RandD partners in St. Petersburg develop solar components for spacecraft

RandD partners in St. Petersburg develop solar components for spacecraftThe St. Petersburg based Thin Film Scientific and Engineering Center for Energy has joined the local Ioffe Physical Technical Institute in an effort to develop new solar components for use in outer space

The St. Petersburg based Thin Film Scientific and Engineering Center for Energy has joined the local Ioffe Physical Technical Institute in an effort to develop new solar components for power supply systems of spacecraft, Russian news agency RIA Novosti reported, citing information from Hevel Solar, a JV between the Renova group of companies and Rusnano. The Thin Film Scientific and Engineering Center for Energy opened in St. Petersburg in early 2012. This is a subsidiary of Hevel Solar. ?The scientists are focused on developing a technology of making flexible substrate based solar batteries using polymer materials. The new product is expected to be a cut above the existing solutions, enabling engineers to increase the payload of spacecraft,? Hevel Solar underscored...