Buurma (Director of Computation and Modeling at EPIR
Sunovia Energy Technologies and EPIR Technologies have received a $9 million Defense Department SBIR Phase III contract that allows for the expansion of production capacities and capabilities of their combined cadmium telluride on silicon (CdTe/Si) manufacturing program.
Sunovia and EPIR report that they are ahead of schedule in delivering ultra-high efficiency solar cells that can be produced at about one-fifth the cost of today's high-efficiency solar cells.
Siva Sivananthan of EPIR for applications in the infrared imaging industry.
Sunovia, a Sarasota, Florida-based company, owns a significant equity interest in Illinois-based EPIR Technologies, a global leader in the field of IR sensors and IR imaging that has pioneered the commercialization of CdTe on Si and HgCdTe on Si photovoltaic products.
The real-time capabilities of EPIR
spectroscopy make the method well suited for a range of applications, including continuous emissions monitoring (CEMS), automobile emissions to meet the 2007-2010 new emission standards, solvent processing streams, specialty gases (blend ratios and purity) and environmental monitoring.
Sunovia and EPIR have exclusively partnered to commercialize solar and infrared (IR) technologies for the renewable energy and night vision markets.
EPIR's IR expertise is allowing it to transfer IR technology directly into the development of advanced next generation solar cells.
Sunovia is the exclusive marketer of all products, technologies and intellectual properties that are developed by EPIR, and currently owns a significant equity interest in EPIR.
EPIR is a world leader in research and development for materials and devices related to IR detection and imaging utilized in night vision, missile tracking, exploration in space and other applications.
The objective of the EPIR Project is to improve the provision of adequate and reliable power supply in an environmentally sound manner through the rehabilitation of the Ash Plant at Hwange Power Station and the sub-transmission and distribution facilities in the country.
The other works component of the EPIR Project whose contract has already been awarded is the rehabilitation of the distribution network throughout the country whose kick-off meeting was held last month.