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Asylum Research Corporation
6310 Hollister Ave
Santa Barbara, CA 93117-3115
Recovery Act - Nanoscale Probe System for Organic Photovoltaics
Micro-and nanoscale probing and testing is essential to rapid evaluation and development of candidate photovoltaic materials and cells. This project will develop a Nanoscale Probe System to quickly evaluate these materials for their potential for increasing solar cell efficiency and for monitoring and performing quality and failure analysis in the production environment.
Chelix Technologies Corporation
520 Mercury Drive
Sunnyvale, CA 94085-4018
Recovery Act - Novel Non-Absorbing, Visibly Transparent and Highly Reflective NIR Pigments for Cool Roofs Applications
This project will develop novel roof paints that are highly reflective of the invisible solar heat radiation leading to significant reduction in cooling loads, global warming and greenhouse gases. The new paints will not alter the roofs' visual appearance which is a necessary requirement for their wide acceptance by the consumers.
Dehlsen Associates, LLC
6430 Via Real, Suite 8
Carpinteria, CA 93013-2913
Recovery Act - Centipod Wave Energy Convert
The 4.5MW Centipod ocean wave generating system, a horizontally stable floating platform, optimally yawed (active) to wavefront exposure has 56 80kW flotation pods driving hydraulic rams. Fluid drives the hydroelectric generating system providing cost competitive electric power. Inherent survivability in extreme seas uses methodologies from offshore oil production. This project will provide complete detailed engineering of the commercial prototype.
InnoSense, LLC
2531 West 237th Street, Suite 127
Torrance, CA 90505-5245
Recovery Act - Nanostructured Photovoltaic Device
This project will support the emphasis on stimulating the U.S. economy by accelerating the development of cost-effective, clean and renewable solar energy technologies for our nation by 2015. Solar energy is also a key element in combating global climate change.
Luminit, LLC
1850 W. 205 Street
Torrance, CA 90501-1526
Recovery Act - Solar Photovoltaic Holographic Cogeneration System
DOE is seeking advances in hybrid solar technologies for the co-generation of heat and electrical power. This project will effectively split the solar spectrum into two spectral bands using Holographic Optical Elements, and increasing conversion efficiency of the PV cells two to three fold without heating up the PV cell modules.
Membrane Technology and Research, Inc.
1360 Willow Road, Suite 103
Menlo Park, CA 94025-1524
Recovery Act - Distillation Revisited: New Approaches to Energy Savings Using Integrated Distillation-Membrane Processes
Refinery/petrochemical distillation separations use 5 to 6 quads of energy annually in the United States. The new combination distillation membrane separation processes to be developed in this project could cut the energy used in these separations in half.
NanOasis Technologies, Inc.
4677 Meade Street, Suite 210
Richmond, CA 94804-4603
Recovery Act - High Flux Ultra Low Preassure BWRO Nanocomposite Membrane
This project will develop a next generation, high permeability, chemically-robust membrane to be used for brackish water desalination. This membrane promises to significantly reduce energy and water costs for power generation as well as for drinking, agriculture and other uses.
Natel Energy, Inc.
2175 Monarch Street
Alameda, CA 94501-5096
Recovery Act - Optimization of Blade Design for the Low Head Schneider Linear Hydroengine
This project will optimize the blade design of a novel low head hydropower technology that has the potential to cut the capital cost of low head hydromachinery in half.
Nrgtek Inc.
Yorba Linda, CA 92886-1784
Recovery Act - A Solar-Assisted Seawater Desalination System
A low-cost, low-energy, solar-assisted seawater and produced water desalination system will be developed, and a 5 gallons per day plant will be demonstrated to show the efficiency and efficacy of the proposed technology. The process will exhibit capability of desalination at one-third the cost of conventional desalination processes.
