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Multi-source optimal reconfigurable energy harvester
12/18/14 - 20140366927 - Provided is an energy harvesting device, including a solar cell including at least one active layer for receiving a first range of electromagnetic frequencies, at least one layer including antenna structures for receiving RF energy and formed on a first side of the solar cell, and at least one semiconductor...

Photoelectric module and method of manufacturing the same
12/11/14 - 20140360551 - A photoelectric module includes a substrate, a first photoelectric conversion unit that is formed on the substrate and has a first light-receiving surface, and a second photoelectric conversion unit that is formed under the substrate and has a second light-receiving surface, wherein a front electrode of the second photoelectric conversion...

Solar panel field array support system and apparatus and method for construction use
12/11/14 - 20140360552 - A combined PV panel assembly jig and forklift transport pallet is used to assemble PV panels for transport to a field array from a protected manufacturing environment. The panels are assembled to have adhesively applied rails for transport by a robotic drone on a ground-support rack and are pre-wired. The...

Solar power generation system and failure detection method
12/11/14 - 20140360553 - A photovoltaic power generation system comprises a photovoltaic module having a photovoltaics for generating power by utilizing solar light, a bypass diode connected in parallel with the photovoltaics, and a detection unit for detecting an open-mode failure of the bypass diode. A failure detection method comprises a detection step of...

Solar cell or tandem solar cell and method of forming same
12/04/14 - 20140352751 - A solar cell includes an absorber layer, a buffer layer on the absorber layer, a front contact layer where a glass substrate, a back contact layer on the glass substrate, the absorber layer on the back contact layer, the buffer layer, and the front contact layer are manufactured as a...

Solar cell and method of manufacturing the same
12/04/14 - 20140352752 - A solar cell including a substrate and a plurality of electrically connected unit cells on the substrate. A unit cell of the unit cells includes a first electrode, a light absorbing layer, and a second electrode, sequentially stacked. Adjacent unit cells of the unit cells are separated by an isolation...

Photovoltaic cell interconnect
12/04/14 - 20140352753 - The invention relates to a photovoltaic article comprising a first photovoltaic cell (11) having a photoelectrical̂ active region which is located between a topside electrode (12) and a backside electrode (14). An electrical connector (13) is in contact with the backside electrode (14) on the backside of the cell and...

Connector and solar cell module comprising the same
12/04/14 - 20140352754 - Disclosed are a connector and a solar cell module including the same. The connector includes a body, and a connecting part received in the body. The connecting part is movably provided at an inside of the body and an outside of the body. The solar cell module includes a plurality...

Radio frequency transparent photovaltic cell
12/04/14 - 20140352755 - A radio frequency transparent photovoltaic cell includes a back contact layer formed of an electrically conductive material, at least one aperture formed in the back contact layer, and at least one photovoltaic cell section disposed on the back contact layer. An airship includes one or more radio frequency antennas disposed...

System for isolating portions of a power supply array
11/27/14 - 20140345667 - A system for isolating portions of a power supply array comprising at least one isolation mechanism being in electrical communication with a terminal of at least one portion of the power supply array, the isolation mechanism being arranged to disconnect the at least one portion from the power supply array...

Solar cell module and method of fabricating the same
11/27/14 - 20140345668 - Disclosed are a solar cell module and a method of fabricating the same. The solar cell module according to the embodiment includes first solar cells including a first P-type semiconductor layer, a first buffer layer, and a first N-type semiconductor layer sequentially disposed on a support substrate; second solar cells...

Method of producing two or more thin-film-based interconnected photovoltaic cells
11/27/14 - 20140345669 - The present invention is directed to a method of producing two or more thin-film-based interconnected photovoltaic cells (100) comprising the steps of: a) providing a photovoltaic article comprising: a flexible conductive substrate, at least one photoelectrically active layer, and a top transparent conducting layer; b) forming one or more first...

Low shading loss solar module
11/20/14 - 20140338718 - A solar cell comprises an optically transparent handle, wherein the handle includes grooves into which tabs are inserted, enabling the use of high aspect ratio tabs with minimal shading of the front side of the solar cell. Electrical connection of the tabs to busbars on the surface of the layers...

Solar cell module
11/20/14 - 20140338719 - A solar cell module comprises a plurality of solar cell elements including a front surface electrode and a wiring member electrically interconnecting the solar cell elements. The front surface electrode includes a bus bar electrode and finger electrodes, the finger electrodes including a plurality of first finger electrodes and connected...

Solar cell string, method and device for connecting solar cells to a solar cell string
11/13/14 - 20140332050 - A solar cell string having a plurality of solar cells disposed in a row includes contact elements for electrically connecting the solar cells. The contact elements have cup-shaped indentations, created through deep-drawing or stamping, that establish contact with the solar cells through holes in insulating strips applied to the solar...

