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Integral corner bypass diode interconnecting configuration for multiple solar cells
05/28/15 - 20150144173 - A photovoltaic solar cell assembly includes a bypass diode, a first and a second planar solar cell. Each of the first and the second solar cell includes a front facing side and a rear facing side, each rear facing side including a respective conductive surface, each front facing side including...

Production of mono-crystalline silicon
05/28/15 - 20150144174 - A crystalline silicon ingot is produced using a directional solidification process. In particular, a crucible is loaded with silicon feedstock above a seed layer of uniform crystalline orientation. The silicon feedstock and an upper part of the seed layer are melted forming molten material in the crucible. This molten material...

Photovoltaic module with photovoltaic cells having local widening of the bus
05/28/15 - 20150144175 - A photovoltaic module has cells each having at least one collecting finger (2) oriented in a first elongation direction (D1) and at least one bus (3) oriented in a second elongation direction (D2) making at an angle to the first. At a zone (4) of electrical connection between the bus...

Photovoltaic power balancing and differential power processing
05/28/15 - 20150144176 - Power production among photovoltaic elements can be equalized through charge redistribution, which can reduce or eliminate the effect of partial shading. Also described is a technique for differential power processing by individually setting currents through different strings of photovoltaic elements....

Solution processing of kesterite semiconductors
05/28/15 - 20150144177 - 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...

Self-cleaning solar panel design
05/21/15 - 20150136196 - A self-cleaning photovoltaic module which when combined with other identical modules forms a large solar panel which is protected from the vice of dust deposition. The module, which has all the properties of a solar panel in itself, has a dividing fin and a circular vent capable of flushing out...

Solar cell array
05/21/15 - 20150136197 - A solar cell array includes: a substrate; a plurality of first electrodes on the substrate and separated from each other; a photoactive layer on each of the first electrodes; and a second electrode on each of the photoactive layers. The photoactive layer includes a gap exposing a neighboring one of...

Solar cell
05/21/15 - 20150136198 - A solar cell array includes: a substrate; a plurality of first electrodes on the substrate; photoactive layer on the first electrodes, and including a transmission groove exposing the substrate and a through-groove exposing a neighboring first electrode of the plurality of first electrodes; a second electrode on the photoactive layer...

Interconnect assembly
05/21/15 - 20150136199 - An interconnect assembly. The interconnect assembly includes a trace that includes a plurality of electrically conductive portions. The plurality of electrically conductive portions is configured both to collect current from a first solar cell and to interconnect electrically to a second solar cell. In addition, the plurality of electrically conductive...

Idealized solar panel
05/21/15 - 20150136200 - A solar panel is constructed by electrically connecting one or more banks of solar cells in series, wherein each cell in each bank is electrically connected in series. In some aspects the cells are a quarter of typical full size cells in the direction of current flow. A panel may...

Solar cell module
05/14/15 - 20150129011 - A solar cell module includes a first solar cell, a second solar cell and an electrically connecting member. The first solar cell has a first connecting side having at least one first protruding portion and at least one first recess portion that are adjacent to each other. The second solar...

Photovoltaic apparatus
05/14/15 - 20150129012 - A photovoltaic apparatus includes a solar cell panel including a plurality of solar cells, a junction part connected to the solar cell panel, a first wiring extending from the junction part, a second wiring extending from the junction part, a third wiring extending from the junction part, and a fourth...

Organic photovoltaic cell and light emitting diode with an array of 3-dimensionally fabricated electrodes
05/07/15 - 20150122304 - Disclosed herein, in certain instances, is a novel photovoltaic cell that uses unique micro-architectural and multi-layer functional designs. Further disclosed herein, in certain instances, is a 3-dimensional electrode. Disclosed herein, in certain instances, is a novel electroluminescent cell that uses unique micro-architectural and multi-layer functional designs. Further disclosed herein, in...

