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Batteries: thermoelectric and photoelectric December patent applications/inventions, industry category 12/12Below 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. 12/27/2012 > 40 patent applications in 12 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20120325281 - Thermoelectric conversion module and method of manufacturing the same: The method of manufacturing a thermoelectric conversion module includes the steps of providing a first inner surface of a first substrate with plural first electrodes and a first positioning portion, wherein the first positioning portion is located at a predetermined position to the first electrodes without overlapping with the first... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toyota Jidoshokki
20120325280 - Thermoelectric conversion units: Embodiments of the present invention may include a thermoelectric conversion unit having a pair of substrates opposing each other, thermoelectric conversion elements provided between the pair of substrates, a frame member, and a case. The frame member may be mounted along an outer peripheral portion of the pair of substrates.... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toyota Jidoshokki
20120325286 - Solar cell module: A solar cell module includes solar cells and a wiring member connecting the solar cells. At least one side portion of the wiring member is bonded to a portion of a first principal surface of the solar cell where both first and second electrodes are provided, by adhesive resin layer.... Agent: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
20120325282 - Solar cells with grid wire interconnections: A plurality of solar cells is connected together in a shingled fashion. Each of the solar cells includes grid wires that are attached to an electrode of the solar cell so as to receive charge carriers produced when photons are absorbed by the solar cell. The grid wires are then... Agent: Solopower, Inc.
20120325283 - Solar power system with communication network utilizing magnetic fields: A solar power system with a communications network for reporting the performance status of each solar module in the array. The network includes short range peer-to-peer wireless links between adjacent solar modules along the rows and columns of the array, resulting in a matrix network topology. The wireless links are... Agent:
20120325284 - Thin-film silicon tandem solar cell and method for manufacturing the same: The photovoltaic cell comprises, deposited on a transparent substrate in the following order: a first conductive oxide layer; a first p-i-n junction; a second p-i-n junction; a second conductive oxide layer, wherein said first conductive oxide layer is substantially transparent and comprises a low-pressure chemical vapor deposited ZnO layer; and... Agent: Oerlikon Solar Ag, Truebbach
20120325285 - Wet-type solar battery and wet-type solar battery module: A wet-type solar battery including a support composed of a light transmissive material and a stack in which a conductive layer, a photoelectric conversion layer containing a porous semiconductor, a porous insulating layer, and a counter electrode conductive layer are stacked in this order is provided. The conductive layer is... Agent:
20120325289 - High concentrator photovoltaic solar module: The present invention relates generally to a high concentrator photovoltaic (HCPV) solar module with a single paraboloidal reflective optic for each solar cell. The point-focus embodiments described in this present invention can achieve much higher concentration ratios in a smaller area. The truncated narrow parabaloidal reflector has a long focal... Agent:
20120325287 - Photonic energy concentrator with integral support ribs: Apparatus and methods are provided for use with solar energy. A curved surface includes integral support ribs extending away from a backside thereof. A dichroic surface treatment is born on the curved surface to define a curved dichroic surface. A curved reflector is disposed apart from the backside of the... Agent:
20120325288 - Photovoltaic module: The present invention relates to a photovoltaic module. A photovoltaic module according to an embodiment of the present invention comprises a solar cell module, a micro-inverter to convert DC power generated by the solar cell module into AC power, a controller to control the micro-inverter's operation, and an interface unit... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.
20120325290 - Solar cogeneration vessel: An offshore vessel embodies a mobile buoyant energy recovery system enabled to extract energy from solar power. An exemplary energy recovery system comprises concentrating solar thermal power systems (CSP) or concentrating photovoltaic power (CPV) systems on the deck of the vessel. Within the vessel hull, ballast water serves multiple purposes.... Agent: Integrated Power Technology Corporation
20120325291 - Method for producing back electrode type, solar cell, back electrode type solar cell and back electrode type solar cell module: A method for producing a back electrode type solar cell including the steps of forming a light-receiving surface diffusion layer and an anti-reflection film by applying, to a light-receiving surface of a silicon substrate, a solution containing a compound containing an impurity identical in conductivity type to the silicon substrate,... Agent:
20120325294 - Photovoltaic module with removable wind deflector: A photovoltaic (PV) module assembly including a PV module, a deflector, and a clip. The PV module includes a PV device and a frame. A PV laminate is assembled to the frame, and the frame includes a support arm forming a seat. The deflector defines a front face and a... Agent:
20120325292 - Solar cell module, back sheet structure thereof and manufacturing method thereof: A solar cell module, a back sheet structure thereof and a manufacturing method thereof are provided. The back sheet structure includes a bottom adhesive layer, an insulating layer, a moisture barrier layer and a weather-resistant layer. The bottom adhesive layer is formed by materials including a polyurethane material and a... Agent: Benq Materials Corp.
20120325293 - Solar module having improved corrosion properties: Solar modules are provided that include a front pane, an inter layer into which solar cells are embedded, and at least one back side foil, which increases the life span of the solar modules. The at least one back side foil is provided with holes having a density of at... Agent: Schott Ag
20120325297 - Glass composition and conductive paste for aluminum electrode wiring, electronic component provided with that aluminum electrode wiring and method for producing this electronic component: Disclosed is a constitution formed from an oxide of an element having a smaller work function than aluminum. This oxide is comprises an oxide of vanadium (V), an oxide of an alkaline earth metal and an oxide of an alkali metal. The elements for the alkaline earth metal are comprise... Agent: Hitachi, Ltd.