Solar cell module and method of fabricating the same
11/13/14 - 20140332051 - Disclosed are a solar cell module and a method of fabricating the same. The solar cell module includes a support substrate and a plurality of solar cells on the support substrate. Each of the solar cells includes a back electrode layer on the support substrate; a light absorbing layer on...

Photovoltaic cell assembly and method of manufacturing such a photovoltaic cell assembly
11/06/14 - 20140326289 - A method a photovoltaic cell assembly comprising a first and second photovoltaic cell is manufactured using an electrically conducting connection strip having a first and second lip integrally formed in or extending from the connection strip, a width of the first and second lip being smaller than a width of...

Solar cell and solar cell module
11/06/14 - 20140326290 - A solar cell according to the embodiment includes a back electrode layer formed on a support substrate and including a first groove for exposing the support substrate; a light absorbing layer formed on the back electrode layer and on a part of the first groove; a front electrode layer on...

Solar cell module and method of fabricating the same
11/06/14 - 20140326291 - Disclosed are a solar cell module and a method of fabricating the same. The solar cell module includes a plurality of solar cells including a back electrode layer, a light absorbing layer, and a front electrode layer that are sequentially provided on a top surface of a support substrate, an...

Detachable photovoltaic module with tab
10/30/14 - 20140318594 - A detachable and/or repositionable photovoltaic module for providing a solar powered electrical energy source. The module is preferably provided with a chemical semi-adhesive coating on its non-active backside which allows it to be attached to a variety of surfaces, such as tablets, cell phones, or automobile roofs in a manner...

Buss bar strip
10/30/14 - 20140318595 - A buss bar strip for mounting to a solar panel to electrically connect to a series of electrical lines extending from solar cells. The buss bar strip can include a thin elongate flat flexible strip of insulative material having a longitudinal length. A predetermined pattern of elongate conductors can be...

Devices, systems and methods for electromagnetic energy collection
10/30/14 - 20140318596 - A system for collecting electromagnetic energy is provided. The system can include one or more electromagnetic energy collection devices. An individual device comprises a first electrically conductive layer adjacent to a semiconductor layer. The first electrically conductive layer forms a Schottky barrier to charge flow at an interface between the...

Method for disconnecting a photovoltaic assembly and photovoltaic assembly
10/23/14 - 20140311546 - A method for disconnecting a photovoltaic assembly, wherein the photovoltaic assembly includes the following: a string having a plurality of photovoltaic modules having a plurality of solar cells, an electrical line, which connects the individual photovoltaic modules to one another to form the string and serve the purpose of conducting...

Distributor load cell for determining phase current in photovoltaic installations
10/23/14 - 20140311547 - The invention proposes: a distributor measuring box (2) designed to be installed on a photovoltaic solar module (40), having a housing with a support section (3) embodied to be supported on the solar module, an encompassing side wall, and a cover, and string line feedthroughs (4a) and/or string line connectors...

Solar cell module
10/23/14 - 20140311548 - A solar cell module according to an embodiment includes a support substrate; a solar cell on the support substrate; and a bus bar on the solar cell, wherein the bus bar is prepared as a plurality of rods....

Solar cell module for in-vehicle use
10/16/14 - 20140305485 - A solar cell module for in-vehicle use includes a first terminal, a second terminal, solar cell units, and a diode. Solar cell units are electrically connected in parallel between the first terminal and the second terminal and each includes solar cells electrically connected in series. A diode is electrically connected...

Intergrated multi-junction photovoltaic device
10/16/14 - 20140305486 - A multi-junction photovoltaic device and an integrated multi-junction photovoltaic device, having a two-terminal structure, in which subsequent layers can be stacked under conditions with minimal restrictions imposed by previously stacked layers. A plurality of photovoltaic cells having different spectral sensitivity levels are stacked such that at least the photovoltaic cells...

Solar cell apparatus
10/16/14 - 20140305487 - Disclosed is a solar cell apparatus. The solar cell apparatus includes a support substrate supporting a plurality of solar cells, a hole formed through a portion of the support substrate, an insulator filled in the hole, and a bus bar connected to the solar cells and passing through the insulator....

Solar cell module
10/16/14 - 20140305488 - Disclosed is a solar cell module. The solar cell module includes a substrate including at least one hole, and a first surface and a second surface opposite to each other; a solar cell panel located on the first surface and including a plurality of solar cells; a bus bar connected...

Photovoltaic module with improved mechanical and electrical links
10/09/14 - 20140299173 - Photovoltaic module device (1) comprising a photovoltaic module (4) and an electrical connection element of a first type (2), characterized in that the connection element of the first type comprises an electrical connector of a first type (24, 25) and a first mechanical link element (23, 26) from the photovoltaic...

