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Contact, Coating, Or Surface Geometry

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04/17/14 - 20140102529 - Solar cell interconnect assembly and method for manufacturing the same
A solar cell interconnect assembly and a method for manufacturing the same are provided. In an embodiment, the method may include: providing a solar cell having an interconnect member formed thereon, the interconnect member comprising a metallic part formed on a surface of the solar cell and a first precursor...

04/17/14 - 20140102530 - Microcrystalline silicon thin film solar cell and the manufacturing method thereof
The present invention relates to a microcrystalline silicon thin film solar cell and the manufacturing method thereof, using which not only the crystallinity of a microcrystalline silicon thin film that is to be formed by the manufacturing method can be controlled and adjusted at will and the defects in the...

04/17/14 - 20140102531 - Systems and methods for monolithically integrated bypass switches in photovoltaic solar cells and modules
Structures and methods for a solar cell having an integrated bypass switch are provided. According to one embodiment, an integrated solar cell and bypass switch comprising a semiconductor layer having background doping, a frontside, and a backside is provided. A patterned first level metal is positioned on the layer backside...

04/17/14 - 20140102532 - Solar cell module, method for manufacturing solar cell module, and tab wire for thin film solar cells
To ensure connection reliability between a tab wire for a collector and a tab wire for a terminal box over a long period of time. This solar cell module is provided with: a solar cell, on one surface of which an electrode is arranged; and a tab wire, which includes...

04/17/14 - 20140102533 - Polyvinylidene fluoride resin film, multilayer film, backsheet for solar cell module and production process of film
The invention provides a polyvinylidene fluoride resin (PVDF) film in which a crystal structure determined from an absorbance by an infrared absorption spectrum is such that a proportion of a β-type crystal is 10% or more based on the sum total of an α-type crystal and the β-type crystal, further...

04/17/14 - 20140102534 - High-concentration solar cell chip
A high-concentration solar cell includes an epitaxial layer structure, an upper patterned electrode on the top surface, and a back electrode on the back surface. The upper patterned electrode includes a primary pattern and a secondary pattern, where the primary pattern is composed of a series of small metal isosceles...

04/17/14 - 20140102535 - Solar cell element and method for manufacturing same
A solar cell element having a transparent substrate body, a NaxAg1-x, layer, a ZnO layer, a transparent conductive layer, and a photoelectric conversion layer including an n-type semiconductor layer and a p-type semiconductor layer. The transparent substrate body, the NaxAg1-x layer, the ZnO layer, the transparent conductive layer, and the...

04/10/14 - 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...

04/10/14 - 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...

04/10/14 - 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,...

04/10/14 - 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...

04/10/14 - 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...

04/03/14 - 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...

04/03/14 - 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...

04/03/14 - 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...

04/03/14 - 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...

04/03/14 - 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...

04/03/14 - 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...

03/27/14 - 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...

03/27/14 - 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...

03/27/14 - 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...

03/27/14 - 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...

03/27/14 - 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...

03/27/14 - 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...

03/27/14 - 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...

03/27/14 - 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...

03/27/14 - 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...

03/20/14 - 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...

03/20/14 - 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...

03/20/14 - 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...

03/20/14 - 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...

03/20/14 - 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,...

03/13/14 - 20140069494 - Method and apparatus for increasing conductivity of solar cell electrode, and solar cell
A method and apparatus for increasing conductivity of a solar cell electrode are disclosed. The method includes forming at least one finger on a surface of a substrate, and providing an electrical pulse passing through the finger, in which the duration of the electrical pulse is between 1 microsecond and...

03/13/14 - 20140069495 - Solar cell protective sheet, producing method of same, and solar cell module
A solar cell protective sheet includes a substrate and a thermoplastic resin layer laminated on at least one surface of the substrate. The thermoplastic resin layer contains at least one pigment selected from the group consisting of titanium oxide, talc, magnesium oxide, cerium oxide, barium sulfate, calcium carbonate and carbon...

03/13/14 - 20140069496 - Planar plasmonic device for light reflection, diffusion and guiding
A planar plasmonic device includes a first material layer having a surface configured to receive at least one photon of incident light. A patterned plasmonic nanostructured layer is disposed adjacent and optically coupled to the first material layer. The patterned plasmonic nanostructured layer includes a selected one of: a) at...

03/13/14 - 20140069497 - Protective film for solar cell and solar cell comprising the same
A protective film for a solar cell including a barrier film having a multilayer structure in which a substrate layer, an organic-inorganic hybrid layer and an inorganic barrier layer are sequentially stacked and a fluorine-based polymer layer, and a solar cell including the same are provided. Here, at least one...

03/13/14 - 20140069498 - Solar cell and method of manufacturing the same
Provided is a solar cell, including: a semiconductor substrate having a p-n junction; an antireflection film formed on at least one side of the semiconductor substrate; first electrodes formed on the antireflection film; and second electrodes covering the first electrodes, wherein only the first electrodes selectively penetrate the antireflection film...

