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Batteries: thermoelectric and photoelectric

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04/10/2014 > 21 patent applications in 9 patent subcategories.

20140096806 - Private electric generator: Provided is a private electric generator including: a first heat absorbing panel that absorbs heat corresponding to temperature; a second heat absorbing panel that absorbs heat corresponding to ground temperature or water temperature; and a thermoelectric generator that is disposed between the first and second heat absorbing panels and uses... Agent:

20140096808 - System for thermoelectric energy generation: A system includes a first plate and a second plate. The first plate is arranged to be thermally coupled to a first surface and the second plate is arranged to be thermally coupled to an environment. The environment has a temperature that is different than the first surface. The system... Agent:

20140096807 - Thermoelectric assembly using a cartridge support fixture: A thermoelectric power generator (TEG) assembly and a method of fabrication are provided. The TEG assembly includes at least one thermoelectric (TE) module, a casing containing the at least one TE module, and at least one support fixture mechanically coupling the at least one TE module to the casing. The... Agent: Gentherm Incorporated

20140096810 - Thermoelectric conversion device: A thermoelectric conversion device includes: a substrate; two magnetic layers having a fixed magnetization direction with respect to the substrate; and at least one electrode including a material having a spin orbit interaction, wherein a gap (or dielectric layer of low thermal conductivity) is provided between the magnetic layers. A... Agent: Nec Corporation

20140096809 - Thermoelectric device, thermoelectric module including the thermoelectric device, thermoelectric apparatus including the thermoelectric module, and method of manufacturing the same: wherein A and A′ are different from each other, A is a Group 13 element, and A′ is at least one element of a Group 13 element, a Group 14 element, a rare-earth element, or a transition metal, B and B′ are different from each other, B is a Group... Agent: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

20140096811 - Modular photovoltaic generator: Photovoltaic generator comprising several flexible photovoltaic panels (1) assembled to one another. The photovoltaic panels are provided with hook-and-loop (Velcro) connectors that are electrically conductive and that secure both the electric connection between adjacent photovoltaic panels and their mechanical attachment.... Agent:

20140096813 - Photoelectric conversion element and photoelectric conversion element module: There are provided a photoelectric conversion element and a photoelectric conversion element module including the photoelectric conversion element, the photoelectric conversion element including a transparent substrate, a transparent conductive layer arranged on the transparent substrate, a photoelectric conversion layer arranged on the transparent conductive layer, a porous insulating layer arranged... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha

20140096812 - Solar spectrum panel: An approach and device for generating electrical power from solar panels where electromagnetic radiation is filtered and concentrated at solar cells mounted on lightweight material that allows the dissipation of heat.... Agent:

20140096814 - Method of increasing the band gap of iron pyrite by alloying with oxygen: A method of increasing the band gap of iron pyrite by alloying with oxygen is disclosed. According to one embodiment, a method comprises alloying iron pyrite (FeS2) with oxygen to form an iron pyrite and oxygen alloy (FeS2−xOx). The iron pyrite and oxygen alloy (FeS2−xOx) has a band gap greater... Agent:

20140096815 - Dye-sensitized solar cell: The invention provides a dye-sensitized solar cell including: a translucent tube-shaped vessel having sealing portions at both ends thereof, a photoelectrode, a collective electrode, and a counter electrode, the photoelectrode, the collective electrode, and the counter electrode being provided in the interior of the tube-shaped vessel; external leads electrically connected... Agent: Ushio Denki Kabushiki Kaisha

20140096816 - Heterojunction microwire array semiconductor devices: A heterojunction semiconductor device including an array of microstructures, each microstructure including a microwire of a first semiconductor material and a coating of a second semiconductor material forming a heterojunction with the microwire; a first electrical contact and a second electrical contact, one of which is connected to the microwire... Agent:

20140096817 - Novel hole collectors for silicon photovoltaic cells: One embodiment of the present invention provides a solar cell. The solar cell includes a base layer comprising crystalline Si (c-Si), a hole collector situated on a first side of the base layer, and an electron collector situated on a second side of the base layer, which is opposite the... Agent: Silevo, Inc.

20140096818 - Solar cell: A solar cell has a condenser lens and a solar cell element, the solar cell element including an n-type InGaAs layer, an n-type GaAs layer, an n-type InGaP layer, the first InGaAs peripheral part having a thickness (d2), and a width (w2), the second InGaAs peripheral part having a thickness... Agent: Panasonic Corporation

20140096819 - Solar cell and method for producing same: A rear contact heterojunction solar cell and a fabricating method. The solar cell comprises a silicon substrate having a passivating layer and an intrinsic amorphous silicon layer. At a back side of the intrinsic amorphous silicon layer, an emitter layer and a base layer are provided. Interposed between these emitter... Agent: Rec Modules Pte., Ltd.