Sunlight receiving device and sunlight receiving system
10/02/14 - 20140290713 - A sunlight receiving device includes a substrate, and a plurality of resonators arranged on a surface of the substrate at certain intervals so as to form one of a plurality of loops, the plurality of loops partially bordering with each other, each one of the plurality of resonators having a...

Solid state dye-sensitized solar cell tandem module
09/25/14 - 20140283892 - A method is provided for forming a solid-state dye-sensitized solar cell (ssDSC) tandem module. The method fabricates a first panel by forming a first plurality of series-connected ssDSC cells overlying the first substrate top surface, with an electrical interface between each ssDSC cell. A second panel is fabricated in the...

Solar cell system
09/25/14 - 20140283893 - A solar cell system includes a number of P-N junction cells, a number of inner electrodes, a first collecting electrode, a second collecting electrode and a reflector. The number of the P-N junction cells is M. M is equal to or greater than 2. The M P-N junction cells are...

Solar cell module with dual purpose vapor barrier/busbar
09/18/14 - 20140261610 - 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...

Solar cell structures for improved current generation and collection
09/18/14 - 20140261611 - 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...

Methods for manufacturing three-dimensional metamaterial devices with photovoltaic bristles
09/18/14 - 20140261612 - 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...

Photoelectrochemically driven self-assembly
09/18/14 - 20140261613 - 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...

Method of installing and operating a solar module array
09/18/14 - 20140261614 - 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...

Tuning the anti-reflective, abrasion resistance, anti-soiling and self-cleaning properties of transparent coatings for different glass substrates and solar cells
09/18/14 - 20140261615 - 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...

Spreading devices into a 2-d module layout
09/18/14 - 20140261616 - 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...

Photovoltaic cell, photovoltaic cell module and method of fabricating the same
09/18/14 - 20140261617 - 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....

Method and structure for multicell devices without physical isolation
09/18/14 - 20140261618 - 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...

Interconnector and solar cell module having the same
09/18/14 - 20140261619 - 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...

Solar cell and solar cell module using the same
09/18/14 - 20140261620 - 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...

Solar cell module and manufacturing method thereof
09/11/14 - 20140251409 - 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...

Metal connector profile, solar module and method for its manufacture
09/04/14 - 20140246068 - A metal connector profile for the electrical connection and interconnection of back-contact solar cells is described. In addition, a solar module as well as a method for manufacturing such a solar module are described as well....

Photovoltaic module with simplified connection
09/04/14 - 20140246069 - Photovoltaic module (11) comprising a plurality of electrically connected photovoltaic cells (12), characterized in that it has a square shape and comprises at least two contact pads (17, 18) in each corner of the module so as to comprise at least four connectors (14, 15) on each edge (21; 22;...

Thin film solar module having series connection and method for the series connection of thin film solar cells
09/04/14 - 20140246070 - A thin film solar module having a series connection is described. The thin film solar module has a back electrode layer that is divided into regions by a first set of structuring lines, a photoactive semiconductor layer that is arranged on the back electrode layer and divided by a second...

Organic devices, organic electroluminescent devices and organic solar cells
09/04/14 - 20140246071 - An organic device, including an organic compound having charge-transporting ability (i.e., transporting holes and/or electrons) and/or including organic light emissive molecules capable of emitting at least one of fluorescent light or phosphorescent light, has a charge transfer complex-contained layer including a charge transfer complex formed upon contact of an organic...

Method and system for optimizing the configuration of a solar power system
09/04/14 - 20140246072 - An optimization engine determines an optimal configuration for a solar power system projected onto a target surface. The optimization engine identifies an alignment axis that passes through a vertex a boundary associated with the target surface and then constructs horizontal or vertical spans that represent contiguous areas where solar modules...

Solar cell and solar cell module using the same
09/04/14 - 20140246073 - Disclosed are a solar cell and a solar cell module using the same. The solar cell includes a back electrode on a support substrate; a light absorbing part on a top surface and one side of the back electrode; and a front electrode on a top surface and one side...

Solar module with ribbon cable, and a method for the manufacture of same
09/04/14 - 20140246074 - A solar module, more particularly a thin-film solar module having a plurality of solar cells connected in series for the photovoltaic generation of power, is described. The solar module has two voltage terminals of opposite polarity, which are each connected to an external surface of the module. Each of the...

Stratosphere tethered photovoltaic power platform
08/28/14 - 20140238460 - 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...

Solar cell unit and method for manufacturing the same
08/28/14 - 20140238461 - 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...

Solar cell module
08/28/14 - 20140238462 - 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...

Method for production of wafer based solar panels
08/28/14 - 20140238463 - 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...