03/06/14 - 20140060632 - Use of a conductive composition containing lead-tellurium-based oxide in the manufacture of semiconductor devices with lightly doped emitters
The present invention provides a process for using a thick-film conductive paste composition to form an electrode on a silicon semiconductor device, e.g, a photovoltaic cell, containing a lightly doped emitter. The thick-film paste comprises a source of an electrically conductive metal and a Pb—Te-based oxide dispersed in an organic...

03/06/14 - 20140060633 - Back contact paste with te enrichment control in thin film photovoltaic devices
Methods for forming a back contact on a thin film photovoltaic device are provided. The method can include: applying a conductive paste onto a surface defined by a p-type absorber layer (of cadmium telluride) of a p-n junction; and, curing the conductive paste to form a conductive coating on the...

03/06/14 - 20140060634 - Use of an inert graphite layer in a back contact of a photovoltaic cell
Photovoltaic devices are provided that include a transparent superstrate; a transparent conductive oxide on the transparent superstrate; an n-type window layer on the transparent superstrate; a p-type absorber layer on the n-type window layer; and an inert conductive paste layer on the back surface of the p-type absorber layer. The...

03/06/14 - 20140060635 - Photovoltaic devices
Photovoltaic devices are presented. A photovoltaic device includes a window layer and a semiconductor layer including a semiconductor material disposed on window layer. The semiconductor layer includes a first region and a second region, the first region disposed proximate to the window layer, and the second region including a chalcogen-rich...

03/06/14 - 20140060636 - End-group-directed self-assembly of organic compounds useful for photovoltaic applications
The present invention provides for an organic compound comprising electron deficient unit covalently linked to two or more electron rich units. The present invention also provides for a device comprising the organic compound, such as a light-emitting diode, thin-film transistor, chemical biosensor, non-emissive electrochromic, memory device, photovoltaic cells, or the...

03/06/14 - 20140060637 - Dye-sensitized solar cell, its photoelectrode and producing method thereof
A dye-sensitized solar cell includes a negative electrode, a positive electrode, a photoelectrode mounted between the negative electrode and the positive electrode, and an electrolyte located between the photoelectrode and the positive electrode. The photoelectrode is adapted to absorb a dye. The photoelectrode includes a dense layer, a scattering layer...

03/06/14 - 20140060638 - Solar cell
A solar cell according to an embodiment of the invention includes: a substrate; a dopant layer formed at the substrate; an electrode electrically connected to the dopant layer, wherein the electrode includes a plurality of finger electrodes that are parallel to each other; and a ribbon-connected portion formed on the...

03/06/14 - 20140060639 - Copper oxide core/shell nanocrystals for use in photovoltaic cells
The present application relates to a copper oxide nanocrystal with a cupric oxide (CuO) shell surrounding a cuprous oxide (Cu2O) core. The copper oxide core/shell nanocrystals may be used as photo-absorbers in photovoltaic cells. The copper oxide core/shell nanocrystals form a p-type semiconductor layer that coats and fills the interstitial...

03/06/14 - 20140060640 - Electrode for photovoltaic device
An electrode for a photovoltaic device includes a Mo layer and a sulfurization-resistant layer formed on the Mo layer. The sulfurization-resistant layer contains at least one element X selected from a group consisting of Nb, Ti, Ta, Au, V, Mn, and W. A molar ratio of the element X to...

03/06/14 - 20140060641 - Redox couple for electrochemical and optoelectronic devices
The present invention provides an improved redox couple for electrochemical and optoelectronic devices. The redox couple is based on a complex of a first row transition metal, said complex containing at least one mono-, bi-, or tridentate ligand comprising a substituted or unsubstituted ring or ring system comprising a five-membered...

03/06/14 - 20140060642 - Light-reflecting grating structure for photovoltaic devices
A photovoltaic cell includes an absorbing layer configured to generate electron-hole pairs from incident photons of incoming light; and a first grating layer arranged at a first surface of the absorbing layer which is opposite to a second surface of the absorbing layer from which light is incident, wherein the...

03/06/14 - 20140060643 - Light absorbing oxide materials for photovoltaic and photocatalytic applications and devices
Provided are materials, methods and devices for absorption of visible or solar terrestrial electromagnetic radiation. The disclosed materials, methods and devices employ a multi-component oxide material comprising a solar terrestrial light absorbing metallic oxide and a catalytic oxide to achieve conversion of absorbed visible or solar terrestrial electromagnetic radiation into...

03/06/14 - 20140060644 - 2d crystalline film based on zno integration of onto a conductive plastic substrate
The invention relates to a method for forming, on a conductive plastic substrate, a 2D crystalline layer based on zinc oxide, possibly doped, characterized in that: the 2D layer is formed by electrochemical deposition; the electrochemical deposition is performed at a temperature ranging between 55° C. and 65° C.; the...

03/06/14 - 20140060645 - Profiles for fixing rigid plates
The present invention relates to profiles for attaching rigid plates, especially photovoltaic modules, to a roof and to a method and system for attaching photovoltaic modules to a roof structure with the help of profiles....