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Contact, Coating, Or Surface Geometry

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09/25/14 - 20140283904 - Solar cell of anti potential induced degradation and manufacturing method thereof
A solar cell of anti potential induced degradation and a manufacturing method thereof are disclosed by embodiments of the invention. The method includes: performing plasma cleaning on a silicon wafer by using an oxidizing gas, so as to form a first silicon oxide film on the surface of the silicon...

09/25/14 - 20140283905 - Solar power brick
A solar power brick includes an optical guide layer, at least one solar cell, at least one electrical connection line and an outer frame. The optical guide layer and the solar cells are provided in the outer frame to combine as an integrated body. The optical guide layer is provided...

09/25/14 - 20140283906 - System and method for controlling an inversion layer in a photovoltaic device
A semiconductor photovoltaic device with an absorber layer for absorbing incident light, and a light transmitting layer located on the semiconductor body. The light transmitting layer induces an inversion layer in the semiconductor body and the current collected at the inversion layer is transported to a conductive electrode spaced from...

09/25/14 - 20140283907 - Method of manufacture of chalcogenide-based photovoltaic cells
The invention is a method of forming a cadmium sulfide based buffer on a copper chalcogenide based absorber in making a photovoltaic cell. The buffer is sputtered in two steps the first being at low rates or relatively high pressures and the second at high rates or relatively low pressures....

09/18/14 - 20140261654 - Free-standing metallic article for semiconductors
A free-standing metallic article, and method of making, is disclosed in which the metallic article is electroformed on an electrically conductive mandrel. The mandrel has an outer surface with a preformed pattern, wherein at least a portion of the metallic article is formed in the preformed pattern. The metallic article...

09/18/14 - 20140261655 - Solar cell with absorber layer with three dimensional projections for energy harvesting, and method for forming the same
A solar cell with an absorber layer including three dimensional tubular projections and the method for forming the same, is provided. The three dimensional tubular projections are formed in various configurations and include surfaces facing in various directions and are adapted to absorb sunlight directed to the solar cell panel...

09/18/14 - 20140261656 - Thin-film transparent conductive structure and devices made therewith
A transparent conductive structure useful in the fabrication of electrical, electronic, and optoelectronic devices is provided by a mesh-like metallic structure in the form of a thin film having a plurality of apertures, e.g. one having an average size of 250 nm to 425 nm as measured in the largest...

09/18/14 - 20140261657 - Thin film solar cell and method of forming same
A solar cell comprises a back contact layer, an absorber layer on the back contact layer, a buffer layer on the absorber layer, and a front contact layer above the buffer layer. The front contact layer has a first portion and a second portion. The first and second portions of...

09/18/14 - 20140261658 - Organic solar cell
An organic solar cell includes a conductive substrate, an organic material, and two metal layers. The conductive substrate includes an electrode. The organic material is disposed above the conductive substrate. The metal layers are disposed above the organic material, and a gap is configured between the two metal layers. The...

09/18/14 - 20140261659 - Free-standing metallic article for semiconductors
A free-standing metallic article, and method of making, is disclosed in which the metallic article is electroformed on an electrically conductive mandrel. The mandrel has an outer surface with a preformed pattern, wherein at least a portion of the metallic article is formed in the preformed pattern. The metallic article...

09/18/14 - 20140261660 - Tcos for heterojunction solar cells
Methods are used to develop and evaluate new materials and deposition processes for use as TCO materials in HJCS solar cells. The TCO layers allow improved control over the uniformity of the TCO conductivity and interface properties, and reduce the sensitivity to the texture of the wafer. In Some embodiments,...

09/18/14 - 20140261661 - Free-standing metallic article with overplating
A free-standing metallic article, and method of making, is disclosed in which the metallic article is electroformed on an electrically conductive mandrel. The mandrel has an outer surface layer having a preformed pattern. The outer surface layer has a dielectric region and an exposed metal region. The metallic article has...

09/18/14 - 20140261662 - Method of manufacturing a solar cell electrode
A method of manufacturing a p-type electrode of a solar cell comprising: (a) preparing an n-type semiconductor substrate comprising an n-type base layer, a p-type emitter and a passivation layer formed on the p-type emitter; (b) applying a conductive paste onto the passivation layer, wherein the conductive paste comprises, (i)...

