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Contact, Coating, Or Surface Geometry

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Method of making photovoltaic device having high quantum efficiency
04/09/15 - 20150096609 - A method of fabricating a photovoltaic device includes forming an absorber layer comprising an absorber material above a substrate, forming a buffer layer over the absorber layer, forming a front transparent layer over the buffer layer, and exposing the photovoltaic device to heat or radiation at a temperature from about...

Organic photoelectric conversion element and solar cell using the same
04/09/15 - 20150096610 - The transparent conductive film of the present invention is formed by laminating a ground layer which contains a nitrogen-containing organic compound and a metal thin film layer which contains a metal element of Group 11 of the periodic table and has a thickness of from 2 to 10 nm. In...

Solar cell device and method for manufacturing the same
04/09/15 - 20150096611 - In order to provide a solar cell device having increased reliability, the present invention is provided with: a substrate having a semiconductor region containing silicon at one primary surface side; a first electrode provided on the one primary surface and containing silver as the primary component; and a second electrode...

Back-contact solar cell and manufacturing method thereof
04/09/15 - 20150096612 - A back-contact solar cell and manufacturing method thereof includes steps of providing a substrate, forming a first conductive doping region and a second conductive doping region on the substrate, forming a passivation layer on the substrate to cover the first conductive doping region and the second conductive doping region, distantly...

Photovoltaic device and method of manufacturing the same
04/09/15 - 20150096613 - The invention provides a photovoltaic device and method of manufacturing the same. The photovoltaic device of the invention includes a semiconductor structure assembly and a protection layer. The semiconductor structure assembly has a plurality of side surfaces, and includes a p-n junction, an n-p junction, a p-i-n junction, an n-i-p...

Thin film solar cell structure
04/09/15 - 20150096614 - A thin film solar cell includes a protection layer, a substrate and a photovoltaic conversion structure having a stack of one or several of non-planar light absorption layers, a first conductive layer being light transmissive and a second conductive layer being at least partially transparent or totally reflective. When the...

Metal seed layer for solar cell conductive contact
04/02/15 - 20150090325 - Metal seed layers for solar cell conductive contacts and methods of forming metal seed layers for solar cell conductive contacts are described. For example, a solar cell includes a substrate. A semiconductor region is disposed in or above the substrate. A conductive contact is disposed on the semiconductor region and...

Mechanically deformed metal particles
04/02/15 - 20150090326 - A solar cell can include a substrate and a semiconductor region disposed in or above the substrate. The solar cell can also include a conductive contact disposed on the semiconductor region with the conductive contact including deformed conductive particles....

Firing metal with support
04/02/15 - 20150090327 - A solar cell can include a substrate and a semiconductor region disposed in or above the substrate. The solar cell can also include a conductive contact disposed on the semiconductor region with the conductive contact including a paste, a first metal, and a first conductive portion that includes a conductive...

Epitaxial silicon solar cells with moisture barrier
04/02/15 - 20150090328 - A thin epitaxial silicon solar cell includes one or more layers of doped oxides on the backside. A silicon nitride layer that serves as a moisture barrier is formed on the one or more layers of doped oxides. The doped oxides provide dopants for forming doped regions in an epitaxial...

Metallization of solar cells using metal foils
04/02/15 - 20150090329 - A solar cell structure includes P-type and N-type doped regions. A dielectric spacer is formed on a surface of the solar cell structure. A metal layer is formed on the dielectric spacer and on the surface of the solar cell structure that is exposed by the dielectric spacer. A metal...

Solar cell contact structures formed from metal paste
04/02/15 - 20150090330 - Solar cell contact structures formed from metal paste and methods of forming solar cell contact structures from metal paste are described. In a first example, a solar cell includes a substrate. A semiconductor region is disposed in or above the substrate. A contact structure is disposed on the semiconductor region...

Thin-film photovoltaic cell structure with a mirror layer
04/02/15 - 20150090331 - Thin-layer photovoltaic cell structure with mirror layer. The invention relates to a photovoltaic cell structure intended for solar panel applications. The thin layer photovoltaic cell structure comprises at least one I-III-VI2 alloy layer (CIGS) with photovoltaic properties for the conversion of illuminating light into electricity. In particular, the structure comprises...

