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Batteries: thermoelectric and photoelectric March listing by industry category 03/12Below are recently published patent applications awaiting approval from the USPTO. Recent week's RSS XML file available below.
Listing for abstract view: USPTO application #, Title, Abstract excerpt,Patent Agent. Listing format for list view: USPTO National Class full category number, title of the patent application. 03/29/2012 > 44 patent applications in 16 patent subcategories. listing by industry category
20120073619 - Temperature protection of a thermoelectric module and/or of a thermoelectric generator using phase change materials: In a thermoelectric generator (30) a layer (48) of a phase change material is introduced between a pipe (32), which conducts an offgas, and at least one thermoelectric module (40). This phase change material layer stores excess heat QE at excessively high offgas temperatures and thus protects the thermoelectric modules... Agent: Basf Se
20120073620 - Thermoelectric power generation apparatus and method: A thermoelectric power generation apparatus includes a thermoelectric device having a first surface, an opposed second surface, and a first thermal energy storage unit operatively coupled to the first surface of the thermoelectric device setting the first surface at a first temperature. The thermoelectric power generation apparatus also includes a... Agent:
20120073621 - Solar cell and solar cell module: Provided is a solar cell (10) wherein a first cross electrode (13) has a plurality of first protruding sections (13A) which protrude from a first connecting region (R1) to which one wiring member (20) is connected on a light receiving surface in a planar view of the light receiving surface.... Agent: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd
20120073622 - Solution-processed inorganic photo-voltaic devices and methods of production: Methods of producing photo-voltaic devices include spray coating deposition of metal chalcogenides, contact lithographic methods and/or metal ion injection. Photo-voltaic devices include devices made by the methods, tandem photo-voltaic devices and bulk junction photovoltaic devices.... Agent: The Regents Of The University Of California
20120073624 - Awning type solar protection device equipped with an electrical power production system: The invention relates to an awning type solar protection device equipped with an electrical power production system, the device including a flexible panel, at least one photovoltaic panel arranged on the outer face of the flexible panel, a furling tube onto which the flexible panel is rolled and a system... Agent: Dickson Constant
20120073623 - Flexible, modular, solar cell assembly: A solar module having a six layer stack structure, including the following layers: (i) first plastic layer (e.g., ETFE layer); (ii) second plastic layer (e.g., uppermost EVA layer); (iii) solar cell layer; (iv) third plastic layer (e.g., intermediate EVA layer); (v) fiber panel; and (vi) fourth plastic layer (e.g., lowermost... Agent: Energy Masters, LLC
20120073625 - Air supported photovoltaic system: An air supported photovoltaic system includes a primary inflatable member with at least one facet thereon and a curved surface configured to rock the inflatable member and change the orientation of the facet to angle it towards the sun. A flexible array of photovoltaic cells is applied to the facet.... Agent:
20120073628 - Coating agent for solar cell module, and solar cell module and production method for the solar cell module: The present invention relates to a coating agent for a solar cell module obtained by dispersing silica fine particles (A) with an average particle diameter of 15 nm or less and low-refractive index resin particles (B) with a refractive index of 1.36 or less in an aqueous medium, in which... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
20120073626 - Light concentrator assembly and solar cell apparatus having same: A light concentrator assembly includes a first Fresnel lens, a second Fresnel lens, and a compound parabolic concentrator. The first Fresnel lens includes a first flat surface and an opposite first Fresnel lens surface. The second Fresnel lens includes a second flat surface and an opposite second Fresnel lens surface... Agent: Foxsemicon Integrated Technology, Inc.
20120073627 - Solar cell module: A solar cell module that is prevented from being damaged by the wind and can be installed at low cost is provided. The solar cell module includes a supporting substrate, a plurality of first cells, and a plurality of second cells. The first cell is disposed so as to form... Agent: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
20120073631 - Ethylene resin composition, sealing material for solar cell, and solar cell module utilizing the sealing material: The purpose of the present invention is to provide an ethylene resin composition which has excellent properties including adhesion properties, electrically insulating properties, transparency, moldability and process stability and can be produced without requiring any cross-linking procedure if necessary to improve productivity; and others. The ethylene resin composition contains a... Agent: Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.
20120073630 - Rectangular protective frame for solar cell module: A rectangular protective frame for a solar cell module is disclosed. The rectangular protective frame for a solar cell module includes: four bar elements, each including: a supporting portion, having an L-shape cross-section, encompassing edges of the solar cell module for supporting the solar cell module; and a body portion,... Agent: Perfect Source Technology Corp.
20120073629 - Solar cell module and method of manufacturing the same: An improved solar cell module and a method of manufacturing the same are disclosed in the invention. The solar cell modules includes: a solar cell matrix, having a number of conductive wires, for transforming solar energy into electric energy to be outputted; a front sheet, formed on one side of... Agent: Perfect Source Technology Corp.
20120073632 - Weatherable polyvinylidene fluoride coated substrates: The invention relates to architectural substrates coated with a polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) dispersion coating to produce a weatherable material. One specific use is as a PVDF coating on a frontsheet or backsheet of a photovoltaic module for capturing and using solar radiation. The polyvinylidene fluoride coating is exposed to the... Agent: Arkema Inc.
20120073633 - Inks with alkali metals for thin film solar cell processes: Processes for making a thin film solar cell on a substrate by providing a substrate coated with an electrical contact layer, depositing an ink onto the contact layer of the substrate, wherein the ink contains an alkali ion source compound suspended or dissolved in a carrier along with photovoltaic absorber... Agent: Precursor Energetics, Inc.
20120073634 - Solar cells and solar cell arrays: A solar cell disposed in a substrate, the solar cell comprising (A) a first sub-cell having a conductor disposed in the substrate which is adapted to receive a first voltage, a collection region, and an insulating layer disposed on the conductor and (i) between the conductor and the collection region... Agent:
20120073637 - Deposition processes and photovoltaic devices with compositional gradients: Processes for making a solar cell by depositing various layers of components on a substrate and converting the components into a thin film photovoltaic absorber material. Processes of this disclosure can be used to control the stoichiometry of metal atoms in making a solar cell for targeting a particular concentration... Agent: Precursor Energetics, Inc.
20120073638 - Inp-based multi-junction photovoltaic and optoelectronic devices: Lattice-matched II-VI (ZnCdHg)(SeTe) and III-V (InGaAsP) semiconductors grown on InP substrates can be used for preparing multi junction solar cells that can potentially reach efficiencies greater than 40% under one sun. For example, a semiconductor structure can be prepared comprising, an InP substrate; an optional InGaAsP building block formed over... Agent: Arizona Board Of Regents, A Body Corporate Of The State Of Az, Acting For & On Behalf Of Arizona
20120073636 - Photovoltaic device including flexible or inflexible substrate and method for manufacturing the same: Disclosed is a method for manufacturing a photovoltaic device. The method includes: forming a first electrode on a substrate; forming a first unit cell on the first electrode; forming a portion of an intermediate reflector on the first unit cell in a first manufacturing system, the intermediate reflector including a... Agent:
20120073639 - Solar cell and a production method therefor: The present invention provides a solar cell and manufacturing method thereof. The solar cell according to the present invention comprises: first and second electrodes, at least one of which has light transmitting properties; two or more photoelectric conversion layers positioned between the first and second electrodes; and a transflective conductive... Agent: Iucf-hyu
20120073635 - Tandem dye-sensitized solar cell and method for making same: A method is provided for forming a tandem dye-sensitized solar cell (DSC) using a bonding process. The method forms a first photovoltaic (PV) cell including a cathode, a first dye, and an anode. A second PV cell is also formed including a cathode, a second dye, and an anode. The... Agent:
20120073643 - Dye-sensitized solar cell and process for manufacturing the same: A dye-sensitized solar cell is provided, wherein it can be produced by a relatively easy and simple process and ensures high conversion efficiency even in cases where the thickness of the porous semiconductor layer is increased. The dye-sensitized solar cell 10 includes, in the interior of or on the conductive-substrate-side... Agent: National University Corporation Kyushu Institute Of Technology
20120073644 - Photovoltaic device: Disclosed is a photovoltaic device that includes: a substrate; a first electrode disposed on the substrate; a photoelectric transformation layer disposed on the first electrode, the photoelectric transformation layer comprising a light absorbing layer which comprises at least one pair of an intrinsic first sub-layer and an intrinsic second sub-layer,... Agent:
20120073640 - Pulsed photothermal phase transformation control for titanium oxide structures and reversible bandgap shift for solar absorption: A method for bandgap shift and phase transformation for titania structures. The method can include providing a flexible substrate, depositing a titania film onto the substrate, and exposing the titania film to one or more pulses of infrared energy of sufficient energy density and for a sufficient time to crystallize... Agent: Ut-battelle, LLC
20120073646 - Solar cell and method of fabricating the same: Disclosed are a solar cell and a method of fabricating the same. The solar cell includes a substrate, a rear electrode layer provided on the substrate, a light absorbing layer provided on the rear electrode, and a front electrode layer provided on the light absorbing layer. The rear electrode layer... Agent: Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.
