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Batteries: thermoelectric and photoelectric

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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

  
09/04/2014 > 30 patent applications in 15 patent subcategories.
  
08/28/2014 > 35 patent applications in 15 patent subcategories.

20140238457 - Method of producing a thermocouple having a tailored thermoelectric response: A method is disclosed for tailoring the thermoelectric response of a thermocouple to that desired by a user. The method comprises the steps of; (a) selecting a first thermoelectric material, (b) selecting a second thermoelectric material having dissimilar thermoelectric properties to the first thermoelectric material, a thermocouple formed from the... Agent:

20140238459 - Thermoelectric modules for an exhaust system: In a thermoelectric module consisting of p- and n-conducting thermoelectric material pieces which are alternately connected to one another via electrically conductive contacts, the thermoelectric module (19) is thermally conductively connected to a micro heat exchanger (13) which comprises a plurality of continuous channels having a diameter of at most... Agent: Basf Se

20140238463 - Method for production of wafer based solar panels: This invention relates to a method for producing solar cells, and photovoltaic panels thereof. The method for producing solar panels comprises employing a number of semiconductor wafers and/or semiconductor sheets of films prefabricated to prepare them for back side metallization, which are placed and attached adjacent to each other and... Agent: Rec Solar Pte. Ltd.

20140238462 - Solar cell module: A solar cell module is discussed. The solar cell module includes a plurality of solar cells, an interconnector for electrically connecting the adjacent solar cells, and a conductive adhesive film for attaching the interconnector to the solar cell. Each solar cell includes a substrate, a back electrode part including a... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.

20140238461 - Solar cell unit and method for manufacturing the same: The present invention provides a solar cell unit, which comprises a semiconductor plate of first-type doping or second-type doping; wherein the semiconductor plate has a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface; the semiconductor plate comprises a first-type doping region and second-type doping region, both the... Agent:

20140238460 - Stratosphere tethered photovoltaic power platform: The present invention is realized by apparatus and methods for placing a large utility scale photovoltaic array in the low stratosphere of earth's atmosphere at an altitude of about 20km, above clouds, moisture, dust, and wind. This is accomplished using a large light-weight, rigid, buoyant structure to support the large... Agent:

20140238464 - Collapsible photovoltaic module for a large-scale solar power plant: An elongate photovoltaic (PV) module for use in a solar energy conversion plant for the production of electricity from incident light, the PV-module comprising a top portion with a support panel (G) carrying on a front side a plurality of electrically connected PV cells (D), and a transparent protective layer... Agent: Suntube Holding Aps

20140238465 - Cpv tracking using partial cell voltages: A solar electricity generator including an array of solar electricity generating elements, a solar energy concentrating element operative to transmit concentrated solar radiation from the sun onto the array, voltage measuring functionality operative to measure at least one of a total row voltage generated by at least one row of... Agent:

20140238467 - Solar powered container: A portable solar energy generation system that has a disassembled configuration and an assembled configuration. The system includes a solar energy generation assembly, and portable container. The system may further include an internal frame, a power inverter, charge controller, batteries, attachment components, wires, user input devices, fluid tank, turbine, pump,... Agent: Solar Power Innovations, LLC.

20140238466 - Toland's heating system: Heating system utilizing solar stored energy as a power source.... Agent:

20140238470 - Methods and apparatuses to support photovoltaic modules: Methods and apparatuses to support photovoltaic (“PV”) modules are described. A saddle bracket has a mounting surface to support one or more PV modules over a tube, a gusset coupled to the mounting surface, and a mounting feature coupled to the gusset to couple to the tube. A grounding washer... Agent:

20140238471 - Multi-component type curable silicone rubber composition, material for electronic parts using such, and solar cell module: A multi-component type curable silicone rubber composition includes: (A) 100 parts by weight of an organopoly-siloxane capped at molecular terminals with an alkoxy group or silanol group, (B) 0.5 to 20.0 parts by weight of an organic compound having at least two alkoxysilyl groups within single molecule and including a... Agent:

20140238468 - Photovoltaic module assembly: A photovoltaic module assembly, comprising: a first layer; a back layer, wherein the back layer comprises a second layer, a third layer, and a support layer located between the second layer and the third layer; and a photovoltaic layer comprising photovoltaic cells, wherein the photovoltaic layer is located between the... Agent: Sabic Innovative PlasticsIPB.v.

20140238472 - Solar cell apparatus and method of fabricating the same: Disclosed are a solar cell apparatus, and a method of fabricating the same. The solar cell apparatus includes: dummy parts disposed on a support substrate; a plurality of solar cells disposed on the support substrate and disposed between the dummy parts; and a bus bar electrically connected to the solar... Agent: Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.

20140238469 - Solar cell module and solar cell array roofing structure using same: Disclosed is a solar cell array configured such that a solar cell module is directly fixed to a roof. On a top end of the solar cell module, right and left positioned racks including a terminal box are placed at right and left ends, a centrically positioned rack at a... Agent: Xsol Co., Ltd.

20140238473 - Method of co-drawing hybrid incompatible materials: A method of drawing different materials includes forming a first material into a preform body defining at least one channel extending therethrough having a first cross-sectional area. A first element formed of a second material is inserted into the channel and with the preform body creates a preform assembly. The... Agent:

20140238474 - Mercapto-based coupling agent for improved thermophotovoltaic device back surface reflector adhesion and relfectance: A back surface reflector (BSR) is described. The BSR includes a reflecting layer, a substrate and an adhesion layer between the reflecting layer and the substrate. The adhesion layer includes 3-mercaptopropyl (trimethoxy) silane (a.k.a. Merc).... Agent: United States Department Of Energy

20140238476 - Photoelectric conversion device and manufacturing method thereof, and photoelectric conversion module: A photoelectric conversion device in which a substantially intrinsic i-type amorphous hydrogen-containing semiconductor layer, a p-type amorphous hydrogen-containing semiconductor layer, and a first transparent conductive layer are stacked in this order on a first surface of an n-type semiconductor substrate that generates a photogenerated carrier by receiving light, wherein the... Agent: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

20140238475 - Solar cell and fabrication method thereof: A solar cell includes a base having a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface, a lightly-doped region disposed on the first surface of the base, a semiconductor layer disposed on the lightly-doped region, a first electrode disposed on the first surface of the base, and... Agent: Au Optronics Corp.