20120325296 - Graphene-on-substrate and transparent electrode and transistor including the graphene-on-substrate: A graphene-on-substrate includes a substrate, a first intermediate layer disposed on the substrate, and graphene disposed on the first intermediate layer, where the first intermediate layer comprises a material having an intermediate polarity value between a polarity of the substrate and a polarity of the graphene.... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
20120325295 - Photoelectric device and a method for manufacturing a transparent electrode: An arrangement includes a transparent substrate, at least one transparent electrically conductive layer on the substrate. At least one photoelectric device for converting radiation energy into electrical energy can be arranged on the at least one transparent electrically conductive layer. The at least one transparent electrically conductive layer includes at... Agent: Schueco Tf Gmbh & Co. Kg
20120325304 - Contact for silicon heterojunction solar cells: A photovoltaic device and method include a substrate coupled to an emitter side structure on a first side of the substrate and a back side structure on a side opposite the first side of the substrate. The emitter side structure or the back side structure include layers alternating between wide... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20120325300 - Inverted metamorphic (imm) solar cell semiconductor structure and laser lift-off method for the same: An inverted metamorphic (IMM) solar cell semiconductor structure for use of a laser lift-off (LLO) process using external laser is introduced. The IMM solar cell semiconductor structure includes a substrate layer, a sacrifice layer, a plurality of bandgap layers, and a handle layer. The sacrifice layer, formed on the substrate... Agent: Institute Of Nuclear Energy Research, Atomic Energy Council, Executive Yuan
20120325298 - Methods of making photovoltaic devices and photovoltaic devices: One aspect of the present invention includes method of making a photovoltaic device. The method includes disposing an absorber layer on a window layer, wherein the absorber layer includes a first region and a second region. The method includes disposing the first region adjacent to the window layer in a... Agent: General Electric Company
20120325301 - Photoelectric conversion device, light detecting device, and light detecting method: The present invention has an object to provide a photoelectric conversion device which can be manufactured through a simple manufacturing process, achieve photoelectric conversion over a wide range of wavelength regions, and attain high photoelectric conversion efficiency even in the infrared wavelength region, a photodetection device, and a photodetection method.... Agent:
20120325299 - Photonic bandgap solar cells: A photovoltaic cell for use in a solar cell panel and a method of forming a photovoltaic cell for use in a solar cell panel are disclosed. The photovoltaic cell includes a plurality of first layers of a first material having a first thickness and a first optical characteristic; a... Agent: Aegis Technologies Group, Inc.
20120325303 - Photovoltaic device and method for manufacturing the same: Disclosed is a photovoltaic device. The photovoltaic device includes a substrate; a first unit cell disposed on the substrate and comprising a p-type window layer, an i-type photoelectric conversion layer and an n-type layer; an intermediate reflector disposed on the first unit cell and comprising a hydrogenated n-type microcrystalline silicon... Agent:
20120325302 - Photovoltaic device including flexible or inflexible substrate and method for manufacturing the same: Disclosed is a photovoltaic device. The photovoltaic device according to the present invention includes: a first electrode; a second electrode; and a p-type window layer, a buffer layer, a light absorbing layer and an n-type layer, which are sequentially stacked between the first electrode and the second electrode, wherein, when... Agent:
20120325306 - Fire resistant back-sheet for photovoltaic module: A back-sheet for a photovoltaic module is provided comprising a fire resistant polymeric film and a second polymeric film adhered to the fire resistant polymeric film. The fire resistant polymeric film comprises a polymer that does not melt at temperatures below 275° C. and an inorganic particulate filler selected from... Agent: E. I. Du Pont De Nemours And Company
20120325311 - Glass composition for dye-sensitized solar cell and material for dye-sensitized solar cell: The glass composition for a dye-sensitized solar cell of the present invention is characterized by including, as a glass composition, in terms of mass %, 60 to 87% of Bi2O3, 3 to 12% of B2O3, 0 to 20% of ZnO, and 0.5 to 10% of SiO2+Al2O3+ZrO2.... Agent:
20120325310 - Laminate, method for producing same, and functional element using same: Provided is a laminate which includes a transparent conductive film layer that is composed of an oxide thin film mainly composed of titanium oxide and contains an additional element such as niobium, and also contains an anatase phase having more excellent crystallinity and further has high refractive index and low... Agent:
20120325307 - Low bow aluminum paste with an alkaline earth metal salt additive for solar cells: Disclosed are aluminum paste compositions for forming an aluminum back electrode, processes to form aluminum back electrode of solar cells, and the solar cells so-produced. The aluminum paste composition has particulate aluminum and an additive wherein the additive is a salt of an alkaline earth metal ion and an organic... Agent: E. I. Du Pont De Nemours And Company
20120325305 - Ohmic contact between thin film solar cell and carbon-based transparent electrode: A photovoltaic device and method include a photovoltaic stack having an N-doped layer, a P-doped layer and an intrinsic layer. A transparent electrode is formed on the photovoltaic stack and includes a carbon based layer and a high work function metal layer. The high work function metal layer is disposed... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20120325308 - Silver paste composition and solar cell using the same: Provided are a silver paste composition and a solar cell using the same. The silver paste composition is applied on an anti-reflection film, and includes silver powder, glass frit powder, an organic binder and a plasticizer. The silver paste composition for forming a front electrode of a solar cell has... Agent: Lg Chem, Ltd.
20120325309 - Solar cell and solar cell manufacturing method: [MEANS FOR SOLVING] The present invention is a solar cell 1 comprising a semiconductor substrate 10 having a light receiving surface and a back surface, a first semiconductor region 20 of a first conductivity type and a second semiconductor layer 30 of a second conductivity type, both being disposed on... Agent: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
20120325312 - Solar cells with plated back side surface field and back side electrical contact and method of fabricating same: The present disclosure provides a method of forming a back side surface field of a solar cell without utilizing screen printing. The method includes first forming a p-type dopant layer directly on the back side surface of the semiconductor substrate that includes a p/n junction utilizing an electrodeposition method. The... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20120325316 - Method to evaluate effectiveness of substrate cleanness and quantity of pin holes in an antireflective coating of a solar cell: A method to determine the cleanness of a semiconductor substrate and the quantity/density of pin holes that may exist within a patterned antireflective coating (ARC) is provided. Electroplating is employed to monitor the changes in the porosity of the ARC caused by the pin holes during solar cell manufacturing. In... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20120325315 - Photoelectric converter device and method for its manufacture: A photoelectric converter device includes a front surface glass plate, a photoelectric conversion unit formed on the front surface glass plate and serving to generate electric power in response to incidence of light, and a back surface glass plate arranged so as to cover the photoelectric conversion unit. The front... Agent: Panasonic Corporation
20120325314 - Solar power collection using high-focus-accuracy mirror array: A method for harvesting solar power by concentrating sunlight onto a raised solar receiver disposed on a tower. The method involves rotating a mirror array made up of multiple flat mirrors as a unit around a vertical axis such that sunlight shines on the mirror array from a fixed apparent... Agent: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated
20120325313 - Solar-tower system with high-focus-accuracy mirror array: A solar-tower system includes a raised solar receiver disposed on a tower and a mirror array including multiple flat mirrors for reflecting sunlight onto the raised receiver. The mirror array is disposed on a carousel-type platform that is rotatable around a vertical axis, and the raised receiver is maintained at... Agent: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated
20120325317 - Apparatus for forming copper indium gallium chalcogenide layers: A multilayer structure to form absorber layers for solar cells. The multilayer structure includes a base comprising a contact layer on a substrate layer, a first layer on the contact layer, and a metallic layer on the first layer. The first layer includes an indium-gallium-selenide film and the gallium to... Agent:
20120325319 - Photoelectric conversion element, method for producing photoelectric conversion element and solar cell: A photoelectric conversion element excellent in photoelectric conversion efficiency and stability of photoelectric conversion function, a method for producing the photoelectric conversion element, and a solar cell comprising the photoelectric conversion element are provided. The present invention relates to a photoelectric conversion element comprising a substrate, a first electrode, a... Agent: Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc.
