO. DE-FC43-02R340595 WITH THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA ENTITLED "NOVEL COMPRESSION FUELING APPARATUS TO MEET HYDROGEN VEHICLE RANGE REQUIREMENTS"; W(A)-04-083; CH-1262 As set out in the attached waiver petition and in subsequent discussions with DOE patent counsel, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (Air Products) has requested an advance waiver of domestic and foreign patent rights for all subject inventions made under the above- identified agreement by its employees and its subcontractors' employees, regardless of tier, except inventions made by subcontractors eligible to retain title to inventions pursuant to P.L.

383

STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY PRAXAIR, INC. (PRAXAIR) FOR AN ADVANCE  

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PRAXAIR, INC. (PRAXAIR) FOR AN ADVANCE PRAXAIR, INC. (PRAXAIR) FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN RIGHTS TO INVENTIONS MADE UNDER A SUBCONTRACT TO COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT NUMBER DE-FC04-02AL67614, DOE WAIVER NO. W(A) 02-055. The Petitioner, Praxair, has requested a waiver of all domestic and foreign patent rights to inventions that the Petitioner may conceive or first actually reduce to practice in the course of Praxair's work as a subcontractor to General Electric - Energy and Environmental Research Corporation (GE-EERC) under Cooperative Agreement Number DE-FC04-01AL67614 entitled "Automatic Cyclic Reformer Based Fueling System" with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). GE-EERC has already requested a similar advance waiver of rights for GE-EERC's inventions as the prime contractor. GE-

384

STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY CATERPILLAR, INC. FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF DOMESTIC  

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0 0 STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY CATERPILLAR, INC. FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN PATENT RIGHTS UNDER DOE COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT NO. DE-FC36-04G014037 ENTITLED "STRUCTURALLY INTEGRATED COATINGS FOR WEAR AND CORROSION"; W(A)-04-022; CH-1191 As set out in the attached waiver petition and in subsequent discussions with DOE Patent Counsel, Caterpillar, Inc. (Caterpillar) has requested an advance waiver of domestic and foreign patent rights for all subject inventions made under the above-identified subcontract by its employees and its subcontractors' employees, regardless of tier, except inventions made by subcontractors eligible to retain title to inventions pursuant to P.L. 96-517, as amended, and National Laboratories. Referring to item 2 of Caterpillar's waiver petition, the purpose of this agreement

385

STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY GENERAL ELECTRIC GLOBAL RESEARCH CENTER FOR AN  

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68; W{A)-09-025; CH-1490 68; W{A)-09-025; CH-1490 General· Electric Global Research Center (GE-GRC), requests an advance waiver of domestic and foreign patent tights for all subject inventions made under the above cooperative agreement for work entitled, "Fuel Flexible Combustion Systems for High-Efficiency Utilization of Opportunity Fuels in Gas Turbines." The purpose of the cooperative agreement is to define, develop, and test new fuel nozzle technology concepts for gas turbine operation on a wide spectrum of opportunity fuels and/or fuel blends. Successful technology concepts will be developed and tested through full pressure, full temperature single nozzle component combustion testing. This waiver is for inventions of GE-GRC only. The work under this subcontract is expected to take place from October 1, 2008

386

STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY THE BOC GROUP, INC. FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF  

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BOC GROUP, INC. FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF BOC GROUP, INC. FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF PATENT RIGHTS UNDER DOE COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT NO. DE-FG36- 05GO15017 ENTITLED "INTEGRATED HYDROGEN PRODUCTION, PURIFICATION AND COMPRESSION SYSTEM"; W(A)-05-30; CH-1299 As set out in the attached waiver petition and in subsequent discussions with DOE Patent Counsel, The BOC Group, Inc. (BOC) has requested an advance waiver of domestic and foreign patent rights for all subject inventions made under the above-identified subcontract by its employees and its subcontractors' employees, regardless of tier, except inventions made by subcontractors eligible to retain title to inventions pursuant to P.L. 96-517, as amended, and National Laboratories. BOC is leading a teaming arrangement to design and demonstrate an

387

STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY CHEVRONTEXACO WORLDWIDE POWER & GASIFICATION  

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CHEVRONTEXACO WORLDWIDE POWER & GASIFICATION CHEVRONTEXACO WORLDWIDE POWER & GASIFICATION FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN PATENT RIGHTS UNDER SUBCONTRACT QZ001 UNDER DOE COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT NO. DE-FC26-99FT40675; W(A)-03-001, CH-1127 The Petitioner, ChevronTexaco Worldwide Power & Gasification (ChevronTexaco) is a subcontractor to Research Triangle Institute (RTI) under the subject cost plus fixed fee agreement for the performance of work entitled, Novel Technologies for Gaseous Containment Control. The purpose of the agreement is to prove the feasibility of synthesis gas clean up techniques, including the warm synthesis gas process based on the RVS-1 sorbent developed by the Department of Energy and RTI and, for reverse selective membrane technology developed by Dupont and Air Liquide, Membrane Dupont Air Liquide (MEDAL) and RTI.

388

STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY ARCHER-DANIELS-MIDLAND COMPANY (ADM) FOR AN  

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ARCHER-DANIELS-MIDLAND COMPANY (ADM) FOR AN ARCHER-DANIELS-MIDLAND COMPANY (ADM) FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN PATENT RIGHTS UNDER ITS SUBCONTRACT WITH THE NATIONAL CORN GROWERS ASSOCIATION; DOE COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT NO. DE-FC36- 03G013147; W(A)04-024; CH1193 The Petitioner, Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (ADM), is a subcontractor of the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), a nonprofit organization, under DOE Cooperative Agreement No. DE-FC36-03G013147 entitled "Separation of Corn Fiber and Subsequent Conversion of Fuels and Chemicals, Phase II: Pilot-scale Operation." The initial phase of this work was undertaken under DOE Contract No. DE-FC36-00GO10596 for which an advance waiver of patent rights was approved on May 1, 2001 (W(A)-00-029, CH-1045). This agreement

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STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS PETITION FOR ADVANCE WAIVER OF PATENT RIGHTS BY BP  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

BP BP SOLAR INTERNATIONAL LLC rBP SOLAR") UNDER AGREEMENT NO. DE-FG36-07G017049 BETWEEN BP SOLAR AND DOE; W(A)-OB-015; CH-1450 The Petitioner, BP SOLAR, has requested a waiver of domestic and certain foreign patent rights for all subject inventions that may be conceived or first actually reduced to practice under the above-identified agreement, and subcontracts thereof. The agreement is entitled "Reaching Grid Parity using BP Solar Crystalline Silicon Technology." Petitioner has agreed that this waiver shall be subject to the march-in and preference for U.S. industry provisions, as well as the U.S. Government license, comparable to those set out in 35 U.S.C. 202-204. Further, Petitioner has agreed to the attached U.S. Competitiveness provision paragraph (t). In brief, the Petitioner has

390

ADVANCED GASIFICATION BY-PRODUCT UTILIZATION  

SciTech Connect

The results of laboratory investigations and supporting technical assessments conducted under DOE Subcontract No. DE-FG26-03NT41795 are reported for the period September 1, 2003 to August 31, 2004. This contract is with the University of Kentucky Research Foundation, which supports work with the University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research and The Pennsylvania State University Energy Institute. The worked described was part of a project entitled ''Advanced Gasification By-Product Utilization''. This work involves the development of technologies for the separation and characterization of coal gasification slags from operating gasification units, activation of these materials to increase mercury and nitrogen oxide capture efficiency, assessment of these materials as sorbents for mercury and nitrogen oxides, and characterization of these materials for use as polymer fillers.

Rodney Andrews; Aurora Rubel; Jack Groppo; Ari Geertsema; M. Mercedes Maroto-Valer; Zhe Lu; Harold Schobert

2005-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

391

STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY SIEMENS WESTINGHOUSE POWER CORP. FOR AN ADVANCE  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

WESTINGHOUSE POWER CORP. FOR AN ADVANCE WESTINGHOUSE POWER CORP. FOR AN ADVANCE WAIIVER OF DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN INVENTION RIGHTS UNDER DOE COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT NO. DE-FC26-03NT41907; W(A)-04-018, CH-1187 The Petitioner, Siemens Westinghouse Power Corporation, (Siemens) was awarded this subcontract under a cooperative agreement with the Energy and Environmental Research Corporation (EERC) for the performance of work entitled, "Water Extraction from Coal-Fired Power Plant Flue Gas." The purpose of the cooperative agreement is to develop a liquid desiccant- based, flue gas dehydration process technology to reduce water consumption in power plants. Specifically, the objective of the program is to generate sufficient sub-scale test data and conceptual commercial power plant evaluation to assess the process feasibility and merits for

392

STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS PETITION FOR ADVANCE WAIVER OF PATENT RIGHTS BY  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

