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Batteries: thermoelectric and photoelectric

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10/02/2014 > 37 patent applications in 12 patent subcategories.

20140290711 - Method of producing thermoelectric material: A process for manufacturing a thermoelectric material having a plurality of grains and grain boundaries. The process includes determining a material composition to be investigated for the thermoelectric material and then determining a range of values of grain size and/or grain boundary barrier height obtainable for the material composition using... Agent:

20140290712 - Solar thermoelectric generator: Solar thermoelectric generators (STEGs) are solid state heat engines that generate electricity from concentrated sunlight. A novel detailed balance model for STEGs is provided and applied to both state-of-the-art and idealized materials. STEGs can produce electricity by using sunlight to heat one side of a thermoelectric generator. While concentrated sunlight... Agent: Colorado School Of Mines

20140290713 - Sunlight receiving device and sunlight receiving system: A sunlight receiving device includes a substrate, and a plurality of resonators arranged on a surface of the substrate at certain intervals so as to form one of a plurality of loops, the plurality of loops partially bordering with each other, each one of the plurality of resonators having a... Agent: Fujitsu Limited

20140290714 - Glass coated with a highly reflective film and process for preparing the same: The present invention discloses a glass coated with a highly reflective film and the process for preparing the same. The present invention provides a glass coated with a highly reflective film comprising a glass substrate and a highly reflective film formed thereon, wherein the highly reflective film comprises inorganic film-forming... Agent: Changzhou Almaden Co., Ltd.

20140290715 - Variable tilt tracker for photovoltaic arrays: A solar tracking system is disclosed. The tracking system includes a tube rotatable around its end-to-end axis. A first support is coupled to the tube at a first location of the tube, and is coupled with a first base. A second support is coupled to the tube at a second... Agent:

20140290721 - Floating cover sheet having a solar module: A floating cover sheet of a liquid reservoir is configured to rest on the liquid surface and includes a plurality of elongated sheet panels each defining edges and a lower region. The sheet panels are connected to one another and each of the sheet panels has a buoyant carrier sheet... Agent:

20140290717 - Frame for solar module and solar system using the same: A bracket is used for supporting at least one solar module each of which has a frame. The bracket includes a fastener, a holder and a fixing element. The fastener includes a top portion and extended portions connected vertically to both sides of the top portion. The top portion has... Agent: Au Optronics Corporation

20140290719 - Method of fabricating solar modules, and solar module obtained thereby: A method of manufacturing a solar module is described. The method enables a semiconductor element to be mounted onto a load-bearing member early on in the manufacturing process without any undesired effects during later processing.... Agent:

20140290716 - Photovoltaic module mounting assembly: A photovoltaic module mounting assembly is disclosed. The assembly includes a bearing cradle assembly, a first mounting bracket, and a second mounting bracket. The bearing cradle assembly is attached to the first and second mounting brackets.... Agent: Unirac, Inc.

20140290720 - Photovoltaic module mounting to rubber tires: A photovoltaic panel mounting system utilizes rubber tires to anchor and position photovoltaic panels to face the sun and resist wind forces. The shaded interior cavity of the rubber tires physically and thermally protects electronics and batteries. The tires may be filled with soil, concrete, water, or aggregate to provide... Agent: Energy Related Devices, Inc.

20140290723 - Rigid or flexible solar collector having a surface-displayed image, and methods for manufacturing said solar collector: A device includes at least one collector of light energy and a transparent plate between the light source and the collector. One surface of the transparent plate has slits, enabling the device to be flexible about an axis parallel to the slits, while another surface contains image pixel areas and... Agent:

20140290722 - Solar module: A solar module includes solar cells with first and second principal surfaces, a wiring member electrically connected to the first or second electrode of each of the solar cells, and a sealing member sealing the solar cells. The solar cells each includes first and second electrodes on the second principal... Agent:

20140290718 - Support for solar energy capture device: A support for a solar energy capture device is shown and described. The support for the solar capture device may include at least one base positionable on a structure, at least one rail secured with the base, the rail capable of operatively holding a solar energy capture device. The support... Agent: A. Raymond Et Ci

20140290724 - Aligned networks on substrates: Among other things, two networks, one on top of the other, are formed on a substrate based on coating materials containing emulsions or foams. The two networks can be formed of the same material, e.g., a conductive material such as silver, or can be formed of different materials. The coating... Agent: Cima Nanotech Israel Ltd.

20140290725 - Photoelectric conversion element and photovoltaic cell: A photoelectric conversion element includes a ferroelectric layer; a first electrode provided on a surface or a surface layer portion of the ferroelectric layer; a second electrode provided on a surface or a surface layer portion of the ferroelectric layer, and allowing a voltage to be applied between the first... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20140290727 - Solar cell: A solar cell of an embodiment has a first solar cell, a second solar cell, and an intermediate layer between the first and second solar cells. The first solar cell has a Si layer as a light absorbing layer. The second solar cell has as a light absorbing layer one... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140290726 - Solar cell and method of manufacturing the same: A solar cell includes an optical absorption layer; a buffer layer on the optical absorption layer, the buffer layer having a band gap energy gradient; and a transparent electrode layer on the buffer layer, wherein a band gap energy of a lower surface of the buffer layer is higher than... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

20140290736 - Barrier assemblies: The present application is directed to an assembly comprising an electronic device and a multilayer film. The multilayer film comprises a barrier stack adjacent the electronic device, and a weatherable sheet adjacent the barrier stack opposite the electronic device. The weatherable sheet is bonded to the electronic device.... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20140290735 - Composition for solar cell electrodes and electrode fabricated using the same: A composition for solar cell electrodes includes silver powder; a silver alloy (AgX) that includes silver (Ag) and a metal (X), the silver alloy having a eutectic point of about 150° C. to about 900° C.; a glass frit; and an organic vehicle... Agent:

20140290738 - Method of forming optoelectronic device having a stabilized metal oxide layer: The present invention is a method comprising depositing a metal oxide layer as part of the production of an optoelectrically active device and exposing the metal oxide layer to a reactive agent to form a relatively hydrophobic surface. The invention also includes device so made, preferably a photovoltaic device, which... Agent: Dow Global Technologies LLC

20140290730 - Method of manufacturing thin film solar cell and thin film solar cell manufactured by the method: A method of manufacturing a buffer layer for a thin film solar cell includes preparing a reaction solution including an ammonia compound, a zinc source, and a sulfur source at a temperature below 70° C.; and immersing a substrate on which an optical absorption layer is formed in the reaction... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

20140290733 - Photoelectric conversion element and photovoltaic cell: A photoelectric conversion element includes a ferroelectric layer as a photoelectric conversion layer. The ferroelectric layer is formed from a polycrystalline ferroelectric material and includes a plurality of domains. Adjacent two of the plurality of domains have different polarized states.... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20140290734 - Photoelectric conversion element and photovoltaic cell: A photoelectric conversion element includes a ferroelectric layer; a first electrode and a second electrode provided on a surface or a surface layer portion of the ferroelectric layer; a common electrode provided on a surface or a surface layer portion of an opposite side to a side of the ferroelectric... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

20140290731 - Slippery surfaces with high pressure stability, optical transparency, and self-healing characteristics: The present disclosure describes a strategy to create self-healing, slippery liquid-infused porous surfaces (SLIPS). Roughened (e.g., porous) surfaces can be utilized to lock in place a lubricating fluid, referred to herein as Liquid B to repel a wide range of materials, referred to herein as Object A (Solid A or... Agent: President And Fellows Of Harvard College