Optical Physics Company
26610 Agoura Road, Suite 240
Calabasas, CA 91302
Recovery Act - Rollable Solar Thermal Concentrator
Solar energy is the ultimate renewable source, but so far solar panels have been too expensive for the great majority of consumers. This project will bring the cost of going solar down from 14 cents per kilowatt hour to less than 2 cents per kilowatt hour.
PAX Scientific, Inc.
1615 5th Ave.
San Rafael, CA 94901-0000
Recovery Act - High-Efficiency Membrane Regenerator for Liquid Desiccant Air Conditioner
This project will develop a novel air conditioning system that can cut electricity demand by up to 80%. The technology uses liquid desiccants - liquids that absorb water from the air - to dehumidify air prior to cooling, which can result in dramatic energy savings.
People Power Company
620 Lowell Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94301-3817
Recovery Act - The Lean Green Energy Controller Machine-A clustered Smart Controller for the Household Market
This project will provide household energy management controller that will enable automated energy management and conservation within the residential community.
Phasiks, Inc.
10842 Noel St., Suite 106
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
Recovery Act - Segmented Fresnel CSP for Community and Business Applications
The project will lead to the development of a technology for deployment of safe, economical, and efficient concentrating solar power systems in distributed applications. The technology will substantially reduce the cost and increase the deployment of rooftop, parking lot, and other community-based solar power systems.
Physical Optics Corporation
20600 Gramercy Place, Bldg 100
Torrance, CA 90501-1821
Recovery Act - High-Temperature Material Microstructure Nondestructive Evaluation Compton Imaging Tomography System
This project will develop new nondestructive evaluation (NDE) methods to assess materials' microstructures used in high temperature applications. MicroCITO is a new one-sided 3D imaging tomography system for the NDE of these materials in situ, in one pass, providing accurate identification of internal microstructures using 3D high-resolution X-ray imaging.
Physical Optics Corporation
20600 Gramercy Place, Bldg 100
Torrance, CA 90501-1821
Recovery Act - Hybrid Electrical And Thermal Energy System
This project will develop a new Hybrid Electrical And Thermal Energy (HEATE) system. By combining holographic concentrating solar PV cells and thermoelectric generator technology, highly efficient and costeffective electric power can be supplied, together with the cogeneration of heat (< 5 ¢/kWhr). The proposed HEATE system offers solar energy and heat conversion with much higher efficiency, as well as reduced overall weight and size of current electrical power systems.
Physical Optics Corporation
20600 Gramercy Place, Bldg 100
Torrance, CA 90501-1821
Recovery Act - Thermally Assisted PhotoElectrochemical Hydrogen Generation using a Holographic Concentrator
This project will address the problem of the need for an efficient and economical method to convert solar energy to fuel that can be stored by improving the efficiency of hydrogen generation from sunlight by using both the light and heat energy to drive the reaction.
STTR Project
Shakti Technologies, Inc.
728 Garland Drive
Palo Alto, CA 94303-3603
Recovery Act - Nanomaterials for Batteries and Supercapacitors
A new technology for manufacture of nanomaterials and fabrication of batteries and super-capacitors will reestablish the domestic manufacturing capability to serve the automobile, power tools and electronics industry. Our energy and defense security will be enhanced by the development of this technology.
SVV Technology Innovations, Inc.
10027 E Taron Dr
Elk Grove, CA 95757-8190
Recovery Act - Hybrid Slat-Array PV System with Thermal Co-Generation
This project will develop and demonstrate a new approach for making inexpensive modular systems for cogeneration of heat and electricity from sunlight. It will make viable the large-scale, distributed energy production from renewables and help meet the national goals of energy independence, reduction of carbon emissions and fostering the job growth and economic progress.
STTR Project
Wattminder
1153 Bordeaux Drive, Suite 199
Sunnyvale, CA 94089-1223
Recovery Act - Performance Monitoring and Actionable Alert Messaging for Building Integrated Photovoltaics
This project will entail the fault detection and estimation of building integrated photovoltaics systems and provide an alert notification for maintenance scheduling.