ABENGOA BIOENERGY BIOMASS OF KANSAS, LLC ("ABENGOA ABENGOA BIOENERGY BIOMASS OF KANSAS, LLC ("ABENGOA KANSAS") UNDER COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT NO. DE-FC36- 07017028 BETWEEN ABENGOA KANSAS AND DOE; W(A)-08-022; CH- 1449 The Petitioner, ABENGOA KANSAS, has requested a waiver of domestic and certain foreign patent rights for itself and its technology affiliate Abengoa New Technologies, Inc. (ABNT), all subject inventions that may be conceived or first actually reduced to practice under the above-identified agreement, and subcontracts thereof. The agreement is entitled "Integrated Biorefinery for Conversion of Biomass to Ethanol, Synthesis Gas, and Heat." The objective of the current project is the development and operation of an integrated biorefinery facility in southwestern Kansas, having a lignocellulosic biomass

393

STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY GENERAL ELECTRIC GLOBAL RESEARCH CENTER FOR AN  

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6560; W(A)-09-026; CH-1491 6560; W(A)-09-026; CH-1491 General Electric Global Research Center (GE-GRC), requests an advance waiver of domestic and foreign patent rights for all subject inventions made under the above cooperative agreement for work entitled, "Clean and Efficient Diesel Engine." The purpose of the cooperative agreement is to develop clean and efficient diesel engine technology. The program aims to enhance the efficiency of large displacement (>10 liters/cylinder), medium speed «1200 rev/min) diesel engines that are used in locomotive. marine, and power generation applications. This waiver is for inventions of GE-GRC only. The work under this subcontract is expected to take place from October 1, 2008 through September 30, 2009, at a total cost of $1 ,230,000. GE-GRC will provide 20% cost share or

394

STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS PETITION FOR ADVANCE WAIVER OF PATENT RIGHTS BY DANISCO  

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DANISCO DANISCO US, INC. (UDANISCO") UNDER AGREEMENT NO. DE-FG36-08G018078 BETWEEN DANISCO AND DOE; W(A)-08-045; CH-1464 The Petitioner, DANISCO, has requested a waiver of domestic and certain foreign patent rights for all subject inventions that may be conceived or first actually reduced to practice under the above-identified agreement, and subcontracts thereof. The agreement is entitled "DEVELOPMENT OF COMMERCIAL ENZYMES SYSTEM FOR LIGNOCELLULOSIC BIOMASS SACCHARIFICATION." This waiver shall not impact the rights of those parties subject to Public Law 96-517, as amended, nor shall it grant any rights in inventions made by employees of the National Laboratories. The object of the current project is to address one of the key technical barriers

395

STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY ANADARKO PETROLEUM CORPORATION FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF  

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STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY ANADARKO PETROLEUM CORPORATION FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN INVENTION RIGHTS UNDER DOE COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT NO. DE-FC26-01NT41331; W(A)-03-013, CH-1140 The Petitioner, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (Anadarko) is a subcontractor to Mauer Engineering (Mauer) under a cooperative agreement awarded by the National Energy Technology Laboratory for work entitled, "Methane Hydrate Production from Alaskan Permafrost." Mauer is a small business whose patent rights under this cooperative agreement are governed by the terms of 48 CFR 952.227-11. The terms of 48 CFR 952.227-13, Acquisition by the Government, were then flowed down by Mauer in the subcontract to Anadarko, a large business. The purpose of the

396

STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY MATERIALS INC FOR AN ADVANCE  

Energy.gov (U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)) Indexed Site

ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY MATERIALS INC FOR AN ADVANCE ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY MATERIALS INC FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN INVENTION RIGHTS UNDER DOE COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT NO. DE-NT0005578, W(A)-2012-031; CH-1666 The Petitioner, Advanced Technology Materials, Inc. (ATMI) was awarded a subcontract under the subject cooperative agreement between the Department of Energy and SRI International (SRI) for the performance of work entitled , "Development of Novel Carbon Sorbents for C02 Capture". The objective of the program is to develop an innovative, low cost, and low energy consuming carbon dioxide (C02) capture technology based on adsorption on a high-capacity and low-cost carbon sorbent. The specific objectives are to validate the performance of this concept on a bench-scale system

397

REQUEST BY SEMIKRON INC. FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN PATENT RIGHTS TO SUBJECT INVENTIONS MADE UNDER A  

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0 2000 11:21 FR IPL DOE CH 630 252 2779 TO BETTY-NORMR-HQ P.02/06 0 2000 11:21 FR IPL DOE CH 630 252 2779 TO BETTY-NORMR-HQ P.02/06 * 9 Statement of Considerations REQUEST BY SEMIKRON INC. FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN PATENT RIGHTS TO SUBJECT INVENTIONS MADE UNDER A CONTRACT ENTITLED "SUBCONTRACT RE: U.S. DOE COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT NUMBER DE-FC02-00EE50632"; W(A)-00-014, CH1030. Semikron Inc. (Semikron) has requested an advance waiver of domestic and foreign patent rights to inventions its employees may conceive or first actually reduce to practice in the performance of its subcontract under DOE Cooperative Agreement No. DE-FC02-00EE50632. This agreement, referred to in the waiver petition as the "AIPM Contract" arises from the Automotive Integrated Power Module (AIPM) Project. As brought out in the attached waiver petition, the scope of the work is to develop and

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STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY ABB LUMMUS GLOBAL, INC. FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF  

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6 2005 16:50 FR IPL DOE CH 630 252 2779 TO AGCP-HQ P.02/03 6 2005 16:50 FR IPL DOE CH 630 252 2779 TO AGCP-HQ P.02/03 * * STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY ABB LUMMUS GLOBAL, INC. FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN PATENT RIGHTS UNDER A SUBCONTRACT WITH MEMBRANE TECHNOLOGY AND RESEARCH, INC. UNDER DOE COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT NO. DE-FC36-04GO14151 ENTITLED "SEPARATION OF OLEFIN/PARAFFIN MIXTURES WITH CARRIER FACILITATED MEMBRANES" W(A)-05-010; CH-1274 As set out in the attached waiver petition, ABB Lummus Global. Inc. (LGI) has requested an advance waiver of domestic and foreign patent rights for all subject inventions made under the above-identified subcontract by its employees. Referring to item 2 in LGI's waiver petition, this agreement is part of DOE's Chemical Industries of the Future program. Under the agreement LGI has partnered with Membrane

399

REQUEST BY VARIAN MEDICAL SYSTEMS FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN RIGHTS IN AN IDENTIFIED INVENTION (S-  

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VARIAN MEDICAL SYSTEMS FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF VARIAN MEDICAL SYSTEMS FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN RIGHTS IN AN IDENTIFIED INVENTION (S- 105,965) MADE IN THE COURSE OF OR UNDER BWXT Y-12, LLC SUBCONTRACT NO. 4300039024 UNDER PRIME CONTRACT NO. DE-AC05- 00OR22800; DOE WAIVER DOCKET W(A)2004-075 [ORO-791] Varian Medical Systems (Varian) has made a timely request for an advance waiver to worldwide rights in an identified invention made in the course of or under BWXT Y-12, LLC Subcontract No. 4300039024 entitled, "Prototype Megavoltage X-ray Sensor Array with High Spatial Resolution" under BWXT Y-12, LLC Prime Contract No. DE-AC05-000R22800. This invention relates to a prototype megavoltage X-ray sensor array with high spatial resolution (67 micron pixels) with an active area of 21x28cm for use in cone beam CT imaging for non-destructive

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STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY OSRAM OPTO SEMICONDUCTORS  

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5 14:37 FR IPL DOE CH 630 252 2779 TO RGCP-HQ P.02/04 5 14:37 FR IPL DOE CH 630 252 2779 TO RGCP-HQ P.02/04 * * STATEMENT OF CONSIDERATIONS REQUEST BY OSRAM OPTO SEMICONDUCTORS FOR AN ADVANCE WAIVER OF DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN INVENTION RIGHTS UNDER DOE CONTRACT NO. DE-FC26-05NT42341, SUBCONTRACT QZ001; W(A)-05-017, CH-1280 The Petitioner, OSRAM Opto Semiconductor (Osram) was awarded a subcontract under this cooperative agreement for the performance of work entitled, "Scaling Up KiloLumen Solid- State Lighting Exceeding 100 LPW via Remote Phosphor." The cooperative agreement was awarded to Light Prescriptions Innovators, LLC (LPI). The purpose of the cooperative agreement is to develop a new white light emitting diode (LED) light source that emits 1000 lumens with an efficacy exceeding 100 lumens per watt (LPW). The new white LED light source will use multiple

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Tank exhaust comparison with 40 CFR 61.93, Subpart H, and other referenced guidelines for Tank Farms National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutant (NESHAP) designated stacks  

Science Conference Proceedings (OSTI)

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) promulgated National Emission Standards other than Radon from US Department of Energy (DOE) Facilities (40 CFR 61, Subpart H) on December 15, 1989. The regulations specify procedures, equipment, and test methods that.are to be used to measure radionuclide emissions from exhaust stacks that are designated as National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutant (NESHAP) stacks. Designated NESHAP stacks are those that have the potential to cause any member of the public to receive an effective dose equivalent (EDE) greater than or equal to 0.1 mrem/year, assuming all emission controls were removed. Tank Farms currently has 33 exhaust stacks, 15 of which are designated NESHAP stacks. This document assesses the compliance status of the monitoring and sampling systems for the designated NESHAP stacks.