Power inverter docking system for photovoltaic modules
05/07/15 - 20150122305 - An electronics module docking system includes docking member removably coupled to a photovoltaic module. The docking system includes a first connector port electrically coupled to one or more photovoltaic cells of the photovoltaic module. The photovoltaic module is selectively coupleable to the docking member. The docking system includes a housing...

Photovoltaic power generation system with photovoltaic cells as bypass diodes
04/30/15 - 20150114444 - A photovoltaic power generation system that includes a solar panel is described herein. The solar panel includes a photovoltaic sub-module, which includes a group of microsystem enabled photovoltaic cells. The group includes a first string of photovoltaic cells, a second string of photovoltaic cells, and a differing photovoltaic cell. Photovoltaic...

Transparent cover for solar cells and modules
04/30/15 - 20150114445 - A solar cell device and a method of fabricating the same are described. The method of fabricating a solar cell includes forming a photovoltaic substructure including a substrate, back contact, absorber and buffer, forming a transparent cover separate from the photovoltaic substructure including a transparent layer and a plasmonic nanostructured...

Multilayer back electrode for a photovoltaic thin-film solar cell and use thereof for manufacturing thin-film solar cells and modules, photovoltaic thin-film solar cells and modules containing the multilayer back electrode and method for the manufacture thereof
04/30/15 - 20150114446 - A multilayer back electrode for a photovoltaic thin-film solar cell, including: at least one bulk back electrode layer, at least one, ohmic, contact layer, obtained by applying at least one ply containing/essentially made of at least one metal chalcogenide, selected from molybdenum, tungsten, tantalum, cobalt, and/or niobium, and the chalcogen...

Junction box and photovoltaic module including the same
04/30/15 - 20150114447 - A junction box connected to a photoelectric converter and including a body with a diode. The body includes first parts that are parallel to each other, a second part connecting ends of the first parts, and a bridge connecting the first parts. The diode is in the bridge, and the...

Solar module and solar module production method
04/30/15 - 20150114448 - A solar module having at least one solar cell on the rear-side surface of which a metallization layer is formed, and having a further solar cell, which is electrically connected to the solar cell by means of a conductive connector, the rear-side surface of the solar cell having at least...

Photovoltaic power generation system
04/30/15 - 20150114449 - A photovoltaic power generation system is discussed. The photovoltaic power generation system includes a solar cell module including a plurality of solar cell groups divided into groupings of the plurality of solar cell groups, each of the plurality of solar cell groups including at least one of one solar cell...

Apparatus and method for locating a discontinuity in a solar array
04/23/15 - 20150107642 - A kit comprising one or more of the following one or more solar modules (10); one of more connectors (30); and one or more integrated flashing pieces (40), wherein the one or more solar modules, the one or more connectors, and the one or more integrated flashing pieces include a...

Photovoltaic module and method for producing such a module
04/23/15 - 20150107643 - A photovoltaic module including first photovoltaic cells and second photovoltaic cells, electrically connected to each other and arranged adjacent to each other, in which a value of a short circuit current of each of the first photovoltaic cells is less than a value of a short circuit current of each...

Photovoltaic (pv) efficiency using high frequency electric pulses
04/23/15 - 20150107644 - A system can include at least one solar cell comprising a semiconductor material having p-n junctions formed therein; and a pulse generator electrically coupled to the solar cell and configured to apply electric pulses to dynamically alter a band gap of the semiconductor material as photons are received by the...

Solar cell
04/23/15 - 20150107645 - In various embodiments, a solar cell includes: a substrate with a light incidence side and a rear side and a dielectric layer on the back of the substrate. The dielectric layer includes openings, which extend through the dielectric layer towards the back of the substrate. The solar cell further includes...

Photovoltaic dc sub-array control system and method
04/23/15 - 20150107646 - A photovoltaic energy conversion system, apparatus, and method for controlling DC sub-arrays of a photovoltaic array are disclosed. The method may include coupling each of N homerun branches from N sub-arrays to an inverter via N switches and monitoring current through each of the N homerun branches. A forward current...