20140096820 - Laser doping of crystalline semiconductors using a dopant-containing amorphous silicon stack for dopant source and passivation: Techniques and structures for laser doping of crystalline semiconductors using a dopant-containing amorphous silicon stack for dopant source and passivation. A structure includes a crystalline semiconductor having at least one surface, a doped crystalline region disposed in at least one selected area of the semiconductor surface, and a dopant-containing amorphous... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140096822 - Method for manufacturing a silicon monocrystal seed and a silicon-wafer, silicon-wafer and silicon solar-cell: Within the scope of a Silicon-wafer making, in which a silicon monocrystal seed is arranged in the bottom region of a crucible, wherein the silicon monocrystal seed has a seed surface with a {110}-crystal orientation perpendicular to the bottom region of the crucible, in which liquid high-purity silicon is solidified,... Agent: Solarworld Innovations Gmbh

20140096823 - Photovoltaic devices with electroplated metal grids: One embodiment of the present invention provides a solar cell. The solar cell includes a photovoltaic structure and a front-side metal grid situated above the photovoltaic structure. The front-side metal grid also includes one or more electroplated metal layers. The front-side metal grid includes one or more finger lines, and... Agent: Silevo, Inc.

20140096824 - Process and structures for fabrication of solar cells: Contact holes of solar cells are formed by laser ablation to accommodate various solar cell designs. Use of a laser to form the contact holes is facilitated by replacing films formed on the diffusion regions with a film that has substantially uniform thickness. Contact holes may be formed to deep... Agent: Sunpower Corporation

20140096821 - Solar cell and method for making thereof: A solar cell includes a doped layer disposed on a first surface of a semiconductor substrate, a doped polysilicon layer disposed in a first region of a second surface of the semiconductor substrate, a doped area disposed in a second region of the second surface, and an insulating layer covering... Agent: Au Optronics Corp.

20140096825 - Multilayered polyolefin-based films having integrated backsheet and encapsulation performance comprising a layer comprising crystalline block copolymer composite or block copolymer composite: A multilayer film structure comprising a top encapsulation layer A, a tie Layer B between top Layer A and bottom Layer C and a bottom layer C, the multilayer film structure characterized in that tie Layer B comprises a crystalline block composite resin or a block composite resin and bottom... Agent: Dow Global Technologies LLC

20140096826 - Solution processing of kesterite semiconductors: wherein 0≦x≦1; 0≦y≦1; 0≦z≦1; −1≦q≦1, generally include contacting a hydrazine-based solvent, a source of Cu, a source of Sn, a source of Zn carboxylate, a source of at least one of S and Se, under conditions sufficient to form a solution substantially free of solid particles; applying the solution onto... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

  
04/03/2014 > 29 patent applications in 10 patent subcategories.

20140090683 - Thermoelectric devices and methods of manufacture: Thermoelectric devices are provided. In one embodiment, a thermoelectric device may include a glass wafer defined by conductive vias, a second wafer, and a plurality of metal film disposed between the glass wafer and the second wafer and against solid, conductive, integral, end surfaces of the conductive vias. A nanogap... Agent: The Boeing Company

20140090684 - Heterojunction electrode with two-dimensional electron gas and surface treatment: Techniques are provided for enhancing electrical properties of semiconductor structures. At a semiconductor structure, a heterojunction interface is provided between two dissimilar materials such that a two-dimensional electron gas (2DEG) region is present in the vicinity of the heterojunction. Energy is added to the semiconductor structure such that electrons that... Agent:

20140090685 - Substrate and electrode for solar cells and the corresponding manufacturing process: c

20140090692 - Concentrated solar cell and manufacturing method for the same: A concentrated solar cell has a sealing portion (12) provided on a receiver substrate (102) so as to cover a solar cell element (101) provided on the receiver substrate (102), and an optical member (13) that is provided on the sealing portion (12) and concentrates sunlight on the solar cell... Agent: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha

20140090686 - Methods and apparatus for concentrating photovoltaics: Provided in one embodiment is an article, comprising: a substrate comprising silicon; and a plurality of solar cells disposed over the substrate, wherein at least one of the plurality of the solar cells comprises one of: (i) a first semiconductor layer disposed over the substrate, the first layer comprising at... Agent: The Massachusetts Institute Of Technology

20140090687 - Multifunctional static or semi-static photovoltaic skylight and/or methods of making the same: Improved building-integrated photovoltaic systems according to certain example embodiments may include concentrated photovoltaic skylights or other windows having a cylindrical lens array. The skylight may include an insulated glass unit, which may improve the Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC). The photovoltaic skylight and lens arrays may be used in combination... Agent: Guardian Industries Corp.

20140090688 - Nitride-based multi-junction solar cell modules and methods for making the same: A backside illuminated multi-junction solar cell module includes a substrate, multiple multi-junction solar cells, and a cell interconnection that provides a series connection, between at least two of the multi-junction solar cells. The substrate may include a material that is substantially transparent to solar radiation. Each multi-junction solar cell includes... Agent: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.