Bachand, D.D.; Crummel, G.M.

1994-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Referenced-site environmental document for a Monitored Retrievable Storage facility: backup waste management option for handling 1800 MTU per year  

SciTech Connect

This environmental document includes a discussion of the purpose of a monitored retrievable storage facility, a description of two facility design concepts (sealed storage cask and field drywell), a description of three reference sites (arid, warm-wet, and cold-wet), and a discussion and comparison of the impacts associated with each of the six site/concept combinations. This analysis is based on a 15,000-MTU storage capacity and a throughput rate of up to 1800 MTU per year.

Silviera, D.J.; Aaberg, R.L.; Cushing, C.E.; Marshall, A.; Scott, M.J.; Sewart, G.H.; Strenge, D.L.

1985-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Purex Plant comparison with 40 CFR 61, subpart H, and other referenced guidelines for the Product Removal (PR) (296-A-1) stack  

SciTech Connect

Dose calculations for atmospheric radionuclide releases from the Hanford Site for calendar year (CY) 1992 were performed by Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) using the approved US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) CAP-88 computer model. Emissions from discharge points in the Hanford Site 100, 200, 300, 400, and 600 areas were calculated based on results of analyses of continuous and periodic sampling conducted at the discharge points. These calculated emissions were provided for inclusion in the CAP-88 model by area and by individual facility for those facilities having the potential to contribute more than 10 percent of the Hanford Site total or to result in an impact of greater than 0.1 mrem per year to the maximally exposed individual (MEI). Also included in the assessment of offsite dose modeling are the measured radioactive emissions from all Hanford Site stacks that have routine monitoring performed. Record sampling systems have been installed on all stacks and vents that use exhaust fans to discharge air that potentially may carry airborne radioactivity. Estimation of activity from ingrowth of long-lived radioactive progeny is not included in the CAP-88 model; therefore, the Hanford Site GENII code (Napier et al. 1988) was used to supplement the CAP-88 dose calculations. When the dose to the MEI located in the Ringold area was calculated, the effective dose equivalent (EDE) from combined Hanford Site radioactive airborne emissions was shown to be 3.7E-03 mrem. This value was reported in the annual air emission report prepared for the Hanford Site (RL 1993).

Lohrasbi, J.

1994-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

404

Safety and Performance Assessment of Ethanol/Diesel Blends (E-Diesel)  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Subcontract report discussing safety concerns of ethanol-diesel blends and pathways to reducing risks.

Waterland, L. R.; Venkatesh, S.; Unnasch, S.

2003-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

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The final LDRD report for the project entitled: {open_quotes}Enhanced analysis of complex gas mixtures by pattern recognition of microsensor array signals{close_quotes}  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Microsensors do not have the selectivity to chemical species available in large laboratory instruments. This project employed arrays of catalytically gated silicon microsensors with different catalysts to create data streams which can be analyzed by pattern recognition programs. One of the most significant accomplishments of the program was the demonstration of that mixtures of H{sub 2} with the oxidants NO{sub x} and O{sub 2} could distinguished from one another by the use of different catalytic metals on the Sandia Robust Hydrogen (SRH) sensors and the newly developed pattern recognition algorithm. This sensor system could be used to identify explosive gas mixtures and analyze exhaust streams for pollution control.

Hughes, R.C.; Osbourn, G.C.

1996-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

407

Final Report for research grant entitled "Development of Reagents for Application of At-211 and Bi-213 to Targeted Radiotherapy of Cancer"  

SciTech Connect

This grant was a one-year extension of another grant with the same title (DE-FG03-98ER62572). The objective of the studies was to continue in vivo evaluation of reagents to determine which changes in structure were most favorable for in vivo use. The focus of our studies was development and optimization of reagents for pretargeting alpha-emitting radionuclides At-211 or Bi-213 to cancer cells. Testing of the reagents was conducted in vitro and in animal model systems. During the funding period, all three specific aims set out in the proposed studies were worked on, and some additional studies directed at development of a method for direct labeling of proteins with At-211 were investigated. We evaluated reagents in two different approaches in 'two step' pretargeting protocols. These approaches are: (1) delivery of the radionuclide on recombinant streptavidin to bind with pretargeted biotinylated monoclonal antibody (mAb), and alternatively, (2) delivery of the radionuclide on a biotin derivative to bind with pretargeted antibody-streptavidin conjugates. The two approaches were investigated as it was unclear which will be superior for the short half-lived alpha-emitting radionuclides.

Wilbur, D. Scott

2011-12-23T23:59:59.000Z

408

DOE-Imaging grant FG02-06ER15829, entitled "Developing Laser-Induced Re-Collision Electron Self-Diffraction" Brief summary of accomplishments  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Our principal goal was the experimental demonstration of Laser-Induced Electron Diffraction (LIED). Key steps along the development of this experimental technique have been accomplished and reported in the publications listed in this brief report. We started with measuring 3D electron momenta spectra in aligned nitrogen and oxygen molecules. Chakra Maharjan (Ph.D. student of Lew Cocke) was a lead researcher on this project. Although Chakra succeeded in obtaining those spectra, we were scooped by the publication of identical results in Science by the NRC Ottawa group. Our results were never published as a refereed article, but became a part of Chakra's Ph.D. dissertation. That Science paper was the first experimental demonstration of Laser-Induced Electron Diffraction (LIED). Chakra also worked on wavelength dependence of 3D ATI spectra of atoms and molecules using tunable OPA pulses. Another Ph.D. student, Maia Magrakvelidze (her GRA was funded by the grant), started working on COLTRIMS experiments using OPA pulses (1800 nm wavelength). After some initial experiments it became apparent that COLTRIMS did not yield sufficient count rates of electrons in the high-energy part of the spectrum to see diffraction signatures with acceptable statistics (unfavorable scaling of the electron yield with laser wavelength was partly to blame). Nevertheless, Maia managed to use COLTRIMS and OPA to measure the angular dependence of the tunneling ionization rate in D{sub 2} molecules. Following the initial trial experiments, the decision was made to switch from COLTRIMS to VMI in order to increase the count rates by a factor of {approx}100, which may have given us a chance to see LIED. Research Associate Dr. Sankar De (his salary was funded by the grant), in collaboration with Matthias Kling's group (then at MPQ Garching), proceeded to design a special multi-electrode VMI spectrometer for capturing high-energy ATI electrons and to install it in place of COLTRIMS inside our experimental chamber. That apparatus was later used for the first demonstration of field-free orientation in CO using two-color laser pulses as well as for a series of other experiments, such as pump-probe studies of molecular dynamics with few-cycle laser pulses, control of electron localization in dissociating hydrogen molecules using two-color laser pulses, and ATI spectra of Xe ionized by two-color laser pulses. In parallel, Dipanwita Ray (Ph.D. student of Lew Cocke) worked on measuring angle-resolved ATI spectra of noble gases using a stereo-ATI phasemeter as a TOF electron spectrometer. She observed the angular diffraction structures in 3D ATI spectra of Ar, Kr and Xe, which were interpreted in terms of the Quantitative Rescattering theory newly developed by C.D. Lin. We also attempted to use a much more powerful OPA (five times more energy per pulse than the one we had at JRML) available at the Advanced Laser Light Source (ALLS) in Montreal to observe LIED. Two visits to ALLS by the PI, Igor Litvinyuk, and one visit by the PI's Ph.D. student (Irina Bocharova) were funded by the grant. Though we failed to observe LIED (the repetition rate of the ALLS OPA was too low at only 100 Hz), this international collaboration resulted in several publications on other related subjects, such as the wavelength dependence of laser Coulomb explosion of hydrogen, the wavelength dependence of non-sequential double ionization of neon and argon, the demonstration of charge-resonance enhanced ionization in CO{sub 2}, and the study of non-elastic scattering processes in H{sub 2}. Theoretical efforts to account for the hydrogen Coulomb explosion experiment resulted in another paper by Maia Magrakvelidze as lead author. Although for various reasons we failed to achieve our main goal of observing LIED, we salute the recent success in this endeavor by Lou DiMauro's group (with theoretical support from our KSU colleague C.D. Lin) published in Nature, which validates our approach.