20120073645 - Solar cell apparatus and method of manufacturing the same: Provided are a solar cell apparatus and a method of manufacturing the same. The solar cell apparatus includes: a substrate; a back electrode layer on the substrate; a light absorbing layer on the back electrode layer; and a front electrode layer on the light absorbing layer. A groove is formed... Agent: Lg Innotek Co., Ltd
20120073641 - Solar cell apparatus having the transparent conducting layer with the structure as a plurality of nano-level well-arranged arrays: The invention discloses an apparatus for enhancing light absorption of solar cells and photodetectors by diffraction. The invention comprises the structure as the plurality of nano-level well-arranged arrays with a plurality of certain defect areas including the shapes of rod, tapered-cone, and cone, which diffracts incident light to oblique angles... Agent: National Chiao Tung University
20120073647 - Solar cell comprising neighboring electrically insulating passivation regions having high surface charges of opposing polarities and production method: A solar cell includes a photoactive, semiconductive absorber layer configured to generate excess charge carriers of opposed polarity by light incident on a front of the absorber layer during operation. The absorber layer is configured to separate and move, via at least one electric field formed in the absorber layer,... Agent: Helmholtz-zentrum Berlin Fuer Materialien Und Energie Gmbh
20120073642 - Working electrode, method for fabricating the same and dye-sensitized solar cell containing the same: The present invention provides a method for fabricating a working electrode. The method comprises the following steps: providing a photoelectrode, which comprises a conductive substrate with a semiconductor material; providing a dye solution, which comprises a dye dissolved in a solvent; and applying a voltage for conducting an electrophoresis to... Agent: Jinex Corporation Ltd.
20120073648 - Photovoltaic conversion using rare earths plus group iv sensitizers: The invention relates to photovoltaic device structures of more than one layer comprising rare earth compounds and Group IV materials enabling spectral harvesting outside the conventional absorption limits for silicon.... Agent:
20120073649 - High volume method of making low-cost, lightweight solar materials: A thin film solar cell and a method fabricating thin film solar cells on flexible substrates. The method includes including providing a flexible polymeric substrate, depositing a photovoltaic precursor on a surface of the substrate, such as CdTe, ZrTe, CdZnTe, CdSe or Cu(In,Ga)Se2, and exposing the photovoltaic precursor to at... Agent: Ut-battelle, LLC
20120073650 - Method of fabricating an emitter region of a solar cell: Methods of fabricating emitter regions of solar cells are described. Methods of forming layers on substrates of solar cells, and the resulting solar cells, are also described.... Agent:
20120073651 - Photoelectric conversion element: A photoelectric conversion element according to an embodiments includes: a first metal layer; a semiconductor layer formed on the first metal layer; a second metal layer formed on the semiconductor layer, the second metal layer comprising a porous thin film with a plurality of openings each having a mean area... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20120073652 - Transparent composite structure integrating a photovoltaic cell: p
20120073653 - Light concentration element assembly and solar cell apparatus having same: A light concentration element assembly includes a Fresnel lens unit and a compound parabolic concentrator. The Fresnel lens unit includes a first Fresnel lens and a second Fresnel lens arranged parallel with each other, and configured for converging light transmitted therethrough. The compound parabolic concentrator includes at least two paraboloidal... Agent: Foxsemicon Integrated Technology, Inc.
20120073654 - Methods for fabricating photovoltaic modules by tuning the optical properties of individual components: Methods for fabricating a photovoltaic module, and the resulting photovoltaic module, are provided and include selecting a photovoltaic cell operable to convert photons to electrons, selecting a light transparent superstrate material having a superstrate absorption coefficient and a superstrate refractive index, and selecting an encapsulant having an encapsulant absorption coefficient... Agent:
20120073655 - Package body for storing or transporting solar cell sealing film and method for storing or transporting solar cell sealing film: A package for storing or transporting a solar cell sealing film includes: the solar cell sealing film containing a silane compound and/or a silane-modified resin; and a package bag packaging the solar cell sealing film. The absolute humidity inside the package is 1 to 15 g/m3. The package can store... Agent: Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.
20120073656 - Solar cell sealing film and solar cell using the sealing film: p
20120073657 - Alternating bias hot carrier solar cells: Extremely high efficiency solar cells are described. Novel alternating bias schemes enhance the photovoltaic power extraction capability above the cell band-gap by enabling the extraction of hot carriers. In conventional solar cells, this alternating bias scheme has the potential of more than doubling their yielded net efficiency. In solar cells... Agent: Ostendo Technologies, Inc.
20120073658 - Solar cell and method for fabricating the same: In a heterojunction solar cell, a semiconductor A is bonded to a different conductivity type semiconductor B having an electron affinity a2 which is larger than an electron affinity a1 of the semiconductor A. The semiconductor A and the semiconductor B are lattice-matched to each other with a mismatch ratio... Agent: Takashi Tomita
20120073659 - Deposition processes for photovoltaic devices: Processes for making a solar cell by depositing various layers of components on a substrate and converting the components into a thin film photovoltaic absorber material. Processes of this disclosure can be used to control the stoichiometry of metal atoms in making a solar cell for targeting a particular concentration... Agent: Precursor Energetics, Inc.
20120073662 - Compositions, methods, and systems comprising poly(thiophenes): The present invention generally relates to compositions comprising at least one poly(thiophene) and an n-type material. The compositions can be used in a variety of applications, for example, in photovoltaic cells.... Agent: Massachusetts Institute Of Technology
20120073660 - Heteroleptic, dual tridentate ru(ii) complexes as sensitizers for dye-sensitized solar cells: Photosensitizers having a formula of RuL1L2 (1) are provided, wherein Ru is ruthenium; L1 and L2 are heterocyclic tridentate ligands. L1 has a formula of (2), and L2 has a formula of G1G2G3 (3), wherein G1 and G3 are selected from the group consisting of formulae (4) to (7), and... Agent:
20120073661 - Photoelectric conversion element and solar cell: Provided is a photoelectric conversion element composed of a highly durable sensitizing dye, exhibiting high photoelectric conversion efficiency, and also a solar cell fitted with the photoelectric conversion element. A photoelectric conversion element comprising a substrate provided thereon a first electrode, a photoelectric conversion layer having a semiconductor and a... Agent: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.03/22/2012 > 36 patent applications in 12 patent subcategories. listing by industry category
20120067390 - Method and system for generating electrical energy from water: Method and system for generating electrical energy from a volume of water.... Agent: University Of Washington
20120067391 - Solar thermoelectric power generation system, and process for making same: A solar thermoelectric power generation system includes roofing products such as shingles with solar heat reflective areas and roofing products with solar heat absorptive areas. Thermoelectric power generating elements are provided in thermal contact with the solar heat reflective areas and the solar heat absorptive areas.... Agent:
20120067395 - Earth-toned photovoltaic devices: The invention is directed to an assembly of photovoltaic cells having at least two different earth-toned colors, where different colors are situated in different cells, the cells color being defined by the donor-acceptor (DA) π-conjugated polymer and an acceptor moiety combination comprising the photoactive layer of the cell, and where... Agent: University Of Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
20120067392 - Photovoltaic device containing an n-type dopant source: Described herein is a method of using the buffer layer of a transparent conductive substrate as a dopant source for the n-type window layer of a photovoltaic device. The dopant source of the buffer layer distributes to the window layer of the photovoltaic device during semiconductor processing. Described herein are... Agent:
20120067394 - Solar cell apparatus: Provided is a solar cell apparatus. The solar cell apparatus includes a substrate, a plurality of first cells disposed on the substrate, a plurality of second cells disposed on the substrate, and a first bus bar disposed between the first cells and the second cells, the first bus bar being... Agent:
20120067393 - Solar cell module and method of manufacturing the same: Aspects of the invention provide a solar cell module with a pressure sensitive adhesive member. The solar cell module with a pressure sensitive adhesive member can include a flexible solar cell module and a pressure sensitive adhesive member that is arranged so as to cover at least a portion of... Agent: Fuji Electric Co., Ltd.