20140238477 - Anti-reflective coating for photovoltaic cells: A surface of a photovoltaic cell is coated with a solution that includes barium titanate to reduce reflection of sunlight that is incident on the surface. The solution may include a base of polydimethylsiloxane and carbon nanotubes. The process may be used in the fabrication of new photovoltaic cell assemblies,... Agent:

20140238478 - Back junction solar cell with enhanced emitter layer: Back junction solar cells having improved emitter layer coverage and methods for their manufacture are disclosed. In one embodiment, a back junction solar cell includes an n-type base layer having an emitter layer formed from a first p-type doped region (e.g., formed by liquid phase epitaxial regrowth) and a second... Agent: Suniva, Inc.

20140238485 - Method of bonding semiconductor elements and junction structure: c

20140238484 - N-type silicon solar cell with contact/protection structures: A solar cell is formed on an n-type semiconductor substrate having a p+ emitter layer by forming spaced-apart contact/protection structures on the emitter layer, depositing a blanket dielectric passivation layer over the substrate's upper surface, utilizing laser ablation to form contact openings through the dielectric layer that expose corresponding contact/protection... Agent: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated

20140238480 - Nanostructured electrodes, methods of making electrodes, and methods of using electrodes: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide for electrodes, devices including electrodes, methods of making electrodes, and the like. In an embodiment, the electrode includes MoS2, in particular, MoS2 nanostructures (e.g., MoS2 nano-petals). Embodiments of the present disclosure can be used in lithium ion batteries, quantum dot sensitized solar cells, dye... Agent:

20140238482 - Photoelectric conversion element and manufacturing method thereof: A photoelectric conversion element comprising: at least a photoelectric conversion layer; an electron extraction electrode provided on one major surface side of the photoelectric conversion layer; a hole extraction electrode provided on the other major surface side of the photoelectric conversion layer; and an electron extraction layer that is provided... Agent: Jx Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation

20140238481 - Sodium out-flux for photovoltaic cigs glasses: Photovoltaic devices where glass substrates have a composition where (RO+M2O)/Z2O3 is greater than 1. This ratio may affect sodium out-flux from the glass substrate and into the CIGS layer or the Mo layer or both.... Agent: Corsam Technologies LLC

20140238486 - Solar cell and method of fabricating the same: Disclosed are a solar cell and a method of fabricating the solar cell. The solar cell includes a back electrode layer; a light absorbing layer on the back electrode layer; and a buffer layer on the light absorbing layer, wherein the buffer layer includes a first buffer layer, a second... Agent: Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.

20140238479 - Thin film solar cell: Provided is a thin film solar cell including a rear electrode formed on a substrate, a light absorbing layer formed on the rear electrode, a buffer layer formed on the light absorbing layer, and a front transparent electrode formed on the buffer layer. The buffer layer includes copper oxide.... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

20140238483 - Three-dimensional solar cell having increased efficiency: A nano-scale tower structure array having increased surface area on each tower for gathering incident light is provided for use in three-dimensional solar cells. Embodiments enhance surface roughness of each tower structure to increase the surface area available for light gathering. Enhanced roughness can be provided by manipulating passivation layer... Agent: Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.

20140238487 - Wafer for solar cell, method of producing wafer for solar cell, method of producing solar cell, and method of producing solar cell module: In a wafer for solar cell before acid texturing of the present invention, produced from a polycrystalline semiconductor wafer cut out using a bonded abrasive wire, an amorphous layer does not exist, and irregularities caused due to the cutting using the bonded abrasive wire are left in at least one... Agent: Sumco Corporation

20140238489 - Frame for a solar module: A frame for a solar module that includes at least one solar cell. The solar-module frame has a frame corner having a corner connector made of a first material, in particular made of aluminum, and having a corner element made of a second material, which is different from the first... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20140238488 - Passive solar tracking system to enhance solar cell output: A passive solar tracking system to enhance solar cell output is provided. The passive solar tracking system includes a panel having at least one solar cell for solar-to-electric conversion and an actuator that is arranged for moving the panel to provide the variable facing direction of the panel. The actuator... Agent: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

20140238490 - Method for decreasing an excess carrier induced degradation in a silicon substrate: A method (100) for decreasing an excess carrier induced degradation in a silicon substrate, includes providing (120, 130) a charged insulation layer capable of retaining charge on the silicon substrate for generating a potential difference between the charged insulation layer and the silicon substrate, and heat treating (140) the silicon... Agent: Aalto-korkeakoulusaatio

20140238491 - Electrolyte for dye-sensitized solar cell and dye-sensitized solar cell including the same: An electrolyte for a dye-sensitized solar cell includes a redox derivative; and a solvent mixture in which a nitrile-based compound having a C3-C10 linear carbon chain and a sulfoxide-based compound are mixed in a volume ratio of about 1:9 to about 9:1. A dye-sensitized solar cell including the electrolyte may... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

20140238492 - Photoelectric conversion device: There is provided a photoelectric conversion device including: an active layer; and a metal-based particle assembly layer consisting of a particle assembly including 30 or more metal-based particles separated from each other and disposed in two dimensions, the metal-based particles having an average particle diameter in a range of from... Agent: Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited

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