20140290732 - Slippery surfaces with high pressure stability, optical transparency, and self-healing characteristics: The present disclosure describes a strategy to create self-healing, slippery liquid-infused porous surfaces (SLIPS). Roughened (e.g., porous) surfaces can be utilized to lock in place a lubricating fluid, referred to herein as Liquid B to repel a wide range of materials, referred to herein as Object A (Solid A or... Agent: President And Fellows Of Harvard College

20140290729 - Solar cell comprising a p-doped silicon wafer and an aluminum electrode: A solar cell comprising a p-doped silicon wafer, wherein the p-doped silicon wafer comprises a light-receiving side and a back side; and an aluminum electrode formed on the back side of the silicon wafer; wherein the aluminum electrode comprises an aluminum base layer formed adjacently on the back side of... Agent: E I Du Pont De Nemours And Company

20140290737 - Thin film vls semiconductor growth process: A composition comprising a substrate, a polycrystalline III-V semiconductor layer, and an oxide layer disposed above the polycrystalline III-V semiconductor layer is described. A growth method that enables fabrication of continuous thin films of polycrystalline indium phosphide (InP) directly on metal foils is described. The method describes the deposition of... Agent: The Regents Of The University Of California

20140290740 - Methods and apparatuses for manufacturing geometric multicrystalline cast silicon and geometric multicrystalline cast silicon bodies for photovoltaics: Methods and apparatuses are provided for casting silicon for photovoltaic cells and other applications. With such methods and apparatuses, a cast body of geometrically ordered multi-crystalline silicon may be formed that is free or substantially free of radially-distributed impurities and defects and having at least two dimensions that are each... Agent:

20140290741 - Photoelectric conversion apparatus: A photoelectric conversion device is disclosed. The photoelectric conversion device includes: first and second electrode layers on a main surface of a substrate, separated by a space; a first semiconductor layer having a first conductivity type and containing crystal grains; a second semiconductor layer on the first semiconductor layer, having... Agent: Kyocera Corporation

20140290739 - Thin-film solar battery and method of making same: A thin-film solar battery includes a substrate, a first electrode, a photoelectric conversion layer, and a second electrode. The first electrode, the photoelectric conversion layer, and the second electrode are laminated on the substrate. The photoelectric conversion layer has a laminated layer structure which includes at least a p-type layer... Agent: Ricoh Company, Ltd.

20140290743 - Coating material, coating film, backsheet for solar cell module, and solar cell module: An object of the present invention is to provide a coating material that can form a coating film that has an excellent adherence for sealants in solar cell modules as well as an excellent resistance to blocking. Further objects are to provide this coating film, a solar cell module backsheet... Agent: Daikin Industries, Ltd.

20140290742 - Frame structure and solar module having the same: A frame structure includes a first horizontal board, a second horizontal board, a first vertical board, a third horizontal board, a second vertical board, and at least one support element. The first vertical board is connected to the first and second horizontal boards. The second vertical board is connected to... Agent: Au Optronics Corporation

20140290744 - Novel solar modules, supporting layer stacks and methods of fabricating thereof: A solar cell supporting layer stack for mechanically supporting a solar cell is described. The solar cell includes: a rigid foam layer; one or more skin layers disposed adjacent to said rigid foam layer; and wherein said rigid foam layer and said one or more skin layers capable of providing... Agent: Giga Solar Fpc

20140290746 - Metal complex dye, photoelectric conversion element, dye-sensitized solar cell, dye solution, and compound: A photoelectric conversion element, having: an electrically-conductive support; a photoconductor layer having a semiconductor fine-particle layer adsorbed a dye; a charge transfer layer containing an electrolyte; and a counter electrode; which are provided on one side of the support in this order, in which the dye has at least one... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20140290748 - Organic colourant and uses thereof in photovoltaic cells: in which eD represents an electron donor segment; L represents a covalent bond or a spacer segment; A represents an electron attractor segment able to form a covalent bond with a semi-conductor; the pi-conjugated chromophore comprising at least two aromatic rings, at least one of which is a thiophene, selenophene... Agent: Commissariat A L'energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Alternatives

20140290747 - Polymer and organic solar cell including same: The present disclosure provides a polymer capable of significantly improving the lifespan, efficiency, electrochemical stability and thermal stability of an organic solar cell, and an organic solar cell including a photoactive layer comprising the polymer.... Agent:

20140290745 - Use of cobalt complexes for preparing an active layer in a photovoltaic cell, and corresponding photovoltaic cell: A method for employing certain cobalt complexes as electron donors and in combination with an electron acceptor is provided for preparing an active layer in a photovoltaic conversion cell, as well as to the photovoltaic conversion cell in which the electron donor of the active layer includes such cobalt complexes.... Agent: Centre National De La Recherche Scientifique

  
09/25/2014 > 23 patent applications in 9 patent subcategories.

20140283893 - Solar cell system: A solar cell system includes a number of P-N junction cells, a number of inner electrodes, a first collecting electrode, a second collecting electrode and a reflector. The number of the P-N junction cells is M. M is equal to or greater than 2. The M P-N junction cells are... Agent:

20140283892 - Solid state dye-sensitized solar cell tandem module: A method is provided for forming a solid-state dye-sensitized solar cell (ssDSC) tandem module. The method fabricates a first panel by forming a first plurality of series-connected ssDSC cells overlying the first substrate top surface, with an electrical interface between each ssDSC cell. A second panel is fabricated in the... Agent: Sharp Laboratories Of America, Inc.

20140283895 - Concentrated photovoltaic panel: Concentrated photovoltaic panel comprises: (1) a receiver substrate assembly including: (a) a rigid sheet of light transmissive material having a first surface, a second surface opposite the first surface, and a conductor pattern attached to the first surface; and (b) at least one receiver assembly affixed to the rigid sheet,... Agent: Morgan Solar Inc.

20140283894 - Solar photovoltaic support and tracking system with vertical adjustment capability: Installation of solar energy systems is made easier through the use of augur tubes. The base augur tube accommodates telescoping sections which enable these systems to exhibit a smaller footprint with enhanced power ratings. A tracking head is provided in which dual axis tracking is provided using a single drive... Agent:

20140283896 - Transparent energy-harvesting devices: A transparent luminescent solar concentrator is provided. The transparent luminescent solar concentrator has luminophores embedded within a waveguide matrix that both selectively absorb and emit near-infrared light to an edge mounted or embedded solar photovoltaic array.... Agent: Board Of Trustees Of Michigan State University

20140283899 - Frameless solar module having a module carrier and method for producing same: A frameless solar module having a substrate and a cover layer between which a layer structure for forming solar cells is located is described. At least one module carrier for reinforcing and/or supporting mounting of the solar module is fastened to a substrate surface facing away from the layer structure,... Agent:

20140283898 - Non-planar photovoltaic device: f

20140283900 - Solar cell module having laminated glass structure: A solar cell module having a laminated glass structure includes: one glass substrate; a plurality of solar cells provided on one glass substrate; and electrically interconnected; and a leader line provided on the plurality of solar cells for extracting electric power generated by the plurality of solar cells. Furthermore, the... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha

20140283897 - Solar power module: A solar power module includes a first frame, a second frame, and a solar cell laminate. The first frame includes a first main body and a first clamping portion. The first clamping portion is disposed along the inner edge of the first main body to be ring-shaped. The second frame... Agent: Au Optronics Corporation

20140283902 - 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.