Igor V. Litvinyuk, and Itzik Ben-Itzhak

2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Research on polycrystalline thin-film submodules based on CuInSe{sub 2} materials. Final subcontract report, 11 November 1990--30 June 1995  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report describes work performed in development of CIS-based photovoltaic (PV) products. The activity began with developing manufacturable deposition methods for all required thin-film layers and developing and understanding processes using those methods. It included demonstrating the potential for high conversion efficiency and followed with developing viable methods for module segment formation and interconnection. These process steps were integrated to fabricate monolithic CIS-based submodules. An important result of this program is the basis of understanding established in developing this material for PV applications, which is necessary to address issues of manufacturability and cost-which were recognized early in the program as being determined by successful solutions to issues of yield, reproducibility, and control as much as by material and energy costs, conversion efficiency, and process speed. Solarex identified at least one absorber formation process that is very robust to shunt formation from pinholes or point defects, tolerant of variation in processing temperature and elemental composition, and is capable of producing high conversion efficiency. This program also allowed development and scale-up of processes for the deposition of all other substrate, heterojunction buffer, and window layers and associated scribing/module formation operations to 1000-CM{sup 2} size. At the completion of this program, Solarex has in place most of the necessary elements to begin the transition to pilot operation of CIS manufacturing activities.

Arya, R.; Fogleboch, J.; Kessler, J.; Russell, L.; Skibo, S.; Wiedeman, S. [Solarex Corp., Newtown, PA (United States)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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PVMaT Cost Reductions in the EFG High Volume PV Manufacturing Line: Final Subcontract Report, 5 August 1998 -- 4 February 2001  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report describes the three major task areas: manufacturing systems development, low-cost processing technology, and flexible manufacturing methods. In Manufacturing Systems, we have worked on implementing and utilizing SPC on a larger scale by developing support systems for computer-aided data bases and equipment and process-tracking methodology; developing and implementing new diagnostic techniques; reducing acid use and waste products by introducing a new dry-etch process; and formalizing documentation and training procedures for manufacturing processes (ISO 9000) and for waste product and safety management (ISO 14000) to assist in handling the larger manufacturing organization. Low-Cost Processes, we report on progress in demonstrating low-damage, high-throughput laser technology; studies on Rapid Thermal Processing approaches to improving cell efficiency; evaluating new thin-wafer technology using EFG cylinders; and developing a large EFG octagon and laser-cutting technology for producing 12.5 cm x 12.5 cm wafers. For Flexible Manufacturing, we completed introduction of manufacturing data bases for wafer and cell manufacturing; process modifications to accommodate manufacture of 10 cm x 15 cm wafers; and module field-performance studies and defect tracking to be used to improve manufacturing processes, new encapsulant qualification and introduction into manufacturing, and progress in developing designs for low-cost modules.

Kalejs, J.; Bathey, B.; Brown, B.; Cao, J.; Doedderlein, J.; Ebers, S.; Gonsiorawski, R.; Heath, B.; Kardauskas, M.; Mackintosh, B.; Ouellette, M.; Piwczyk, B.; Rosenblum, M.; Southimath, B.

2002-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of large-area monolithically integrated Silicon-Film{trademark} photovoltaic modules. Annual subcontract report, 1 January 1993--31 December 1993  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report describes work performed under a program to develop Silicon-Film{trademark} Product III into a low-cost, stable solar cell for large-scale terrestrial power applications. The Product III structure is a thin polycrystalline layer of silicon on a durable, insulating, ceramic) substrate. The insulating substrate allows the silicon layer to be isolated and metallized to form a monolithically interconnected array of solar cells. High efficiency is achievable with the use of light trapping and a passivated back surface. The long-term goal for the product is a 1200-cm{sup {minus}2}, 18%-efficient solar module. This report discusses material quality improvements due to the use of new metallurgical barrier technologies. The barrier is essential in preventing impurity interaction between the silicon film and the low-cost substate. Also, a new filament-based fabric substate material was investigated. Efficiencies greater than 10% were achieved on 1.0-cm{sup 2} devices made on these substrates. We also demonstrated the monolithic fabrication sequence by the fabrication of a prototype array using the device processing sequences developed during Phase 11 of this program.

Rand, J.A.; Cotter, J.E.; Ingram, A.E.; Ruffins, T.R.; Thomas, C.J.; Hall, R.B.; Barnett, A.M. [AstroPower, Inc., Newark, DE (United States)

1994-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of large-area monolithically integrated Silicon-Film photovoltaic modules. Annual subcontract report, 16 November 1991--31 December 1992  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report describes work to develop Silicon-Film{trademark} Product III into a low-cost, stable solar cell for large-scale terrestrial power applications. The Product III structure is a thin (< 100-{mu}m) polycrystalline layer of silicon on a durable, insulating, ceramic substrate. The insulating substrate allows the silicon layer to be isolated and metallized to form a monolithically interconnected array of solar cells. High efficiency is achievable with the use of light trapping and a passivated back surface. The long-term goal for the product is a 1200-cm{sup 2}, 18%-efficient, monolithic array. The short-term objectives are to improve material quality and to fabricate 100 cm{sup 2} monolithically interconnected solar cell arrays. Low minority-carrier diffusion length in the silicon film and series resistance in the interconnected device structure are presently limiting device performance. Material quality is continually improving through reduced impurity contamination. Metallization schemes, such as a solder-dipped interconnection process, have been developed that will allow low-cost production processing and minimize R{sub s} effects. Test data for a nine-cell device (16 cm{sup 2}) indicated a V{sub oc} of 3.72 V. These first-reported monolithically interconnected multicrystalline silicon-on-ceramic devices show low shunt conductance (< 0.1 mA/cm{sup 2}) due to limited conduction through the ceramic and no process-related metallization shunts.

Rand, J.A.; Cotter, J.E.; Ingram, A.E.; Ruffins, T.R.; Shreve, K.P.; Hall, R.B.; Barnett, A.M. [AstroPower, Inc., Newark, DE (United States)

1993-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Development of large-area monolithically integrated silicon-film{trademark} photovoltaic modules. Final subcontract report, May 1, 1991--December 31, 1994  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The objective of this program is to develop Silicon Film{trademark} Product III into a low-cost, stable solar cell for large-scale terrestrial power applications. The Product III structure is a thin (<100 {mu}m) polycrystalline layer of silicon on a durable, insulating, ceramic substrate. The insulating substrate allows the silicon layer to be isolated and metallized to form a monolithically interconnected array of solar cells. High efficiency is achieved by the use of light trapping and passivated surfaces. This project focused on the development of five key technologies associated with the monolithic sub-module device structure: (1) development of the film deposition and growth processes; (2) development of the low-cost ceramic substrate; (3) development of a metallurgical barrier technology; (4) development of sub-element solar cell processing techniques; and (5) development of sub-module (isolation and interconnection) processes. This report covers the development approaches and results relating to these technologies. Significant progress has been made in the development of all of the related technologies. This is evidenced by the fabrication of a working 12.0 cm{sup 2} prototype sub-module consisting of 7 elements and testing with an open circuit voltage of 3.9 volts, a short circuit current of 35.2 mA and a fill factor of 63% and an overall efficiency of 7.3%. Another significant result achieved is a 13.4% (NREL verified), 1.0 cm{sup 2} solar cell fabricated from material deposited and grown on a graphite cloth substrate. The significant technological hurdle of the program was and remains the low quality of the photovoltaic layer which is caused by contamination of the photovoltaic layer from the low-cost ceramic substrate by trace impurities found in the substrate precursor materials. The ceramic substrate and metallurgical barrier are being developed specifically to solve this problem.

Hall, R.B.; Rand, J.A.; Cotter, J.E. [AstroPower, Inc., Newark, DE (United States)

1995-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

414

Photocharge transport and recombination measurements in amorphous silicon films and solar cells by photoconductive frequency mixing: Annual subcontract report, 20 April 1998--19 April 1999  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

In the present phase of the program, the transport parameters of a number of amorphous semiconductors prepared by a number of techniques were determined by the photoconductive frequency mixing technique. This technique enabled the authors to determine the drift mobility, md, and the photomixing lifetime, t. The technique is based on the idea of heterodyne detection for photoconductors. When two similarly polarized monochromatic optical beams of slightly different frequencies are incident upon a photoconductor, the generation rate of electron-hole pairs will produce a photocurrent, when a dc-bias is applied, which will contain components resulting from the square of the sum of the individual incident fields. Consequently, a photocurrent will be produced, which will consist of a direct current and a microwave current corresponding to the beat frequency. These two currents allow a separate determination of the drift mobility and the photomixing lifetime of the photogenerated carriers. In the present work, the longitudinal modes of a He-Ne laser were employed to generate a beat frequency of 252 MHz; all the measurements were performed at this frequency for the data indicated in the accompanying figures. The following topics were explored: Measurements of the charge transport parameters of homogeneous a-SiGe:H alloys produced by NREL employing the hot-wire technique; The change in the charge transport parameters in the transition from hydrogenated amorphous silicon to microcrystalline silicon for material produced by NREL and MVSystems; The improvement in instrumentation of the photomixing measurements; Measurements of the hydrostatic dependency of the transport parameters of amorphous silicon; and Preliminary photomixing measurements on p-i-n devices.

Braunstein, R.; Kattwinkel, A.; Liebe, J.; Sun, G.