Dye-sensitized solar cell and method for manufacturing same
04/02/15 - 20150090332 - The present invention relates to a dye-sensitized solar cell and a fabrication method thereof. The dye-sensitized solar cell according to the present invention comprises: a transparent substrate; a porous semiconductor layer provided on the transparent substrate and comprising a dye sensitizer; a current collecting electrode provided on the porous semiconductor...

Electrolyte-sealing structure and manufacturing method thereof
04/02/15 - 20150090333 - An electrolyte-sealing structure for a dye-sensitized solar cell includes: a pair of opposing substrates; a fluid electrolyte sealed between the substrates; a thermoplastic resin layer positioned in such a way as to laminate the pair of substrates together while providing an area in which the fluid electrolyte is to be...

Solar cell
04/02/15 - 20150090334 - Discussed is a solar cell including a photoelectric converter and first and second electrodes connected to the photoelectric converter. The first electrode includes a finger electrode including a plurality of finger electrode portions and a bus bar electrode including a main portion formed in a direction crossing the finger electrode...

Photovoltaic cells
03/26/15 - 20150083206 - This invention relates to cells and devices for harvesting light. Specifically the cell comprises at least one electrode which comprises graphene or modified graphene and layer of a transition metal dichalcogenide in a vertical heterostructure. The cell may be part of a light harvesting device. The invention also relates to...

Sealer sheet for solar-cell module
03/26/15 - 20150083207 - The present invention provides a crosslinked polyethylene sealing material sheet for a solar-cell module offering exceptional heat resistance, wherein the sealing material sheet is provided with high metal-adhesion performance. A sealing material sheet for a solar-cell module comprises a sealing material sheet composition for a solar-cell module containing a polyethylene...

Solar cell and method of fabricating the same
03/26/15 - 20150083208 - A solar cell according to the embodiment includes a support substrate; a back electrode layer on the support substrate; a light absorbing layer on the back electrode layer; a buffer layer on the light absorbing layer; a front electrode layer on the buffer layer; a connecting member passing through the...

Coatable diffusing agent composition, method for producing coatable diffusing agent composition, solar cell, and method for manufacturing solar cell
03/26/15 - 20150083209 - The present invention aims to provide a coatable diffusing agent composition that can prevent the formation of precipitates, has a longer solution life than conventional PTG solutions free of water, and thus can be stably stored for a long period of time even when this PTG solution is produced in...

Photoelectric conversion element
03/26/15 - 20150083210 - wherein each of R1 and R2 independently represents a straight-chain or branched-chain alkyl group, Ar represents a substituted or unsubstituted aryl group, each of X1 and X2 independently represents a substituted or unsubstituted aryl group or a substituted or unsubstituted saturated hydrocarbon group, n represents an integer of from 1...

Photoelectric conversion layer and applications thereof to solar cell, photodiode and image sensor
03/26/15 - 20150083211 - The present disclosure provides a photoelectric conversion layer containing a semiconductor and plural metal-containing minute structures dispersed therein. The minute structures are minute structures (A) comprising metal material (α) or otherwise minute structures (B) comprising metal material (α) and material (β) selected from the group consisting of oxide, nitride and...

Thin-film photovoltaic devices with discontinuous passivation layers
03/26/15 - 20150083212 - In various embodiments, photovoltaic devices incorporate discontinuous passivation layers (i) disposed between a thin-film absorber layer and a partner layer, (ii) disposed between the partner layer and a front contact layer, and/or (iii) disposed between a back contact layer and the thin-film absorber layer....

Core-shell nickel alloy composite particle metallization layers for silicon solar cells
03/26/15 - 20150083213 - Materials and Methods for fabrication of rear tabbing, front busbar, and fine grid line layers for silicon based photovoltaic cells are disclosed. Materials include conductive metallization pastes that contain core-shell nickel based particles....

Solar cell
03/26/15 - 20150083214 - A solar cell includes a semiconductor substrate of first conductivity type, including first and second principal surfaces; a region of the first conductivity type, including a semiconductor layer structure of the first conductivity type provided on the first principal surface; and a region of an second conductivity type, including a...