20140283901 - Nanostructure, nanostructure fabrication method, and photovoltaic cell incorporating a nanostructure: The application discloses a technique for fabricating gallium-arsenide-phosphorous (GaAsP) nanostructures using gallium-assisted (Ga-assisted) Vapour-Liquid-Solid (VLS) growth, i.e. without requiring gold catalyst particles. The resulting Ga-assisted GaAsP nanostructures are free of gold particles, which renders them useful for optoelectronic applications, e.g. as a junction in a solar cell. The Ga-assisted GaAsP... Agent: Gasp Solar Aps

20140283903 - Photovoltaic semiconductor chip: A photovoltaic semiconductor chip comprising a semiconductor body which comprises a semiconductor layer sequence with an active region provided to generate electrical energy. The active region is formed between a first semiconductor layer of a first conductivity type and a second semiconductor layer of a second conductivity type different from... Agent: Osram Opto Semiconductors Gmbh

20140283907 - Method of manufacture of chalcogenide-based photovoltaic cells: The invention is a method of forming a cadmium sulfide based buffer on a copper chalcogenide based absorber in making a photovoltaic cell. The buffer is sputtered in two steps the first being at low rates or relatively high pressures and the second at high rates or relatively low pressures.... Agent: Dow Global Technologies LLC

20140283904 - Solar cell of anti potential induced degradation and manufacturing method thereof: A solar cell of anti potential induced degradation and a manufacturing method thereof are disclosed by embodiments of the invention. The method includes: performing plasma cleaning on a silicon wafer by using an oxidizing gas, so as to form a first silicon oxide film on the surface of the silicon... Agent:

20140283905 - Solar power brick: A solar power brick includes an optical guide layer, at least one solar cell, at least one electrical connection line and an outer frame. The optical guide layer and the solar cells are provided in the outer frame to combine as an integrated body. The optical guide layer is provided... Agent: Sunvalue Co., Ltd.

20140283906 - System and method for controlling an inversion layer in a photovoltaic device: A semiconductor photovoltaic device with an absorber layer for absorbing incident light, and a light transmitting layer located on the semiconductor body. The light transmitting layer induces an inversion layer in the semiconductor body and the current collected at the inversion layer is transported to a conductive electrode spaced from... Agent:

20140283908 - Concentrated photovoltaic receiver with fixing structure: A concentrated photovoltaic receiver with a fixing structure includes a support member to support and position a light homogenizer. The light homogenizer won't incline or come off due to gravity or other factors during sun-tracing process of the concentrated photovoltaic module. Besides, the support member has a through hole corresponding... Agent: Atomic Energy Council-institute Of Nuclear Energy Research

20140283909 - Concentrating photovoltaic chip assembly, method for manufacturing the same, and concentrating photovoltaic assembly with same: A concentrating photovoltaic chip assembly includes an upper lead frame, a lower lead frame for supporting electronic components, a photovoltaic chip for converting solar energy into electric energy, and a protective diode for protecting the photovoltaic chip from short-circuiting. A light inlet window is defined in the upper lead frame.... Agent: Ambit Microsystems (zhongshan) Ltd.

20140283910 - Edge protected barrier assemblies: The present application is directed to an assembly comprising an electronic device, and a multilayer film. The multilayer film comprises a substrate adjacent the electronic device, a barrier stack adjacent the substrate opposite the electronic device, and a weatherable sheet adjacent the barrier stack opposite the substrate. The multilayer film... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20140283912 - Infrared reflective film, infrared reflective paint and infrared reflective body: Provided is infrared ray reflective paint which is used to form a film having a high reflectance in an infrared ray wavelength region, a high transmittance in a visible ray wavelength region, and a self-cleaning ability, and the infrared ray reflective paint contains: an acrylic resin that contains at least... Agent: Nihon Tokushu Toryo Co., Ltd.

20140283911 - Solar cell module: Provided is a solar cell module having improved weatherability. A frame body has a groove. A module main body is inserted into the groove. An adhesive material is disposed in the groove. The adhesive material is provided at least on a part of a frame body portion excluding frame body... Agent:

20140283913 - Molybdenum substrates for cigs photovoltaic devices: Photovoltaic (PV) devices and solution-based methods of making the same are described. The PV devices include a CIGS-type absorber layer formed on a molybdenum substrate. The molybdenum substrate includes a layer of low-density molybdenum proximate to the absorber layer. The presence of low-density molybdenum proximate to the absorber layer has... Agent: Nanoco Technologies Ltd.

20140283914 - Photoelectrochemical solar cell comprising sensitizing anthocyanin and betalain dyes of vegetal or synthetic origin, or mixtures thereof: The present invention relates to the use of sensitising dyes of natural origin in photoelectrochemical solar cells and to the process for obtaining such vegetal extracts from fruits and vegetables.... Agent:

  
09/18/2014 > 89 patent applications in 17 patent subcategories.

20140261604 - Giant cross-plane seebeck effect in oxide metal semiconductor superlattices for spin-magnetic thermoelectric devices: Lanthanum strontium manganate (La0.67Sr0.33MnO3, i.e., LSMO)/lanthanum manganate (LaMnO3, i.e., LMO) perovskite oxide metal/semiconductor superlattices were investigated for potential p-type thermoelectric applications. Growth optimizations were performed using pulsed laser deposition to achieve epitaxial superlattices of LSMO (metal)/LMO (p-type semiconductor) on strontium titanate (STO) substrates. The cross-plane Seebeck coefficient of the thermoelectric... Agent:

20140261605 - Thermoelectric conversion module: A thermoelectric conversion module according to one aspect of embodiments of the present invention as disclosed herein includes a plurality of layered planar bodies. Each of the plurality of layered planar bodies includes a base material having a planar shape, a plurality of p-type granular bodies made of a p-type... Agent: Kitagawa Industries Co., Ltd.

20140261606 - Thermoelectric generator: Disclosed are apparatus and methodology for constructing thermoelectric devices (TEDs). N-type elements are paired with P-type elements in an array of pairs between substrates. The paired elements are electrically connected in series by various techniques including brazing for hot side and/or also cold side connections, and soldering for cold side... Agent: Avx Corporation

20140261607 - Thermoelectric module with flexible connector: A thermoelectric power generating module incorporates compliance into the module using a three-dimensional flexible connector. The flexible connector may relieve thermal stress and improve reliability for thermoelectric modules. In addition, the connector may provide a buffer layer (e.g., cushion) to damp mechanical vibrations. In further embodiments, a thermal interface structure... Agent: Gmz Energy, Inc.

20140261608 - Thermal interface structure for thermoelectric devices: A thermoelectric power generating module incorporates compliance into the module using a three-dimensional flexible connector. The flexible connector may relieve thermal stress and improve reliability for thermoelectric modules. In addition, the connector may provide a buffer layer (e.g., cushion) to damp mechanical vibrations. In further embodiments, a thermal interface structure... Agent: Gmz Energy, Inc.

20140261609 - Ultrathin nanowire-based and nanoscale heterostructure based thermoelectronic conversion structures and method of making the same: A nano scale hetero structure tellurium-based nanowire structure is disclosed including a dumbbell-like crystalline heterostructure having a center rod-like portion and one octahedral structure connected to each end of each of the center rod-like portions, wherein the center rod-like portion is a bismuth-telluride nanowire structure and the octahedral structures are... Agent: Purdue Research Foundation

20140261619 - Interconnector and solar cell module having the same: An interconnector is discussed, which includes a conductive metal of a band shape including a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface; and a solder coated on the first surface, wherein the first surface of the conductive metal includes at least a flattened peak extending in a... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.