2000-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

415

Polycrystalline CuInSe{sub 2} and CdTe solar cells. Annual subcontract report, April 15, 1992--April 14, 1993  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The principal objective of the research project is to develop processes for the fabrication of cadmium-telluride, CdTe, and copper-indium-gallium-diselenide, Cu(In{sub 1{minus}x}Ga{sub x})Se{sub 2}, polycrystalline-thin-film solar cells using techniques that can be scaled-up for economic manufacture on a large scale. The aims are to fabricate CdTe solar cells using Cd and Te layers sputtered from elemental targets; to promote the interdiffusion between Cd/Te layers, CdTe phase formation, and grain growth; to utilize non-toxic selenization so as to avoid the use of extremely toxic H{sub 2}Se in the fabrication of Cu(In{sub l{minus}x}Ga{sub x})Se{sub 2} thin-film solar cells; to optimize selenization parameters; to improve adhesion; to minimize residual stresses; to improve the uniformity, stoichiometry, and morphology of CdTe and Cu(In{sub 1{minus}x}Ga{sub x})Se{sub 2} thin films, and the efficiency of CdTe and Cu(In{sub 1{minus}x}Ga{sub x})Se{sub 2} solar cells.

Dhere, N.G. [Florida Solar Energy Center, Cape Canaveral, FL (United States)

1994-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

416

Development of high stable-efficiency, triple-junction a-Si alloy solar cells. Annual subcontract report, July 18, 1994--July 17, 1995  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report describes work performed by Energy Conversion Devices, Inc. (ECD) under a 3-year, cost-shared amorphous silicon (a-Si) research program to develop advanced technologies and to demonstrate stable 14%-efficient, triple-junction a-Si alloy solar cells. The technologies developed under the program will then be incorporated into ECD`s continuous roll-to-roll deposition process to further enhance ECD`s photovoltaic manufacturing technology. In ECD`s solar cell design, triple-junction a-Si alloy solar cells are deposited onto stainless-steel substrates coated with Ag/ZnO back-reflector layers. This type of cell design enabled ECD to use a continuous roll- to-roll deposition process to manufacture a-Si PV materials in high volume at low cost. Using this cell design, ECD previously achieved 13.7% initial solar cell efficiency using the following features: (1) a triple-junction, two-band-gap, spectrum-splitting solar cell design; (2) a microcrystalline silicon p-layer; (3) a band-gap-profiled a- SiGe alloy as the bottom cell i-layer; (4) a high-performance AgZnO back-reflector; and (5) a high-performance tunnel junction between component cells. ECD also applied the technology into its 2-MW/yr a- Si production line and achieved the manufacturing of 4-ft{sup 2} PV modules with 8% stable efficiency. During this program, ECD is also further advancing its existing PV technology toward the goal of 14% stable solar cells by performing the following four tasks: (1) improving the stability of the intrinsic a-Si alloy materials; (2) improving the quality of low-band-gap a-SiGe alloy; (3) improving p{sup +} window layers, and (4) developing high stable-efficiency triple-junction a-Si alloy solar cells.

Deng, X. [Energy Conversion Devices, Inc., Troy, MI (United States)

1996-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

417

Research on defects and transport in amorphous-silicon-based semiconductors. Final subcontract report, 20 February 1991--19 April 1994  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report describes work on three individual tasks as follows. (1) Electron and hole drift measurements in a-Si{sub 1-x}Ge{sub x}:H and a-Si{sub 1-x}C{sub x}:H p-i-n solar cells. Multijunction solar cells incorporating modified band gap a-Si:H in a triple-junction structure are generally viewed as the most promising avenue for achieving an amorphous silicon-based solar call with 15% stabilized conversion efficiency. The specific objective of this task was to document the mobilities and deep-trapping mobility-lifetime products for electrons and holes in a-Si{sub 1-x}Ge{sub x}:H and a-Si{sub 1-x}C{sub x}:H alloys materials. (2) Electroabsorption measurements and built-in potential (V{sub bi}) in solar cells. V{sub bi} in a p-i-n solar call may be limiting the open-circuit voltage (V{sub oc}) in wide-band-gap cells (E{sub g} > 1.8 eV) currently under investigation as the top cell for 15% triple junction devices. The research addressed four issues that need to be resolved before the method can yield an error less than 0.1 V for V{sub bi}. The details are presented in this report. (3) Defect relaxation and Shockley-Read kinetics in a-Si:H. Quantitative modeling of solar cells is usually based on Shockley-Read kinetics.`` An important assumption of this approach is that the rate of emission of a photocarrier trapped on a defect is independent of quasi-Fermi level location.

Schiff, E.A.; Antoniadis, H.; Gu, Q.; Lee, J.K.; Wang, Q.; Zafar, S. [Syracuse Univ., NY (United States)

1994-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

418

Polycrystalline CuInSe{sub 2} and CdTe PV solar cells. Annual subcontract report, 15 April 1993--14 April 1994  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This is an annual technical report on the Phase 2 of a three-year phased research program. The principal objective of the research project is to develop novel and low-cost processes for the fabrication of stable and efficient CuIn{sub 1{minus}x}Ga{sub x}Se{sub 2} and CdTe polycrystalline-thin-film solar cells using reliable techniques amenable to scale-up for economic, large-scale manufacture. The aims are to develop a process for the non-toxic selenization so as to avoid the use of extremely toxic H{sub 2}Se in the fabrication of CuIn{sub 1{minus}x}Ga{sub x}Se{sub 2} thin-film solar cells; to optimize selenization parameters; to develop a process for the fabrication of CdTe solar cells using Cd and Te layers sputtered from elemental targets; to develop an integrated process for promoting the interdiffusion between Cd/Te layers, CdTe phase formation, grain growth, type conversion, and junction formation; to improve adhesion; to minimize residual stresses; to improve the metallic back-contact; to improve the uniformity, stoichiometry, and morphology of CuIn{sub 1{minus}x}Ga{sub x}Se{sub 2} and CdTe thin films; and to improve the efficiency of CuIn{sub 1{minus}x}Ga{sub x}Se{sub 2} and CdTe solar cells.

Dhere, N.G. [Florida Solar Energy Center, Cape Canaveral, FL (United States)

1994-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

419

Research on amorphous-silicon-based thin-film photovoltaic devices: Semiannual subcontract report, 1 July 1987--31 December 1987  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The objective of this work is to develop 13% (aperture area) efficient, 850-cm/sup 2/ four-terminal hybrid tandem submodules. The module design consists of a copper-indium-diselenide (CIS)-based bottom circuit and a semitransparent, thin-film silicon-hydrogen (TFS)-based top circuit. High-performance, semitransparent TFS devices and submodules were fabricated in which ZnO was used in the front and rear transparent conductors. High-performance CIS devices and submodules were also fabricated; however, the location and nature of the junction are not yet understood. Representative four-terminal hybrid tandem devices and submodules were fabricated from TFS and CIS component circuits. Optical coupling between the circuits was lower than expected, because of reflection losses at key interfaces. Efficiencies obtained for these devices and modules include 14.17% for a four-terminal, 4-cm/sup 2/ tandem cell and 12.3% for a four-terminal, tandem module. 7 refs., 90 figs.

Bottenberg, W.; Mitchell, K.; Wieting, R.

1988-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

420

Low-cost manufacturing of the point focus concentrating module and its key component, the Fresnel lens. Final subcontract report, 31 January 1991--6 May 1991  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Solar Kinetics, Inc. (SKI) has been developing point-focus concentrating PV modules since 1986. SKI is currently in position to manufacture between 200 to 600 kilowatts annually of the current design by a combination of manual and semi-automated methods. This report reviews the current status of module manufacture and specifies the required approach to achieve a high-volume manufacturing capability and low cost. The approach taken will include process development concurrent with module design for automated manufacturing. The current effort reviews the major manufacturing costs and identifies components and processes whose improvements would produce the greatest effect on manufacturability and cost reduction. The Fresnel lens is one such key component. Investigating specific alternative manufacturing methods and sources has substantially reduced the lens costs and has exceeded the DOE cost-reduction goals. 15 refs.

Saifee, T.; Konnerth, A. III [Solar Kinetics, Inc., Dallas, TX (United States)

1991-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

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421

Low-cost, high-efficiency solar cells utilizing GaAs-on-Si technology. Annual subcontract report, 1 August 1991--31 July 1992  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report describes work to develop technology to deposit GaAs on Si using a nucleation layer of atomic-layer-epitaxy-grown GaAs or AlAs on Si. This ensures two-dimensional nucleation and should lead to fewer defects in the final GaAs layer. As an alternative, we also developed technology for depositing GaAs on sawtooth-patterned Si. Preliminary studies showed that this material can have a very low defect density, {approximately} 1 {times} 10{sup 5} cm{sup {minus}5}, as opposed to our conventionally grown GaAs on SL which has a typical defect density of over 1 {times}10{sup 7} cm{sup {minus}2}. Using these two now methods of GaAs-on-Si material growth, we made solar cells that are expected to show higher efficiencies than those of previous cells.