20120325318 - Solar cell and fabrication method thereof: A solar cell is provided that an extremely thin light absorber is formed between a n-type semiconductor layer and a p-type semiconductor layer such that the light absorber is used to absorb solar energy, while the p-type semiconductor layer may not absorb light. After separation of electrons and holes, the... Agent: National Chiao Tung University12/20/2012 > 45 patent applications in 13 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20120318317 - Molecular thermoelectric device: An enormous order-dependent quantum enhancement of thermoelectric effects in the vicinity of higher-order interferences has been discovered in the transmission spectrum of nanoscale junctions. Significant enhancements due to both transmission nodes and resonances across such junctions are exemplified by single-molecule junctions (SMJs) based on 3,3′-biphenyl and polyphenyl ether (PPE). Thermoelectric... Agent: Arizona Board Of Regents On Behalf Of The University Of Arizona
20120318321 - Array of thin-film photovoltaic cells having a totally separated integrated bypass diode associated with a plurality of cells and a panel incorporating the same: An array a thin-film solar cell with a cell level integrated bypass diode includes at least three series-connected solar cells; a bypass diode formed by total separation from a selected parent solar cell; a first conductor connecting the semiconducting material of the first type of the bypass diode with the... Agent: E. I. Du Pont De Nemours And Company
20120318318 - Cigs based thin film solar cells having shared bypass diodes: A photovoltaic module comprises a first bypass diode and a first group of solar cells connected to the first bypass diode. The first group of solar cells comprises a first solar cell, a second solar cell connected in series to the first solar cell, and a third solar cell connected... Agent: Solopower, Inc.
20120318319 - Methods of interconnecting thin film solar cells: A photovoltaic module comprises a first group of solar cells; a second group of solar cells; a first interconnection member extending across a first surface of the first group of solar cells and across a first surface of the second group of solar cells to connect the first and second... Agent: Solopower, Inc.
20120318322 - Solar panel mounting system: Solar energy collecting panels, mounting systems for solar energy collecting panels, and techniques for mounting the solar energy collecting panels are disclosed. A mounting system for solar energy collecting panels includes a base assembly having rails securable to an underlying structure. The rails include panel mountings configured to receive mounting... Agent: Empire Technology Development LLC
20120318320 - System and method for arc detection in solar power arrays: A system and method for detecting arc faults in photovoltaic solar power arrays. A plurality of short range communications links between the modules in the array are utilized as a distributed arc detection system. The communication links between adjacent pairs of modules in the array form a network with a... Agent:
20120318325 - Automatic sunlight tracking device: Disclosed is an automatic sunlight tracking device comprising a solar panel holder (1), a mounting (2), a pitching angle tracking member, and a swing angle tracking member. The solar panel holder (1) is coupled with the mounting (2) through a three-dimensional assembly (3), and the pitching tracking member comprises a... Agent:
20120318323 - Ground mount ballast solar racking system: The present invention is a ground mounted ballast solar racking system that includes a plurality of ballast trays that are placed on a ground surface and are stabilized with a plurality of reinforcing ribs to prevent the ground mounted ballast solar racking system from moving and shifting, a plurality of... Agent:
20120318324 - Laterally arranged multiple-bandgap solar cells: A solar cell assembly can be prepared having one or more laterally-arranged multiple bandgap (LAMB) solar cells and a dispersive concentrator positioned to provide light to a surface of each of the LAMB cells. As described herein, each LAMB cell comprises a plurality of laterally-arranged solar cells each having a... Agent: Arizona Board Of Regents, A Body Corporate Of The State Of Arizona, Acting For And On Behalf Of Ariz
20120318327 - Method of cooling a solar concentrator: A method of cooling a solar concentrator includes absorbing heat from solar energy collectors into a chamber section. The chamber section is arranged below, in a heat exchange relationship, the solar energy collectors.... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20120318326 - Thin film solar cell module and manufacturing method thereof: A thin film solar cell module including a plurality of cells in which a transparent electrode, a photoelectric conversion layer, and a rear surface electrode are stacked in this order includes a first photoelectric conversion layer separation trench and a rear surface electrode separation trench in which the photoelectric conversion... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
20120318328 - Hybrid solar collector: A solar energy converter comprising: a solar energy absorber, the solar energy absorber comprising a photovoltaic element; a heat transfer element in thermal contact with the solar energy absorber; a primary heat exchanger in thermal contact with the heat transfer element; a secondary heat exchanger; and a heat transfer control... Agent: Naked Energy Ltd
20120318331 - Flexible solar cell interconnection systems and methods: Disclosed is a highly automated method of interconnecting flexible solar cells to form solar modules having a wide variety of sizes and electrical characteristics. The method is fast and economical, providing many attributes of a “pseudo monolithic integration” scheme that has previously been attainable only on rigid substrates.... Agent: Dow Global Technologies LLC
20120318329 - Integrated thin film photovoltaic module and manufacturing method thereof: Disclosed is an integrated thin film photovoltaic module that includes: a first cell and a second cell, all of which are formed respectively by stacking on a substrate a lower electrode, a photoelectric conversion layer, and an upper electrode, wherein the lower electrode of the first cell and the lower... Agent:
20120318330 - Voltage matched multijunction solar cell: A voltage matched multijunction solar cell having first and second solar cell stacks which are electrically connected parallel to each other. The first solar cell stack is optimized for absorption of incoming solar light in a first wavelength range and the second solar cell stack is optimized for absorption of... Agent: Soitec
20120318332 - System and method for a networked solar panel railroad infrastructure: A Solar Panel design that can be inserted between railroad tracks of existing and future infrastructure. The design may include rubber mounting brackets (or a similar design for vibration reduction) to mount and/or attach the solar panels to the existing and/or planned railroad ties that run perpendicular to the railroad... Agent:
20120318333 - Copper indium gallium chalcogenide multilayer structure with optimized gallium content at its surface: A method of forming a Group IBIIIAVIA solar cell absorber, which includes a top surface region of less than or equal to 300 nm depth. The Ga/(Ga+In) molar ratio within the top surface region is in the range of 0.1-0.3. The Group IBIIIAVIA solar cell absorber is formed by reacting... Agent:
20120318340 - Back junction solar cell with tunnel oxide: One embodiment of the present invention provides a back junction solar cell. The solar cell includes a base layer, a quantum-tunneling-barrier (QTB) layer situated below the base layer facing away from incident light, an emitter layer situated below the QTB layer, a front surface field (FSF) layer situated above the... Agent: Silevo, Inc.