20140261618 - Method and structure for multicell devices without physical isolation: The present invention relates to multi-cell devices fabricated on a common substrate that are more desirable than single cell devices, particularly in photovoltaic applications. Multi-cell devices operate with lower currents, higher output voltages, and lower internal power losses. Prior art multi-cell devices use physical isolation to achieve electrical isolation between... Agent: Mtpv Power Corporation

20140261614 - Method of installing and operating a solar module array: A method of installing and managing a solar module array includes determining a desired output capacity of the array, providing a first number of solar modules to generate electrical power at the desired output capacity, installing the first number of solar modules as the array at a plant site, and... Agent:

20140261612 - Methods for manufacturing three-dimensional metamaterial devices with photovoltaic bristles: A metamaterial of an array of photovoltaic bristles may enable each photovoltaic bristle to have a high probability of photon absorption. The high probability of photon absorption may lead to increased efficiency and more power generation from an array of photovoltaic bristles. A completed photovoltaic device may benefit from further... Agent: Q1 Nanosystems Corporation

20140261613 - Photoelectrochemically driven self-assembly: Various technologies described herein pertain to assembling electronic devices into a microsystem. The electronic devices are disposed in a solution. Light can be applied to the electronic devices in the solution. The electronic devices can generate currents responsive to the light applied to the electronic devices in the solution, and... Agent: Sandia Corporation

20140261617 - Photovoltaic cell, photovoltaic cell module and method of fabricating the same: A photovoltaic cell module configured to convert energy of light into electric energy is provided. The photovoltaic cell module includes photovoltaic cells and at least one bus element. A first electrode of one of the photovoltaic cells is electrically connected to another of the photovoltaic cells through the bus element.... Agent: Ever Energy Pv Corp.

20140261620 - Solar cell and solar cell module using the same: Disclosed are a solar cell and a solar cell module using the same. The solar cell module includes a glass frit provided on a support substrate and including sodium, a first solar cell comprising a first back electrode layer, a first light absorbing layer, and a first front electrode layer... Agent: Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.

20140261610 - Solar cell module with dual purpose vapor barrier/busbar: In a photovoltaic module, the solar cells and other necessary layers are placed on a backsheet with a multi-layer structure. A conductive part of a backsheet may provide a vapor barrier as well as replace busbars to route the circuit from one location of the module to another. It is... Agent: Nanosolar, Inc.

20140261611 - Solar cell structures for improved current generation and collection: In one aspect, optoelectronic devices are described herein. In some implementations, an optoelectronic device comprises a photovoltaic cell. The photovoltaic cell comprises a space-charge region, a quasi-neutral region, and a low bandgap absorber region (LBAR) layer or an improved transport (IT) layer at least partially positioned in the quasi-neutral region... Agent: The Boeing Company

20140261616 - Spreading devices into a 2-d module layout: An apparatus, method, and system, the apparatus including a receiving member dimensioned to receive an array of microelectronic devices; and a linkage member coupled to the receiving member, the linkage member configured to move the receiving member in at least two dimensions so as to modify a spacing between the... Agent: Sandia Corporation

20140261615 - Tuning the anti-reflective, abrasion resistance, anti-soiling and self-cleaning properties of transparent coatings for different glass substrates and solar cells: Functionalized coatings preferentially coated on the tin-side of float glass used in solar and other applications are disclosed. Coating compositions include silane-based precursors that are used to form coatings through a sol-gel process including hydrolyzed alkoxysilane-based sols. The coatings are characterized by anti-reflective, abrasion resistant, and anti-soiling properties and the... Agent: Enki Technology, Inc.

20140261623 - 3-d solar cell device for a concentrated photovoltaic system: A low cost design for a concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) solar cell device is developed with a 3-D solar cell structure that eliminates the need for sun-ray tracking and with improved electricity conversion efficiency for cooling solar cells. The 3-D solar cell structure can be built with conventional monocrystalline or polycrystalline... Agent:

20140261625 - Concentrated photovoltaic panel: A concentrated photovoltaic panel comprises at least one rigid sheet, one or more first optical elements disposed adjacent a first side of the at least one rigid sheet, one or more second optical elements disposed adjacent a second side of the at least one rigid sheet, and one or more... Agent:

20140261624 - Customized color patterning of photovoltaic cells: Photovoltaic cells and photovoltaic modules, as well as methods of making and using such photovoltaic cells and photovoltaic modules, are disclosed. More particularly, embodiments of the photovoltaic cells selectively reflect visible light to provide the photovoltaic cells with a colorized appearance. Photovoltaic modules combining colorized photovoltaic cells may be used... Agent: Sandia Corporation

20140261628 - High efficiency solar receivers including stacked solar cells for concentrator photovoltaics: A solar receiver includes at least two electrically independent photovoltaic cells which are stacked. An inter-cell interface between the photovoltaic cells includes a multi-layer dielectric stack. The multi-layer dielectric stack includes at least two dielectric layers having different refractive indices. Related devices and fabrication methods are also discussed.... Agent: Semprius, Inc.

20140261630 - Photovoltaic panel: A photovoltaic system comprising a first photovoltaic panel configured to collect direct light; and a second photovoltaic panel configured to collect, at least, indirect light transmitted through the one or more first photovoltaic panels.... Agent:

20140261627 - Power augmentation in concentrator photovoltaic modules by collection of diffuse light: A concentrator-type photovoltaic module includes a backplane substrate, a plurality of concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) receivers on a surface of the backplane substrate, and concentrating optics positioned over the surface of the backplane substrate and configured to focus on-axis incident light onto the CPV receivers. A plurality of non-concentrator photovoltaic (PV)... Agent: Semprius, Inc.

20140261629 - Solar energy collection system employing reflectors and sun tracking: A solar energy system for collecting and converting solar energy to electricity using photovoltaic devices. The system further includes reflective panels to concentrate incident solar energy onto an array of solar panels, as well as an automated sun tracking system to rotate the solar and reflective panels to follow the... Agent: University Of Scranton

20140261622 - Sun-tracking photovoltaic solar concentrator panel: Systems, methods and apparatus are disclosed, including a light collector having a plurality of focusing elements and a plurality of light redirecting features that is optically coupled to one or more photovoltaic (PV) cells. In one aspect, the light collector includes half-cylinder shaped lenses that can focus light incident at... Agent: Qualcomm Mems Technologies, Inc.

20140261631 - Sunlight concentrating and harvesting device: Device for concentrating and harvesting sunlight comprising: A panel having rigid layer having a patterned electrical circuit thereon. An array of sunlight concentrating and harvesting units, each unit being formed by at least one rigid element and a portion of the rigid layer; and including: a rigid optical concentrating element,... Agent: Morgan Solar Inc.

20140261626 - Support for solar energy collection: A solar energy collection system can include support devices made with bearings. Such bearings can include an inner partially toroidal surface for sliding contact and support of an outer surface of a torque tube. The toroidal surface can be made with a single radius of curvature or multiple radiuses of... Agent: Sunpower Corporation

20140261621 - Window solar harvesting means: Systems, methods and apparatus are disclosed, including a light collector having a plurality of focusing elements and a plurality of light redirecting features that is optically coupled to one or more photovoltaic (PV) cells. In one aspect, the light collector includes half-cylinder shaped lenses that can focus light incident at... Agent:

20140261634 - Combination solar thermal and photovoltaic module: An integrated solar thermal and photovoltaic apparatus. The apparatus includes a solar thermal module, and a photovoltaic module comprising a plurality of solar cells configured in a polymeric material. The apparatus has an amorphous material configured between the thermal solar module and the photovoltaic module. The amorphous material has a... Agent: Fafco Incorporated

20140261633 - Composite photothermal electric generating device: A composite photothermal electric generating device includes a thermal insulation housing, a thermal collecting unit, an electric generating module and a solar panel. The thermal insulation housing includes an opening and is formed with a penetrated hole. The thermal collecting unit is disposed in the thermal insulation housing and arranged... Agent: Chicony Power Technology Co., Ltd.