Vernon, S.M. [Spire Corp., Bedford, MA (United States)

1993-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

422

Investigations of the origins of metastable light-induced changes in hydrogenated amorphous silicon. Final subcontract report, April 1, 1988--March 31, 1991  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The work performed for this contract continued investigations of the origins of metastable effectS in a-Si:H through three kinds of studies: (1) the effect of carbon impurities in a-Si:H samples at low concentrations using drive-level capacitance profiling measurements on samples whose carbon content was intentionally modulated spatially during growth, (2) the characterization of metastable states in n-type doped a Si:H samples caused by quench cooling and by light-soaking with partial annealing, and (3) the use of depletion-width-modulated ESR spectroscopy together with junction capacitance spectroscopy to investigate deep defect states for various metastable states of a 10- and an 80-Vppm PH{sub 3}-doped a-Si:H sample.

Cohen, J.D. [Oregon Univ., Eugene, OR (United States)

1991-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

423

Optimization of transparent and reflecting electrodes for amorphous-silicon solar cells. Final subcontract report, 1 May 1991--30 April 1994  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Fluorine-doped zinc oxide was shown to have the lowest absorption loss of any of the known transparent conductors. An apparatus was constructed to deposit textured, transparent, conductive, fluorine-doped zinc oxide layers with uniform thickness over a 10 cm by 10 cm area, using inexpensive, high-productivity atmospheric pressure chemical vapor deposition. Amorphous silicon solar cells grown on these textured films show very high peak quantum efficiencies (over 90%). However, a significant contact resistance develops at the interface between the amorphous silicon and the zinc oxide. Transparent, conductive gallium-doped zinc oxide films were grown by APCVD at a low enough temperature (260{degree}C) to be deposited on amorphous silicon as a final conductive back contact to solar cells. A quantum-mechanical theory of bonding was developed and applied to some metal oxides; it forms a basis for understanding TCO structures and the stability of their interfaces with silicon.

Gordon, R.G.; Hu, J.; Lacks, D.; Musher, J.; Thornton, J.; Liang, H. [Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA (United States)

1994-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

424

Atomic-scale characterization of hydrogenated amorphous-silicon films and devices. Annual subcontract report, 14 February 1995--14 April 1996  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The research is concerned with improving the electronic properties of hydrogenated amorphous silicon (a-Si:H) films and of photovoltaic (PV) cells that use these films. Two approaches toward this goal are being taken. One is to establish the character of silicon particle growth in the rf glow discharges that are used to make the films and PV cells, and to understand the particle incorporation into the films. The ultimate goal of this effort is to find mitigation techniques that minimize the particle incorporation. During this contract period, the authors have developed a novel particle light-scattering technique that provides a very detailed and sensitive diagnostic of the particles suspended in the discharge. The second program is directed toward measuring the electronic properties of these thin-film PV cells, as a function of depth within the cell. The approach being taken is to use a scanning tunneling microscope (STM) to measure the depth-dependent electronic properties of cross-sectioned PV cells. During the present period, cell cleaving and cross section locating methods, both in a UHV environment, have been successfully developed.

Gallagher, A.; Barzen, S.; Childs, M.; Laracuente, A. [National Inst. of Standards and Technology, Boulder, CO (United States)

1997-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

425

Atomic-scale characterization of hydrogenated amorphous-silicon films and devices. Annual subcontract report, 15 April 1994--14 March 1998  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The research is concerned with improving the electronic properties of hydrogenated amorphous silicon (a-Si:H) films and of photovoltaic (PV) cells that use these films. Two approaches toward this goal are being taken. One is to establish the character of silicon particle growth in the rf glow discharges that are used to make the films and PV cells, and to understand the particle incorporation into the films. The ultimate goal of this effort is to find mitigation techniques that minimize the particle incorporation. During this contract period the authors have developed a novel particle light-scattering technique that provides a detailed and sensitive diagnostic of small (8-60 nm diameter) particles suspended in the discharge. The authors have used this to measure the particle growth rates and densities, versus conditions in pure-silane discharges. The second program is directed toward measuring the electronic properties of thin-film PV cells, as a function of depth within the cell. The approach being taken is to use a scanning tunneling microscope (STM) to measure the depth-dependent electronic properties of cross-sectioned PV cells. During the present period, measurements on single and tandem amorphous silicon cells have been carried out. Using STM current-voltage spectroscopy, these measurements distinguish the boundaries between the highly-conducting and intrinsic layers, as well as the chemical potential versus depth in the cell.

Gallagher, A.; Barzen, S.; Childs, M.; Laracuente, A. [National Inst. of Standards and Technology, Boulder, CO (United States)

1998-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

426

Optimization of transparent and reflecting electrodes for amorphous silicon solar cells. Annual subcontract report, 1 May 1991--30 April 1992  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report describes work to improve the performance of solar cells by improving the electrical and optical properties of their transparent conducting oxides (TCO) layers. Boron-doped zinc-oxide films were deposited by atmospheric pressure chemical vapor deposition in a laminar-flow reactor from diethyl zinc, tert-butanol, and diborane in the temperature range between 300{degrees}C and 420{degrees}C. When the deposition temperature was above 320{degrees}C, both doped and undoped films have highly oriented crystallites with their c-axes perpendicular to the substrate plane. Films deposited from 0.07% diethyl zinc and 2.4% tert-butanol have electron densities between 3.5 {times} 10{sup 20} cm{sup {minus}3} and 5.5 {times} 10{sup 20} cm{sup {minus}3}, conductivities between 250 {Omega}{sup {minus}1} and 2500 {Omega}{sup {minus}1} and mobilities between 2.5 cm{sup 2}/V-s and 35.0 cm{sup 2}/V-s, depending on dopant concentration, film thickness, and deposition temperature. Optical measurements show that the maximum infrared reflectance of the doped films is close to 90%, compared to about 20% for undoped films. Film visible absorption and film conductivity were found to increase with film thickness. The ratio of conductivity to visible absorption coefficient for doped films was between 0.1 {Omega} and 1.1 {Omega}{sup {minus}1}. The band gap of the film changes from 3.3 eV to 3.7 eV when the film is doped with 0.012% diborane.

Gordon, R.G. [Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA (United States). Dept. of Chemistry

1993-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

427

Research on polycrystalline thin film submodules based on CuInSe{sub 2} materials. Annual subcontract report, 11 November 1990--31 October 1991  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report describes progress during the first year of a three-year research program to develop 12%-efficient CuInSe{sub 2} (CIS) submodules with area greater than 900 cm{sup 2}. To meet this objective, the program was divided into five tasks: (1) windows, contacts, substrates; (2) absorber material; (3) device structure; (4) submodule design and encapsulation; and (5) process optimization. In the first year of the program, work was concentrated on the first three tasks with an objective to demonstrate a 9%-efficient CIS solar cell. 7 refs.

Catalano, A.; Arya, R.; Carr, L.; Fieselmann, B.; Lommasson, T.; Podlesny, R.; Russell, L.; Skibo, S.; Rothwarf, A.; Birkmire, R. [Solarex Corp., Newtown, PA (United States)

1992-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

428

Advanced processing technology for high-efficiency thin-film CuInSe{sub 2} solar cells. Annual subcontract report, 1 March 1992--28 February 1993  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report describes work to develop novel fabrication for CuInSe{sub 2} (CIS) solar cells that will result in improved performance and cost effectiveness at the manufacturing level. The primary approach involves all solid-state processing for CIS. This was augmented by work to provide novel alternatives for the formation of the window layer/heterojunction contact. Inherent to the project was the need to develop a generic understanding of the relationship between processing and performance so that broad-based transfer to industry can be facilitated. We achieved good-electronic-quality CIS by the use of two selenization procedures for predeposited metal layers. We achieved good stoichiometry throughout the bulk of the film, attained grain sizes of up to 1 {mu}m, and measured electron mobilities of up to 60 cm{sup 2}V-s. However, there is a complex relationship between grain size, adhesion, and performance. Our primary approach to characterization was to fabricate ZnO/CIS test devices and measure as many properties as possible in device format. We are also developing reactive sputtering of ZnO as an alternative window layer technology.

Morel, D.L.; Attar, G.; Karthikeyan, S.; Muthaiah, A.; Zafar, A. [University of South Florida, Tampa, FL (United States)

1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

429

Development of high-efficiency, thin-film CdTe solar cells. Final subcontract report, 1 February 1992--30 November 1995  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report describes work performed by the Georgia Institute of Technology (GIT) to bring the polycrystalline CdTe cell efficiency a step closer to the practically achievable efficiency of 18% through fundamental understanding of detects and loss mechanisms, the role of chemical and heat treatments, and investigation of now process techniques. The objective was addressed by a combination of in-depth characterization, modeling, materials growth, device fabrication, and `transport analyses of Au/Cu/CdTe/CdS/SnO {sub 2} glass front-wall heterojunction solar cells. GiT attempted to understand the loss mechanism(s) in each layer and interface by a step-by-step investigation of this multilayer cell structure. The first step was to understand, quantify, and reduce the reflectance and photocurrent loss in polycrystalline CdTe solar calls. The second step involved the investigation of detects and loss mechanisms associated with the CdTe layer and the CdTe/CdS interface. The third stop was to investigate the effect of chemical and heat treatments on CdTe films and cells. The fourth step was to achieve a better and reliable contact to CdTe solar cells by improving the fundamental understanding. Of the effects of Cu on cell efficiency. Finally, the research involved the investigation of the effect of crystallinity and grain boundaries on Cu incorporation in the CdTe films, including the fabrication of CdTe solar calls with larger CdTe grain size.