20140090689 - Photovoltaic module comprising conductors in the form of strips: A photovoltaic module including a transparent upper plate and a lower plate, electrically insulating and sealed to each other to define a tight package; photovoltaic cells pressed between the upper and lower plates; at least two electric contacts arranged on at least a surface of each cell, at least one... Agent: Commissariat A L'energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Alternatives

20140090690 - Solar concentrator and photoelectric conversion structure: A solar concentrator and photoelectric conversion structure is described. The solar concentrator and photoelectric conversion structure includes a glass concentrator and at least one photoelectric conversion layer. The glass concentrator forms a light incident surface and a plane. The plane includes a plurality of concentrating elements. Each concentrating element includes... Agent: National Cheng Kung University

20140090691 - Thermal tracking for solar systems: A power generating system is disclosed. The power generating system comprises a solar cell, a support structure coupled to the solar cell and adapted to adjust the position of the solar cell, a first thermal sensor coupled to the solar cell and adapted to detect a first temperature at a... Agent: Sunpower Corporation

20140090698 - Metal foil pattern layered body, metal foil layered body, metal foil multi-layer substrate, solar cell module, and method of manufacturing metal foil pattern layered body: A metal foil pattern layered body of the invention includes: a base member; a metal foil including a metal foil pattern formed by an opening and a metal portion; and a protuberance provided at the metal foil and at a boundary between the opening and the metal portion.... Agent: Toppan Printing Co., Ltd.

20140090694 - Reconfigurable photovoltaic panels: A photovoltaic panel system is reconfigurable. In another aspect, multiple photovoltaic modules are removably attachable in a linear manner via interfacing male and female electrical connectors and/or magnetic electrical connectors. A further aspect of the present system provides additive collective voltage increases by plugging in multiple photovoltaic modules along one... Agent: Board Of Trustees Of Michigan State University

20140090697 - Roof integrated solar panel system with side mounted micro inverters: A roof integrated solar panel system includes a plurality of solar panel modules, each modules having a frame, a photovoltaic panel mounted to the frame, and a micro-inverter mounted to the frame to one side of the photovoltaic panel and accessible from the top of the frame. The solar panel... Agent: Building Materials Investment Corporation

20140090693 - Solar panel mounting and installation: A solar panel mounting system may include a solar panel mounting assembly for mounting to a support structure. The solar panel mounting assembly may include a restraining element, a retaining element and a biasing assembly that supports the restraining and retaining elements. The support structure may include an upper surface... Agent:

20140090696 - Solar panel roof system with raised access panels: A solar module for a roof covering system that generates electrical power from sunlight includes a frame having a bottom surface supported on a deck of a roof, a top surface, and a thickness between the bottom surface and the top surface. The solar module also includes a solar element... Agent: Building Materials Investment Corporation

20140090695 - Solar roof panel system with edge and surface treatments: A roof-mounted solar power system for generating electrical power that includes a plurality of solar modules adapted for generating electrical power from sunlight, and with each of the plurality of solar modules having substantially the same size, aspect ratio and surface coloring. The plurality of solar modules are mounted on... Agent: Building Materials Investment Corporation

20140090700 - High-concentration multi-junction solar cell and method for fabricating same: A high-concentration multi-junction solar cell and method for fabricating same is provided. The high-concentration multi-junction solar cell comprises a top cell, an intermediate cell, a bottom cell and two tunneling junctions connecting the top cell and intermediate cell and the intermediate cell and bottom cell. The emitter layers of the... Agent: Xiamen Sanan Optoelectroics Technology Co., Ltd.

20140090699 - Transparent electroconductive film for solar cell, composition for transparent electroconductive film and multi-junction solar cell: An object of the present invention is to provide a transparent electroconductive film, which in addition to satisfying each of the requirements of favorable phototransmittance, high electrical conductivity, low refractive index and the like required when using in a multi-junction solar cell, enables running costs to be reduced since the... Agent: Mitsubishi Materials Corporation

20140090702 - Bus bar for a solar cell: Various embodiments of the present invention are directed to a reduced-area bus bar for collecting current from contacts on the surface of a solar cell. According to various embodiments described herein, a reduced-area bus bar is provided having a width that varies at various points along its longitudinal axis. In... Agent: Suniva, Inc.

20140090703 - Dye-sensitized solar cell: A dye-sensitized solar cell includes four generation cells, wherein their negative electrodes and positive electrodes are facing each other, with an electrolytic solution sealed in between, and being contacted by generation layers. On the other main side of a polyimide layer on which the positive electrodes are formed, wiring layers... Agent: Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd.

20140090704 - Method and system for manufacturing back contacts of photovoltaic devices: A method for manufacturing a photovoltaic device includes a step of depositing one of an amorphous layer of ZnTe and a multilayer stack of Zn and Te adjacent a semiconductor layer. The one of the amorphous layer and the multilayer stack is then subjected to an energy impulse at a... Agent:

20140090705 - Photoelectric conversion element: A photoelectric conversion element comprising: a photoelectric conversion layer; and a light reflection layer including a metal film provided on one of main surface sides of the photoelectric conversion layer, wherein penetration parts penetrating from one main surface of the metal film to the other main surface are provided in... Agent: Jx Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation

20140090706 - Solar cell apparatus and method of fabricating the same: A solar cell apparatus according to the embodiment includes a substrate; a back electrode layer on the substrate; a light absorbing layer on the back electrode layer; a first buffer layer including CdS on the light absorbing layer; a second buffer layer including Zn on the first buffer layer; and... Agent: Lg Innotek Co., Ltd.