20120067396 - Hydrophobic solar concentrator and method of using and forming the hydrophobic solar concentrator: A solar concentrator is implemented with a plate structure that has a surface and one or more hydrophobic regions on the surface of the plate structure. The plate structure is transparent to visible light. A fluid is sprayed onto the surface of the plate structure where the fluid forms droplets... Agent:
20120067400 - Photovoltaic apparatus including an optical element producing a modulated region of light intensity: Various photovoltaic apparatus such as an optical coupling arrangement, an integrated photovoltaic cell assembly, a photovoltaic module or a concentrating photovoltaic system each include an optical element having a plano-piano body formed of a first material having a greater refraction index n1 and a second material having a lesser refraction... Agent: E. I. Du Pont De Nemours And Company
20120067399 - Photovoltaic module with ceramic coating heat radiating sheet: The present invention relates to a photovoltaic module characterized by comprising a heat radiating sheet overlaid with a ceramic coating layer, which is attached to a conventional photovoltaic module. In a method of increasing heat radiation with the aid of the ceramic coating layer provided on both sides or one... Agent:
20120067402 - Solar collection and light regulation apparatus: A solar window apparatus for collecting solar energy and regulating light transmission is provided in which the solar window comprises a plurality of transparent optical elements adhered to an internal surface of a transparent pane. The optical elements each comprise an externally facing surface and an internally facing light collecting... Agent: Mcmaster University
20120067397 - System and method for determining placement of photovoltaic strips using displacement sensors: A method for forming a solar energy collection device includes receiving a sheet of glass comprising glass material, wherein the sheet of glass includes a plurality of light concentrating geometric features, measuring geometric characteristics for the plurality of light concentrating geometric features, mathematically calculating predicted light concentration characteristics for each... Agent: Solaria Corporation
20120067398 - System and method for laminating photovoltaic structures: A method for forming a laminated photovoltaic structure includes providing a sheet of transparent material having light concentrating features, disposing adhesive material adjacent to the sheet of transparent material, disposing photovoltaic strips adjacent to the adhesive material, wherein the photovoltaic strips are positioned relative to the sheet of transparent material... Agent: Solaria Corporation
20120067401 - Variable light condensing lens apparatus and solar cell apparatus: It is desirable to provide a variable light condensing lens apparatus and a solar cell apparatus provided therewith in a simple configuration, yet capable of reducing dependency of light condensing efficiency on the angle of incidence of light and thereby improving power generation efficiency of the solar cell apparatus. The... Agent:
20120067403 - Photovoltaic module: A photovoltaic module includes a substrate structure photovoltaic cell, sealing layers, and front and rear surface protection layers. The photovoltaic cell includes a film substrate, on which a metal electrode layer, a thin film photoelectric conversion layer, and a transparent electrode layer are stacked. The sealing layers are stacked on... Agent: Fuji Electric Co., Ltd.
20120067407 - Deposition processes and photovoltaic devices with polymeric precursors: Processes for making a solar cell by depositing various layers of components on a substrate and converting the components into a thin film photovoltaic absorber material. Processes of this disclosure can be used to control the stoichiometry of metal atoms in making a solar cell for targeting a particular concentration... Agent: Precursor Energetics, Inc.
20120067406 - Method of fabricating a solar cell: Methods of fabricating solar cells are described. A porous layer may be formed on a surface of a substrate, the porous layer including a plurality of particles and a plurality of voids. A solution may be dispensed into one or more regions of the porous layer to provide a patterned... Agent:
20120067405 - Titania crystal, process for producing the same, layered titania substrate, and dye-sensitized solar cell: An anatase-type titania crystal having a one-dimensional structure; a process for producing the crystal; and a dye-sensitized solar cell employing the titania crystal. The titania crystal is excellent in photocatalytic characteristics and photoelectric conversion characteristics. The process for titania crystal production is characterized by comprising: a mixing step in which... Agent: Rohm Co., Ltd.
20120067409 - Photovoltaic device including an inflexible or a flexible substrate and method for manufacturing the same: Disclosed is a method for manufacturing a photovoltaic device that includes: providing a substrate having a first electrode formed thereon; forming a first unit cell, the first unit cell including a first conductive silicon layer, an intrinsic silicon layer and a second conductive silicon layer, which are sequentially stacked from... Agent:
20120067410 - Schottky-barrier junction element, and photoelectric conversion element and solar cell using the same: A Schottky-barrier junction element 1 has a Schottky-barrier junction between an organic semiconductor 3 and an organic conductor 4. The inorganic semiconductor 3 is any one of nitride semiconductors, Si, GaAs, CdS, CdTe, CuInGaSe, InSb, PbTe, PbS, Ge, InN, GaSb, and SiC. A solar cell uses this Schottky-barrier junction element... Agent: National Institute For Materials Science
20120067408 - Sintered czts nanoparticle solar cells: S
20120067414 - Cdzno or snzno buffer layer for solar cell: A structure for use in a photovoltaic device is disclosed, the structure includes a substrate, a buffer material, a barrier material in contact with the substrate; and a transparent conductive oxide between the buffer material and the barrier material. The buffer material comprises at least one of CdZnO and SnZnO.... Agent:
20120067415 - Glass composition, electrically conductive paste composition comprising same, electrode wiring member, and elctronic component: A glass composition according to the present invention comprises: phosphorus, vanadium and at least one transition metal selected from a group consisting of tungsten, iron, and manganese, the glass composition not containing substances included in the JIG level A and B lists, a softening point of the glass composition being... Agent: Hitachi Powdered Metals Co., Ltd.
20120067416 - Photovoltaic device: Disclosed is a photovoltaic device that includes: a substrate; a first electrode disposed on the substrate; a photoelectric transformation layer disposed on the first electrode, the photoelectric transformation layer comprising a light absorbing layer which comprises at least one pair of an intrinsic first sub-layer and an intrinsic second sub-layer,... Agent:
20120067417 - Solar cell and method for manufacturing the same: A solar cell containing an electrode, wherein the electrode is formed by firing a conductive paste, wherein the conductive paste includes an organic binder, a solvent, conductive particles, glass frits and a compound containing Al, Ga, In or Tl. A method for producing a solar cell by forming an electrode... Agent: Sharp Corporation
20120067413 - Solar cells and methods of forming the same: Provided are solar cells and methods of forming the same. The solar cell includes an anti-reflection layer on a substrate, a first electrode on the anti-reflection layer, a photo-electro conversion layer on the first electrode, and a second electrode on the photo-electro conversion layer.... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute
20120067412 - Solder bonding entities to solid material: Methods and apparatus are provided for solder bonding entities to solid materials. One or more through apertures are formed in a solid material. Solder paste is introduced into each through aperture. Respective entities having solderable surface features are disposed in overlying alignment with the through apertures. The arrangement is heated... Agent:
20120067419 - Metamaterial integrated solar concentrator: An optical device including a metamaterial layer having a negative index of refraction for at least one wavelength in the visible range of 400-700 nm, a photovoltaic cell, and an optical waveguide arranged between the metamaterial layer and the photovoltaic cell. The optical waveguide has a first face and second... Agent: The Government Of The United States In The Name Of The Secretary Of The Navy
20120067420 - Multilayer composite films and articles prepared therefrom: The present invention is an optically transparent laminate film comprising: at least three layers of film, wherein at least two of the at least three layers comprise ionomeric films, and wherein the film can be suitable for use in a photovoltaic cell or in packaging.... Agent: E. I. Du Pont De Nemours And Company
20120067418 - Surface structure and fresnel lens and tool for production of a surface structure: The invention relates to a surface structure and a Fresnel lens which has at least one such surface structure. Furthermore, the invention relates to a tool for production of a surface structure and a method for production of a surface structure or Fresnel lens. Furthermore, the invention relates to the... Agent: Fraunhofer-gesllschaft Zur Foerderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.v.
20120067422 - Photovoltaic device with a metal sulfide oxide window layer: Methods and devices are described for a photovoltaic device and substrate structure. In one embodiment, a photovoltaic device includes a substrate structure and a MS 1-xOx window layer formed over the substrate structure, wherein M is an element from the group consisting of Zn, Sn, and In. Another embodiment is... Agent: First Solar, Inc
20120067421 - Photovoltaic device with a zinc magnesium oxide window layer: Methods and devices are described for a photovoltaic device and substrate structure. In one embodiment, a photovoltaic device includes a substrate structure and a CdTe absorber layer, the substrate structure including a Zn1−xMgxO window layer and a low conductivity buffer layer. Another embodiment is directed to a process for manufacturing... Agent: First Solar, Inc
20120067423 - Flexible monocrystalline thin silicon cell: A device, system, and method for solar cell construction and layer transfer are disclosed herein. An exemplary method of solar cell construction involves providing a silicon donor substrate. A porous layer is formed on the donor substrate. A first portion of a solar cell is constructed on the porous layer... Agent: Amberwave, Inc.
