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Device for the conversion of nuclear waste radiation to electrical current
03/05/15 - 20150059821 - A device for passively converting nuclear radiation to electricity comprising a plurality of thin-film flexible solar panels, sandwiched between a plurality of diagnostic intensifying screens by which conversion of radiation to light and subsequently to electrical current through the sandwiched thin-film flexible solar panels is effected. The layered array will...

Process for manufacturing a solar cell and solar cell
03/05/15 - 20150059822 - A solar cell segment includes a substrate defining a rear side including a number of base doped regions and emitter doped regions. A dielectric layer and at least one metallizing layer are disposed on the rear side of the substrate. The at least one metallizing layer is structured in an...

Power generating apparatus and power generating system equipped with such power generating apparatus
03/05/15 - 20150059823 - A power generating apparatus according to an aspect of the invention includes a plurality of pn stacks, each formed by stacking a p-type semiconductor layer and an n-type semiconductor layer one on top of the other, and a mode switching unit which effects switching to a photovoltaic power generation mode...

Solar cell manufacturing method, solar cell module manufacturing method, and solar cell module
03/05/15 - 20150059824 - This solar cell module (10) is manufactured by connecting in series with a wiring material (15) multiple solar cells including at least two types of solar cells (11A, 11B) having different electrode structures, and covering the same with a first protective member (12) and a second protective member (13). This...

Interconnection of solar cells in a solar cell module
02/26/15 - 20150053248 - A solar cell module includes serially connected solar cells. A solar cell includes a carrier that is attached to the backside of the solar cell. Solar cells are attached to a top cover, and vias are formed through the carriers of the solar cells. A solar cell is electrically connected...

System for extracting water from air for drinking and cleaning purposes and a method thereof
02/26/15 - 20150053249 - A system for extraction of water from air includes a salt plate, a moisture absorption unit and a filter unit. The system further includes a storage unit. A method for extraction of water using the system includes placing the salt plate beneath the moisture absorption unit during a moisture absorption...

System and method for enhanced watch dog in solar panel installations
02/26/15 - 20150053250 - A system and method for automated shutdown, disconnect, or power reduction of solar panels. A system of solar panels includes one or more master management units (MMUs) and one or more local management units (LMUs). The MMUs are in communication with the LMUs with the MMUs and LMUs “handshaking” when...

Cable clip for module electronics
02/26/15 - 20150053251 - The disclosure relates to an apparatus including a multi-part housing to be assembled around two lines and conducting a power current generated by a solar module, and an electric circuitry arranged within the housing. The apparatus further includes connection devices for connecting the electric circuitry to the two lines such...

Integrated micro-inverter and thin film solar module and manufacturing process
02/19/15 - 20150047686 - Embodiments of the present invention include a method for manufacturing, and a structure for a thin film solar module. The method of manufacturing includes fabricating a thin film solar cell and fabricating an electronic conversion unit (ECU) on a single substrate. The thin film solar cell has at least one...

Preparation and coating of three-dimensional objects with organic optoelectronic devices including electricity-generating organic photovoltaic films using thin flexible substrates with pressure-sensitive adhesives
02/19/15 - 20150047687 - A general method for the fabrication of three-dimensional objects of arbitrary shapes coated in organic optoelectronic devices, including semitransparent objects and optoelectronic devices, is described. In particular, a method for fabricating curved objects coated in organic photovoltaic, and especially semitransparent photovoltaic, devices is presented. High-throughput and low-cost fabrication options also...

Methods and systems for self-cleaning of photovoltaic panels
02/19/15 - 20150047688 - Systems, devices, and methods are provided for self-cleaning photovoltaic panels that utilize piezo devices capable of causing vibrational movement in the panels....

Redundant electrical architecture for photovoltaic modules
02/19/15 - 20150047689 - One example embodiment includes a PV module comprising a conductive backsheet, a substantially transparent front plate, a plurality of PV cells, a plurality of conductive spacers, and a power conversion device. The PV cells can be disposed between the conductive backsheet and the front plate and can be arranged in...

