Air Force awards UToledo $12.5 million to develop space-based solar energy sheets

February 17, 2021 | UToledo in the News, Natural Sciences and Mathematics
By Christine Billau



Dr. Randall Ellingson, professor in the UToledo Department of Physics and Astronomy and member of the UToledo Wright Center for Photovoltaics Innovation and Commercialization, discusses the $12.5 million the U.S. Air Force awarded to his team to develop photovoltaic energy sheets that would live in space and harvest solar energy to transmit power wirelessly to Earth-based receivers or to other orbital or aerial instrumentation, such as communications satellites.

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