20140090701 - Spacer formation in a solar cell using oxygen ion implantation: A solar cell is disclosed. The solar cell has a front side facing the sun during normal operation, and a back side facing away from the sun. The solar cell comprises a silicon substrate, a first polysilicon layer with a region of doped polysilicon on the back side of the... Agent: Sunpower Corporation

20140090708 - Back sheet for a solar cell module, and solar cell module comprising same: Provided are a back sheet for a solar cell module, and a solar cell module comprising same. The back sheet for a solar cell module comprises: a heat-dissipating metal layer; an upper anticorrosion layer formed on the upper surface of said heat-dissipating metal layer; a lower anticorrosion layer formed on... Agent: Youl Chon Chemical Co., Ltd.

20140090707 - Concentrating solar energy collector: Systems, methods, and apparatus by which solar energy may be collected to provide heat, electricity, or a combination of heat and electricity are disclosed herein.... Agent: Cogenra Solar, Inc.

20140090709 - Solar cell sealing film and solar cell using the sealing film: The present invention is to provide a solar cell sealing film which has improved insulation properties and durability of adhesive properties under high-temperature environments, and solar cell using the sealing film. A solar cell sealing film consisting of a composition comprising ethylene-polar monomer copolymer and a cross-linker, wherein the composition... Agent: Bridgestone Corporation

20140090710 - Ink deposition processes for thin film cigs absorbers: Efficient processes for making thin film CIGS photovoltaic light absorber materials on a substrate. The processes involve depositing CIGS polymeric precursor inks in combination with depositing indium gallium selenide molecular precursor inks onto a substrate.... Agent: Precursor Energetics, Inc.

20140090711 - Difluoro benzotriazolyl solar cell material, preparation method and use thereof: wherein both R1 and R2, are C1 to C20 alkyl, and n is an integer from 10 to 50. In the difluoro benzotriazolyl solar cell material, since the 1,2,3-benzotriazole solar cell material contains two fluorine atoms, the HOMO energy level is reduced by 0.11 eV, while the fluorine-substituted 1,2,3-benzotriazole has... Agent: Ocean's King Lighting Sciecne & Technology Co., Ltd.

  
03/27/2014 > 32 patent applications in 13 patent subcategories.

20140083477 - Thermoelectric device: The disclosed relates to a thermoelectric device for generating electrical currents exploiting the Seebeck effect, more specifically a structural thermoelectric device which can replace a structural component of a body. The structural thermoelectric device can include a first conductor layer, a second conductor layer and located therebetween a polymer thermocouple... Agent: Bae Systems PLC

20140083478 - Combustion device, combustion method, and electric power-generating device and electric power-generating method using same: [Problem] To provide a combustion device of high combustion efficiency in which additional charging of combustion material containing solids is also possible, and an electric power-generating device using same. [Solution] The combustion method that burns combustion material inside a combustion device comprises: a process of charging the combustion material in... Agent: Hokkaido Tokushushiryou Kabushikikaisha

20140083482 - Architectural article with photovoltaic cell and visible light-transmitting reflector: An architectural article that includes a photovoltaic cell and a visible light-transmitting reflector positioned to reflect light onto the photovoltaic cell is disclosed. The visible light-transmitting reflector includes a multilayer optical film having an optical stack with a plurality of alternating first and second optical layers having different indices of... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20140083480 - Hurricane proof solar tracker: A hurricane-proof solar tracker and related method of operation includes a solar panel array assembly having one end coupled to a ballast and a tilting assembly supporting a solar panel assembly. The tilting assembly tilts the solar panel array assembly to track with the sun in a first position, and... Agent: Lockheed Martin Corporation

20140083479 - Photovoltaic cell module: In accordance with one embodiment, there is provided a photovoltaic cell module including a substrate; a plurality of photovoltaic cells disposed via an individual gap on the substrate; and a transparent member disposed to cover the photovoltaic cells, and configured so that light incident on the transparent member passes through... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140083481 - Photovoltaic module: A photovoltaic module including a backsheet and a plurality of photovoltaic cells overlying the backsheet is disclosed. The backsheet has open areas not covered by the photovoltaic cells. The backsheet may be a reflective backsheet that includes a multilayer optical film, or the photovoltaic module may include a reflective multilayer... Agent: 3m Innovative Properties Company

20140083483 - Solar tile: The present invention relates to a photoelectrical and photo-thermal sunlight tile which has a waterproof performance as in ordinary tiles as well as a function of conducting photoelectrical and photo-thermal conversion. The sunlight tile comprises a solar energy converting assembly which converts light radiation of the solar energy into electrical... Agent:

20140083485 - Photovoltaic assembly and associated methods: A photovoltaic assembly includes a flexible photovoltaic module, a flexible back barrier layer, and electrically conductive first and second flexible bus bars. The photovoltaic module includes opposing front and back outer surfaces and first and second electrical contacts on the front outer surface. The photovoltaic module is adapted to generate... Agent: Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc.