Front contact solar cell with formed emitter
03/26/15 - 20150083215 - A bipolar solar cell includes a backside junction formed by an N-type silicon substrate and a P-type polysilicon emitter formed on the backside of the solar cell. An antireflection layer may be formed on a textured front surface of the silicon substrate. A negative polarity metal contact on the front...

Method of preparing counter electrode for dye-sensitized solar cell
03/26/15 - 20150083216 - The following description relates to a method of low temperature sintering a catalyst layer that formed on one side of a counter electrode using a laser. It is possible to prepare a counter electrode for a dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC) based on a flexible substrate easily because the method can...

Conductive paste composition and semiconductor devices made therefrom
03/26/15 - 20150083217 - A conductive paste composition contains a source of an electrically conductive metal, a lead-tellurium-based oxide, a discrete oxide of an adhesion promoting element, and an organic vehicle. An article such as a high-efficiency photovoltaic cell is formed by a process of deposition of the paste composition on a semiconductor substrate...

Dye-sensitized solar cell
03/26/15 - 20150083218 - Provided is a dye-sensitized solar cell which includes a working electrode having a porous titanium oxide layer on a conductive substrate, and a photosensitizing dye supported on the porous titanium oxide layer, in which the porous titanium oxide layer contains an anatase crystal-type TiO2 and a rutile crystal-type TiO2, the...

Dye-sensitized solar cell
03/26/15 - 20150083219 - Disclosed is a dye-sensitized solar cell which includes a working electrode having a porous titanium oxide layer on a conductive substrate capable of transmitting light, a counter electrode disposed so as to face the working electrode, a photosensitizing dye supported on the porous titanium oxide layer of the working electrode,...

Electrically-conductive structure and a production method therefor
03/19/15 - 20150075596 - Accordingly, a display panel having improved visibility may be developed by using the conductive structure body according to the exemplary embodiment of the present invention....

Electroconductive paste with adhension promoting glass
03/19/15 - 20150075597 - An electroconductive paste composition for use in forming backside soldering pads on a solar cell including metallic particles, glass frit including Bi2O3, Al2O3, SiO2, B2O3 and at least one of Li2O or Li3PO4, and an organic vehicle is provided. The invention also provides a solar cell comprising a silicon wafer...

Selective self-aligned plating of heterojunction solar cells
03/19/15 - 20150075598 - A method for forming contacts on a photovoltaic device includes forming a heterojunction cell including a substrate, a passivation layer and a doped layer and forming a transparent conductor on the cell. A patterned barrier layer is formed on the transparent conductor and has openings therein wherein the transparent conductor...

Pillar structured multijunction photovoltaic devices
03/19/15 - 20150075599 - A device operable to convert light to electricity, comprising: a substrate comprising a semiconductor material, one or more structures essentially perpendicular to the substrate, one or more layers conformally disposed on the one or more structures wherein the one or more structures and the one or more layers form one...

Selective self-aligned plating of heterojunction solar cells
03/19/15 - 20150075600 - A method for forming contacts on a photovoltaic device includes forming a heterojunction cell including a substrate, a passivation layer and a doped layer and forming a transparent conductor on the cell. A patterned barrier layer is formed on the transparent conductor and has openings therein wherein the transparent conductor...

Solar cell, solar cell manufacturing method, and solar cell module
03/19/15 - 20150075601 - A solar cell includes a photoelectric conversion section having first and second principal surfaces, and a collecting electrode formed on the first principal surface. The collecting electrode includes first and second electroconductive layers in this order from the photoelectric conversion section side, and includes an insulating layer between the first...

Photovoltaic cell with graphene-ferroelectric electrode
03/19/15 - 20150075602 - A photovoltaic cell (10) is disclosed that includes an active layer (20) sandwiched by top and bottom graphene-ferroelectric electrodes (30T, 30B) each having a graphene layer (32) and a polarized ferroelectric layer (34). The polarized ferroelectric layer defines an internal electric field (EI). Light (50) irradiates the active layer through...