20120067425 - Aluminum base material, metal substrate having insulating layer employing the aluminum base material, semiconductor element, and solar battery: A metal substrate with an insulating layer, which is capable of being produced by a simple process, exhibits heat resistance during semiconductor processing, is superior in voltage resistance, and has small leakage current, and an Al base material that realizes the metal substrate are provided. The metal substrate with an... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20120067424 - Annealing processes for photovoltaics: Processes for making a solar cell by depositing various layers of components on a substrate and converting the components into a thin film photovoltaic absorber material. Processes of this disclosure can be used to control the stoichiometry of metal atoms in making a solar cell for targeting a particular concentration... Agent: Precursor Energetics, Inc.03/15/2012 > 47 patent applications in 21 patent subcategories. listing by industry category
20120060882 - Closely spaced electrodes with a uniform gap: A device employing a consistent gap between two facing surfaces, the device comprising: a first electrode facing a second electrode, wherein an attracting force distribution attracts the first electrode to the second electrode; a power source coupled to at least one of the first electrode and the second electrode; and... Agent:
20120060883 - Method and structure for providing a uniform micron/sub-micron gap separation within micro-gap thermophotovoltaic devices for the generation of electrical power: A near-field energy conversion method, utilizing a sub-micrometer “near-field” gap between juxtaposed infrared radiation receiver and emitter surfaces, wherein compliant membrane structures, preferably fluid-filled, are interposed in the structure for maintaining uniform gap separation. Thermally resistant gap spacers are also used to maintain uniform gap separation. Means are provided for... Agent: Mtpv LLC
20120060884 - Apparatus, systems and methods for electrical power generation from heat: Systems and methods are operable to generate electric power from heat. An exemplary direct thermal electric converter embodiment includes at least a first recombination material having a first recombination rate, a second recombination material adjacent to the first recombination material and having a second recombination rate, wherein the second recombination... Agent:
20120060885 - Distributed thermoelectric string and insulating panel: Inexpensive, lightweight, flexible heating and cooling panels with highly distributed thermoelectric elements are provided. A thermoelectric “string” is described that may be woven or assembled into a variety of insulating panels such as seat cushions, mattresses, pillows, blankets, ceiling tiles, office partitions, under-desk panels, electronic enclosures, building walls, refrigerator walls,... Agent:
20120060886 - High temperature flexible electrode: An electrode including a first portion to be electrically coupled to a first thermoelectric leg and mechanically coupled to a first heat collector part, a second portion to be electrically coupled to a second thermoelectric leg and mechanically coupled to a second heat collector part and a flexible portion connected... Agent: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
20120060887 - Asymmetric thermoelectric module and method of manufacturing the same: Disclosed is an asymmetric thermoelectric module, which includes a plurality of first-type thermoelectric semiconductor elements, a plurality of second-type thermoelectric semiconductor elements, a plurality of pairs of assistant layers having different melting points and disposed on the upper and lower surfaces of the first-type and second-type thermoelectric semiconductor elements, and... Agent: Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.
20120060888 - Microstructure for a seebeck effect thermoelectric generator, and method for making such a microstructure: A method for making a thermoelectric microstructure includes: forming an insulating substrate; forming, on the substrate, a first assembly of conductor or semiconductor elements extending in parallel and in a first direction from first to second connection areas, and having a first Seebeck coefficient; forming, on the substrate, a second... Agent: Commissariat A L'energie Atomique Et Aux Energie Alternatives
20120060889 - Thermoelectric modules and assemblies with stress reducing structure: A thermoelectric module capable of minimizing thermally and physically induced stress includes a pair of substrates having a plurality of electrically conductive contacts disposed on opposing faces, a plurality of P-type and N-type thermoelectric elements interposed between the pair of substrates forming a thermoelectric element circuit, and one or more... Agent: Ferrotec (usa) Corporation
20120060891 - Photovoltaic device: A multilayered structure including a first barrier layer adjacent to a substrate, a barrier bi-layer adjacent to the first barrier layer, the barrier bi-layer comprising a second barrier layer and a third barrier layer, a transparent conductive oxide layer adjacent to the barrier bi-layer, and a buffer layer adjacent to... Agent:
20120060894 - Photovoltaic module: A photovoltaic module capable of suppressing separation of a tab electrode can be obtained. The photovoltaic module includes a plurality of semiconductor layers including a photoelectric conversion layer, a plurality of photovoltaic elements including a finger electrode for collecting generated currents, formed on the semiconductor layers on a side of... Agent: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
20120060892 - Solar cell module and laminating method: Aspects of the invention relate to connecting internal wiring lines to multiple sheet-shaped photoelectric conversion elements without damaging flexibility. Sub-metal foil lines can be arranged so as to come into contact with rear electrode layers of photoelectric conversion elements. The sub-metal foil line can be fixed to the rear electrode... Agent: Fuji Electric Co., Ltd.
20120060890 - Solar cell module and method for manufacturing the same: Provided are a solar cell module and a manufacturing method thereof. The solar cell module includes a substrate having a first region and a second region; a first electrode disposed on the substrate, in the first region and the second region; and an upper cell disposed in the first region;... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120060893 - Stacked photovoltaic device and method of manufacturing the same: A back metal electrode, a bottom cell using microcrystalline silicon for a photoelectric conversion layer, a front cell using amorphous silicon for a photoelectric conversion layer, and a transparent front electrode are formed in this order on a supporting substrate. At least one of the concentration of impurities contained in... Agent: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
20120060896 - Device and method for cooling solar cells by means of a flowing cooling medium: A device for cooling solar cells by a flowing cooling medium is provided. The cooling medium is in direct or indirect thermal contact with at least one solar cell and with an external cooling unit. The cooling medium at least partially includes a phase transition material. Further, a method for... Agent:
20120060895 - Photovoltaic module string arrangement and shading protection therefor: A method and apparatus for protecting a string of solar cells from shading in a solar panel having a plurality of strings of solar cells are described. Electric current is shunted around any string of the solar cells having at least one shaded solar cell by shunting the electric current... Agent: Day4 Energy Inc.
20120060897 - Fluorescence collector and use thereof: The invention relates to a fluorescence collector for concentrating and converting solar radiation into electrical energy, which collector is constructed from a substrate and at least one polymer- or sol-gel layer as carrier structures for at least one sort of semiconducting nanoparticles and at least one fluorescent dye. The solar... Agent: Fraunhofer-gesellschaft Zur Forderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.v.
20120060899 - Collector for the generation of electrical and thermal energy: A solar collector with radiation opaque wafers for generating electrical and thermal energy from solar radiation includes a housing. A semitransparent photovoltaic module is disposed in the housing so as to form an upper part of the solar collector. A solar thermal module is disposed in the housing so as... Agent:
20120060898 - Self-contained, multi-fluid energy conversion and management system for converting solar energy to electric and thermal energy: The teachings generally relate to a system for converting solar energy into electrical energy and thermal energy using a self-contained system having a plurality of channels for the heat transfer using a respective plurality of fluids.... Agent:
20120060900 - Cd-free, oxide buffer layers for thin film cigs solar cells by chemical solution deposition methods: A process described herein provides an economical means for producing the oxide-based buffer layers using a wet chemical CSD process wherein the desired buffer layer material results from the evaporation of a chemical already containing the material in solution. Thus, no residual liquid chemical elements remain after deposition, and as... Agent: Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc.
20120060901 - Profile rail, support element and solar module arrangement formed therewith, in particular for transversal mounting of solar modules: The invention relates to a profile rail in particular for supporting framed solar modules, including a rail element and two support arms, wherein at least one of the support arms protrudes from the rail element in a transversal direction (q) that is perpendicular to a longitudinal orientation of the profile... Agent: Mounting Systems Gmbh
20120060903 - Protective film for a solar cell module: The invention relates to a protective film for a solar cell module, to a process for manufacturing said protective film and to a solar cell module comprising said protecting and to a method for protecting a solar cell module comprising using of such protective film. The protective film comprises at... Agent: Solvay Solexis S.p.a.
20120060902 - System and method for frameless laminated solar panels: An apparatus for securing solar panels to a roof includes a photovoltaic cell and a mounting frame sized to receive the photovoltaic cell. The mounting frame is configured to be securely fastened directly to a roof of a structure and form a vapor barrier on the roof.... Agent:
20120060904 - Fabrication of solar cells with silicon nano-particles: A solar cell structure includes silicon nano-particle diffusion regions. The diffusion regions may be formed by printing silicon nano-particles over a thin dielectric, such as silicon dioxide. A wetting agent may be formed on the thin dielectric prior to printing of the nano-particles. The nano-particles may be printed by inkjet... Agent:
20120060908 - Localized metal contacts by localized laser assisted conversion of functional films in solar cells: A solar cell, including contact metallization formed using selective laser irradiation. An upper layer is formed in the solar cell including a material which can be selectively modified to electrical contacts upon laser irradiation. Selective laser irradiation is applied to at least one region of the upper layer to form... Agent: Tetrasun, Inc.