20140083484 - Photovoltaic cell module: In accordance with one embodiment, there is provided a photovoltaic cell module including a plurality of photovoltaic cell structures including a hole transport layer and an electron transport layer which are disposed on a common photoelectric conversion layer so that electromotive force polarities are alternately different, wherein the photovoltaic cell... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140083486 - Solar cell and method for manufacturing same: Disclosed are a solar cell and a method for fabricating the same. The solar cell according to the present invention comprises a substrate including a plurality of unit cell regions and a plurality of wiring regions positioned between the unit cell regions; a first semiconductor layer being formed on any... Agent:

20140083487 - Coextruded solar panel backsheet and method of manufacture: An improved backsheet used in the construction of solar panels is disclosed. A method of manufacturing the backsheet and solar panel comprising the backsheet, including coextrusion processes are also disclosed. Additionally, a photovoltaic solar panel module comprising the backsheet of the invention is disclosed. The backsheet of the instant invention... Agent:

20140083490 - Flexible photovoltaic articles: The invention is a flexible photovoltaic article having excellent environmental barrier and mechanical protection for the photovoltaic system. The article comprises top side protective layers that include a flexible thin film glass under a top side stress relieving layer and on the opposite side of the photovoltaic cell a backside... Agent: Dow Global Technologies LLC

20140083488 - Photovoltaic device: A photovoltaic device comprising: a base (1), a photovoltaic assembly (8) and a baffle plate (5), wherein the photovoltaic assembly is arranged in an inclined manner on the base from bottom up in a direction from front to rear, and behind the photovoltaic assembly, the baffle plate is arranged in... Agent: Boe Technology Group Co., Ltd.

20140083489 - Solar cell, solar cell module and method of making the solar cell: A solar cell includes: a semiconductor substrate having a back surface with a first doped region and a second doped region, the back surface being roughened to forma roughened region; a dielectric layer disposed on the back surface; a first electrode having a first surface conforming to the shape of... Agent: Motech Industries Inc.

20140083492 - Alternating bias hot carrier solar cells: Designs of extremely high efficiency solar cells are described. A novel alternating bias scheme enhances the photovoltaic power extraction capability above the cell band-gap by enabling the extraction of hot carriers. When applied in conventional solar cells, this alternating bias scheme has the potential of more than doubling their yielded... Agent: Ostendo Technologies, Inc.

20140083491 - Pigment for photoelectric converter, and photoelectric conversion film, electrode, and solar cell using same: Provided is a pigment for a photoelectric converter that has broad absorption from the visible to the near infrared regions. The pigment for a photoelectric converter comprises at least molecules that contain elemental phosphorus and form coordinate bonds at least at these phosphorus atoms and one type of metal complex... Agent: The University Of Tokyo

20140083500 - Composition for an active layer or electrode of photovoltaic cells: A composition including a graft copolymer, having: a linear trunk including at least one non-aromatic vinyl polymer or an unsaturated polyolefin; and at least two grafts attached to said trunk via a chemical bond, each graft having a conjugated polymer, characterized in that said composition further includes: fullerenes and a... Agent: Universite De Bordeaux 1

20140083493 - Conductive contact for solar cell: Conductive contacts for solar cells and methods of forming conductive contacts for solar cells are described. For example, a solar cell includes a substrate. A conductive contact is disposed on the substrate. The conductive contact includes a layer composed of a first metal species having a plurality of pores. The... Agent:

20140083495 - Conductive silver paste for a metal-wrap-through silicon solar cell: A conductive silver via paste comprising particulate conductive silver, a vanadium-phosphorus-oxide and an organic vehicle is particularly useful in providing the metallization of the holes in the silicon wafers of MWT solar cells. The result is a metallic electrically conductive via between the collector lines on the front side and... Agent: E I Du Pont De Nemours And Company

20140083497 - Electrical circuit and method for producing an electrical circuit: An electrical circuit includes a solar cell having a photovoltaically active front side and a back side, and a redistribution wiring plane located on the back side of the solar cell. The redistribution wiring plane is electrically and mechanically connected to the solar cell. The electrical circuit also includes an... Agent: Robert Bosch Gmbh

20140083494 - Method of forming metal oxide nanotube and dye-sensitized solar cell formed thereby: Provided are a method of forming metal oxide nanotube and a dye-sensitized solar cell formed thereby. The method may include providing a metal electrode and a counter electrode in an electrolyte containing a negatively polarized surfactant, and applying voltages to the metal electrode and the counter electrode to form a... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

20140083496 - Photoelectric conversion element and solar cell: A photoelectric conversion element includes a photoelectric conversion layer, a transparent electrode, an intermediate layer, and a window layer. The photoelectric conversion layer includes a homojunction of a p-type compound semiconductor layer and an n-type compound semiconductor layer. The p-type and n-type compound semiconductors include group I-III-VI2 compound or group... Agent: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

20140083498 - Solar cell and method of manufacturing the same: A solar cell is discussed. The solar cell includes a semiconductor substrate, a p-type conductive region formed at the semiconductor substrate and including a p-type impurity, and a passivation film formed on the p-type conductive region and including aluminum oxide. The passivation film has a thickness of 7 to 17... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.