20140261632 - Concentrating solar energy collector: Systems, methods, and apparatus by which solar energy may be collected to provide electricity, heat, or a combination of electricity and heat are disclosed herein.... Agent:

20140261635 - Electrical terminations for flexible photovoltaic modules: In a photovoltaic module, the solar cells and other necessary layers may be placed on a backsheet. The backsheet is configured to provide physical protection of the underside of the module and also provide physical protection to electrical terminals by wrapping itself around the connections. It is emphasized that this... Agent: Nanosolar, Inc.

20140261640 - Grounding spacer: A grounding spacer is provided. The grounding spacer comprising a circular body having a top surface, a bottom surface, and a central aperture, and a plurality of radially spaced penetration features, wherein at least one of the penetration features has at least a portion thereof extending from the top surface,... Agent: A.k. Stamping Company, Inc.

20140261641 - Mount support structure for solar cell module: Disclosed is a mount support structure for readily supporting and fixing a solar cell module to a mount. A module side connector is arranged downside of a lower face of the solar cell module in two places and a hook fixture is arranged upside of a lower face of a... Agent: Xsol Co., Ltd.

20140261642 - Retaining system for installing a photovoltaic module: The invention relates to a holding system (1) for mounting a photovoltaic module (6) to a base (8) by means of ground supports (2, 2a, 44, 44a) which comprise a bearing head (4, 4a, 50, 50a), a ground support body (22) and a bearing surface (28, 48) on the bottom... Agent: Adensis Gmbh

20140261638 - Slide fit mounting clip for installing photovoltaic modules: A module bracket includes first and second mounting clips (202, 204) that are spaced from each other along the pitch of a roofing surface. An inlet (212) to the first mounting clip (202) faces or projects in the general direction that the second mounting clip (204) is spaced from the... Agent:

20140261639 - Solar cell module and photovoltaic power generation system including the same: Disclosed is a solar cell module including a solar cell panel, a frame located at a peripheral portion of the solar cell panel, the frame having a fixing hole, and a first fastening member inserted into the fixing hole, the first fastening member being provided at a side surface thereof... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.

20140261643 - Solar cell module and solar cell array: A solar cell module includes a solar cell panel with first and second surfaces includes first and second side portions at different side surfaces, a first holding member which holds the first side portion, a second holding member which holds the second side portion and an elongated reinforcement member disposed... Agent:

20140261637 - Solar tracking system: Solar tracking systems, as well as methods of using such solar tracking systems, are disclosed. More particularly, embodiments of the solar tracking systems include lateral supports horizontally positioned between uprights to support photovoltaic modules. The lateral supports may be raised and lowered along the uprights or translated to cause the... Agent: Sandia Corporation

20140261636 - Stand-alone solar power charger directly coupling to portable electronic devices: A stand-alone solar power charger that may configured for direct coupling to a plurality of portable electronic devices. The solar power charger is particularized to power and/or charge an intended portable device or a set of intended portable devices having direct current (DC) load requirements. The solar power charger discharges... Agent: World Panel, Inc.

20140261644 - Method and structure of a microchannel heat sink device for micro-gap thermophotovoltaic electrical energy generation: A method and device for maintaining a low temperature of a cold-side emitter for improving the efficiency of a sub-micron gap thermophotovoltaic cell structure. A thermophotovoltaic cell structure may comprise multiple layers compressed together by a force mechanism so that the sub-micron gap dimension is relatively constant although the layer... Agent: Mtpv Power Corporation

20140261646 - Advanced semiconductor-conductor composite particle structures for solar energy conversion: An electrode for solar conversion including a porous structure configured to contain therein at least one of a catalyst, a chromophore, and a redox couple. The porous structure has a set of electrically conductive nanoparticles adjoining each other. The set of electrically conductive nanoparticles forms a meandering electrical path connecting... Agent: University Of North Carolina Chapel Hill

20140261647 - Novel compound and support material supporting this novel compound: A novel compound represented by general formula (1), a support supporting this novel compound, and a photoelectric transduction element using this support. (In the formula, Y is an optionally substituted hydrocarbon group having 1-20 carbon atoms having —CO—NR4- or —SO2—NR4- in the group; Z is a group of a conjugated... Agent: Adeka Corporation

20140261645 - Semiconductor-conductor composite particle structures for solar energy conversion: An electrode for solar conversion including a porous structure configured to contain therein at least one of an electrolyte, a catalyst, a chromophore, a redox couple, a hole-conducting polymer, an electron-conducting polymer, a semiconducting organic conjugated polymer, an electron acceptor, and a hole acceptor. The porous structure has a set... Agent: Research Triangle Institute

20140261649 - Energy harvesting devices and method of fabrication thereof: An apparatus and method pertaining to a perpetual energy harvester. The harvester absorbs ambient infrared radiation and provides continual power regardless of the environment. The device seeks to harvest the largely overlooked blackbody radiation through use of a semiconductor thermal harvester.... Agent: Banpil Photonics, Inc.

20140261648 - Methods for manufacturing three-dimensional metamaterial devices with photovoltaic bristles: A metamaterial of an array of photovoltaic bristles may enable each photovoltaic bristle to have a high probability of photon absorption. The high probability of photon absorption may lead to increased efficiency and more power generation from an array of photovoltaic bristles. A completed photovoltaic device may benefit from further... Agent: Q1 Nanosystems Corporation

20140261653 - Multi junctions in a semiconductor device formed by different deposition techniques: A semiconductor device, in particular a solar cell is formed on the basis of a hybrid deposition strategy using MOCVD and MBE in order to provide lattice matched semiconductor compounds. To this end, the MBE may be applied for providing a nitrogen-containing semiconductor compound that allows a desired low band... Agent:

20140261651 - Pv device with graded grain size and s:se ratio: Disclosed herein are CIGS-based photon-absorbing layers disposed on a substrate. The photon-absorbing layers are useful in photovoltaic devices. The photon absorbing-layer is made of a semiconductor material having empirical formula AB1-xB′xC2-yC′y, where A is Cu, Zn, Ag or Cd; B and B′ are independently Al, In or Ga; C and... Agent: Nanoco Technologies, Ltd.

20140261650 - Solar cell: A solar cell includes a first electrode, a second electrode spaced apart from the first electrode, and a light absorption layer between the first electrode and the second electrode. The light absorption layer includes a first absorption sublayer, a second absorption sublayer and a third absorption sublayer. The first absorption... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140261652 - Solar celll: A device, system, and method for a multi junction solar cell are described herein. An exemplary multi-solar cell structure can have a substrate having a first surface having a (111) crystalline etched surface. A dielectric layer can be deposited on the first surface of the substrate. A graded buffer layer... Agent: Amberwave Inc.

20140261671 - Conductivity enhancement of solar cells: Methods and structures for forming a contact region on a solar cell are presented. The solar cell can have a front side which faces the sun during normal operation, and a back side opposite the front side and a silicon substrate. The silicon substrate can include at least one doped... Agent:

20140261681 - Flexible solar cell photovoltaic assembly prepared with flexible substrate: This invention is directed to a flexible solar cell photovoltaic module with high light transmittance based on modified substrate, which belongs to the field of thin-film solar cell technology. The objective of the present invention to provide a technical solution for a transparent flexible solar cell module and its fabrication... Agent: Shen Zhen Trony Science & Technology Development Co., Ltd.

