Space-Based Photovoltaics

Research output: NRELFact Sheet


For almost 50 years, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has developed solar cells to power satellites and spacecraft. Today, we are working to improve the durability, performance, and affordability of several photovoltaic (PV) materials for space and power beaming applications. We work closely with partners to ensure our research can be quickly and widely adopted.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 2023

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/FS-5F00-86063


  • national
  • photovoltaic
  • security
  • space


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