Sensing, interlocking solar module system and installation method
08/21/14 - 20140230877 - A frameless photovoltaic (PV) module system and methods secure solar panels directly to a fixed structure either individually or collectively as an array. Universal mounting brackets attached to the back of each solar panel module connect to one another and to mounting feet that anchor to the fixed structure. Mounting...

Method for electrically connecting several solar cells and photovoltaic module
08/21/14 - 20140230878 - The invention relates to a method for metallizing and connecting solar cell substrates and to a photovoltaic module made of several metallized solar cells that are electrically connected to one another. According to the invention, a solar cell substrate, in which second metal layers forming electrical metal contacts are optionally...

Photovoltaic module
08/21/14 - 20140230879 - A photovoltaic module includes at least two photovoltaic cells and a ribbon. Each of the photovoltaic cells includes a photovoltaic device, a surface electrode, and a back electrode. The photovoltaic device has a light-receiving surface and a back surface opposite the light-receiving surface. The surface electrode is disposed on the...

Solar module
08/21/14 - 20140230880 - A solar module is provided which has improved durability. A third wiring member (32a) includes a first portion (32a1), a second portion (32a2), and a third portion (32a3). In the first portion (32a1), metal foil (52) faces a solar cell (20). The first portion (32a1) is electrically connected to the...

Solar cell module
08/21/14 - 20140230881 - A solar cell module includes a plurality of solar cells each including a substrate, an emitter region positioned at a back surface of the substrate, first electrodes electrically connected to the emitter region, second electrodes electrically connected to the substrate, a first current collector positioned at ends of the first...

Solar battery module and solar power generation system
08/07/14 - 20140216518 - There is provided a solar battery module including a plurality of solar batter cells arranged on a same plane with a predetermined gap area, a light-receiving-surface side protecting member and a rear-surface side protecting member sandwiching the solar battery cells therebetween, and an irreversible temperature indicator that is provided on...

Method for producing solar battery cell and solar battery module
08/07/14 - 20140216519 - A method for producing a solar battery cell which hardly causes an electric short circuit at the cut end surface of a solar battery element is provided. A method for producing a solar battery cell in which a solar battery cell is obtained from an elongated solar battery element including...

Photovoltaic assembly with cleaning member
07/31/14 - 20140209143 - A photovoltaic assembly includes a solar plate, a first driving device, and a first cleaning member secured to the first driving device. The solar plate includes a front surface, a first side edge and a second side edge connected to the first side edge. The first cleaning member includes a...

Photovoltaic device with debris cleaning assembly
07/31/14 - 20140209144 - A photovoltaic device includes a solar panel, a debris detecting module, and a cleaning assembly. The debris detecting module detects debris on the solar panel. The cleaning assembly cleans the debris from the solar panel when the debris detecting module detects a weight of the debris on the solar panel....

Photovoltaic device with debris cleaning assembly
07/31/14 - 20140209145 - A photovoltaic device includes a solar panel and a cleaning assembly. The cleaning assembly includes a driving member, a transmission member, and a wiper fixed to the transmission member and attached to the solar panel. The transmission member is driven by the driving member. The transmission member moves relative to...

Photovoltaic assembly with protective cover
07/24/14 - 20140202514 - A photovoltaic assembly includes a solar plate and a protective cover. The protective cover covers one side of the solar plate and includes a cover body. The protective cover is rotatable relative to the solar plate between a closed position and an open position. When the protective cover is in...

Booster films for solar photovoltaic systems
07/24/14 - 20140202515 - We describe stacked photovoltaic modules, and components thereof, in which at least one booster cell is combined with at least one primary cell in a stacked configuration. The booster cell may be in the form of a polycrystalline film disposed on a transparent substrate, such as a glass substrate, and...

Solar cell, solar cell module, and method for manufacturing solar cell
07/24/14 - 20140202516 - A solar cell is provided with current collecting finger portions, which are formed on the light receiving surface of a photoelectric conversion unit. A separation region is provided on the light receiving surface to extend in the direction that intersects the current collecting finger portions such that the current collecting...

Recyclable organic solar cells on substrates comprising cellulose nanocrystals (cnc)
07/24/14 - 20140202517 - Recyclable organic solar cells are disclosed herein. Systems and methods are further disclosed for producing, improving performance, and for recycling the solar cells. In certain example embodiments, the recyclable organic solar cells disclosed herein include: a first electrode; a second electrode; a photoactive layer disposed between the first electrode and...

Solar module
07/24/14 - 20140202518 - A solar module with improved output characteristics is provided. The solar module (1) includes a photoelectric conversion unit (23), a solar cell (20) having a first electrode (21) and a second electrode (22), and a wiring member (32a). The wiring member (32a) has resin film (51) and wiring (52) arranged...