Solar cell module
02/12/15 - 20150040961 - A plurality of solar cells are arranged in a first direction and each provided with first and second electrodes on a one main surface side thereof. A wiring member includes a conductive layer and a resin sheet supporting the conductive layer, the conductive layer electrically connecting the first electrode of...

Solar cell and method of fabricating the same
02/12/15 - 20150040962 - A solar cell according to the embodiment includes a plurality of back electrode patterns spaced apart from each other on a substrate; a light absorption layer including contact patterns to connect electrodes to each other and division patterns to divide cells into unit cells on the substrate formed with the...

Photovoltaic cell and an article including an isotropic or anisotropic electrically conductive layer
02/05/15 - 20150034141 - A photovoltaic (PV) cell comprises a base substrate which comprises silicon and includes at least one doped region. The PV cell further comprises a collector disposed on the doped region of the base substrate and having a lower portion in physical contact with the doped region of the base substrate,...

Solar cell stack
02/05/15 - 20150034142 - A solar cell stack having multiple semiconductor solar cells, each semiconductor solar cell having a first solar subcell with a top and a bottom and a first semiconductor solar cell, and wherein the first semiconductor solar cell has a first lattice constant, and the solar cell stack has a second...

Solar cell and solar cell module
01/29/15 - 20150027508 - A solar cell and a solar cell module including a plurality of solar cells are discussed. The solar cell according to an embodiment includes a substrate of a first conductive type, an emitter layer of a second conductive type opposite the first conductive type disposed on the substrate, a plurality...

Segmented thin film solar cells
01/22/15 - 20150020863 - Use of chemical mechanical polishing (CMP) and/or pure mechanical polishing to separate sub-cells in a thin film solar cell. In one embodiment the CMP is only used to separate the active, thin film layer into sub-cells, with scribing still being used to achieve sub-cell separation in conductive layers above and...

Method for manufacturing a photovoltaic module with two etching steps p2 and p3 and corresponding photovoltaic module
01/22/15 - 20150020864 - The invention relates to a method for manufacturing a photovoltaic module comprising a plurality of solar cells in a thin-layer structure, in which the following are consecutively formed: an electrode on the rear surface (41), a photovoltaic layer (46) obtained by depositing a layer (42) of precursors and by annealing...

Back contact solar cell
01/15/15 - 20150013742 - A back contact solar cell includes a first main busbar electrode, a second main busbar electrode, a plurality of first finger electrodes and a plurality of second finger electrodes, all of which are disposed on a back surface of the back contact solar cell and extending along a first direction....

Solar cell module
01/15/15 - 20150013743 - A solar cell module includes a front plate, at least one solar cell chip, and at least one anti-ultraviolet light element. The front plate has at least one anti-ultraviolet light segment and at least one light receiving segment. The solar cell chip is disposed at one side of the front...

Photovoltaic system
01/15/15 - 20150013744 - Disclosed is a photovoltaic system including a power optimizer, capable of minimizing noise occurring due to shading, an error in an output power of a photovoltaic module, etc. while a maximum power point tracking (MPPT) algorithm is performed. The photovoltaic system includes a photovoltaic module; a power optimizer; and an...

Solar cell module
01/15/15 - 20150013745 - A solar cell module is discussed, and the solar cell module includes a plurality of solar cells each including an electron current collector and an hole current collector on a back surface of a semiconductor substrate and a connection member for connecting an electron current collector of one of two...

Photovoltaic system with embedded energy storage device
01/15/15 - 20150013746 - One embodiment of a photovoltaic system comprises a solar cell, a blocking device and a magnetic capacitor, wherein the solar cell and the magnetic capacitor are stacked over each other, and wherein the solar cell and the magnetic capacitor are electrically coupled to each other through the blocking device. Other...

Sintering of dye-sensitised solar cells using metal peroxide
01/15/15 - 20150013747 - This invention relates to the field of dye-sensitised solar cells and to a method for reducing the temperature necessary for sintering the metal oxide paste coating the electrode by adding a metal peroxide to the metal oxide paste coated to the electrode....

Maximum power point tracking (mppt)
01/15/15 - 20150013748 - Disclosed are methods, systems, and other implementations, including a method that includes measuring a plurality of samples of power produced by a photovoltaic (PV) array over a first interval of time, determining, based on the measured plurality of samples a non-linear predictive model of a behavior of the power produced...