High utilization photo-voltaic device
04/16/15 - 20150101649 - An article of manufacture includes a first and second PV cell layer, where the first and second PV cell layers are at least partially displaced from each other and define a continuous optical coverage area throughout a solar active area. The article provides for enhanced utilization of the active solar...

Device for measuring leakage current and aging of a photovoltaic module
04/16/15 - 20150101650 - A diagnostic device (40) having layers (25, 27, 29) corresponding to respective layers (24, 26, 28) of a given photovoltaic module (20). The diagnostic device is provided for testing and monitoring a condition of the given photovoltaic module. The layers of the diagnostic device may be made of respective materials...

Systems and methods for an enhanced watchdog in solar module installations
04/16/15 - 20150101651 - Systems and methods for automatically or remotely rendering a solar array safe during an emergency or maintenance. A watchdog unit is disclosed for monitoring a signal from a central controller. If the signal is lost, interrupted, or becomes irregular, or if a shutdown signal is received, then the watchdog unit...

Method for producing a photovoltaic module with an etching step p3 and an optional step p2
04/09/15 - 20150096606 - The present invention concerns a method for producing an intermediate product for obtaining a photovoltaic module comprising a plurality of solar cells, said method comprising the following steps: (a) localised deposition on a substrate (4) of a layer (7) of an Se or S material, so as to cover at...

Solar cell module and systems incorporating same
04/09/15 - 20150096607 - An electrical connection system comprising a plurality of electrical components electrically interconnected by a plurality of multi-terminal electrical connector devices. Each electrical component has first and second electrical terminals, each connector device having a plurality of electrical terminals arranged in first and second rows each row comprising a plurality of...

Device and method for measuring a drop in power in a solar plant, and solar plant comprising said device
04/02/15 - 20150090311 - For the precise, low-cost measurement of the power loss of a solar installation (17) caused by dirt. The device comprises: a first photovoltaic cell (1) for transforming solar energy into a first current (8); cleaning means (4) of the first cell (1); a second photovoltaic cell (2) for transforming solar...

Power generating system and method of designing power generating system
04/02/15 - 20150090312 - A power generating system comprising: a plurality of power generating units coupled in parallel; a power collecting device for collecting electric power output from the plurality of power generating units; and wirings for coupling the plurality of power generating units and the power collecting device. A ratio of a conductor...

Solar cells produced from high ohmic wafers and paste comprising ag metal-oxide additive
04/02/15 - 20150090313 - d. An Ag-metal-oxide, comprising Ag, a metal M or semiconductor element different from Ag, and oxygen....

High efficiency solar panel
04/02/15 - 20150090314 - One embodiment of the present invention provides a solar panel. The solar panel includes a plurality of subsets of solar cells. The solar cells in a subset are coupled in series, and the subsets of solar cells are coupled in parallel. The number of solar cells in a respective subset...

Dye-sensitized solar cell module having a serial structure and a method for manufacturing the solar cell
03/26/15 - 20150083182 - The present invention relates to a dye-sensitized solar cell module (1) which comprises at least two dye-sensitized solar cell units (2a-c) arranged adjacent to each other and connected in series. The dye-sensitized solar cell module comprises a porous insulating substrate (7), the first conducting layer (4) is a porous conducting...

Solar cell, manufacturing method for solar cell, and solar cell module
03/26/15 - 20150083183 - A solar cell includes: a semiconductor substrate of a first conductivity type that includes an impurity diffusion layer, in which an impurity element of a second conductivity type is diffused, on one surface side; a passivation film that is formed on the impurity diffusion layer and that is made of...

High crystalline polythiophene nanowire for organic solar panels and method of preparation thereof
03/26/15 - 20150083184 - The present invention relates to a method of preparing high crystalline polythiophene nanowire used for organic solar panels, including the following steps: A. a 0.001-40 wt % polythiophene solution is prepared; B. a 0.01-10 wt % carbon nanomaterial suspension is prepared and a 0.001-5 wt % dispersant is added to...

