The improved radiation tolerance and temperature coefficients will open the design space for NASA-specific missions such as low intensity missions to the Jupiter system or high intensity probes near Mercury and the Sun. Solar panels made up of QD embedded triple junction ELO solar cells makes them lighter and high specific power will make them suitable for high power solar panel requirements for solar electric propulsion (SEP) applications. Also the cost reduction factors such as substrate reuse of ELO solar cells make them more attractive for high power panel applications.
Potential non-NASA applications include, commercial and military satellite power systems, Electric unmanned aerial vehicle endurance enhancement and Mobile electric solar power and recharging. In the commercial market, these cells can be used for concentrator CPV applications as ELO brings in added advantage of lower cost and better heat dissipation properties