20140261654 - Free-standing metallic article for semiconductors: A free-standing metallic article, and method of making, is disclosed in which the metallic article is electroformed on an electrically conductive mandrel. The mandrel has an outer surface with a preformed pattern, wherein at least a portion of the metallic article is formed in the preformed pattern. The metallic article... Agent: Gtat Corporation

20140261659 - Free-standing metallic article for semiconductors: A free-standing metallic article, and method of making, is disclosed in which the metallic article is electroformed on an electrically conductive mandrel. The mandrel has an outer surface with a preformed pattern, wherein at least a portion of the metallic article is formed in the preformed pattern. The metallic article... Agent: Gtat Corporation

20140261661 - Free-standing metallic article with overplating: A free-standing metallic article, and method of making, is disclosed in which the metallic article is electroformed on an electrically conductive mandrel. The mandrel has an outer surface layer having a preformed pattern. The outer surface layer has a dielectric region and an exposed metal region. The metallic article has... Agent: Gtat Corporation

20140261668 - Growth of cigs thin films on flexible glass substrates: An article made by: sputtering molybdenum onto a flexible glass substrate, and depositing a photovoltaic material on the molybdenum by sputtering, thermal evaporation, multi-target ternary or binary sputtering, or nanoparticle techniques.... Agent: The Government Of The United States Of America, As Represented By The Secretary Of The Navy

20140261669 - Growth of cigs thin films on flexible glass substrates: An article made by: depositing a bottom contact onto a flexible glass substrate, and depositing a photovoltaic material on the bottom contact.... Agent: The Government Of The United States Of America, As Represented By The Secretary Of The Navy

20140261663 - High haze underlayer for solar cell: A solar cell has a substrate and an undercoating formed over at least a portion of the substrate. The undercoating includes a continuous first layer of tin oxide and a second layer having oxides of Sn, P, and Si. A transparent conductive coating is formed over at least a portion... Agent: Ppg Industries Ohio, Inc.

20140261677 - Laminated structure and laminated structure production method: A laminated structure includes an anti-reflection structure having periodic concavo-convex parts on a surface thereof, and a transparent conductive layer formed on the concavo-convex parts. An arbitrary convex part, excluding a convex part located at an outermost side, and six convex parts having distances from the arbitrary convex part that... Agent: Asahi Glass Company, Limited

20140261662 - Method of manufacturing a solar cell electrode: A method of manufacturing a p-type electrode of a solar cell comprising: (a) preparing an n-type semiconductor substrate comprising an n-type base layer, a p-type emitter and a passivation layer formed on the p-type emitter; (b) applying a conductive paste onto the passivation layer, wherein the conductive paste comprises, (i)... Agent: E I Du Pont De Nemours And Company

20140261665 - Methods and semiconductor materials suitable for photovoltaic cells: Methods and semiconductor materials produced by such methods that are suitable for use in photovoltaic cells, solar cells fabricated with such methods, and solar panels composed thereof. Such methods include a wet-chemical synthesis method capable of producing a Group I-III-VI2 semiconductor material by forming a solution containing an organic solvent,... Agent:

20140261666 - Methods of manufacturing a low cost solar cell device: Embodiments of the present invention are directed to processes for making solar cells by simultaneously co-firing metal layers disposed both on a first and a second surface of a bifacial solar cell substrate. Embodiments of the invention may also provide a method forming a solar cell structure that utilize a... Agent: Applied Materials, Inc.

20140261658 - Organic solar cell: An organic solar cell includes a conductive substrate, an organic material, and two metal layers. The conductive substrate includes an electrode. The organic material is disposed above the conductive substrate. The metal layers are disposed above the organic material, and a gap is configured between the two metal layers. The... Agent:

20140261675 - Photoelectric cells incorporating wrinkles and folds to enhance efficiency and bendability and method of making: A photovoltaic cell and method of making are disclosed. The photovoltaic cell includes a substrate having a surface at least partially covered in wrinkles and folds, the folds dividing the surface into a plurality of domains. A photoactive layer is formed on the substrate. At least one transparent electrode is... Agent: The Trustees Of Princeton University

20140261664 - Photovoltaic cell having an antireflective coating: The present invention relates to a photovoltaic cell that includes a transparent substrate that has a first surface and a second surface. A transparent conductive oxide coating resides over the second surface of the transparent substrate. A photovoltaic coating resides over the transparent conductive oxide coating. The photovoltaic cell also... Agent: Ppg Industries Ohio, Inc.

20140261667 - Photovoltaic device having improved back electrode and method of formation: A back electrode for a PV device and method of formation are disclosed. A ZnTe material is provided over an absorber material and a MoNx material is provided over the ZnTe material. A Mo material may also be included in the back electrode above or below the MoNx layer and... Agent: First Solar, Inc.

20140261674 - Photovoltaic module having printed pv cells connected in series by printed conductors: A PV module is formed having an array of PV cells, where the cells are separated by gaps. Each cell contains an array of small silicon sphere diodes (10-300 microns in diameter) connected in parallel. The diodes and conductor layers may be patterned by printing. A continuous metal substrate supports... Agent: Nthdegree Technologies Worldwide Inc.

20140261670 - Reduced contact resistance and improved lifetime of solar cells: A solar cell, having a front side which faces the sun during normal operation, and a back side opposite the front side can include a silicon substrate having doped regions and a polysilicon layer disposed over the doped regions. The solar cell can include a conductive filling formed between a... Agent:

20140261680 - 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 back electrode layer disposed on a support substrate; a light absorbing layer disposed on the back electrode layer; a front electrode layer disposed on the light absorbing layer; a connecting wire extending through... Agent: Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.

20140261678 - Solar cell apparatus and method of fabricating the same: According to the embodiment, there is provided a solar cell apparatus. The solar cell apparatus includes a back electrode layer on a substrate, a light absorbing layer on the back electrode layer, a buffer layer on the light absorbing layer, a front electrode layer on the buffer layer, and a... Agent: Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.

20140261679 - Solar cell apparatus and method of fabricating the same: A solar cell apparatus according to the embodiment includes the steps of a support substrate; a back electrode layer on the support substrate; a light absorbing layer on the back electrode layer; a buffer layer on the light absorbing layer; and a front electrode layer on the buffer layer, wherein... Agent: Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.

20140261655 - Solar cell with absorber layer with three dimensional projections for energy harvesting, and method for forming the same: A solar cell with an absorber layer including three dimensional tubular projections and the method for forming the same, is provided. The three dimensional tubular projections are formed in various configurations and include surfaces facing in various directions and are adapted to absorb sunlight directed to the solar cell panel... Agent: Wafertech, LLC

20140261660 - Tcos for heterojunction solar cells: Methods are used to develop and evaluate new materials and deposition processes for use as TCO materials in HJCS solar cells. The TCO layers allow improved control over the uniformity of the TCO conductivity and interface properties, and reduce the sensitivity to the texture of the wafer. In Some embodiments,... Agent: Intermolecular , Inc.

20140261657 - Thin film solar cell and method of forming same: A solar cell comprises a back contact layer, an absorber layer on the back contact layer, a buffer layer on the absorber layer, and a front contact layer above the buffer layer. The front contact layer has a first portion and a second portion. The first and second portions of... Agent: Tsmc Solar Ltd.

20140261656 - Thin-film transparent conductive structure and devices made therewith: A transparent conductive structure useful in the fabrication of electrical, electronic, and optoelectronic devices is provided by a mesh-like metallic structure in the form of a thin film having a plurality of apertures, e.g. one having an average size of 250 nm to 425 nm as measured in the largest... Agent: E I Du Pont De Nemours And Company

20140261672 - Titanium metal as electrode for organic solar cells, flexible organic solar cell on ti foil and method of manufacture: Titanium metal is used as an electrode in organic solar cells. Methods of making an organic photovoltaic cell are described using titanium foil that is etched using lower and higher concentrations of a hydrofluoric acid solution. Subsequently, other layers were disposed on the titanium foil to complete the solar cell.... Agent:

20140261673 - Tuning the anti-reflective, abrasion resistance, anti-soiling and self-cleaning properties of transparent coatings for different glass substrates and solar cells: Coating compositions disclosed herein include silane-based precursors that are used to form coatings through a sol-gel process including a hydrolyzed organosilane-based sol and a hydrolyzed tetraalkoxysilane-based sol. The coatings are characterized by anti-reflective, abrasion resistant, and anti-soiling properties and the tunability of those properties with respect to different glass substrates,... Agent: Enki Technology, Inc.