20140083499 - Solar module and manufacturing method therefor: A solar module and manufacturing method for the solar module are provided which are able to reduce problems caused by thermal stress. The solar module (1) includes a solar cell (10), a wiring member (11), and an adhesive layer (12). The wiring member (11) is arranged on a surface of... Agent: Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd.

20140083501 - Transparent conducting film having double structure and method of manufacturing the same: The double-structure transparent conducting film, which is used as a front antireflection film, a front electrode or a rear reflective film of a solar cell, includes: a light transmitting layer; and a light trapping layer whose one side is in contact with the light transmitting layer and whose other side... Agent: Korea Institute Of Energy Research

20140083502 - Solar cell: Provided is a solar cell including a substrate of a first conductivity type, a first electrode, a dielectric layer, a region of a second conductivity type, and a second electrode. The substrate of the first conductivity type has a front surface and a back surface opposite to each other. The... Agent: Industrial Technology Research Institute

20140083504 - Solar apparatus and mounting system thereof: A solar apparatus includes a solar cell, a frame including a main body and a hollow rib, a pair of first support racks, and a pair of second support racks. The main body surrounds the edge of the solar cell. The hollow rib protrudes over the circumference of the main... Agent: Au Optronics Corporation

20140083503 - Solar cell module and manufacturing method thereof: A solar cell module and a manufacturing method thereof are provided. A solar cell device including a light receiving surface and a non-light-receiving surface opposite to the light-receiving surface is provided. A first protective film and a cover plate are formed on the light-receiving surface, wherein the first protective film... Agent: Win Win Precision Technology Co., Ltd.

20140083505 - Varying cadmium telluride growth temperature during deposition to increase solar cell reliability: A method for forming thin films or layers of cadmium telluride (CdTe) for use in photovoltaic modules or solar cells. The method includes varying the substrate temperature during the growth of the CdTe layer by preheating a substrate (e.g., a substrate with a cadmium sulfide (CdS) heterojunction or layer) suspended... Agent: Alliance For Sustainable Energy, LLC

20140083506 - Embedded junction in hetero-structured back-surface field for photovoltaic devices: A photovoltaic device and method include a crystalline substrate and an emitter contact portion formed in contact with the substrate. A back-surface-field junction includes a homogeneous junction layer formed in contact with the crystalline substrate and having a same conductivity type and a higher active doping density than that of... Agent: International Business Machines Corporation

20140083507 - Dye-sensitized solar cell: Provided is a dye-sensitized solar cell. The dye-sensitized solar cell includes a first metallic substrate disposed on a first transparent film, a first electrode disposed on one surface of the first metallic substrate, a second metallic substrate facing the first metallic substrate, a second electrode disposed on one surface of... Agent: Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute

20140083508 - Method for forming an aluminum organic photovoltaic cell electrode and electrically conducting product thereof: An organic photovoltaic cell is disclosed that uses an aluminum substrate with a polymeric layer overcoat. A layer of titania nanoparticles is mechanically embedded with a top surface of the aluminum substrate to provide a TiO2 electron transporting layer (TETL) between the polymeric layer overcoat and the aluminum substrate.... Agent:

  
03/20/2014 > 32 patent applications in 13 patent subcategories.

20140076373 - Fabrication of nanowire array composites for thermoelectric power generators and microcoolers: Methods for fabricating a nanowire array epoxy composite with high structural integrity and low effective thermal conductivity to achieve a power conversion efficiency goal of approximately 20% and power density of about 104 W/m2 with a maximum temperature below about 380° C. Further, a method includes fabricating a self-supporting thick... Agent:

20140076374 - Concatenation of interconnected polymer sockets for back-contact photovoltaic cells: A concatenation of interconnected polymer sockets are provide for accepting and electrically connecting a back-contact photovoltaic cells having at least one set of linearly arranged backface emitter contacts and at least one set of linearly arranged backface collector contacts. A process for manufacturing the concatenation of interconnected polymer sockets for... Agent: E I Du Pont De Nemours And Company

20140076375 - Solar cell module: A solar cell module having a solar cell panel with strings of electrically-coupled solar cells arranged in a row includes one or more lead wires that electrically couple the strings and a junction box. The one or more lead wires are arranged such that they do not overlap with each... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.

20140076376 - Solar cell module: A solar cell module is provided. The solar cell module includes: a substrate; a plurality of unit cells including a first electrode, a semiconductor layer, and a second electrode that are sequentially deposited on the substrate; a first sub-module and a second sub-module having the unit cells, respectively; a first... Agent: Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.

