I understand what was quoted, but it doesn't match what I see. Also, 10 PV cells at 0.5V will have a max voltage of 5V. So how did the tree output 5.25 Volts? Certainly, he had to have more cells on the tree.
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This article didn't seem to mention the fact that other companies also received the same amount for concept development.
Actually, after searching google news, no article paints the complete picture with awards going to all three competitors, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, and Raytheon.