20120318336 - Contact for silicon heterojunction solar cells: A photovoltaic device and method include a substrate coupled to an emitter side structure on a first side of the substrate and a back side structure on a side opposite the first side of the substrate. The emitter side structure or the back side structure include layers alternating between wide... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20120318338 - 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
20120318337 - Solar cell: In a conventional solar cell, it has been difficult to ensure a sufficient light absorption and simultaneously to prevent current loss due to the reduction of the moving distance of electrons and holes. As a means for solving this difficulty, a plurality of a p-i-n junctions are stacked through an... Agent:
20120318339 - Solar cell employing an enhanced free hole density p-doped material and methods for forming the same: A p-doped semiconductor layer of a photovoltaic device is formed employing an inert gas within a carrier gas. The presence of the inert gas within the carrier gas increases free hole density within the p-doped semiconductor layer. This decreases the Schottky barrier at an interface with a transparent conductive material... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20120318334 - Spalling methods to form multi-junction photovoltaic structure: A method cleaving a semiconductor material that includes providing a germanium substrate having a germanium and tin alloy layer is present therein. A stressor layer is deposited on a surface of the germanium substrate. A stress from the stressor layer is applied to the germanium substrate, in which the stress... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20120318335 - Tandem solar cell with improved tunnel junction: A photovoltaic device and method for fabricating a photovoltaic device include forming a light-absorbing semiconductor structure on a transmissive substrate including a first doped layer and forming an intrinsic layer on the first doped layer, wherein the intrinsic layer includes an amorphous material. The intrinsic layer is treated with a... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20120318347 - Antireflection coating as well as solar cell and solar module therewith: An antireflection coating for a solar cell includes at least a first SiNx layer with a high refractive index and a second SiNx layer with a lower refractive index. An improved light coupling and a better passivation of solar cells and a more homogeneous and darker color impression may be... Agent: Q-cells Se
20120318350 - Dopant material, semiconductor substrate, solar cell element, and process for production of dopant material: A dopant material is disclosed. The dopant material comprises a polycrystalline silicon and a dopant element in the polycrystalline silicon. A concentration of the dopant element is at least 1×1018 atoms/cm3 and no greater than 1×1020 atoms/cm3. A method for producing a dopant material is also disclosed. A fused mixture... Agent: Kyocera Corporation
20120318346 - Method of manufacturing photoelectric conversion element, photoelectric conversion element, and electronic apparatus: A method of manufacturing a photoelectric conversion element includes: forming a current-collecting wiring with a conductive paste containing therein silver particles and a low-melting point glass frit on a transparent conductive substrate when the photoelectric conversion element having a structure in which an electrolyte layer is provided between a porous... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120318348 - Organic photovoltaic-battery hybrid device: Photoactive layers for use in a photovoltaic cell are described. The photoactive layers comprise at least one photoactive ion paired with another ion. This photoactive ion pair can be in the form of an ionic liquid, hydrogen bonded ion pair, cocrystal, or complex to allow for greater flexibility and portability.... Agent: The Board Of Trustees Of The University Of Alabama
20120318344 - Photovoltaic module with chlorosulfonated polyolefin layer: A photovoltaic module comprises an active solar cell layer having a front light receiving side and opposite rear side, an encapsulant layer adhered to the rear side of the active solar cell layer, and a back-sheet adhered to the encapsulant layer. The back-sheet comprises a first polymer film adhered to... Agent: E. I. Du Pont De Nemours And Company
20120318341 - Processes for uniform metal semiconductor alloy formation for front side contact metallization and photovoltaic device formed therefrom: Processes for fabricating photovoltaic devices in which the front side contact metal semiconductor alloy metallization patterns have a uniform thickness at edge portions as well as a central portion of each metallization pattern are provided. In one embodiment, a method of forming a photovoltaic device is provided that includes a... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20120318343 - Silicon-free aluminum paste composition for forming an aluminum back electrode with large silicon particles: Disclosed are silicon-free aluminum paste compositions for forming an aluminum back electrode with large silicon particles, processes to form aluminum back electrode of solar cells, and the solar cells so-produced. The process applys a silicon-free aluminum paste on a back surface of a p-type silicon substrate. The silicon-free aluminum paste... Agent: E. I. Du Pont De Nemours And Company
20120318345 - Solar cell: A solar cell includes a substrate having a first conductive type; an emitter layer formed on a front side of the substrate and having a second conductive type opposite to the first conductive type; a reflection preventing film on the emitter layer; and a plurality of finger lines that penetrate... Agent:
20120318349 - Solar cell and method for manufacturing the same: A solar cell and a method for manufacturing the same are discussed. The solar cell includes a substrate of a first conductive type, an emitter region of a second conductive type opposite the first conductive type, the emitter region forming a p-n junction along with the substrate, a passivation layer... Agent:
20120318351 - Solar cell having a special busbar shape, solar cell arrangement containing said solar cell, and method for producing the solar cell: A solar cell includes a substrate, a semiconductor layer, a first busbar, and a second busbar. Along a connecting line, the first busbar has contact pads which have a maximum width bImax, perpendicular to the connecting line and between which there is respectively located on the connecting line a current... Agent: Q-cells Se
20120318342 - Uniformly distributed self-assembled cone-shaped pillars for high efficiency solar cells: A method for fabricating a photovoltaic device includes applying a diblock copolymer layer on a substrate and removing a first polymer material from the diblock copolymer layer to form a plurality of distributed pores. A pattern forming layer is deposited on a remaining surface of the diblock copolymer layer and... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20120318355 - Heat transfer device: A heat transfer device having a working fluid capable of circulating around a fluid flow path, the circulation around the fluid flow path bringing the working fluid in and out of thermal contact with a heat source, the heat transfer device comprising: a fluid containing portion internally defining a working... Agent: Naked Energy Ltd.