Solar cell module and method for manufacturing same
03/26/15 - 20150083185 - A solar cell module is provided with: a plurality of solar cells, each of which comprises a first electrode and a second electrode that are formed on a photoelectric conversion unit; and a wiring material that is fitted on the first electrode and the second electrode using an adhesive and...

Multi-junction solar cell
03/26/15 - 20150083186 - A multi-junction solar cell of an embodiment includes a first solar cell including a first photoelectric conversion device, a second solar cell including a plurality of second photoelectric conversion devices connected in series and having a back contact, and an insulating layer between the first solar cell and the second...

Solar cell module and solar cell module manufacturing method
03/26/15 - 20150083187 - This solar cell module is provided with a plurality of solar cells, and connecting members that connect the solar cells to each other with bonding layers therebetween. At an edge portion of each of the connecting members, said edge portion being in the longitudinal direction of the connecting member, the...

Solar cell module and solar cell module manufacturing method
03/26/15 - 20150083188 - This solar cell module is provided with a plurality of solar cells, and connecting members that connect the solar cells to each other. The area of each of the bonding layers that bonds each of the connecting members to the light receiving surface of each of the solar cells is...

Method for producing a photovoltaic module with an etching step p3 and an optional step p1
03/19/15 - 20150075580 - A method for producing an intermediate product for obtaining a photovoltaic module comprising a plurality of solar cells, said method comprising the following steps: (a) localised deposition on a substrate (4) of a layer of metal (8) so as to cover at least one portion (401) of the substrate, (b)...

Photovoltaic apparatus
03/19/15 - 20150075581 - A photovoltaic apparatus includes a support substrate; a back electrode layer on the support substrate; a light absorbing layer on the back electrode layer; and a front electrode layer on the light absorbing layer, wherein the support substrate comprises: a base layer; a first stepped portion on the base layer;...

Solar cell with a contact structure and method of its manufacture
03/19/15 - 20150075582 - The present invention describes a solar cell with a Silicon substrate, which includes a doped emitter region on which a contact structure is disposed, which includes several linear contact-fingers, wherein the distance between the contact-fingers varies and is adjusted to a changing doping profile over the surface of the emitter...

Solar panel
03/12/15 - 20150068577 - A solar panel includes a substrate, plural solar cells, wires, and plural bypass diodes. The substrate includes a bottom area, a middle area, and a top area vertically arranged from bottom to top. The middle area includes a first zone, a second zone and a third zone horizontally arranged from...

Method for manufacturing thin-film solar modules, and thin-film solar modules which are obtainable according to this method
03/12/15 - 20150068578 - A method for manufacturing photovoltaic thin-film solar modules, including: applying a back electrode layer to a substrate, applying at least one conductive barrier layer, applying at least one contact layer, applying at least one kesterite or chalcopyrite semiconductor absorber layer, applying at least one buffer layer, removing the applied layers...

Multilayer back electrode for a photovoltaic thin-film solar cell, use thereof for manufacturing thin-film solar cells and modules, photovoltaic thin-film solar cells and modules containing the multilayer back electrode and a manufacturing method
03/12/15 - 20150068579 - A multilayer back electrode for a photovoltaic thin-film solar cell includes, in the following sequence: at least one bulk back electrode layer containing at least one of V, Mn, Cr, Mo, Co, Zr, Ta, Nb, and W; at least one conductive barrier layer; and at least one ohmic contact layer...

Photovoltaic thin-film solar modules and method for manufacturing such thin-film solar modules
03/12/15 - 20150068580 - A photovoltaic thin-film solar module includes in the following sequence: a substrate layer; a back electrode layer directly adjoining the substrate layer; a conductive barrier layer directly adjoining at least one of the back electrode layer and the substrate layer; an ohmic contact layer directly adjoining the barrier layer; one...

Fabrication method for multi-junction solar cells
03/12/15 - 20150068581 - A fabrication method for high-efficiency multi junction solar cells, including: providing a Ge substrate for semiconductor epitaxial growth; growing an emitter region over the Ge substrate (as the base) to form a first subcell with a first band gap; forming a second subcell with a second band gap larger than...

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...