09/18/14 - 20140261663 - High haze underlayer for solar cell
A solar cell has a substrate and an undercoating formed over at least a portion of the substrate. The undercoating includes a continuous first layer of tin oxide and a second layer having oxides of Sn, P, and Si. A transparent conductive coating is formed over at least a portion...

09/18/14 - 20140261664 - Photovoltaic cell having an antireflective coating
The present invention relates to a photovoltaic cell that includes a transparent substrate that has a first surface and a second surface. A transparent conductive oxide coating resides over the second surface of the transparent substrate. A photovoltaic coating resides over the transparent conductive oxide coating. The photovoltaic cell also...

09/18/14 - 20140261665 - Methods and semiconductor materials suitable for photovoltaic cells
Methods and semiconductor materials produced by such methods that are suitable for use in photovoltaic cells, solar cells fabricated with such methods, and solar panels composed thereof. Such methods include a wet-chemical synthesis method capable of producing a Group I-III-VI2 semiconductor material by forming a solution containing an organic solvent,...

09/18/14 - 20140261666 - Methods of manufacturing a low cost solar cell device
Embodiments of the present invention are directed to processes for making solar cells by simultaneously co-firing metal layers disposed both on a first and a second surface of a bifacial solar cell substrate. Embodiments of the invention may also provide a method forming a solar cell structure that utilize a...

09/18/14 - 20140261667 - Photovoltaic device having improved back electrode and method of formation
A back electrode for a PV device and method of formation are disclosed. A ZnTe material is provided over an absorber material and a MoNx material is provided over the ZnTe material. A Mo material may also be included in the back electrode above or below the MoNx layer and...

09/18/14 - 20140261668 - Growth of cigs thin films on flexible glass substrates
An article made by: sputtering molybdenum onto a flexible glass substrate, and depositing a photovoltaic material on the molybdenum by sputtering, thermal evaporation, multi-target ternary or binary sputtering, or nanoparticle techniques....

09/18/14 - 20140261669 - Growth of cigs thin films on flexible glass substrates
An article made by: depositing a bottom contact onto a flexible glass substrate, and depositing a photovoltaic material on the bottom contact....

09/18/14 - 20140261670 - Reduced contact resistance and improved lifetime of solar cells
A solar cell, having a front side which faces the sun during normal operation, and a back side opposite the front side can include a silicon substrate having doped regions and a polysilicon layer disposed over the doped regions. The solar cell can include a conductive filling formed between a...

09/18/14 - 20140261671 - Conductivity enhancement of solar cells
Methods and structures for forming a contact region on a solar cell are presented. The solar cell can have a front side which faces the sun during normal operation, and a back side opposite the front side and a silicon substrate. The silicon substrate can include at least one doped...

09/18/14 - 20140261672 - Titanium metal as electrode for organic solar cells, flexible organic solar cell on ti foil and method of manufacture
Titanium metal is used as an electrode in organic solar cells. Methods of making an organic photovoltaic cell are described using titanium foil that is etched using lower and higher concentrations of a hydrofluoric acid solution. Subsequently, other layers were disposed on the titanium foil to complete the solar cell....

09/18/14 - 20140261673 - Tuning the anti-reflective, abrasion resistance, anti-soiling and self-cleaning properties of transparent coatings for different glass substrates and solar cells
Coating compositions disclosed herein include silane-based precursors that are used to form coatings through a sol-gel process including a hydrolyzed organosilane-based sol and a hydrolyzed tetraalkoxysilane-based sol. The coatings are characterized by anti-reflective, abrasion resistant, and anti-soiling properties and the tunability of those properties with respect to different glass substrates,...

09/18/14 - 20140261674 - Photovoltaic module having printed pv cells connected in series by printed conductors
A PV module is formed having an array of PV cells, where the cells are separated by gaps. Each cell contains an array of small silicon sphere diodes (10-300 microns in diameter) connected in parallel. The diodes and conductor layers may be patterned by printing. A continuous metal substrate supports...

09/18/14 - 20140261675 - Photoelectric cells incorporating wrinkles and folds to enhance efficiency and bendability and method of making
A photovoltaic cell and method of making are disclosed. The photovoltaic cell includes a substrate having a surface at least partially covered in wrinkles and folds, the folds dividing the surface into a plurality of domains. A photoactive layer is formed on the substrate. At least one transparent electrode is...

09/18/14 - 20140261676 - Use of a buffer layer to form back contact to a group iib-via compound device
A method of making a back contact to a Group IIB-VIA compound layer employed in a device such as a solar cell and in particular a CdTe solar cell. The method involves deposition of a contact buffer layer comprising an ionic conductor over a surface of a CdTe film, which...

