Albuquerque, New Mexico-based EMCORE Corporation has won a $5.7 million US cost-plus fixed-fee two-year contract from the Air Force Research Laboratory, located at the Kirtland Air Force Base, for the development of high-efficiency PV solar cells. The contract calls for EMCORE to demonstrate high efficiency solar cells for space applications, and investigate advanced PV devices based on inverted metamorphic (IMM) structures. The contract also includes a provision for an additional twelve-month award of $3.4 million for advanced IMM development once the base contract has been completed. (Source: Marketwire, June 22, 2009)

Contact: Adam Gushard, EMCORE Corporation, (505) 332-5000,,