20140261676 - Use of a buffer layer to form back contact to a group iib-via compound device: A method of making a back contact to a Group IIB-VIA compound layer employed in a device such as a solar cell and in particular a CdTe solar cell. The method involves deposition of a contact buffer layer comprising an ionic conductor over a surface of a CdTe film, which... Agent: Encoresolar, Inc.

20140261683 - Optics for solar concentrators: Optics are provided for use in solar concentrators, the optics having a light guide, a redirecting layer including a plurality of lenses, and a plurality of reflector elements. Sunlight is received by the redirecting lenses, which focus the sunlight onto reflective surfaces of the reflector elements. The reflective surface of... Agent: Morgan Solar Inc.

20140261682 - Photovoltaic modules incorporating lateral heat removal: In one embodiment, a photovoltaic module includes a stack of layers, the module having an active layer and a planar heat sink positioned within the stack of layers adjacent the active layer, the heat sink being adapted to laterally remove heat from the active layer and the module.... Agent: University Of Central Florida Research Foundation, Inc.

20140261684 - Solar cell module: A solar cell module includes: a front surface glass plate disposed on the light reception side; a rear surface glass plate provided so as to be opposed to the front surface glass plate; a photovoltaic device between the front surface glass plate and the rear surface glass plate; and a... Agent: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.

20140261688 - High efficiency photovoltaic device employing cadmium sulfide telluride and method of manufacture: A photovoltaic device is disclosed including at least one Cadmium Sulfide Telluride (CdSxTe1-x) layer as are methods of forming such a photovoltaic device.... Agent: First Solar, Inc

20140261689 - Method of manufacturing a photovoltaic device: A photovoltaic device is disclosed, the device having a zinc-containing layer, such as a ZnO1-xSx layer, as a window layer, as part of a composite window layer, and/or as a buffer layer. Use of the ZnO1-xSx layer improves an overall efficiency of the photovoltaic device due to improved optical transmission... Agent:

20140261687 - Method of reducing semiconductor window layer loss during thin film photovoltaic device fabrication, and resulting device structure: A completed photovoltaic device and method forming it are described in which fluxing of a window layer into an absorber layer is mitigated by the presence of a sacrificial fluxing layer.... Agent: First Solar, Inc

20140261686 - Photovoltaic device with a zinc oxide layer and method of formation: Photovoltaic devices with a zinc oxide layer replacing all or part of at least one of a window layer and a buffer layer, and methods of making the devices.... Agent: First Solar, Inc

20140261685 - Thin film photovoltaic device wtih large grain structure and methods of formation: Embodiments include photovoltaic devices that include at least one absorber layer, e.g. CdTe and/or CdSxTe1-x (where 0≦x≦1), having an average grain size to thickness ratio from greater than 2 to about 50 and an average grain size of between about 4 μm and about 14 μm and methods for forming... Agent: First Solar, Inc.

20140261690 - Intermediate band solar cells with dilute group iii-v nitrides: A single junction solar cell may be manufactured with a material having multiple bands. That is, a single semiconductor with several absorption edges that absorb photons from different parts of the solar spectrum may be constructed. The different absorption edges may be created by splitting a conduction band of the... Agent: Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

20140261691 - Thin film solar cell and fabrication method therefor: A method is disclosed for manufacturing an absorber layer, such as a CIS-based absorber layer, in a thin film solar cell, such as a CIS-based thin film solar cell. One method includes a selenization step, an annealing step, and a sulfuration step. Another method includes an annealing step and a... Agent: Tsmc Solar Ltd.

20140261692 - Tunable photoactive compounds: Photoactive compositions of matter, methods for their design and synthesis, and various applications of such compositions of matter are disclosed. Such photoactive compositions may, for example, include any one or more of the following: a core moiety; a primary electron donor moiety; an electron-withdrawing moiety; and an alkyl tail. Some... Agent:

  
09/11/2014 > 68 patent applications in 15 patent subcategories.

20140251403 - Thermoelectric energy converters and manufacturing method thereof: The present disclosure provides a thermoelement with improved figure of merit for use in thermoelectric devices and a method of manufacturing the thermoelement. The thermoelement comprises metal layers, high power factor electrodes, a thermoelectric layer and a phonon blocking layer. The thickness of the thermoelectric layer is less than a... Agent: Sheetak, Inc.

20140251405 - Amtec cell and method for manufacturing the amtec cell: Disclosed is a modularized AMTEC cell which does not require a separate collector by using a metal support as an internal electrode, has durability and stability even at a high temperature and a high pressure, very easily joins the cell to a housing by inserting the cell into an insulating... Agent: Korea Institute Of Energy Research

20140251404 - Spring-loaded heat exchanger fins: A heat exchanger includes a first plate and a second plate connected to the first plate to define a duct between the first plate and the second plate. At least one elastic cooling fin is disposed inside the duct between the first plate and the second plate. The at least... Agent: Hamilton Sundstrand Space Systems International Inc.

20140251406 - Multi-purpose high performance thermoelectric module: This invention provides a multi-purpose high performance thermoelectric module, comprising: A first impeller; a second impeller at the opposite side of the first impeller; Two FPCBs respectively positioned between the first and second impellers; Multiple T.E elements located between the two FPCBs, and combine with the first and second impellers... Agent:

20140251407 - Thermoelectric conversion material and a thermoelectric conversion element: wherein, in numerical expression (I), |HOMO of an electrically conductive polymer| represents an absolute value of an energy level of HOMO of the electrically conductive polymer, and |LUMO of a thermal excitation assist agent| represents an absolute value of an energy level of LUMO of the thermal excitation assist agent,... Agent: Fujifilm Corporation

20140251408 - System and method for manufacturing a temperature difference sensor: An embodiment of the invention relates to a Seebeck temperature difference sensor that may be formed in a trench on a semiconductor device. A portion of the sensor may be substantially surrounded by an electrically conductive shield. A plurality of junctions may be included to provide a higher Seebeck sensor... Agent: Infineon Technologies Ag

20140251409 - Solar cell module and manufacturing method thereof: A solar cell module in the present invention includes: a wiring member electrically connecting solar cell elements to each other; and a structure in which a solder bonding portion is formed by bonding a collecting electrode, which is provided on a light receiving surface of the solar cell element, extends... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

20140251411 - Large area photovoltaic energy-collecting window/skylight: This disclosure provides photovoltaic energy collecting systems, and methods of making such systems. In one implementation, an apparatus includes transmissive light collection panels, each panel having at least one photovoltaic cell on an edge of the panel. The panel is configured to pass through a first portion of incident light... Agent: Qualcomm Mems Technologies, Inc.

20140251410 - Photovoltaic energy panel: A photovoltaic energy panel has first and second electrically conductive regions on first and second sides of an electrically insulating sheet. Each of at least some pairs of the first electrically conductive regions are connected electrically by a photovoltaic cell between the two members of the pair. The panel also... Agent: Greencell Energy Ltd

20140251413 - Photovoltaic solar concentration module: The Present invention relates to a photovoltaic solar concentration module that has a plastic housing which means that solar rays can never be concentrated in certain areas of the inner surface of the housing that are not protected from solar radiation, with the result that said zones are never burnt,... Agent: Teknia Manufacturing Group, S. L

20140251412 - Thin film solar cell: A solar cell that has a thin film of active material in which is defined a series or array of diffraction cells, wherein each diffraction unit-cell has a non-periodic series of diffraction features and is adapted to suppress at least one low order diffraction mode.... Agent: University Court Of The University Of St. Andrews

20140251414 - Hybrid solar thermal and photovoltaic system with thermal energy capture subsystem: A hybrid photovoltaic and solar thermal system for generating electrical energy and providing heated water for storage or immediate use. The system includes photovoltaic solar panels, each attached to base with an open top, a bottom, and sides. A base cover is connected to the base sides to define a... Agent:

20140251416 - Flexible frame for solar cell module apparatus and solar cell module apparatus using the same: Disclosed are a flexible frame for a solar cell module and a solar cell apparatus using the same. The flexible frame includes a first support part, a second support part extending inwardly from one end of the first support part, a third support part extending inwardly from an opposite end... Agent: Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.