20120060905 - Nanowires formed by employing solder nanodots: A photovoltaic device and method include depositing a metal film on a substrate layer. The metal film is annealed to form islands of the metal film on the substrate layer. The substrate layer is etched using the islands as an etch mask to form pillars in the substrate layer.... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20120060907 - Photovoltaic cell structure and method including common cathode: A back-to-back parallel tandem organic photovoltaic cell structure and a method for fabricating the back-to-back parallel tandem organic photovoltaic cell structure include an aluminum doped zinc oxide material layer (AZO) as a common central cathode within the back-to-back parallel tandem organic photovoltaic cell structure and sandwiched between (and contacting) a... Agent: University Of Central Florida
20120060906 - Photovoltaic device including flexible or inflexible substrate and method for manufacturing the same: Disclosed is a method for manufacturing a photovoltaic device including a substrate; a first electrode and a second electrode which are placed over the substrate; a first conductive semiconductor layer, an intrinsic semiconductor layer including a first sub-layer and a second sub-layer, and a second conductive semiconductor layer, which are... Agent:
20120060914 - Coplanar type photovoltaic cell and method for fabricating the same: A coplanar type photovoltaic cell and a method for fabricating the same are provided. The coplanar type cell includes: a semiconductor substrate having a front surface and a back surface; and an anode stack and a cathode stack isolated from each other and formed on the back surface of the... Agent:
20120060910 - Electrode structure, method and applications: An organic photovoltaic cell structure and a method for fabricating the organic photovoltaic cell structure are each predicated upon an organic photovoltaic material layer located and formed interposed between an anode and a cathode. The organic photovoltaic cell structure and the method for fabricating the organic photovoltaic cell structure also... Agent: University Of Central Florida
20120060916 - Front electrode for use in photovoltaic device and method of making same: This invention relates to a front electrode/contact for use in an electronic device such as a photovoltaic device. In certain example embodiments, the front electrode of a photovoltaic device or the like includes a multilayer coating including at least one transparent conductive oxide (TCO) layer (e.g., of or including a... Agent: Guardian Industries Corp.
20120060915 - Method for plasma texturing: A dry etching method for texturing a surface of a substrate is disclosed. The method includes performing a first dry etching onto the surface of the substrate thereby forming a surface texture with spikes and valleys, the first dry etching comprising etching the surface of the substrate in a plasma... Agent: Imec
20120060912 - Method of forming conductive electrode structure and method of manufacturing solar cell with the same, and solar cell manufactured by the method of manufacturing solar cell: The present invention provides a method of forming a conductive electrode structure including: applying a conductive paste on a substrate; forming a conductive pattern having an outwardly convex shape by heat-treating the conductive paste; and forming a solder layer to conformally cover the conductive pattern.... Agent: Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.
20120060917 - Solar cell: A solar cell is provided comprising a substrate, a first insulating layer on a first surface of the substrate, the first insulating layer having a plurality of first openings that expose portions of the substrate, and a plurality of first electrodes electrically connected to the substrate through the first openings,... Agent:
20120060911 - Solar cell with electroplated metal grid: One embodiment of the present invention provides a method for fabricating solar cells. During operation, an anti-reflection layer is deposited on top of a semiconductor structure to form a photovoltaic structure, and a front-side electrode grid comprising a metal stack is formed on top of the photovoltaic structure. The metal... Agent: Sierra Solar Power, Inc.
20120060909 - Transparent electrode substrate and photoelectric conversion element: A transparent electrode substrate includes: a substrate having translucency; a base layer that is laminated on the substrate and includes a surface on which lattice-like grooves are formed; a lattice-like metal wiring layer that is formed by embedding a metallic material into the grooves; a conductive oxide layer that is... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120060913 - Whispering gallery solar cells: This disclosure relates to structures for the conversion of light into energy. More specifically, the disclosure describes devices for conversion of light to electricity using photovoltaic cells layered with a nanostructure that resonates and undergoes Whispering Gallery Mode.... Agent: California Institute Of Technology
20120060918 - Energy conversion device for photovoltaic cells: An energy conversion device is provided for use, for example, in a photovoltaic solar cell. The device includes an up conversion composite material disposed in cavities in a semiconductor material or in a heat spreader bonded to the solar cell. The up conversion composite material is formed from a mixture... Agent:
20120060920 - Fresnel lens array with novel lens element profile: A Fresnel lens array is provided in which the vertical part of a lens element is replaced by a tilted surface designed to focus impinging light into the focal point of an adjacent lens in the array. Since the new surface forms an angle with the lens plane that is... Agent: Fresnel Technologies Inc.
20120060919 - Junction box for a photovoltaic solar panel: A junction box for a solar panel comprises a housing, a lid, a first connector and a second connector. The housing comprises sidewalls and a top wall defining an interior space. The first coupling comprises a first contact element and the second coupling comprises a second contact element. Said contact... Agent: Applied Materials, Inc.
20120060921 - Solar cell apparatus: Disclosed is a solar cell apparatus. The solar cell apparatus includes a solar cell panel; a first heat dissipation member under the solar cell panel; and a plurality of second heat dissipation members inserted into the solar cell panel and the first heat dissipation member. The solar cell apparatus has... Agent: Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.
20120060922 - Layered inorganic nanocrystal photovoltaic devices: A non-sintered structure. The non-sintered structure includes a first non-sintered nanocrystal layer, and a second non-sintered nanocrystal layer wherein the first layer and the second layer are configured to interact electronically.... Agent: The Regents Of The University Of California
20120060924 - Methods and systems for forming functionally graded films by spray pyrolysis: Method and system for forming a plurality of cadmium-sulfide layers. The method includes preparing a first solution and a second solution. The method further includes loading at least the first solution and the second solution into a pyrolysis-deposition system and placing a target structure into the pyrolysis-depositions system. The method... Agent: Alion, Inc.
20120060923 - Photovoltaic device barrier layer: A structure including a barrier layer adjacent to a substrate, a transparent conductive oxide layer adjacent to the barrier layer, and a buffer layer adjacent to the transparent conductive oxide layer. In the structure, the barrier layer includes a silicon aluminum oxide, the transparent conductive oxide layer includes cadmium and... Agent:
20120060925 - Surface processing method of silicon substrate for solar cell, and manufacturing method of solar cell: Disclosed is a surface processing method of a crystalline silicon substrate for a solar cell, and a method for manufacturing a solar cell. The surface processing method of a substrate for a solar cell comprises first surface processing step for forming a plurality of first protrusions on surfaces of a... Agent:
20120060927 - Photoelectric conversion element, method of manufacturing photoelectric conversion element and solar cell: The present invention provides a photoelectric conversion element exhibiting excellent photoelectric conversion efficiency and excellent stability in photoelectric conversion function; a method of manufacturing the photoelectric conversion element; and a solar cell thereof in order to solve the current problems. Disclosed is a photoelectric conversion element possessing a substrate and... Agent: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
20120060926 - Polymerizable fullerene derivative and their use in organic photovoltaic cells: The present invention discloses an inverted organic photovoltaic cell comprising a polymerizable fullerene interlayer adapted to enhance the device performance and lifetime. The polymerizable fullerene derivative comprises a fullerene core, a bridging functional group and a polymerizable functional group. The fullerene core can be either C60 or C70, and the... Agent: National Chiao Tung University
20120060928 - Processes for preparing copper tin sulfide and copper zinc tin sulfide films: This invention relates to processes for preparing films of CTS and CZTS and their selenium analogues on a substrate. Such films are useful in the preparation of photovoltaic devices. This invention also relates to processes for preparing coated substrates and for making photovoltaic devices.... Agent: E.i. Du Pont De Nemours And Company03/08/2012 > 29 patent applications in 14 patent subcategories. listing by industry category
20120055526 - Thermoelectric material, and thermoelectric module and thermoelectric device comprising the thermoelectric material: A thermoelectric material having a high performance index and a thermoelectric module and a thermoelectric device including the thermoelectric material, and more particularly, to a thermoelectric material having a high Seebeck coefficient, high electrical conductivity, and low thermal conductivity and a thermoelectric module and a thermoelectric device including the thermoelectric... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120055527 - Structural element for thermally shielding engines or engine components, in particular a heat shield for combustion engines: The invention relates to a structural element for thermally shielding engines or engine components, in particular a heat shield for combustion engines, the structural element having a planar extension and comprising a first side that faces a hot element of the engine, and a second side that faces away from... Agent: Elringklinger Ag
20120055528 - Thermoelectric materials: A thermoelectric material having a high ZT value is provided. In general, the thermoelectric material is a thin film thermoelectric material that includes a heterostructure formed of IV-VI semiconductor materials, where the heterostructure includes at least one potential barrier layer. In one embodiment, the heterostructure is formed of IV-VI semiconductor... Agent: The Board Of Regents Of The University Of Oklahoma
20120055529 - Junction box: A junction box connected to a plurality of solar cell panels connected in series and under control a control device, includes a plurality of diodes, two ports, a switch, and a communication module. The plurality of diodes is forwardly connected in series to form a diode string with two ends,... Agent: Ampower Technology Co., Ltd.
20120055530 - Junction box and solar power system: A solar power system includes a plurality of photovoltaic (PV) modules and a control device. Each PV module includes a plurality of solar cell panels connected in series and a junction box. The junction box detects parameters of the corresponding PV module, generates a reporting signal, and transmits the reporting... Agent: Ampower Technology Co., Ltd.
20120055534 - Photovoltaic devices with high work-function tco buffer layers and methods of manufacture: Embodiments of the invention are directed to photovoltaic cells comprising a substantially optically transparent buffer layer on a superstrate and a photoabsorber layer on the buffer layer. The buffer layer of detailed embodiments has a work function greater than or equal to about the work function of the photoabsorber layer.... Agent: Applied Materials, Inc.