20140076378 - Folding solar canopy assembly: A structure capable of folding into a compact form for transporting, and for simple unfolding for attachment to a base, the structure including: two or more hingably interconnected solar panel arrays each having a two or more of solar panels, a solar panel support channel, and a support beam; wherein... Agent: Chevron U.s.a Inc.

20140076377 - Solar canopy assembly: A structure capable of folding into a compact form for transporting, and for simple unfolding for attachment to a base, the structure including: two or more hingably interconnected solar panel arrays each having a two or more of solar panels, a solar panel support channel, and a support beam; wherein... Agent: Chevron U.s.a. Inc.

20140076381 - Apparatus of large-scaled solar cell module: An apparatus of solar cell module is provided. The apparatus is large-scaled. A supporting frame is combined with solar cell modules. Thus, the present invention can be easily installed; material cost is saved; and the cost spent on adjusting levelness of the solar cell modules can be reduced.... Agent: Institute Of Nuclear Energy Research, Atomic Energy Council, Executive Yuan, R.o.c.

20140076379 - Concentrating solar energy collector: Systems, methods, and apparatus by which solar energy may be collected to provide heat, electricity, or a combination of heat and electricity are disclosed herein.... Agent: Cogenra Solar

20140076380 - Concentrating solar energy collector: Systems, methods, and apparatus by which solar energy may be collected to provide heat, electricity, or a combination of heat and electricity are disclosed herein.... Agent: Cogenra Solar, Inc.

20140076382 - Photovoltaic module and process for manufacture thereof: A photovoltaic module has a plurality of interconnected polymer sockets that have accepted and electrically connected a plurality of back-contact photovoltaic cells each having at least one set of linearly arranged backface emitter contacts and at least one set of linearly arranged backface collector contacts. A process for manufacturing such... Agent: E I Du Pont De Nemours And Company

20140076383 - Solar module array pre-assembly method and apparatus: The present invention is directed to an apparatus for stacking a plurality of solar module arrays each having a plurality of solar panels. The apparatus includes a lower portion disposed on top of a first solar panel support channel corresponding to a first solar module array, and an upper portion... Agent: Chevron U.s.a. Inc.

20140076385 - Flexible dye-sensitized solar cell using fiber: A flexible dye-sensitized solar cell includes: a fiber layer formed of nanofibers; a conductive electrode layer formed on one side of the fiber layer; a photoelectrode layer formed on the conductive electrode layer; a counter electrode layer formed on the other side of the fiber layer; a sealing member for... Agent: Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute

20140076384 - Layered compound-metal particle composite and production method therefor, and suspension, film and flexible solar cell using same: A layered compound-metal particle composite 3 is obtained by the addition, to an organically modified layered compound 1 formed by the intercalation of organic ions between layers of a layered compound, of both an aqueous colloidal metal solution 2 in which metal particles are dispersed as a metal colloid in... Agent: Kyushu University

20140076386 - Group-iv solar cell structure using group-iv or iii-v heterostructures: Device structures, apparatuses, and methods are disclosed for photovoltaic cells that may be a single junction or multijunction solar cells, with at least one layer comprising a group-IV semiconductor in which part of the cell comprises a second layer comprising a III-V semiconductor or group-IV semiconductor having a different composition... Agent: The Boeing Company

20140076387 - Group-iv solar cell structure using group-iv or iii-v heterostructures: Device structures, apparatuses, and methods are disclosed for photovoltaic cells that may be a single junction or multijunction solar cells, with at least a first layer comprising a group-IV semiconductor in which part of the cell comprises a second layer comprising a III-V semiconductor or group-IV semiconductor having a different... Agent: The Boeing Company

20140076388 - Group-iv solar cell structure using group-iv or iii-v heterostructures: Device structures, apparatuses, and methods are disclosed for photovoltaic cells that may be a single junction or multijunction solar cells, with at least a first layer comprising a group-IV semiconductor in which part of the cell comprises a second layer comprising a III-V semiconductor or group-IV semiconductor having a different... Agent: The Boeing Company

20140076389 - Group-iv solar cell structure using group-iv or iii-v heterostructures: Device structures, apparatuses, and methods are disclosed for photovoltaic cells that may be a single junction or multijunction solar cells, with at least as first layer comprising a group-IV semiconductor in which part of the cell comprises a second layer comprising a III-V semiconductor or group-IV semiconductor having a different... Agent: The Boeing Company

20140076391 - Group-iv solar cell structure using group-iv or iii-v heterostructures: Device structures, apparatuses, and methods are disclosed for photovoltaic cells that may be a single junction or multijunction solar cells, with at least a first layer comprising a group-IV semiconductor in which part of the cell comprises a second layer comprising a III-V semiconductor or group-IV semiconductor having a different... Agent: The Boeing Company

