Grant Name:

Photon-Enhanced Thermionic Emission (PETE) Device to Increase Solar Energy Efficiencies

  • Date Awarded:
    Aug 2010
     
  • Amount:
    $1,800,000
     
  • Term:
    31 months
     
  • Grant ID:
    GBMF2573
     
  • Funding Area:
    Science
     
 
 

In support of developing a new method to acquire electricity from sunlight that combines both the photon (quantum) and thermal approaches, called Photo-Enhanced Thermionic Emission. Funding will be used to identify optimal materials, design, fabricate, and test Photo-Enhanced Thermionic Emission devices, and benchmark their efficiencies and cost per watt compared to other technologies.

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