20120055535 - Photovoltaic devices with textured glass superstrate: Embodiments of the invention are directed to photovoltaic cells comprising a textured superstrate, a front contact layer, a photoabsorber layer and a back contact layer. The textured superstrate has a plurality of craters with an average opening angle, an average aspect ratio and an average depth. Methods of making such... Agent: Applied Materials, Inc.
20120055532 - Semiconductor optoelectronic device: A semiconductor optoelectronic device comprises a growth substrate; a semiconductor epitaxial stack formed on the growth substrate comprising a sacrificial layer with electrical conductivity formed on the growth substrate; a first semiconductor material layer having a first electrical conductivity formed on the sacrificial layer, and a second semiconductor material layer... Agent: Epistar Corporation
20120055531 - Solar cell module and method of manufacturing the same, and mobile apparatus with the solar cell module: The present invention provides a solar cell module including: a light transmitting plate having light transmittance; solar cells having bonding pads and conductive bumps bonded to the bonding pads; an adhesive film disposed between the light transmitting plate and the solar cells to bond the light transmitting plate and the... Agent: Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.
20120055533 - Wire mesh: Wire mesh with warp and weft wires on a mesh surface with tube means spaced apart from each other being woven in on the mesh surface on which slat elements are located in order to serve for shading of the incidence of light. The slat elements can be provided with... Agent: Haver & Boecker Ohg
20120055536 - Organic photovoltaic cell and method for manufacturing the same: According to one embodiment, there is provided an organic photovoltaic cell including substrate having a plurality of inclined surfaces and a plurality of solar cells formed on the inclined surfaces of the substrate. Each of the solar cells includes a pair of electrodes and a bulk heterojunction active layer interposed... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
20120055537 - Light trapping photovoltaic cells: A light trapping photovoltaic cell comprising a plurality of cells connected with walls wherein the cells have a plurality of generally straight vertical walls and a bottom region adjacent the generally vertical walls. The bottom region of the cells is pitched toward the center of the bottoms. The light trapping... Agent:
20120055538 - Solar cell module: A solar cell module is discussed. The solar cell module includes a plurality of solar cells each including a substrate and an anti-reflection layer positioned on the substrate, a protective member surrounding the plurality of solar cells, and a transparent member positioned on the protective member. The protective member is... Agent:
20120055539 - Solar cell module: A solar cell module includes a plurality of solar cells, a light transparent front substrate disposed on front surfaces of the plurality of solar cells, a back substrate disposed on back surfaces of the plurality of solar cells, a sealing member disposed between the light transparent front substrate and the... Agent:
20120055540 - Solar battery module: A solar battery module including a plurality of solar battery arrays in which solar battery cells having flexibility are electrically connected to one another through interconnectors includes a plurality of cover glasses each secured on each light receiving surface for each solar battery cell or to each light receiving surface... Agent:
20120055541 - Front-and-back contact solar cells, and method for the production thereof: The invention relates to a method for the production of solar cells which are contacted on both sides, which method is based on micro structuring of a wafer provided with a dielectric layer and doping of the microstructured regions. Subsequently, deposition of a metal-containing nucleation layer and also a galvanic... Agent: Fraunhofer-gesellschaft Zur Forderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.v.
20120055542 - Photovoltaic cell: A structure of photovoltaic cell for improving conversion efficiency has been disclosed, including a first bandgap layer, a second bandgap layer, a third bandgap layer, a back electrode and a finger electrode, wherein the first bandgap layer is a wafer while the second bandgap layer is a semiconductor film with... Agent: Tatung University
20120055543 - Back contact diffusion barrier layers for group ibiiiavia photovoltaic cells: The present invention provides for new ohmic contact materials and diffusion barriers for Group IBIIIAVIA based solar cell structures, which eliminate two way diffusion while preserving the efficient ohmic contacts between the substrate and the absorber layers.... Agent: Solopower, Inc.
20120055545 - Conductive adhesive member and solar cell module: A conductive adhesive member includes a conductive region continuously exposed along one direction, and an adhesive region exposed along the conductive region.... Agent: Nitto Denko Corporation
20120055549 - Dye-sensitized solar cell: The conductive metal layer 18 is formed of a metallic porous body having through-holes, and a multitude of holes of the metallic porous body are isotropically communicated with one another. The metallic porous body has a specific surface area of 0.1 m2/g or larger, a porosity of 30 to 60... Agent:
20120055547 - High-efficiency solar cell structures and methods of manufacture: Solar cells of varying composition are disclosed, generally including a central substrate, conductive layer(s), antireflection layers(s), passivation layer(s) and/or electrode(s). Multifunctional layers provide combined functions of passivation, transparency, sufficient conductivity for vertical carrier flow, the junction, and/or varying degrees of anti-reflectivity. Improved manufacturing methods including single-side CVD deposition processes and... Agent: Tetrasun, Inc.
20120055546 - Method for forming structures in a solar cell: A conductive contact pattern is formed on a surface of solar cell by forming a thin conductive layer over at least one lower layer of the solar cell, and ablating a majority of the thin conductive layer using a laser beam, thereby leaving behind the conductive contact pattern. The laser... Agent: Tetrasun, Inc.
20120055548 - Solar battery cell and production method thereof: A method for producing a solar battery cell, includes: a first step of forming an insulating film on one face side of a semiconductor substrate; a second step of forming an electrode forming groove in an electrode forming region on the insulating film; a third step of printing an electrode... Agent:
20120055544 - Solar cell and method of manufacturing the same: A solar cell with improved energy efficiency is presented. The solar cell includes a substrate having a plurality of cell areas separated by a cell separation area, back electrodes spaced apart from each other by a gap, a light absorbing layer, a transparent electrode layer, and a buffer layer. Each... Agent:
20120055552 - Light-guide solar module, method of fabrication thereof, and panel made therefrom: A photovoltaic light guide solar concentration apparatus has a deflecting layer, a light-guide layer optically coupled to the deflecting layer, a secondary optic and a photovoltaic cell. The photovoltaic concentration apparatus has a central optical axis that, in operation, is parallel to incident sunlight. A deflecting layer includes a plurality... Agent: Morgan Solar Inc.
20120055551 - Photovoltaic assemblies incorporating an optical element having internal inclusions configured for maximum conversion efficiency: A photovoltaic assembly includes an optical element comprising a body having opposed planar major surfaces with a plurality of open-mouthed inclusions (grooves) formed on the light output surface. Each groove has a closed apex with an included apex angle. The body is formed from a material having an index of... Agent: E. I. Du Pont De Nemours And Company
20120055550 - Solar module with light-transmissive edge seal: A solar module with a front support, a back support, and a photovoltaic active material located between the front and back supports. An electrically insulative light transmissive seal is located at the peripheral edges of the front support and back support to electrically isolate the active material from the outer... Agent: First Solar, Inc.
20120055553 - Process for sealing a glass package and resulting glass package: A method is provided for sealing one or more fill holes (42, 44) in a glass plate (14) of an organic dye solar cell and other glass packages by covering the hole(s) (42, 44) with a laser absorbing glass patch (52, 54). The outer perimeter of the glass patch (52,... Agent:
20120055554 - Copper zinc tin chalcogenide nanoparticles: This invention relates to nanoparticles of kesterite (copper zinc tin sulfide) and copper zinc tin selenide nanoparticles, inks and devices thereof, and processes to prepare same. The nano-particles are useful to for the absorber layer as a p-type semiconductor in a thin film solar cell application.... Agent: E.i. Du Pont De Nemours And Company03/01/2012 > 59 patent applications in 17 patent subcategories. listing by industry category
20120048321 - Split thermo-electric cycles for simultaneous cooling, heating, and temperature control: The invention is new types of split-thermo-electric structures for cooling, heating, or stabilizing the temperature of an object or for electric power generation. In a first type of structure the transport of the electric current between the heat absorbing and the heat dispersing sides of the structure is disengaged from... Agent: Lamos Inc.
20120048322 - Device for converting incident radiation into electrical energy: In various embodiments of the present invention, a device for converting incident radiation to electrical energy is provided. The device includes a Thermoelectric Generator (TEG) and a Photovoltaic Cell (PV) to convert the incident radiation to electrical energy. The device further includes a first component for focusing the incident radiation... Agent:
20120048323 - Thermo-electric structure: The invention is a split-thermo-electric structure for cooling, heating, or stabilizing the temperature of an object or for electric power generation. The structure of the invention is comprised of one or more legs comprised of two or more layers of thermo-electric material and a connection layer between each pair of... Agent: Lamos Inc.
20120048324 - Method and apparatus for providing good thermal contact between an exhaust component and heat extraction component: A heat extraction component for an exhaust component is rigidly connected to a cooling tube. The cooling tube is inserted through a hole in the heat extraction component and is brazed or plastically deformed to provide the rigid connection interface.... Agent:
20120048332 - Adhesive film for solar cell electrode and method for manufacturing solar cell module using the same: There are provided an adhesive film for a solar cell electrode providing a solar cell capable of reducing adverse effects on photovoltaic cells caused by heating or pressure and having sufficient solar cell characteristics, and a method for manufacturing a solar cell module using the same. The adhesive film for... Agent: Hitachi Chemical Company, Ltd.
