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Air Force funds development of solar PV sheets for use in space

February 24, 2021

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.


Space-based PV sheets with power output of 1,000 W/kg

February 17, 2021

  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 ...