DOE awarded Hunt with $2.5 million to develop lead-safe perovskite PV modules
Post date: 15/04/2021 - 10:53
Hunt Perovskite Technologies (HPT) has been selected for an award of $2.5 million in funding from the United States Department of Energy's (DOE) »Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office Fiscal Year 2020 Perovskite Funding Program.« For its award HPT will work with the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (ERDC-CERL) and with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) »to develop and demonstrate highly-efficient, highly-durable and lead-safe perovskite solar PV modules« using HPT's slot-die coating manufacturing process.
In addition, HPT is co-Principle Investigator and collaborative partner in two other DOE perovskite funding award selections, including a $1.5 million award to SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and a $1.25 million award to UNC. For the $1.5 million award, HPT will work with SLAC and DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) »to study perovskite with advanced characterization tools to enhance the efficiency and intrinsic stability of perovskite PV materials and devices.« For the $1.25 million award, HPT will work with UNC and NREL to study and develop efficient and stable formamidinium-cesium perovskite solar PV materials and devices.
HPT specializes in the development of highly-stable and efficient metal halide perovskite materials for use in single-junction PV solar panels for the utility-scale market. HPT is part of a privately-owned group of companies managed by the Ray L. Hunt family that engages in oil and gas exploration, refining, power, real estate, ranching and private equity investments.