20120048329 - Charge-coupled photovoltaic devices: A photovoltaic (solar) cell comprises two photovoltaic devices that are quantum mechanically coupled via a charge-coupling layer. One of the PV devices may have an energy band gap that is larger than or equal to an energy band gap of the other of the PV devices. The effective electron barrier... Agent:
20120048326 - Ground-fault detecting device, current collecting box using the ground-fault detecting device, and photovoltaic power generating device using the current collecting box: A photovoltaic power generating device comprising a current collecting box side detector for detecting a ground fault in each of the photovoltaic strings, a switch disposed in correspondence to each of the photovoltaic strings and interposed between the photovoltaic string and a connecting cable, a current collecting box including a... Agent: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
20120048333 - Photovoltaic device interconnect: Scribing and deposition processes can be used to interconnect cells within photovoltaic modules.... Agent:
20120048331 - Photovoltaic module and junction box thereof: A photovoltaic module and a junction box thereof are provided. The photovoltaic module includes a photovoltaic panel, a box body, an electrode and a metal fastener. The photovoltaic panel has a plurality of interconnecting wires. The electrode is located in the box body for electrically connecting to an interconnecting wire... Agent: Du Pont Apollo Limited
20120048334 - Photovoltaic module cover: Photovoltaic modules can include a dual opening substrate to improve, for example, safety, durability, and voltage handling capability.... Agent:
20120048325 - Photovoltaic power generating device, and controlling method: A photovoltaic power generating device comprising a current collecting box side detector for detecting a ground fault in each of the photovoltaic strings, a switch disposed in correspondence to each of the photovoltaic strings and interposed between the photovoltaic string and a connecting cable, a current collecting box including a... Agent: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
20120048337 - Porous electrode, dye-sensitized solar cell, and dye-sensitized solar cell module: A porous electrode of the present invention is a porous electrode in which at least a first porous layer, an intermediate layer and a second porous layer are stacked on a substrate in this order, characterized in that the first porous layer and the second porous layer are formed of... Agent:
20120048328 - Solar array recombiner box with wireless monitoring capability: A system for monitoring and wirelessly transmitting solar array parameters such as current, voltage and temperature in real time is primarily housed within a recombiner box. The system lends itself to retrofitting within some commercially available recombiner boxes. Signals emitted from the RF controller component of the system are received... Agent:
20120048336 - Solar cell element, and solar cell module including the same: It is aimed to provide a solar cell element and a solar cell module capable of reducing an output drop in a case where a crack occurs in the solar cell element. In order to achieve this object, the solar cell element includes a substrate body including a photoelectric conversion... Agent: Kyocera Corporation
20120048327 - Systems and methods of preparation of photovoltaic films and devices: Described herein are processes and apparatuses for preparation and optimization of photovoltaic films and film stacks with application of electrical pulses. The process achieves high photovoltaic efficiency upon application of conditioning electrical pulses to the stack or layers of deposited photovoltaic films. This may be done at manufacture, or in... Agent: Yewsavin, Inc.
20120048338 - Terminal box for solar cell module, and solar cell module including the same: It is an object of the invention to provide a terminal box for a solar cell module in which a positive terminal and a negative terminal are electrically isolated from each other, an occurrence of a short circuit is reduced, and reliability is enhanced, and a solar cell module including... Agent: Kyocera Corporation
20120048330 - Thin film solar cell module and fabricating method thereof: Discussed herein are a thin film solar cell module and a fabricating method thereof. The solar cell module includes photoelectric conversion layers on the transparent electrode layer and including at least a first photoelectric conversion layer, a second photoelectric conversion layer and a third photoelectric conversion layer, the photoelectric conversion... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.
20120048335 - Wiring sheet, wiring sheet-equipped solar cells, and solar cell module: A wiring sheet in accordance with the present invention is a wiring sheet having wirings provided on an insulating base material for electrically connecting back surface electrode type solar cells each having first conductivity type electrodes and second conductivity type electrodes arranged on one surface of a semiconductor substrate, wherein... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
20120048341 - Iterative adaptive solar tracking having variable step size: A system controller for position controlling a photovoltaic (PV) panel in a PV system including a power sensor sensing output power (P), and a motor for positioning the PV panel. The system controller includes a computing device having memory that provides motor control signals and implements an iterative adaptive control... Agent: University Of Central Florida Research Foundation, Inc.
20120048339 - Multi-junction group iii-v compound semiconductor solar cell and fabrication method thereof: A multi-junction group III-V compound semiconductor solar cell and fabrication method thereof forms a 2D photonic crystal structure in the topmost window layer of the stacked solar cell units by etching holes in the window layer. The 2D photonic crystal structure causes omni-directional reflection of the sunlight along any transverse... Agent: Millennium Communication Co., Ltd.
20120048340 - Solar panel tracking system and associated tracking sensor: A solar tracking system for active tracking of a solar panel array relative to the sun's position includes at least two photovoltaic (PV) sensors disposed along a common axis at opposite cardinal headings. A shadow structure is configured with the PV sensors, wherein the PV sensors are oriented relative to... Agent: General Electric Company
20120048342 - Integrated thin-film photovoltaic device and manufacturing method thereof: Disclosed is an integrated thin film photovoltaic device. The integrated thin film photovoltaic device includes: a substrate including trenches formed therein; a first semiconductor material layer formed on the substrate from a first basic line within each of the trenches through one side of each of the trenches to the... Agent:
20120048345 - Array of photovoltaic assemblies: An array of photovoltaic assemblies places photovoltaic panels in spaced rows. The array has a number of supports, each support including: (a) a first member with an upper support surface for supporting the neighboring side edges of an adjacent pair of photovoltaic panels located in one of the rows; (b)... Agent:
20120048353 - Bifacial solar cell module: A bifacial solar cell module comprises: a plurality of bifacial solar cells; a light transmitting first substrate positioned at a first surface side of the bifacial solar cells; a light transmitting second substrate positioned at a second surface side of the bifacial solar cells; and a seal member positioned between... Agent:
20120048344 - Cell modules having at least two assembled solar cells: A cell module, comprising: a first solar cell, and a second solar cell. Said first solar cell absorbs green light, blue light, and ultraviolet light and converts them into electrical energy; while red light, orange light, yellow light, and infrared light are allowed to pass through said first solar cell.... Agent: An Ching New Energy Machinery & Equipment Co., Ltd.
20120048349 - Flexible solar modules and manufacturing the same: A flexible solar cell assembly having solar cells that are positioned within a sealed module chamber. A sealed wiring chamber is positioned on an end of the sealed module chamber and is interposed between the sealed module chamber and a junction box. Wiring interconnecting the junction box to the solar... Agent: Solopower, Inc.
20120048343 - Outdoor base station house having thin film solar cells: An outdoor base station house having thin film solar cells, comprising: a sentry-box-shaped building body, at least a thin film solar cell, and a power source module. Said sentry-box-shaped building body is provided with a top portion, and said thin film solar cells are arranged on said top portion of... Agent: An Ching New Energy Machinery & Equipment Co.,ltd.
20120048347 - Photovoltaic panel: A photovoltaic panel includes a substrate, a photovoltaic array formed on the substrate; two bus bars formed on the substrate and electrically connected to the photovoltaic array; two interconnecting wires connected to the bus bars; two partially-overlapped first insulation films; a first encapsulating film; a rear substrate; and a junction... Agent: Du Pont Apollo Limited
20120048354 - Sheet for solar cell encapsulant and solar cell module: A sheet for solar cell encapsulant including (A) an ethylene copolymer selected from 1a to 5a; and (B) an ethylene copolymer selected from 1b to 3b, the copolymer (A) having a melting point of 90° C. or higher and containing constituent unit derived from ethylene [1a: ethylene-vinyl acetate (VA) copolymer,... Agent: Du Pont-mitsui Polychemicals Co., Ltd.
20120048352 - Solar cell module and back sheet thereof: There is provided a back sheet of solar cell and a solar cell module where adhesion to a water-impermeable sheet is improved and adhesion to an ethylene/vinyl acetate copolymer is further improved. The back sheet of the solar cell module has, at least on either surface of a water-impermeable sheet,... Agent: Daikin Industries, Ltd.
20120048346 - Solar cell module and manufacturing method thereof: Discussed herein are a solar cell module, the edge of which is efficiently sealed, and a manufacturing method thereof. The solar cell module includes a front substrate, a rear substrate disposed opposite the front substrate, solar cells disposed between the front substrate and the rear substrate, a barrier layer disposed... Agent:
20120048348 - Solar cell protective sheet and its production method, backsheet for solar cell, and solar cell module:  the sheet contains a first polymer layer containing an ultraviolet absorbent and a binder polymer on the polymer substrate, and a second polymer layer containing a binder polymer, in which the content of the ultraviolet absorbent is at most 1.0% by mass relative to the total amount of the... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20120048350 - Solar module protector: A solar module includes a front support, a back support, an active layer, and a protector.... Agent:
20120048351 - Solar panel racking assembly: The present invention is a ballasted solar panel mounting system primarily for mounting solar panels to a roof. The mounting system reduces waste space by positioning the first and/or the last row of bases beneath the panel. This potentially provides room for an additional row of panels and generation of... Agent: Solar Liberty Energy Systems, Inc.