20140251415 - Solar panel and method for manufacturing the same: A solar panel capable of exhibiting excellent aesthetics and power generation efficiency, and capable of easily forming a protection plate in a manufacturing process is provided. The solar panel of the present invention comprises a protection plate 1 having translucency from a front surface 1a to a back surface, a... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toyota Jidoshokki

20140251417 - Recovering performance of degraded solar cells with electrical pulses: A system and method for recovering performance of a degraded solar cell are provided. The system includes a solar cell having electrodes arranged on opposing sides of an electrolyte and defining a solar cell polarity therebetween and a power source connected to the electrodes. A controller controls the power source... Agent: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

20140251429 - Conductive structure and method for manufacturing same: Provided is a conductive structure body comprising: a substrate; a conductive pattern; and a darkened pattern comprising CuOx (0<x≦1), and a method for manufacturing the same. The conductive structure body may prevent reflection due to a conductive pattern without affecting the conductivity of the conductive pattern, and may improve the... Agent:

20140251425 - Heterostructure si solar cells using wide-bandgap semiconductors: To improve the efficiency of heterostructure silicon photovoltaic devices, II-VI wide bandgap semiconductor layers can replace the TCO/doped amorphous silicon/intrinsic amorphous silicon layers on the front side or on both sides of the silicon bulk layer. For example, photovoltaic devices are described containing a first contact electrode; a first doped... Agent: Arizona Board Of Regents, A Body Corporate Of The State Of Arizona

20140251428 - Method for manufacturing dye-sensitized solar cells and solar cells so produced: A dye-sensitized solar cell having a porous conductive powder layer, which layer is formed by deposition of a deposit comprising metal hydride particles onto a substrate; heating the deposit in a subsequent heating step in order to decompose the metal hydride particles to metal particles; and sinter said metal particles... Agent: Exeger Sweden Ab

20140251427 - Photoelectrode for dye-sensitized solar cell, method for manufacturing thereof and dye-sensitized solar: A photoelectrode for a dye-sensitized solar cell includes, a sensitizer supported in a functional semiconductor layer of a photoelectrode structure provided with the functional semiconductor layer on a transparent conductive layer of a translucent substrate made by forming the transparent conductive layer on a plastic translucent support, in which the... Agent: Toppan Printing Co., Ltd.

20140251419 - Photovoltaic and direct thermal apparatus and methods: Apparatus and methods related to solar energy are provided. A metallic entity has a photovoltaic material in contact therewith. The metallic entity at least partially defines a fluid conduit. An electrode pattern is in contact with the photovoltaic material. Electrical energy generated by the photovoltaic material is coupled to an... Agent: Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.

20140251430 - Polymer solar cell and method for preparing same: The present invention relates to a polymer solar cell and a method for preparing the same. The cell comprises a conductive anode substrate, a hole buffer layer, an active polymer layer, an electron buffer layer and a cathode laminated in succession, wherein the hole buffer layer comprises a metal compound... Agent:

20140251424 - Solar cell: A solar cell is disclosed. The solar cell includes a semiconductor substrate, a conductive region formed at the semiconductor substrate and having a conductive type identical to or different from that of the semiconductor substrate, a passivation film formed on the semiconductor substrate so as to cover the conductive region,... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.

20140251421 - Solar cell and method of manufacturing the same: A method of manufacturing solar cell includes providing a semiconductor substrate. A coating layer is then formed on a plurality of sides. Subsequently, an anti-reflective layer is formed on the layer. Finally at least one first electrode and at least one second electrode are formed. The first and second electrodes... Agent:

20140251423 - Solar cell and method of manufacturing the same: A solar cell and a method of manufacturing the same are disclosed. The solar cell includes a substrate, a conductive type region formed at the substrate, an insulating film formed on the conductive type region, and an electrode electrically connected to the conductive type region through openings formed in the... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.

20140251422 - Solar cell with doping blocks: A solar cell with doping blocks is provided, which includes: a semiconductor substrate, an anti-reflection layer, a plurality of front electrodes, and a back electrode layer. The semiconductor substrate has a first surface, and a plurality of doping block layers is arranged under the first surface and spaced from each... Agent: Neo Solar Power Corp.

20140251418 - Transparent conductive oxide layer with high-transmittance structures and methods of making the same: A solar cell with a transparent conductive layer having improved transmittance is described. The solar cell can include a solar cell substructure comprising an absorber layer disposed over a substrate; and a transparent conductive oxide (TCO) layer disposed over the substructure. The TCO layer can include a TCO film with... Agent: Tsmc Solar Ltd.

20140251420 - Transparent conductive oxide layer with localized electric field distribution and photovoltaic device thereof: A photovoltaic device includes a substrate; a back contact layer disposed above the substrate; an absorber layer for photon absorption disposed above the back contact layer; a buffer layer disposed above the absorber layer; a conductive coating disposed above the buffer layer; and a transparent conductive layer disposed over the... Agent: Tsmc Solar Ltd.

20140251426 - Vapor barrier film, dispersion for vapor barrier film, method for producing vapor barrier film, solar cell back sheet, and solar cell: An object of the present invention is to provide a water vapor barrier film having good flexibility, good moisture resistance, and high mechanical strength. A further object of the present invention is to provide a dispersion for water vapor barrier films which is intended to be used to produce the... Agent: Sumitomo Seika Chemicals Co., Ltd.

20140251432 - Adhesive for solar battery back sheets: An object of the present invention is to provide a urethane adhesive for solar battery back sheets, which has satisfactory initial adhesion to a film in the production of a solar battery back sheet, satisfactory initial adhesive property after curing and high adhesive property at high temperature, and also has... Agent:

20140251431 - Method and apparatus for forming and mounting a photovoltaic array: A photovoltaic (PV) module framing and coupling system enables the attachment of PV modules to a roof or other mounting surface without requiring the use of separate structural support members which attach directly to and span between multiple PV modules in a formed PV array. The inventive apparatus provides a... Agent: Zep Solar, LLC

20140251433 - Electrolyte for dye-sensitized solar cell and dye-sensitized solar cell using the same: In one aspect, an electrolyte for a dye-sensitized solar cell and a dye-sensitized solar cell including the same are provided.... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

20140251434 - 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: Nano-c, Inc.

20140251435 - Non-vacuum method of manufacturing light-absorbing materials for solar cell application: The present invention describes a method of producing a p-type light-absorbing semiconductor copper zinc tin selenide/sulfide (Cu2(ZnxSn2-x)(SySe1-y)4) (abbreviated CZTS) with electrochemical deposition. It can be used in the production of solar cell when combined with an n-type inorganic or an organic semiconductor layer. The present method comprises a one-step or... Agent: Nano And Advanced Materials Institute Limited

20140251436 - Photoelectric conversion element and photovoltaic cell: A photoelectric conversion element includes a PN junction formed from an N-type oxide layer and a P-type oxide layer. The P-type oxide layer is formed from an oxide having a perovskite structure.... Agent: Seiko Epson Corporation

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