20120318356 - Photovoltaic cell having a substrate glass made of aluminosilicate glass: A photovoltaic cell, for example a thin-film photovoltaic cell, having a substrate glass made of aluminosilicate glass, has a glass composition which has SiO2 and Al2O3 as well as the alkaline oxide Na2O and the alkaline earth oxides CaO, MgO, and BaO, and optionally further components. The glass composition includes... Agent:
20120318353 - Photovoltaic device having an integrated micro-mirror and method of formation: Disclosed are a system, a method and/or an apparatus of a photovoltaic device having an integrated micro-mirror and of formation. In one embodiment, a photovoltaic structure includes a photovoltaic cell, an oxide layer formed above the photovoltaic cell, and an integrated micro-mirror formed above the oxide layer. The integrated micro-mirror... Agent:
20120318352 - Photovoltaic device with reflection enhancing layer: A photovoltaic device is provided. The photovoltaic device comprises an absorber layer comprising a chalcogenide material. The photovoltaic device further comprises a back contact and a reflection enhancing layer disposed between the absorber layer and the back contact.... Agent: General Electric Company
20120318354 - Photovoltaic module with chlorosulfonated polyolefin layer: A photovoltaic module is provided having an active solar cell layer having a front light receiving side and opposite rear side, with an encapsulant layer is adhered to the rear side of the active solar cell layer. The encapsulant layer comprises a first polymer film comprising 20 to 95 weight... Agent: E. I. Du Pont De Nemours And Company
20120318357 - Deposition 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, and for targeting a particular... Agent: Precursor Energetics, Inc.
20120318358 - Solution-based processes for solar cells: Solution-based processes for making thin film solar cells including CIGS are disclosed. A solar cell can have a conversion efficiency of 15% to 20% or greater. Processes for making solar cells include depositing various layers of monomer and polymeric components on a substrate and converting the components into a thin... Agent: Precursor Energetics, Inc.
20120318360 - Electrolyte formulations: The present invention relates to electrolyte formulations comprising at least one imidazolium difluorodicyanoborate or pyrrolidinium difluorodicyanoborate and their use in an electrochemical and/or optoelectronic device such as a photovoltaic cell, a light emitting device, an electrochromic or photo-electrochromic device, an electrochemical sensor and/or biosensor, preferably their use in a dye... Agent: Merck Patent Gmbh
20120318359 - Organic photovoltaic devices comprising fullerenes and derivatives thereof: Photovoltaic cells comprising an active layer comprising, as p-type material, conjugated polymers such as polythiophene and regioregular polythiophene, and as n-type material at least one fullerene derivative. The fullerene derivative can be C60, C70, or C84. The fullerene also can be functionalized with indene groups. Improved efficiency can be achieved.... Agent: Plextronics, Inc
20120318361 - Manufacturing thin films with chalcogen species with independent control over doping and bandgaps: A method for synthesizing a thin film of CZTS such as for use as an absorber in a photovoltaic device. The method includes providing a substrate in a chamber, and, then, depositing a film of CZTS material on the substrate, the CZTS material comprising copper, zinc, tin, and at least... Agent: Alliance For Sustainable Energy, LLC12/13/2012 > 33 patent applications in 13 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20120312343 - Nanostructured material based thermoelectric generators and methods of generating power: Systems for producing electrical energy from heat are disclosed. The system may include a carbon-nanotube based pathway along which heat from a source can be directed. An array of thermoelectric elements for generating electrical energy may be situated about a surface of the pathway to enhance the generation of electrical... Agent: Nanocomp Technologies, Inc.
20120312344 - Process for synthesizing layered oxides: The present invention relates to the use of Layered Double Hydroxides (LDH) for synthesizing cobaltites, in particular Ca3Co4O9. The invention also relates to a thermoelectric material comprising Ca3Co4O9 as obtained from a LDH precursor.... Agent:
20120312345 - System and method for thermal protection of an electronics module of an energy harvester: A thermoelectric energy harvesting system may include a thermoelectric generator and an electronics module. The thermoelectric generator may produce a voltage in response to a temperature difference across the thermoelectric generator and generate power when coupled to a load. The system may include a housing mounted on top of the... Agent: Perpetua Power Source Technologies, Inc.
20120312346 - Photovoltaic connector assembly: A photovoltaic connector assembly includes a housing that has a mating end and a cable end. The housing has a securing feature that is configured to secure the housing to another photovoltaic connector assembly. The housing has a cavity that extends between the mating end and the cable end. A... Agent: Tyco Electronics Corporation
20120312347 - Solar module and photovoltaic array: A solar module having a plurality of solar cells, which are interconnected to form a string and have externally accessible string connections, a bypass line having at its two ends a separate externally accessible bypass connection being integrated into the solar module.... Agent:
20120312348 - Collapsible stand for rollable solar panel: In one preferred embodiment, the accessory is a rollable solar panel and the at least one support member preferably comprises a plurality of support rods. Preferably also, the solar panel is generally rectangular in shape and is adapted to be rolled, when not in use, into a hollow cylinder defining... Agent:
20120312351 - Efficient solar energy concentrator with improved thermal management: A solar concentrator comprises a reflective curved mirror assembly, a support riser placed to support and position photovoltaic cells attached to a printed circuit board that is in turn attached to a heat sink at the focal point of the mirrors of the reflective curved mirror assembly. A central support... Agent: Raydyne Energy, Inc.
20120312350 - Solar cell roof system having a plurality of solar modules: A solar cell roof system having a plurality of solar modules, of which at least some are to be installed in interconnected manner on top of each other in order to provide protection from rain; in addition, air conveyance arrangement for the supply of ambient air behind the rear side... Agent:
20120312349 - Stationary concentrated solar power module: A stationary concentrated photovoltaic solar power module that is free of a tracking device and comprises a single optical lens and a plurality of photovoltaic solar cells spatially arranged on the track of a light spot produced on the photovoltaic solar cells by projection of the sun through the single... Agent:
20120312352 - Module for mixed photovoltaic and thermal power generation from solar radiation, and plant provided with such modules: The invention relates to a power generation module (M1, M2, M3), using solar radiation, which includes a caisson (2) comprising: a first wall (3) exposed to solar radiation, at least partially made up of a photovoltaic panel (4) with the other part made up of at least one transparent plate... Agent: Suez Environment
20120312353 - Semiconductor component having diamond-containing electrodes and use thereof: A semiconductor component includes at least one electrode arrangement, the electrode arrangement having at least two electrodes, at least one electrode of which is an electrode including diamond. The semiconductor component has at least one monolithically integrated solar cell as energy source for the at least one electrode arrangement. The... Agent: Universitaet Ulm
20120312355 - Adaptive installation roof mounted solar power system: A solar power system is mounted to a solar power componentry support structure suspended above a pre-existing surface by a collective of solar collector suspension base supports. Suspended solar power system row support structure members and suspended solar power system column support structure members may for a solar component position... Agent: Solar Power, Inc.