20120048356 - Doping paste, solar cell, and method of manufacturing the same: A doping paste includes an inorganic particle including a phosphorus-containing silicon compound and an organic vehicle, wherein a concentration of phosphorus at an interior portion of the inorganic particle is greater than a concentration of phosphorous at a surface of the inorganic particle.... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120048355 - Semiconductor device module package structure and series connection method thereof: The invention provides a semiconductor device module package structure and a series connection method thereof. The semiconductor device module package structure includes a wafer having a plurality through holes. A doped layer covers a top surface of the first electrode, and inner sidewalls extending to a bottom surface of the... Agent: Industrial Technology Research Institute
20120048357 - Dye-sensitized solar cell: To provide a tandem dye-sensitized solar cell having a novel structure capable of improving the light absorption efficiency and being manufactured less expensively. A dye-sensitized solar cell 10 is configured by including, in order from the light incident side, an anode substrate 12, a first dye-carrying porous oxide semiconductor layer... Agent: Nippon Steel Chemical Co., Ltd.
20120048359 - Multi-junction solar cells with an aplanatic imaging system and coupled non-imaging light concentrator: An optical system for a solar energy device to produce electrical energy. The optical system includes an aplanatic optical imaging system, a non-imaging solar concentrator coupled to the aplanatic system and a multi-junction solar cell to receive highly concentrated light from the non-imaging solar concentrator.... Agent: The Regents Of The University Of California
20120048358 - Solar cell and method for manufacturing the same: A solar cell according to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention includes: a substrate; a first electrode disposed on the substrate and including a first groove; a first semiconductor layer disposed on the first electrode; a second semiconductor layer disposed on the first semiconductor layer; and a second electrode... Agent:
20120048363 - Conductive paste, and electronic device and solar cell including an electrode formed using the conductive paste: In Chemical Formula 1, R1 is a substituted or unsubstituted C5 to C30 branched alkyl group, R2 and R3 are each independently a substituted or unsubstituted C2 to C5 alkylene group, L1 is a substituted or unsubstituted C6 to C30 arylene group, L2 is a single bond or a C1... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120048364 - Front side substrate of photovoltaic panel, photovoltaic panel and use of a substrate for a front side of a photovoltaic panel: A photovoltaic panel has an absorbent photovoltaic material, particularly based on cadmium, said panel including a front side substrate, particularly a transparent glass substrate with a transparent electrode coating, where the antireflection coating placed above the metal functional layer opposite the substrate has a single antireflection layer, based on mixed... Agent: Saint-gobain Glass France
20120048367 - Light scattering inorganic substrates: Light scattering inorganic substrates having an inorganic sheet having composite features distributed on a surface of the inorganic sheet, wherein the composite features each have at least a first and a second size scale. The first size scale enhances light absorption at wavelengths in the range of from 350 nm... Agent:
20120048366 - Rear junction solar cell: A photovoltaic device is formed with a passivated light receiving first surface of a semiconductor material layer of a first dopant type. A region of oppositely doped semiconductor material is formed to create a p-n junction on at least part of a second surface located opposite to the light receiving... Agent: Newsouth Innovations Pty Limited
20120048362 - Solar cell: A solar cell is discussed. The solar cell according to an embodiment includes a substrate of a first conductive type, an emitter layer of a second conductive type opposite the first conductive type, which forms a p-n junction along with the substrate, a first anti-reflection layer on the emitter layer,... Agent:
20120048365 - Solar cell and manufacturing method thereof: A method for manufacturing a solar cell includes forming a passivation layer on a rear surface of a substrate of a first conductivity type; forming connecting electrodes having a plurality of electrical contacts that are in contact with the rear surface of the substrate by using a first paste for... Agent:
20120048360 - Solar cell and method of manufacturing the same: A solar cell including: a semiconductor substrate, a passivation film disposed on a side of the semiconductor substrate, a protective layer disposed on a side of the passivation film opposite the semiconductor substrate, and an electrode disposed on a side of the protective layer opposite the passivation film, wherein the... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120048369 - Solar cell element, segmented solar cell element, solar cell module, and electronic appliance: A solar cell element according to an embodiment of the present invention includes a semiconductor substrate that includes a first semiconductor layer of one conductivity type and a second semiconductor layer of the opposite conductivity type, and a plurality of linear current collector electrodes that are arranged on a first... Agent: Kyocera Corporation
20120048368 - Textured micrometer scale templates as light managing fabrication platform for organic solar cells: A three-dimensional, microscale-textured, grating-shaped organic solar cell geometry. The solar cells are fabricated on gratings to give them a three-dimensional texture that provides enhanced light absorption. Introduction of microscale texturing has a positive effect on the overall power conversion efficiency of the devices. This grating-based solar cell having a grating... Agent: Iowa State University Research Foundation, Inc.
20120048361 - Thin film solar cell having adjustable or designable patterns: a transparent substrate; an upper electrode layer; a photovoltaic layer; and a lower electrode layer. Said upper electrode layer is disposed on said transparent substrate, and said upper electrode layer is a transparent electrode. Said photovoltaic layer is disposed on said upper electrode layer; and said lower electrode layer is... Agent: An Ching New Energy Machinery & Equipment Co., Ltd.
20120048370 - Solar cell: A solar cell includes a crystalline semiconductor substrate containing a first impurity of a first conductive type, a first non-crystalline impurity semiconductor region directly contacting with the crystalline semiconductor substrate to form a p-n junction with the crystalline semiconductor substrate and including a first portion in which a second impurity... Agent:
20120048372 - Solar cell: A solar cell is discussed. The solar cell includes a substrate made of a crystalline semiconductor, an emitter region made of a non-crystalline semiconductor forming a p-n junction with the substrate, a first passivation region positioned on the substrate and made of an oxide material, a first electrode electrically connected... Agent:
20120048371 - Solar cell and method for manufacturing the same: A solar cell includes a substrate containing a first impurity of a first conductivity type and made of a crystalline semiconductor, an emitter region positioned on the substrate and containing a second impurity of a second conductivity type different from the first conductivity type, the emitter region being made of... Agent:
20120048375 - Film used for solar cell module and module thereof: The present invention is directed to a film used for a solar cell module and the module thereof, in which the film includes a substrate and at least one light-regulating layer, and the light-regulating layer includes a fluoro resin and a plurality of light diffusing additives. By applying the film... Agent:
20120048373 - Sealing material for solar cell and solar cell module including same: A sealing material for a solar cell and a solar cell including the same, and the sealing material includes a polymer resin having a vicat softening point at 100° C. or 130° C. or between 100° C. and 130° C.... Agent:
20120048374 - Thin film solar cell and manufacturing method thereof: A thin film solar cell includes a transparent substrate, a first transparent conductive layer, a photovoltaic layer, a second transparent conductive layer, a first adhesive layer and a reflective layer is provided. The first transparent conductive layer is disposed on a back surface of the transparent substrate. The photovoltaic layer... Agent: Auria Solar Co., Ltd.
20120048376 - Silicon-based photovoltaic device produced by essentially electrical means: A photovoltaic device that includes a silicon substrate, selective emitters and field-induced emitters (inversion type) on one side of a silicon substrate; selective back-surface field (BSF) regions or front-surface field (FSF) regions on the other side of the silicon substrate (accumulation-type regions), insulating films on both sides of the silicon... Agent: Alexander Shkolnik
20120048377 - Photosensitive optoelectronic devices comprising polycyclic aromatic compounds: Photosensitive optoelectronic devices are disclosed including at least one compound comprising at least one polycyclic aromatic substructure wherein the substructures are directly substituted with at least one alkynyl group. The devices exhibit a high degree of stability. In one form the devices may be used in the generation of solar... Agent: Commonwealth Scientific And Industrial Research Organisation
20120048378 - Electrodeposition of thin-film cells containing non-toxic elements: A structure and method of making a thin-film solar cell. A thin-film solar cell includes a substrate, absorber layer and a buffer layer. The absorber layer is deposited by a single-step bulk electrochemical process, or a multi-layer electrochemical process. The buffer layer is deposited by an electrochemical deposition process such... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20120048379 - Intelligent thin film solar cell having temperature dependent infrared light transmittance capability: An intelligent thin film solar cell having temperature dependent infrared light transmittance capability, comprising: a transparent substrate, an upper electrode layer, a photovoltaic layer, a lower electrode layer, a temperature dependent optical layer, and an ultra-thin conductive layer. Said upper electrode layer is disposed on said transparent substrate, said photovoltaic... Agent: An Ching New Energy Machinery & Equipment Co., LtdPrevious industry: Tent, canopy, umbrella, or cane
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