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Sandian Selected for Outstanding Engineer Award

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Region 6: Southwest Area (encompassing New Mexico, Arizona, California, and Nevada) has selected Dr. Jose Luis Cruz-Campa (in Sandia’s MEMS* Technologies Dept.) as the recipient of their 2014 Outstanding Engineer Award for his “critical technical and leadership contributions to the development of microsystems-enabled PV (MEPV) technology and […]

By |December 10th, 2014|Energy, Materials Science, News, News & Events, Photovoltaic, Renewable Energy, Research & Capabilities, Solar|Comments Off on Sandian Selected for Outstanding Engineer Award

Video Available of MEPV Talk at September 6th TEDxABQ Event

During the TEDxABQ event, Sandia’s Vipin Gupta (in the Material, Devices, and Energy Technology Dept.) shared his team’s notable Microsystems-Enabled Photovoltaics (MEPV) Grand Challenge work before a packed house at UNM’s Popejoy hall. (View the ~10-minute video.)

Outside the auditorium during the mass break sessions, Vipin showed off green LED-MEPV units powered by the New Mexico […]

By |December 4th, 2014|Energy, News, News & Events, Photovoltaic, Renewable Energy, Solar|Comments Off on Video Available of MEPV Talk at September 6th TEDxABQ Event

Sandian Selected for Outstanding Young Engineer Award

The Albuquerque Section of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has selected Dr. Jose Luis Cruz-Campa as the recipient of the 2014 Outstanding Young Engineer Award for his outstanding con­tributions to the electrical engineering profession. A key aspect of Jose Luis’ research program is the use of microfabrication techniques, more commonly used in […]

By |June 4th, 2014|Energy, News, News & Events, Photovoltaic, Renewable Energy, Solar|Comments Off on Sandian Selected for Outstanding Young Engineer Award

Materials Science and Engineering Support for Microsystems-Enabled Photovoltaic Grand Challenge Laboratory-Directed Research and Development Project

Sandia’s Coatings and Surface Engineering, Packaging and Polymer Processing, and Organic Materials Science departments in the Materials Engineering Group have provided extensive support for the microsys­tems-enabled photovoltaic (MEPV) grand challenge laboratory-directed research and development (LDRD) project, which is now in its third and final year. Materials Engineering Group materials scientists, precision engineers, and technologists have […]

By |May 22nd, 2014|Capabilities, Energy, Materials Science, News, News & Events, Photovoltaic, Renewable Energy, Research & Capabilities, Solar|Comments Off on Materials Science and Engineering Support for Microsystems-Enabled Photovoltaic Grand Challenge Laboratory-Directed Research and Development Project

Sandia, Endicott Interconnect Technologies, EMCORE, International Micro Industries, NREL, Universal Instruments: Solar Glitter

Sandia scientists have developed glitter-sized photovoltaic (PV) cells that have the potential to achieve the cost breakthrough necessary to move solar energy into widespread, portable use.

Miniaturized solar cells are produced using Sandia’s microsystems-enabled photovoltaics (MEPV) technology, which employs microdesign and microfabrication techniques common to the semiconductor, liquid-crystal display, and microsystems industries. The PV cells are […]

By |March 21st, 2013|Capabilities, Energy, Partnership, Photovoltaic, Renewable Energy, Research & Capabilities, Solar, SunShot|Comments Off on Sandia, Endicott Interconnect Technologies, EMCORE, International Micro Industries, NREL, Universal Instruments: Solar Glitter

MEPV Wins 2012 R&D100 Award

Sandia’s microsystems enabled photovoltaics, also known as “solar glitter,” captured a prestigious R&D 100 Award in this year’s contest.

Microsystems enabled photovoltaics combine mature technology and tools currently used in microsystem production with groundbreaking advances in photovoltaic cell design. The cells are created using mature microdesign and microfabrication techniques, said Sandia researcher Vipin Gupta. The cells […]

By |June 20th, 2012|Energy, News, Photovoltaic, Renewable Energy, Solar|Comments Off on MEPV Wins 2012 R&D100 Award

Lab Breakthrough: Microelectronic Photovoltaics

Sandia National Laboratories semiconductor engineer Gregory Nielson and postdoctoral appointee Jose Luis Cruz-Campa recently took some time to discuss their breakthrough in photovoltaic (PV) technology. Their small, flexible photovoltaics are highly efficient and cost effective—the perfect combination for a game-changing technology.

This Q&A and video are part of the Lab Breakthrough series, which highlights innovations […]

By |June 13th, 2012|Energy, News, News & Events, Photovoltaic, Renewable Energy, Solar|Comments Off on Lab Breakthrough: Microelectronic Photovoltaics

Glitter-Sized Photovoltaic Cells in Utility-Scale Solar Power Systems

Sandia National Laboratories will begin researching how to use glitter-sized photovoltaic cells in utility-scale solar power systems, which eventually could cut the costs of solar panels in half and nearly double their efficiency.

Sandia’s work with industry, other labs and universities to improve the design, materials and manufacturing processes of the Microsystems-Enabled Photovoltaic (MEPV) cells won […]

By |October 17th, 2011|Energy, News, Photovoltaic, Renewable Energy, Solar|Comments Off on Glitter-Sized Photovoltaic Cells in Utility-Scale Solar Power Systems

Microsystems Enabled Photovoltaics (MEPV)

By |April 14th, 2011|Comments Off on Microsystems Enabled Photovoltaics (MEPV)