System and method for controlling a solar panel output
01/15/15 - 20150013749 - A control system includes a control module and one or more input sources. The control module is coupled to an output of the solar module in order to operate the solar panel so that an output of the solar panel is at a maximum power level. The control module is...

Adhesive bonded solar cell assembly
01/08/15 - 20150007864 - A solar cell assembly including a first solar cell component, a second solar cell component, an adhesive layer positioned between the first solar cell component and the second solar cell component, and a contact extending through the adhesive layer to electrically couple the first solar cell component to the second...

Photovoltaic module
01/08/15 - 20150007865 - A photovoltaic module has a number of solar cells, which respectively include a contact structure on a pre-processed silicon wafer, which has a number of linear contact fingers disposed in parallel in a first direction and at least one bus bar disposed perpendicular to the first direction. The bus bar...

Method for manufacturing a photovoltaic module with two etching steps p1 and p3 and corresponding photovoltaic module
01/08/15 - 20150007866 - The invention relates to a method for manufacturing a photovoltaic module comprising plurality of solar cells in a thin-layer structure, in which the following are formed consecutively in the structure: an electrode on the rear surface (41), a photovoltaic layer (43) obtained by depositing components including metal precursors and at...

Photoelectric conversion device, manufacturing method thereof, and photoelectric conversion module
01/08/15 - 20150007867 - A photoelectric conversion device includes an n-type semiconductor layer and a p-type semiconductor layer, a collecting electrode formed on the n-type semiconductor layer, and a collecting electrode formed on the p-type semiconductor layer, on a back surface opposite to a light receiving surface of an n-type crystalline silicon substrate, and...

Method of forming a photovoltaic cell
01/01/15 - 20150000720 - This invention relates to a photovoltaic cell where all metal components used in the electrical connection/electrical collection system are similar enough to avoid corrosion that may be caused by a galvanic cell effect. Specifically, all the metal components should be the same or should have very similar electric potentials....

Method and apparatus for manufacturing a solar module strand and a solar module strand of flexible solar cells
12/25/14 - 20140373892 - A flexible solar module strand manufactured by a method including providing a first conveyor track for applying flexible solar cells; guiding the first conveyor track around two or more deflecting means; providing individual flexible solar cells; applying the individual solar cells to the first conveyor track; deflecting the first conveyor...

Prediction of solar obscuration events based on detection of spectral distribution shifts caused by approaching clouds
12/25/14 - 20140373893 - A physical effect (optical effect), which may be observed in solar irradiance as shading due to a cloud passing overhead may be approaching a given location (e.g., a location at or proximate a solar power generator), has been discovered. This optical effect takes place prior to an occurrence of a...

Photovoltaic panels having electrical arc detection capability, and associated systems and methods
12/25/14 - 20140373894 - A photovoltaic panel includes a panel arc detection subsystem and a plurality of photovoltaic assemblies electrically coupled in series between positive and negative panel power rails. The panel arc detection subsystem is adapted to detect a series electrical arc within the photovoltaic panel from a discrepancy between a panel voltage...

Solar cell unit and solar cell module
12/25/14 - 20140373895 - A photovoltaic unit comprising photovoltaics for generating power by utilizing solar light and a bypass diode connected in parallel with the photovoltaics further comprises a reaction element adapted to react to a current flowing therethrough and connected in parallel with the photovoltaics and bypass diode and a blocking element connected...

Photovoltaic element and method of manufacturing the same, and solar battery module
12/25/14 - 20140373896 - A back contact heterojunction photoelectric conversion device, that obtain junctions that are nearly ohmic contacts by integrally forming a transparent conductive film including an electrode directly on a p-type amorphous silicon film and a transparent conductive oxide directly on an n-type amorphous silicon film. A method of manufacturing the device...

Solar cell module and solar cell module manufacturing method
12/25/14 - 20140373897 - This solar cell module is provided with: a plurality of solar cells; and a tab, which electrically connects the solar cells, and which has recesses and projections on the surface thereof. The tab has height of the recesses and the projections smaller in the peripheral region of each of the...

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...