20120312356 - Solar cell module: A solar cell module of the present invention includes a solar cell panel having a laminated-glass structure in which a solar cell 18a configured to carry out photoelectric conversion of sunlight is interposed between a light receiving surface glass 18b and a rear surface glass 18c. At least one long... Agent:
20120312359 - Solar cell module: A solar cell module includes a protective body, a sheet facing the protective body, a filler layer provided between the protective body and the sheet, and a solar cell disposed inside the filler layer. The filler layer has a first filler layer and a second filler layer. The first filler... Agent: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
20120312358 - Solar cell module and method for manufacturing same: A highly reliable solar cell module and method for manufacturing same are disclosed. The solar cell module is provided with first and second solar cell elements, each of which has a semiconductor substrate and an output taking out electrode; a circuit film which electrically connects together the first solar cell... Agent: Kyocera Corporation
20120312354 - Solar module and photovoltaic array: A solar module having a plurality of solar cells connected in the form of a string, and having externally accessible string connections, the string connections and two earth contacts being developed as plug-in contacts integrated into the solar module in mechanically fixed manner, and the earth contacts being connected via... Agent:
20120312357 - Structural object supporting structure, structural object mount, method for installing structural object using the mount, and solar photovoltaic system: A structural object supporting structure that supports a structural object of the present invention includes: a cross-piece on which an end of the structural object is placed; a guiding support portion disposed on the cross-piece; and a stopper provided on one end side of the guiding support portion, wherein the... Agent:
20120312360 - Thin-film integrated spectrally-selective plasmonic absorber/ emitter for solar thermophotovoltaic applications: Thin-film integrated spectrally-selective plasmonic absorber/emitter (ISSAE) that is simultaneously (i) an efficient sunlight absorber; (ii) an efficient heat insulator that enables modest sunlight concentration to produce a high temperature by reducing infrared emission by a hot surface; (iii) a spectrally-selective infrared emitter that supplies infrared photons of the right energy... Agent:
20120312361 - Emitter structure and fabrication method for silicon heterojunction solar cell: A method of forming a photovoltaic device that includes providing an absorption layer of a first crystalline semiconductor material having a first conductivity type, epitaxially growing a second crystalline semiconductor layer of a second conductivity type that is opposite the first conductivity type, and growing a doped amorphous or nanocrystalline... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20120312364 - Photoactive component having organic layers: The description relates to an organic photoactive component, in particular an organic solar cell, having an electrode on the substrate and a top counter-electrode and a doped transport layer between the electrodes and a photoactive layer system, characterized in that a metal oxide layer is present between the photoactive system... Agent: Heliatek Gmbh
20120312362 - Silicon-containing heterojunction photovoltaic element and device: A photovoltaic device is provided in which the tunneling barrier for hole collection at either the front contact or the back contact of a silicon heterojunction cell is reduced, without compromising the surface passivation either the front contact or at the back contact. This is achieved in the present disclosure... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20120312365 - Solar cell and method for manufacturing of such a solar cell: A solar cell includes a silicon semiconductor substrate of a first conductivity type. The substrate has a front surface and a rear surface, of which the front surface is arranged for capturing radiation energy. The rear surface includes a plurality of first electric contacts and a plurality of second electric... Agent: Stichting Energieonderzoek Centrum Nederland
20120312363 - Solar cell having non-planar junction and the method of the same: The present invention discloses a solar cell including a substrate; a solar converting layer, which is configured on the substrate; and wherein the solar converting layer is formed with non-planar to increase surface area. The solar cell includes light condensing devices formed over the solar converting layer. The light condensing... Agent:
20120312371 - Electronic gate enhancement of schottky junction solar cells: Various systems and methods are provided for Schottky junction solar cells. In one embodiment, a solar cell includes a mesh layer formed on a semiconductor layer and an ionic layer formed on the mesh layer. The ionic layer seeps through the mesh layer and directly contacts the semiconductor layer. In... Agent:
20120312366 - Fire resistant back-sheet for photovoltaic module: A back-sheet for a photovoltaic module comprises a fire resistant sheet adhered to a fluoropolymer film. The fire resistant sheet comprises 40 to 100 weight percent of crystallized mineral silicate platelets based on the weight of the fire resistant sheet, and the fire resistant sheet has an average thickness of... Agent: E. I. Du Pont De Nemours And Company
20120312372 - Glass compositions used in conductors for photovoltaic cells: The invention relates to zinc-containing glass compositions useful in conductive pastes for silicon semiconductor devices and photovoltaic cells.... Agent: E I Du Pont De Nemours And Company
20120312370 - Hybrid dye-sensitized solar cell photoanodes based on aqueous synthesized titanium dioxide: The invention describes a novel process for the aqueous synthesis of rutile and anatase nanocrystallites, their blending for preparation of a hybrid paste for single-layer (bi-functional) film deposition and the formulation of new water-based TiO2 screen printing paste for the fabrication of dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSC) photoanodes.... Agent: Mcgill University
20120312367 - Solar cell: Discussed is a solar cell including a substrate having a first conductivity type; an emitter layer including a plurality of finger lines connected with an emitter layer; a plurality of rear finger lines connected with a back surface field, wherein the emitter layer includes first areas in contact with the... Agent:
20120312368 - Thick film paste containing bismuth-based oxide and its use in the manufacture of semiconductor devices: The present invention is directed to an electroconductive thick film paste composition comprising Ag and a Pb-free bismuth-based oxide both dispersed in an organic medium. The present invention is further directed to an electrode formed from the paste composition and a semiconductor device and, in particular, a solar cell comprising... Agent: E I Du Pont De Nemours And Company
20120312369 - Thick film paste containing bismuth-based oxide and its use in the manufacture of semiconductor devices: The present invention is directed to an electroconductive thick film paste composition comprising Ag and a Pb-free bismuth-based oxide both dispersed in an organic medium. The present invention is further directed to an electrode formed from the paste composition and a semiconductor device and, in particular, a solar cell comprising... Agent: E I Du Pont De Nemours And Company
20120312373 - Solar roof panel assembly and method for installation: A solar roof panel assembly for new construction or retrofit installation above a roof deck of a building structure comprises a metal roof panel base, at least one solar cell, a stone coating, and an electrical junction box fastened to the back of the metal roof panel base. The electrical... Agent: Decra Roofing Systems, Inc.