20140076390 - Iii-v semiconductor interface with graded gesn on silicon: A method of depositing III-V solar collection materials on a GeSn template on a silicon substrate including the steps of providing a crystalline silicon substrate and epitaxially growing a single crystal GeSn layer on the silicon substrate using a grading profile to grade Sn through the layer. The single crystal... Agent:

20140076393 - Flexible solar cell and manufacturing method thereof: A flexible solar cell and a manufacturing method thereof are provided. The flexible solar cell includes a rigid transparent substrate, a transparent electrode, a photoactive layer, a metal electrode, an encapsulating structure and a flexible substrate. The transparent electrode is disposed on the rigid transparent substrate, the photoactive layer is... Agent: Industrial Technology Research Institute

20140076395 - Polymer sockets for back-contact photovoltaic cells: Polymer sockets are provide for accepting and electrically connecting a back-contact photovoltaic cells having at least one set of linearly arranged backface emitter contacts and at least one set of linearly arranged backface collector contacts. A process for electrically connecting the polymer sockets to each other and to back-contact photovoltaic... Agent: E I Du Pont De Nemours And Company

20140076396 - Semiconductor substrate and method for producing the same, photovoltaic cell element, and photovoltaic cell: The semiconductor substrate of the present invention contains a semiconductor layer and an impurity diffusion layer containing at least one impurity atom selected from the group consisting of an n-type impurity atom and a p-type impurity atom and at least one metallic atom selected from the group consisting of K,... Agent: Hitachi Chemical Company, Ltd.

20140076392 - Solar cell: A thin film solar cell and process for forming the same. The solar cell includes a bottom electrode layer, semiconductor light absorbing layer, and a TCO top electrode layer. In one embodiment, a TCO seed layer is formed between the top electrode and absorber layers to improve adhesion of the... Agent: Tsmc Solar Ltd.

20140076394 - Solar cell and method for manufacturing the same: A solar cell includes a substrate, an emitter region including a lightly doped emitter region having a first sheet resistance and a heavily doped emitter region having a second sheet resistance less than the first sheet resistance, a first dielectric layer positioned on the emitter region, a first electrode including... Agent: Lg Electronics Inc.

20140076397 - Novel color converters: A color converter comprising at least one layer comprising at least one organic fluorescent colorant and at least one barrier layer having a low permeability to oxygen.... Agent: Basf Se

20140076399 - Solar cell module structure: A solar cell module structure is disclosed, which at least comprises a frame and a solar cell. The frame is composed of four sidebars that are mounted respectively at four sides of the solar cell. Each of the two opposite ends of each sidebar is formed with a 45-degree angle... Agent: Hulk Energy Technology Co., Ltd.

20140076398 - Spherical gradient index (grin) lenses and their uses in solar concentration: Spherical gradient index (GRIN) lens that can achieve perfect imaging and maximum concentration is provided. Various refractive index profiles for the GRIN lens allow the lens to be manufactured by the currently available materials and fabrication techniques. Systems and methods for photovoltaic solar concentration are provided in which the optic... Agent: The Trustees Of Columbia University In The City Of New York

20140076400 - System for monitoring operating angle of solar tracker in real time: A system monitors an operating angle of a solar tracker in real time. The system includes a solar tracker, an angle measurement device, and a processing device. The solar tracker carries a CPV module and controls a light receiving side of the CPV module to face the sun squarely. The... Agent: Institute Of Nuclear Energy Research, Atomic Energy Council, Executive Yuan

20140076401 - Group-iv solar cell structure using group-iv or iii-v heterostructures: Device structures, apparatuses, and methods are disclosed for photovoltaic cells that may be a single-junction or multijunction solar cells, with at least a first layer comprising a group-IV semiconductor in which part of the cell comprises a second layer comprising a III-V semiconductor or group-IV semiconductor having a different composition... Agent: The Boeing Company

20140076402 - Controlled deposition of photovoltaic thin films using interfacial wetting layers: A method for forming a photovoltaic device by depositing at least one wetting layer onto a substrate where the wetting layer is ≦100 nm and sputtering a photovoltaic material onto the wetting layer where the wetting layer interacts with the photovoltaic material. Also disclosed is the related photovoltaic device made... Agent:

20140076403 - Dipyrin based materials for photovoltaics, compounds capable of undergoing symmetry breaking intramolecular charge transfer in a polarizing medium and organic photovoltaic devices comprising the same: The present disclosure generally relates to organic photosensitive optoelectronic devices comprising at least one boron dipyrrin compound. In addition, the present disclosure relates to methods of making organic photosensitive optoelectronic devices comprising at least one boron dipyrrin compound. The present disclosure also generally relates to chromophoric compounds that combine strong... Agent: The Regents Of The University Of Michigan

20140076404 - Ir-activated photoelectric systems: Photoelectric systems combining a semiconductor and a phosphorescent compound with an emission spectrum of photons with energy levels equal to or greater than the activation energy of the semiconductor, wherein the phosphorescent compound is characterized by the emission spec-tram being produced by excitation of the phosphorescent compound with lower energy... Agent:

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