Novel hydrophobic coatings and methods and compositions relating thereto
03/19/15 - 20150075603 - A coating is described. The coating includes a metal oxide layer, which in turn includes a surface having a water contact angle greater than 90 degrees. A metal-oxide coating composition is also described. The composition includes effective amounts of a first type and a second of metals and an effective...

Thin-film compound photovoltaic cell and method for manufacturing same
03/19/15 - 20150075604 - A base material formed of a thin film, a rear surface electrode located on the base material, a photoelectric conversion layer located on the rear surface electrode, a first surface electrode that is located above the rear surface electrode, is electrically connected to the rear surface electrode, and has a...

Solar cell element
03/19/15 - 20150075605 - This solar cell element, which is increased in the conversion efficiency due to improved effect of passivation, includes a semiconductor substrate in which a p-type first semiconductor region and an n-type second semiconductor region are stacked such that the first semiconductor region is located nearmost a first principal surface side...

Integrated conductive substrate, and electronic device employing same
03/19/15 - 20150075606 - Provided are an integrated conductive substrate simultaneously serving as a substrate and an electrode, and an electronic device using the same. The integrated conductive substrate includes a conductive layer containing iron, which has a first surface having a first root mean square roughness, and a semiconductor layer containing a semiconductor...

Polymeric binders incorporating light-detecting elements
03/19/15 - 20150075607 - In accordance with certain embodiments, semiconductor dies are embedded within polymeric binder to form, e.g., light-emitting dies and/or composite wafers containing multiple light-emitting dies embedded in a single volume of binder....

Photovoltaic device using nano-spheres for textured electrodes
03/19/15 - 20150075608 - An electronic device includes a substrate and a plurality of particles anchored to the substrate. An electrode material is formed over the particles and configured to form peaks over the particles. One or more operational layers are formed over the electrode material for performing a device function....

Solar cell, solar cell module
03/19/15 - 20150075609 - Disclosed is a solar cell that comprises a photoelectric conversion body, a first electrode including a first finger portion that is placed on one main surface of the photoelectric conversion body and extends in first direction, a second electrode including a second finger portion which is placed on the one...

Solar cell
03/19/15 - 20150075610 - 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...

Shallow junction photovoltaic devices
03/12/15 - 20150068591 - A method for fabricating a photovoltaic device includes forming a first contact on a crystalline substrate, by epitaxially growing a first doped layer having a doping concentration of 1019 cm−3 or greater, a dislocation density of 105 cm−2 or smaller, a hydrogen content of 0.1 atomic percent or smaller, and...

Solar cell metallization
03/12/15 - 20150068592 - An interdigitated back contact solar cell is provided. The solar cell comprises a solar cell substrate having a light receiving frontside and a backside comprising base and emitter regions. A first level metal (M1) layer is positioned on the substrate backside contacting the base and emitter regions. A second level...

Pocket type photovoltaic power generation back sheet, method for manufacturing said back sheet, and photovoltaic power generation module including said back sheet
03/12/15 - 20150068593 - The invention includes: a step forming a heat radiating or weather resistant coating layer on a surface of an insulating film; a step bringing the insulating film into contact with both surfaces of a heat conduction member; and a step forming a blocked pocket by sealing a portion of the...

Solar cell and manufacturing method thereof
03/12/15 - 20150068594 - To provide a solar cell that reduces occurrence of a defect and has high photoelectric conversion efficiency. The solar cell includes a silicon substrate such as an n-type single-crystal silicon substrate single crystal with pyramid-shaped irregularities P formed thereon, and an amorphous or microcrystal semiconductor layer formed on the single-crystal...

Glass substrate for cu-in-ga-se solar cell, and solar cell using same
03/12/15 - 20150068595 - A glass substrate for a Cu—In—Ga—Se solar cell. The glass substrate includes the specific amounts of SiO2, Al2O3, B2O3, MgO, CaO, SrO, BaO, ZrO2, Na2O and K2O. In the glass substrate, MgO+CaO+SrO+BaO is from 10 to 30%, Na2O+K2O is from 8 to 20%, Na2O/K2O is from 0.7 to 2.0, and...