20120312375 - All-solid-state heterojunction solar cell: Provided is a highly efficient solar cell having a novel structure and excellent stability, and which may be mass-produced from an inexpensive material for enabling easy commercial availability thereof. More particularly, the solar cell of the present invention comprises: a porous inorganic electron-transporting layer containing metallic oxide particles; a light... Agent: Korea Research Institute Of Chemical Technology
20120312374 - Conjugated fluorene polymer, preparing method thereof and solar cell device: A conjugated fluorene polymer is provided, which is defined by structure formula (1), wherein: R1, R2, R3, R4 represent H or C1-C20 alkyl, x+y=1, x≠0, y≠0, n is a natural number between 1-1000, Ar1 is a group containing thiophene. A preparation method for the conjugated fluorene polymer and a solar... Agent:12/06/2012 > 40 patent applications in 14 patent subcategories. patent applications/inventions, industry category
20120305043 - Thermoelectric devices with reduction of interfacial losses: In certain embodiments, a thermoelectric system can include a first thermoelectric assembly and a second thermoelectric assembly. Both the first and second thermoelectric assemblies can be configured to receive heat from at least one heat source and to transmit heat to at least one heat sink. The first and second... Agent: Amerigon, Inc.
20120305044 - Thermal transfer and power generation systems, devices and methods of making the same: The invention relates to thermoelectric systems, devices and methods for generating energy and, providing cooling and heating. Non-ceramic thermoelectric technology is employed. In the invention, non-ceramic substrates are used to replace the ceramic layers which are typically utilized in conventional thermoelectric structures. The non-ceramic substrates can be selected from metals... Agent:
20120305045 - Thermo-electric generator system: A thermoelectric generator system comprises a control unit (202) and a thermoelectric element (204) with a heat receiving surface (212) and a cooled surface (214). Heat (216) flows from a heater (208) through the thermoelectric generator (204). Depending upon the electrical power which is delivered to a load (232), the... Agent: Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.v.
20120305046 - Thermoelectric element: A thermoelectric element has a first substrate at a high temperature side, a second substrate at a low temperature side facing the first substrate, a thermoelectric material placed on the second substrate via a silicon layer, a first electrode formed on the first substrate, and a second electrode formed on... Agent: Tdk Corporation
20120305048 - Solar battery cell, solar battery module and method of making solar battery module: A solar battery cell and related methodology are provided which enable a TAB wire to be accurately connected to an intended position, thus allowing a possible increase in manufacturing costs to be suppressed. The solar battery cell can include a substrate, a plurality of finger electrodes formed on a light... Agent: Hitachi Chemical Company, Ltd.
20120305049 - Solar cell and solar cell manufacturing method: A solar cell of a module type in which thin-film solar cells having a light absorbing layer made of a compound semiconductor are joined in series on a single substrate. The substrate includes a base made of a ferritic stainless steel, an aluminum layer formed on at least one surface... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation
20120305047 - Solar cell, solar cell module and solar cell system: A first electrode disposed on a first surface of the solar cell. A second electrode disposed on a second surface of the solar cell. A connection member electrically couples the first electrode with an electrode of a solar cell connectable to the solar cell. The first electrode includes multiple fine... Agent: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
20120305051 - Floating solar power plant: A floating solar power plant includes a frame floating at the surface of a water body, where the frame includes at least one cell, which is secured by at least one flexible tie to at least one floating support, which is secured to a shore of the water body by... Agent:
20120305050 - Photovoltaic devices with light-directing surface features: Apparatus and methods are provided for use with solar energy. An optical material defines light-directing surface features, each configured to direct incident photonic energy away from a respective dead-space. Photovoltaic cells or other entities receive photonic energy propagating through the optical material, including that portion being directed by the light-directing... Agent:
20120305052 - Rotatable solar panel assemblies: Rotatable solar panel assemblies herein are configured to couple to a boat trailer, or other vehicles and structures in order to charge a battery in a boat secured on top of the trailer or to otherwise provide power to vehicles or structures. The solar panel assemblies can be configured to... Agent:
20120305053 - Solar cell and manufacturing method thereof: Disclosed is a solar cell which allows more photogenerated carriers to be extracted while improving power generation efficiency. The solar cell has a light-receiving surface electrode layer (2), a first photoelectric conversion unit (31) layered over the light-receiving surface electrode layer (2), a reflective layer (32) comprising SiO and layered... Agent: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
20120305054 - Photoelectric conversion module: A photoelectric conversion module includes first and second substrates facing each other, sealing members, each of the plurality of sealing members defining a border at least partially enclosing one of a plurality of photoelectric cells, each of the sealing members being disposed between the first and second substrates, connection members... Agent:
20120305057 - Solar battery string, solar battery module, and solar battery cell: A solar battery string is provided that suppresses a lowering in the mounting density of solar battery cells, that can shorten manufacturing time, and that can prevent solar battery cells from being destroyed. The solar battery string (1) has a plurality of solar battery cells (2) and a circuit board... Agent:
20120305055 - Solar cell module: A solar cell module includes a plurality of solar cells, a front substrate positioned at first surfaces of the plurality of solar cells, a front protective member positioned between the front substrate and the plurality of solar cells, a back substrate positioned at second surfaces of the plurality of solar... Agent:
20120305056 - Solar cell module: The invention relates to a solar cell module comprising electrically interconnected solar cells with front and backs, a transparent first layer running along the front sides, which is covered on the front laterally by a transparent cover, as well as a second layer running along the backsides, which is covered... Agent: Schott Solar Ag
20120305058 - Collector sheet for solar cell: Disclosed is a resin wiring sheet wherein generation of wrinkles due to heat treatment can be suppressed. The wiring sheet (1) has wiring (3) formed thereon by laminating a metal foil on the surface of a resin base material (2) and patterning the metal foil into a desired wiring shape.... Agent: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
20120305059 - Photon recycling in an optoelectronic device: An optoelectronic semiconductor device includes an absorber layer made of a direct bandgap semiconductor and having only one type of doping. An emitter layer is located closer than the absorber layer to a back side of the device, the emitter layer made of a different material than the absorber layer... Agent: Alta Devices, Inc.
20120305062 - Solar cell: Disclosed is a solar cell with the ability to extract more photogenerated carriers while improving power generation efficiency. The solar cell (10) includes a light-receiving surface electrode layer (2), a first photoelectric conversion section (31) laminated on the light-receiving surface electrode layer (2), a reflective layer (32) laminated on the... Agent: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.
20120305061 - Transparent conductive porous nanocomposites and methods of fabrication thereof: A nanocomposite material that is both transparent and electrically conductive is provided. The nanocomposite comprises a nanoporous matrix, preferably formed from nanoparticles, that is internally coated with a transparent conductive material to define an internal conductive path within the nanocomposite. The nanocomposite is substantially transparent over a defined spectral range... Agent:
20120305060 - Tunneling-junction solar cell with copper grid for concentrated photovoltaic application: One embodiment of the present invention provides a photovoltaic module. The photovoltaic module includes an optical concentrator and a tunneling-junction solar cell. The tunneling junction solar cell includes a base layer, a quantum-tunneling-barrier (QTB) layer situated above the base layer, an emitter layer, a front-side electrode, and a back-side electrode.... Agent: Silevo, Inc.