Rohatgi, A.; Chou, H.C.; Kamra, S.; Bhat, A. [Georgia Inst. of Tech., Atlanta, GA (United States)

1996-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

430

Research on polycrystalline thin-film submodules based on CuInSe{sub 2} materials. Annual subcontract report, 1 November 1991--31 December 1992  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report describes a 3-year, cost-shared research program at Solarex to develop all pertinent processes and technologies required to achieve the goal of 12% CIS submodule (with areas > 900 cm{sup 2}). The work is focused on four tasks: (1) window layers, contacts, substrate; (2) CIS absorber layer; (3) device structure; and (4) submodule design and encapsulation. Each task addresses (1) basic material improvements, (2) fabrication and characterization of CIS solar cells, and (3) scale up of processes to large-area substrates.

Arya, R.; Fogleboch, J.; Lommasson, T.; Podlesny, R.; Russell, L.; Skibo, S.; Wiedeman, S.; Rothwarf, A.; Birkmire, R. [Solarex Corp., Newtown, PA (United States). Thin Film Div.

1993-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

431

Large-area, triple-junction a-Si alloy production scale-up. Semiannual subcontract report, 17 March 1993--18 September 1993  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report describes work to improve the efficiency of large-area, multi-junction amorphous silicon (a-Si) alloy modules. Equipment capable of producing modules up to 0.74 m{sup 2} in area is on line and process development has begun. Preliminary cost analysis/reduction has begun to ensure that these development efforts will result in a commercialization of the large-area technology. The approach was to transfer the high-efficiency multi-junction technology from R&D into the manufacturing environment by using three different substrate sizes. Initial attempts to transfer the multijunction silicon process were made using a 0.1-m{sup 2} substrate (approximately 1 ft{sup 2}). These efforts resulted in a module with a measured aperture area efficiency of 10.32%. Simultaneous with the transfer of the silicon technology, the most complicated aspect of the technology transfer, Solarex began process development techniques on large-area modules by using the 0.37-m{sup 2} substrates. These efforts resulted in modules with a total area efficiency of 7%. Finally, initial runs on substrates 0.74 m{sup 2} were made to debug the large-area equipment in preparation of transferring the knowledge gained in the processing of the smaller substrates.

Oswald, R.; O`Dowd, J.; Ashenfelter, W. [Solarex Corp., Newtown, PA (United States). Thin Film Div.] [and others

1994-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

432

Development of Large High-Voltage PV Modules with Improved Reliability and Lower Cost: Final Subcontract Report, 1 April 2006--31 August 2007  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The overall objective was to provide NREL with technical results that enhance its capability to improve PV manufacturing technology by developing a PV module with specified characteristics.

Wohlgemuth, J.

2009-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

433

Research on high-band-gap materials and amorphous-silicon-based solar cells. Annual subcontract report, May 15, 1994--May 14, 1995  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

We have conducted a survey of thin BP:H and BPC:H films prepared by plasma deposition using phosphine, diborane, tri-methylboron, and hydrogen as precursor gases. The objective of this research is to find out whether such films might offer a superior window layer film for application to wide bandgap a-Si solar cells. The research has shown good optical properties in a-BP:H films, but electrical properties acceptable for use in window layers have not been demonstrated yet. We have also found an interesting, conductive and transparent BPC:H film in a remote deposition region of the reactor, but have been unable to transfer deposition of this film to the standard interelectrode region. We have developed our capability to deposit nip sequence amorphous silicon based solar cells, and have demonstrated an open circuit voltage greater than 0.7 V. We have continued our studies of built-in potentials in a-Si based solar cells using the electroabsorption technique, extending our measurements to include cells with wider bandgap intrinsic layers and Schottky barrier test structures. We have made the first time-of-flight drift mobility measurements on a-Si:H prepared by hot wire (HW) deposition. Initial work has shown that light-soaked HW material can have much better ambipolar diffusion lengths than the plasma-deposited material following extended light soaking. We have performed some theoretical work which addresses a difficulty in understanding photocarrier recombination in a-Si:H first identified by Marvin Silver. In particular, electron-hole recombination is much slower than expected from the well-known {open_quotes}diffusion-controlled{close_quotes} models for Onsager (geminate) recombination and Langevin recombination. This slowness is essential to the success of a-Si in solar cells, but is unexplained. We have done work on high field electron drift mobilities in a-Si:H and on the validity of the Einstein relation connecting the diffusion and drift of holes in a-Si:H.

Schiff, E.A.; Gu, Q.; Jiang, L.; Wang, Q. [Syracuse Univ., NY (United States)

1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

434

Basic studies of III-V high-efficiency cell components: Annual subcontract report, 15 August 1985-14 August 1986  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report documents research on the fabrication and photovoltaic characterization of the basic building blocks of III-V cells: the pn junction, the pn heterojunction, the isotype (p-p and n-n) heterojunction, and graded-gap semiconductors. The goal of the project is to maximize cell performance by characterizing the electrical properties of high-efficiency cell components. Other goals are to demonstrate new cell structures fabricated by molecular beam epitaxy (MBE), develop measurement techniques, and characterize methodologies. This work should help identify paths toward higher efficiency III-V cells.

Lundstrom, M S; Melloch, M R; Kyono, C S; McMahon, C P; Noren, R E; Rancour, D P

1987-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

435

Maintenance and operation of the U.S. DOE Alternative Fuel Center. Final subcontract report, 5 August 1994--4 August 1995  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The Alternative Fuel Center (AFC) was established by the US Department of Energy (DOE) as part of the Alternative Fuel Utilization Program (AFUP). The AFC is designed to provide drum quantities of finished transportation fuels from a variety of sources. DOE funded the design, construction, and installation of a hydrogenation pilot plant capable of performing a range of hydrotreating, reforming, and hydrocracking operations. Southwest Research Institute provided the building, utilities, and laboratory and safety systems needed for the pilot plant. The AFC work reported here contributes to the two primary objectives of the AFUP: data for alternative-fuel-capable vehicles to enhance energy security, and data for controlling emissions for improved air quality.

Erwin, J.; Moulton, D.S. [Southwest Research Inst., San Antonio, TX (United States)

1996-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

436

Plasma-Assisted Co-evaporation of S and Se for Wide Band Gap Chalcopyrite Photovoltaics: Final Subcontract Report, December 2001 -- April 2005  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

In this work, ITN Energy Systems (ITN) and lower-tier subcontractor Colorado School of Mines (CSM) explore the replacement of the molecular chalcogen precursors during deposition (e.g., Se2 or H2Se) with more reactive chalcogen monomers or radicals (e.g., Se). Molecular species are converted to atomic species in a low-pressure inductively coupled plasma (ICP). This program explored the use of plasma-activated chalcogen sources in CIGS co-evaporation to lower CIGS deposition temperature, increase utilization, increase deposition rate, and improve S:Se stoichiometry control. Plasma activation sources were designed and built, then operated and characterized over a wide range of conditions. Optical emission and mass spectrometry data show that chalcogens are effectively dissociated in the plasma. The enhanced reactivity achieved by the plasma processing was demonstrated by conversion of pre-deposited metal films to respective chalcogen-containing phases at low temperature and low chalcogen flux. The plasma-assisted co-evaporation (PACE) sources were also implemented in CIGS co-evaporation. No benefit from PACE was observed in device results, and frequent deposition failures occurred.

Repins, I.; Wolden, C.

2005-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

437

New concepts for high efficiency energy conversion: The avalanche heterostructure and superlattice solar cells. Subcontract report, 1 June 1987--31 January 1990  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

This report describes investigation into the theory and technology of a novel heterojunction or superlattice, single-junction solar cell, which injects electrons across the heterointerface to produce highly efficient impact ionization of carriers in the lowband-gap side of the junction, thereby conserving their total energy. Also, the superlattice structure has the advantage of relaxing the need for perfect lattice matching at the p-n interface and will inhibit the cross diffusion of dopant atoms that typically occurs in heavy doping. This structure avoids the use of tunnel junctions that make it very difficult to achieve the predicted efficiencies in cascade cells, thus making it possible to obtain energy efficiencies that are competitive with those predicted for cascade solar cells with reduced complexity and cost. This cell structure could also be incorporated into other solar cell structures designed for wider spectral coverage.