Solar cell module and method for manufacturing solar cell module
03/12/15 - 20150068596 - A solar cell module is provided with: a photoelectric conversion section having a substrate; collecting electrodes, which are disposed on the photoelectric conversion section; adhesive layers disposed on the collecting electrodes; and wiring material pieces respectively connected to the collecting electrodes with the adhesive layers therebetween. In the longitudinal direction...

Surface passivation of silicon based wafers
03/12/15 - 20150068597 - The surface recombination velocity of a silicon sample is reduced by deposition of a thin hydrogenated amorphous silicon or hydrogenated amorphous silicon carbide film, followed by deposition of a thin hydrogenated silicon nitride film. The surface recombination velocity is further decreased by a subsequent anneal. Silicon solar cell structures using...

Conductive paste composition and semiconductor devices made therewith
03/12/15 - 20150068598 - A conductive paste composition contains a source of an electrically conductive metal, an alkaline-earth-metal boron tellurium oxide, and an organic vehicle. An article such as a high-efficiency photovoltaic cell is formed by a process of deposition of the paste composition on a semiconductor device substrate (e.g., by screen printing) and...

Solar cell
03/05/15 - 20150059842 - A solar cell according to the embodiment includes a substrate; a first electrode layer on a substrate; a light absorbing layer on the first electrode layer; a second electrode layer including a transmittive conductive material on the light absorbing layer; and a grid electrode including a transmittive conductive material on...

Solar cell using printed circuit board
03/05/15 - 20150059843 - A solar cell using a printed circuit board (PCB) includes a substrate that is formed of an insulating material and in and through which a plurality of fixing holes and communication holes are alternately formed; a plurality of photoelectric effect generators that have ball or polyhedral shapes fixed to the...

Flexible photo-anode of dye-sensitized solar cell and manufacturing method thereof
03/05/15 - 20150059844 - A flexible photo-anode of dye-sensitized solar cell and a manufacturing method thereof are provided. The method includes steps of: coating zinc oxide nanoparticles on a flexible substrate to form a seed layer; immersing the flexible substrate into a first reaction solution; heating the seed layer to form a zinc oxide...

Czts-based thin film solar cell and method of production of same
03/05/15 - 20150059845 - A CZTS-based thin film solar cell which has a high photovoltaic conversion efficiency which is provided with a substrate, a metal back electrode layer which is formed on the substrate, a p-type CZTS-based light absorption layer which is formed on the metal back electrode layer, and an n-type transparent conductive...

Coating composition and antireflection film
03/05/15 - 20150059846 - The coating composition according to the present invention includes a metal oxide (A) containing a spherical metal oxide (a1) and a chain metal oxide (a2) having an aspect ratio (major diameter/minor diameter) of 3 to 25, and a polymer emulsion particle (B). The coating composition according to the present invention...

Passivated emitter rear locally patterned epitaxial solar cell
03/05/15 - 20150059847 - Passivated emitter rear local epitaxy (PERL-e) thin Si solar cells may be formed with a heavily doped epitaxial back surface field (BSF) layer, which is patterned to form well spaced point contacts to the silicon base on the rear of the solar cell. The back side of the cell may...

Dye-sensitized solar cell
03/05/15 - 20150059848 - Provided is a dye-sensitized solar cell that includes: a light-transmissive tubular container; a collector electrode provided on an inner surface of the tubular container, the collector electrode being a transparent conductive film, in which the collector electrode has first electric conductivity; a photoelectrode provided on an inner surface side of...

Solar cell
02/26/15 - 20150053261 - A surface reflectivity of a solar cell is reduced by applying a nanopillar array including a plurality of nanopillars to the solar cell. Further, by constituting the nanopillars with a Si/SiGe superlattice and controlling a Ge composition ratio of a SiGe layer (2), excited electron and hole are spatially separated...

Transparent solar cell and rear-reflective transparent solar cell module having the same
02/26/15 - 20150053262 - Provided are a transparent solar cell and a rear-reflective transparent solar cell module having the same. The transparent solar cell includes a transparent substrate, a first transparent electrode on the transparent substrate, a light absorption layer on the first transparent electrode, a re-absorption enhancing layer on the light absorption layer,...