20120305070 - Cylometalated dye complexes and their use in dye-sensitized solar cells: The present invention provides a modular approach to preparing a large array of substituted cyclometalated compounds which behave as dyes having intense absorbance bands in the visible spectrum. The compounds include at least one terpyridine-type ligand (tpy) and one cyclometalated tridentate ligand having the bonding motif N,C,N′ or C,N, N′.... Agent: Uti Limited Partnership
20120305073 - Dye-sensitized solar cell and method for manufacturing the same: Provided is a dye-sensitized solar cell, and a method for manufacturing the same, that in a technology in which a current collector electrode is used instead of a transparent conductive film, can be manufactured by a simple cell producing operation and is capable of achieving a desirably thin thickness for... Agent:
20120305063 - High-efficiency photovoltaic back-contact solar cell structures and manufacturing methods using thin planar semiconductor absorbers: Back contact back junction solar cell and methods for manufacturing are provided. The back contact back junction solar cell comprises a substrate having a light capturing frontside surface with a passivation layer, a doped base region, and a doped backside emitter region with a polarity opposite the doped base region.... Agent: Solexel, Inc.
20120305068 - Method for fabricating photoanode for dye-sensitized solar cell: A method for fabricating a photoanode for a dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC) is provided. The method includes the following steps. A particle colloid is electrospun to form a first electrospun thin film layer on a substrate. The particle colloid includes titanium dioxide nanopartictes, a polymer material, a dispersing agent and... Agent: Taiwan Textile Research Institute
20120305072 - Method for manufacturing semiconductor device and back-contact solar cell: A method is provided for manufacturing a semiconductor device, wherein a p-type region and/or n-type pattern is formed on a surface of a semiconductor substrate, including ejecting at least one of etching paste, masking paste, doping paste, and electrode paste from an ejecting orifice of a nozzle toward the surface... Agent: Toray Industries, Inc.
20120305067 - Method of manufacturing photoelectrode structure and the resulting photoelectrode structure: A method of forming a photoelectrode structure includes: disposing a light-scattering layer including a nanowire on a photoanode substrate; and coating the light-scattering layer with an inorganic binder solution to fix the light-scattering layer on the photoanode substrate. Due to the structure of the photoelectrode structure, the adhesive force between... Agent:
20120305069 - Photoelectrode including zinc oxide hemisphere, method of fabricating the same and dye-sensitized solar cell using the same: Provided are a photoelectrode including a zinc oxide hemisphere, a method of fabricating the same, and a dye-sensitized solar cell using the same. The photoelectrode includes a conductive substrate, a zinc oxide hemisphere disposed on the conductive substrate, and a porous metal oxide layer covering the zinc oxide hemisphere. Light... Agent: Gwangju Institute Of Science And Technology
20120305064 - Photovoltaic devices and method of making: In one aspect of the present invention, a photovoltaic device is provided. The photovoltaic device includes a window layer and an absorber layer disposed on the window layer, wherein the absorber layer includes a first region and a second region, the first region disposed adjacent to the window layer. The... Agent: General Electric Company
20120305071 - Substrate having a metal film for producing photovoltaic cells: The invention relates to a substrate (10) having a metal film (12) for producing photovolatic cells (30), wherein a first side of the metal film (12) is intended for arranging a photovoltaic absorber layer (18). In order to improve the chemical resistance and the corrosion resistance at elevated temperature, a... Agent: Constellium Switzerland Ag
20120305066 - Use of metal phosphorus in metallization of photovoltaic devices and method of fabricating same: A photovoltaic device, such as a solar cell, including a copper-containing-grid metallization structure that contains a metal phosphorus layer as a diffusion barrier is provided. The copper-containing-grid metallization structure includes, from bottom to top, an electroplated metal phosphorus layer that does not include copper or a copper alloy located within... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation
20120305075 - Photovoltaic device comprising silicon microparticles: The present invention relates to a photovoltaic device comprising silicon microparticles and to a method of producing the same.... Agent: Sony Corporation
20120305078 - Back sheet for solar cell, method for producing the same, and solar cell module: A back sheet for a solar cell to be disposed in contact with a sealing material of a cell-side substrate in which a solar cell device is sealed with the sealing material, the back sheet including: a polymer base material; and a polymer layer that is provided on the polymer... Agent:
20120305077 - Concentrated photovoltaic and thermal system: A concentrated photovoltaic and thermal system is disclosed. The system compromises a photovoltaic receiver assembly that produces highly concentrated solar energy, resulting in efficient energy conversion that requires fewer photovoltaic receivers than an arrangement that lacks such high concentration levels. The receiver assembly comprises a primary optical element that concentrates... Agent: Quadra Solar Corporation
20120305076 - Lens systems for solar energy solutions: An integrated solar lens and lens system that may be active, a hybrid, or a self-powered system. A solar lens is fabricated and configured to concentrate received solar energy onto a solar sensor material, whereby a medium is provided between the lens and the solar sensor material, such as a... Agent:
20120305079 - Solar cell module and method of manufacturing solar cell module: A solar cell module having a metal layer as a substrate, and being usable pratically. The solar cell module 10 has such a configuration that a weather resistant layer 11, an encapsulation layer 12, a power generation element 13 including a power generation layer sandwiched between a couple of electrodes,... Agent: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
20120305080 - Solar cell module and method of manufacturing solar cell module: The solar cell module having a configuration in which a solar cell is formed on the metal-resin composite substrate, and exhibiting excellent durability. The solar cell module 10 includes a metal-resin composite substrate 16 consisting of a resin layer 16A having a melting point of not less than 125° C.... Agent: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
20120305081 - Thin-film photovoltaic device: A high-efficiency triple-junction thin-film photovoltaic device in which the haze ratio is high and the short-circuit current values obtained from each of the photovoltaic layers are equalized. A thin-film photovoltaic device comprises a transparent electrode layer and three silicon-based photovoltaic layers stacked in sequence on a substrate. The transparent electrode... Agent: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
20120305082 - Conducting polymer to which pyrene compounds are introduced, and organic solar cell using same: The present invention relates to a pyrene-containing conductive polymer represented by formula 1 and an organic solar cell comprising the same as an organic photovoltaic material. The conductive polymer has improved hole mobility as a result of introducing a specific amount of pyrene either into a polymer, which consists only... Agent: Korea Research Institute Of Chemical TechnologyPrevious industry: Tent, canopy, umbrella, or cane
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