Summers, C.J.; Rohatgi, A.; Torabi, A.; Harris, H.M. [Georgia Tech Research Inst., Atlanta, GA (United States)

1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Research on the stability, electronic properties, and structure of a-Si:H and its alloys. Final subcontract report, 1 June 1991--31 May 1994  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The authors research has focused on defect metastability and a-Si:C:H alloys. A new aspect of the metastability is the growing interest in the defect recovery process. They have continued to explore the role of hydrogen in the metastability and other properties of a-Si:H. This has led them to perform first principles calculations of Si-H bonding configurations. Another new feature of the metastability work is the study of the effects in hydrogenated poly-silicon. They have grown and studied the properties of a-Si:C:H alloys, particularly to observe the effects of hydrogen dilution. Finally they have also studied the recent defect relaxation phenomenon, and concluded that the effects arise from contact effects and are not an intrinsic effect in a-Si:H. Section A presents some recent models of metastability. Section B discusses the metastability and equilibration effects in hydrogenated polysilicon, studied because of it`s close similarity to a-Si:H. Section C describes results on a-Si:C:H alloys. Section D contains first principle LDA calculations of Si-H bonds and relates these results to the a-Si:H diffusion and metastability properties. In section E the authors report capacitance measurements aimed at exploring the recent results by Cohen et al who find an anomalous relaxation process from the trap filling kinetics of a DLTS experiment.

Jackson, W.B.; Johnson, N.; Nickel, N.; Schumm, G.; Street, R.A.; Thompson, R.; Tsai, C.C.; Van de Walle, C.; Walker, J. [Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, CA (United States)

1995-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

439

Research on the stability, electronic properties, and structure of a-Si:H and its alloys. Annual subcontract report, 1 June 1991--31 May 1992  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Objective is to obtain a comprehensive understanding of structure and electronic properties of a-Si:H as they apply to solar cells. First observations were of light enhancement and field suppression of H diffusion in a-Si:H. Theoretical studies were made of hydrogen density of states distribution and its relation to defect metastability. Reduced density of light induced defect is observed in a-Si:H deposited in a remote hydrogen plasma reactor at 400 C. Kinetics of metastable defect creation using forward bias in a p-i-n diode to induce defects were studied and compared to light-induced defect creation in the same devices. Studies were made of transport at high electric field and low temperature. Detailed studies were made of kinetics of dopant metastability in n-type and p-type a-Si:H.

Street, R.A.; Jackson, W.B.; Johnson, N.; Nebel, C.; Hack, M.; Santos, P.; Thompson, R.; Tsai, C.C.; Walker, J. [Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, CA (United States)

1992-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

440

Photocharge transport and recombination measurements in amorphous silicon films and solar cells by photoconductive frequency mixing. Annual subcontract report, May 13, 1994--May 12, 1995  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

The continuous decay of electron drift mobility in intrinsic a-Si:H and a-SiC:H upon light soaking was investigated by the photomixing technique. The photoconductivity, lifetime and drift mobility in intrinsic hydrogenated amorphous silicon (a-Si:H) and hydrogenated amorphous silicon carbide (a-SiC:H) while light-soaking were determined using a photomixing technique. In addition to the decay of the photoconductivity and electron lifetime, continuous decay of the electron drift mobility was found during the light soaking process, which reveals a new phenomenon associated with the Staebler-Wronski effect. The drift mobility decreased by a factor of 2 for 20 hour light soaking at 2.5 sun intensity. Experimental data were fitted to a stretched exponential law. Different stretched-exponential parameters for photoconductivity, lifetime and drift mobility were obtained, which indicates the production of defects with different generation kinetics upon light soaking.

Braunstein, R.; Yang, Y.; Dong, S. [Univ. of California, Los Angeles, CA (United States)

1995-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Growth mechanisms and characterization of hydrogenated amorphous-silicon-alloy films. Final subcontract report, 15 February 1991--14 April 1994  

SciTech Connect

This report describes work performed to better understand the atomic-scale structure of glow-discharge-produced a-Si:H, a-Ge:H, and a-Si:Ge:H films; its effect on film quality; and its dependence on deposition discharge conditions. Hydrogenated a-Si films are from a silane rf discharge onto atomically flat crystal Si and GaAs substrates. The substrates are then transferred in a scanning tunneling microscope, where the atomic-scale surface morphology is measured. The films were deposited using device-quality deposition conditions; IR absorption, {sigma}{sub L}, and {sigma}{sub D} indicate high-quality intrinsic films. From the thickness dependence of the surface morphology, we determined that the films initially conform smoothly to an atomically flat Si or GaAs substrate, but as the thickness increases the roughness steadily increases to approximately 10% of the length of the scanned region. The surface of 100--400-nm-thick films is highly inhomogeneous, with steep hills and canyons in some areas and large atomically smooth regions in others. These unexpectedly large surface irregularities indicate severe and often connected void structures in the growing film, as well as relatively limited-range surface diffusion of the incorporating SiH{sub 3} radicals. On the other hand, large atomically flat surface were occasionally found, indicating the possibility of growing a homogeneous and compact amorphous film if appropriate growth conditions could be discovered.

Gallagher, A.; Tanenbaum, D.; Laracuente, A.; Kalra, P. [National Inst. of Standards and Technology, Boulder, CO (United States)

1994-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

442

Growth mechanisms and characterization of hydrogenated amorphous- silicon-alloy films. Annual subcontract report, 14 February 1991--13 February 1992  

SciTech Connect

This report describes an apparatus, constructed and tested, that allows measurement of the surface morphology of as-grown hydrogenated amorphous silicon films with atomic resolution using a scanning tunneling microscope. Surface topologies of 100-{degree}{Lambda}-thick intrinsic films, deposited on atomically flat, crystalline Si and GaAs, are reported. These films surfaces are relatively flat on the atomic scale, indicating fairly homogeneous, compact initial film growth. The effect of probe-tip size on the observed topology and the development of atomically sharp probes is discussed. 17 refs, 9 figs.

Gallagher, A.; Ostrom, R.: Stutzin, G.; Tanenbaum, D. [National Inst. of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD (United States)

1993-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

443

Growth mechanisms and characterization of hydrogenated amorphous-silicon-alloy films. Annual subcontract report, 14 February 1992--13 February 1993  

SciTech Connect

This report describes work performed to better understand the atomic-scale structure of glow-discharge-produced a-Si:H, a Ge:H, and a-Si:Ge:H films; its effect on film quality; and its dependence on deposition discharge conditions. Hydrogenated a- Si films are deposited from a silane rf discharge onto atomically flat crystal Si and GaAs substrates. The substrates are then transferred in vacuum to a scanning tunneling microscope, where the atomic-scale surface morphology is measured. The films were deposited at T{sub s} = 30{degree}C and 250{degree}C from a silane rf glow discharge using device-quality deposition conditions of 2.66 Pa (0.5 Torr) silane pressure, 1.7 {Angstrom}/s deposition rate, and small power/flow; IR absorption, {sigma}{sub L}, and {sigma}{sub D} indicate high-quality intrinsic films. From the thickness dependence of the surface morphology, we determined that the films initially conform smoothly to an atomically flat Si or GaAs substrate, but as the thickness increases the roughness steadily increases to approximately 10% of the length of the scanned region. The surface of 100-400-nm-thick films is highly inhomogeneous, with steep hills and canyons in some areas and large atomically smooth regions in others. These unexpectedly large surface irregularities indicate severe and often connected void structures in the growing film, as well as relatively limited-range surface diffusion of the incorporating SiH{sub 3} radicals. On the other hand, large areas of atomically flat surface were occasionally found, indicating the possibility of growing a homogeneous and compact amorphous film if appropriate growth conditions could be discovered.

Gallagher, A.; Tanenbaum, D.; Laracuente, A.; Molenbroek, E. [National Inst. of Standards and Technology, Boulder, CO (United States)

1993-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

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Atomic-scale characterization of hydrogenated amorphous-silicon films and devices. Annual subcontract report, 14 February 1994--14 April 1995  

DOE Green Energy (OSTI)

Properties of the hydrogenated amorphous silicon (a-Si:H) films used in photovoltaic (PV) panels are reported. The atomic-scale topology of the surface of intrinsic a-Si:H films, measured by scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) as a function of film thickness, are reported and diagnosed. For 1-500-nm-thick films deposited under normal device-quality conditions from silane discharges, most portions of these surfaces are uniformly hilly without indications of void regions. However, the STM images indicate that 2-6-nm silicon particulates are continuously deposited into the growing film from the discharge and fill approximately 0.01% of the film volume. Although the STM data are not sensitive to the local electronic properties near these particulates, it is very likely that the void regions grow around them and have a deleterious effect on a-Si:H photovoltaics. Preliminary observations of particulates in the discharge, based on light scattering, confirm that particulates are present in the discharge and that many collect and agglomerate immediately downstream of the electrodes. Progress toward STM measurements of the electronic properties of cross-sectioned a-Si:H PV cells is also reported.

Gallagher, A.; Tanenbaum, D.; Laracuente, A.; Jelenkovic, B. [National Inst. of Standards and Technology, Boulder, CO (United States)

1995-08-01T23:59:59.000Z