Semiconductor laminate and method for manufacturing same, method for manufacturing semiconductor device, semiconductor device, dopant composition, dopant injection layer, and method for forming doped layer
02/26/15 - 20150053263 - The present invention provides a method for producing a semiconductor laminate including a substrate having formed thereon a silicon layer with small surface unevenness and high continuity. The method of the present invention for producing a semiconductor laminate having a substrate 10 and a sintered silicon particle layer 5 on...

Transparent conductive coatings for use in highly flexible organic photovoltaic films on thin flexible substrates with pressure-sensitive adhesives
02/19/15 - 20150047697 - Flexible transparent conductive films, flexible OPV devices, and semitransparent flexible OPV devices, and methods for the fabrication of flexible transparent conductive films, and the use of those films in fabricating flexible OPV devices, and semitransparent flexible OPV devices are presented. High-throughput and low-cost fabrication options also allow for economical production....

Protective coatings for photovoltaic cells
02/19/15 - 20150047698 - A photovoltaic cell comprises a protective layer, a substrate adjacent to the protective layer, and a barrier layer adjacent to the substrate. The protective layer can comprise niobium, or a metal carbide, metal boride, metal nitride, or metal silicide. The barrier layer can comprise an electrically conductive material. The photovoltaic...

Thin film photovoltaic devices with a minimally conductive buffer layer
02/19/15 - 20150047699 - A thin film photovoltaic device (100) with a tunable, minimally conductive buffer (128) layer is provided. The photovoltaic device (100) may include a back contact (150), a transparent front contact stack (120), and an absorber (140) positioned between the front contact stack (120) and the back contact (150). The front...

Conductive paste for solar cell electrodes, solar cell, and method for manufacturing solar cell
02/19/15 - 20150047700 - A conductive paste for solar cell electrodes according to an embodiment of the present invention comprises a glass frit containing many glass particles, and a non-glass component containing mainly at least one of silver and copper and additionally metallic element A1. The metallic element A1 is at least one selected...

Solar cell
02/19/15 - 20150047701 - This solar cell is provided with: a substrate, which is a crystalline silicon layer; an intrinsic i-type semiconductor layer, which is directly provided on the light receiving surface side of the substrate; a wide gap layer, which is provided on the i-type semiconductor layer, and which has a p-type or...

Method of design and growth of single-crystal 3d nanostructured solar cell or detector
02/19/15 - 20150047702 - Photovoltaic devices conformally deposited on a nano-structured substrate having hills and valleys have corresponding hills and valleys in the device layers. We have found that disposing an insulator in the valleys of the device layers such that the top electrode of the device is insulated from the device layer valleys...

Method for preparing solar paint at room temperature for dye sensitized solar cells for window panes and flexible substrates
02/12/15 - 20150040976 - The present invention discloses a room temperature process for the fabrication of dye sensitized solar cells (DSSCs). Particularly, the invention discloses a room temperature process for preparing easily curable, binder free titania based solar paint that gives a high conversion efficiency to be used in fabrication of DSSCs at room...

Backsheet film with improved hydrolytic stability
02/12/15 - 20150040977 - This disclosure generally relates to films capable of use in photovoltaic modules, to films, to methods of use and manufacture of these films, and to photovoltaic cells and/or modules including these films. One exemplary embodiment of such a film is a barrier layer having a moisture vapor transmission rate of...

Solar-cell efficiency enhancement using metasurfaces
02/12/15 - 20150040978 - A solar-energy module is disclosed. The module includes a first electrode configured to receive incident visible light with a different refractive index than the medium through which light travels prior to becoming incident on the first electrode, the first electrode having a first metasurface arrangement formed through the first electrode,...

Silicon wafers with p-n junctions by epitaxial deposition and devices fabricated therefrom
02/12/15 - 20150040979 - High efficiency silicon solar cells, including IBC cells, may be formed from lightly doped p-n sandwich structures fabricated in-situ by epitaxial growth. For example, the solar cell may comprise: an n-type silicon layer greater than or equal to 20 microns thick, with a dopant concentration between 1E15/cm3 and 5E16/cm3 and...