09/18/14 - 20140261677 - Laminated structure and laminated structure production method
A laminated structure includes an anti-reflection structure having periodic concavo-convex parts on a surface thereof, and a transparent conductive layer formed on the concavo-convex parts. An arbitrary convex part, excluding a convex part located at an outermost side, and six convex parts having distances from the arbitrary convex part that...

09/18/14 - 20140261678 - Solar cell apparatus and method of fabricating the same
According to the embodiment, there is provided a solar cell apparatus. The solar cell apparatus includes a back electrode layer on a 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, and a...

09/18/14 - 20140261679 - Solar cell apparatus and method of fabricating the same
A solar cell apparatus according to the embodiment includes the steps of 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; and a front electrode layer on the buffer layer, wherein...

09/18/14 - 20140261680 - Solar cell and method of fabricating the same
Disclosed are a solar cell, and a method of fabricating the same. The solar cell includes: a back electrode layer disposed on a support substrate; a light absorbing layer disposed on the back electrode layer; a front electrode layer disposed on the light absorbing layer; a connecting wire extending through...

09/18/14 - 20140261681 - Flexible solar cell photovoltaic assembly prepared with flexible substrate
This invention is directed to a flexible solar cell photovoltaic module with high light transmittance based on modified substrate, which belongs to the field of thin-film solar cell technology. The objective of the present invention to provide a technical solution for a transparent flexible solar cell module and its fabrication...

09/11/14 - 20140251418 - Transparent conductive oxide layer with high-transmittance structures and methods of making the same
A solar cell with a transparent conductive layer having improved transmittance is described. The solar cell can include a solar cell substructure comprising an absorber layer disposed over a substrate; and a transparent conductive oxide (TCO) layer disposed over the substructure. The TCO layer can include a TCO film with...

09/11/14 - 20140251419 - Photovoltaic and direct thermal apparatus and methods
Apparatus and methods related to solar energy are provided. A metallic entity has a photovoltaic material in contact therewith. The metallic entity at least partially defines a fluid conduit. An electrode pattern is in contact with the photovoltaic material. Electrical energy generated by the photovoltaic material is coupled to an...

09/11/14 - 20140251420 - Transparent conductive oxide layer with localized electric field distribution and photovoltaic device thereof
A photovoltaic device includes a substrate; a back contact layer disposed above the substrate; an absorber layer for photon absorption disposed above the back contact layer; a buffer layer disposed above the absorber layer; a conductive coating disposed above the buffer layer; and a transparent conductive layer disposed over the...

09/11/14 - 20140251421 - Solar cell and method of manufacturing the same
A method of manufacturing solar cell includes providing a semiconductor substrate. A coating layer is then formed on a plurality of sides. Subsequently, an anti-reflective layer is formed on the layer. Finally at least one first electrode and at least one second electrode are formed. The first and second electrodes...

09/11/14 - 20140251422 - Solar cell with doping blocks
A solar cell with doping blocks is provided, which includes: a semiconductor substrate, an anti-reflection layer, a plurality of front electrodes, and a back electrode layer. The semiconductor substrate has a first surface, and a plurality of doping block layers is arranged under the first surface and spaced from each...

09/11/14 - 20140251423 - Solar cell and method of manufacturing the same
A solar cell and a method of manufacturing the same are disclosed. The solar cell includes a substrate, a conductive type region formed at the substrate, an insulating film formed on the conductive type region, and an electrode electrically connected to the conductive type region through openings formed in the...

09/11/14 - 20140251424 - Solar cell
A solar cell is disclosed. The solar cell includes a semiconductor substrate, a conductive region formed at the semiconductor substrate and having a conductive type identical to or different from that of the semiconductor substrate, a passivation film formed on the semiconductor substrate so as to cover the conductive region,...

09/11/14 - 20140251425 - Heterostructure si solar cells using wide-bandgap semiconductors
To improve the efficiency of heterostructure silicon photovoltaic devices, II-VI wide bandgap semiconductor layers can replace the TCO/doped amorphous silicon/intrinsic amorphous silicon layers on the front side or on both sides of the silicon bulk layer. For example, photovoltaic devices are described containing a first contact electrode; a first doped...

09/11/14 - 20140251426 - Vapor barrier film, dispersion for vapor barrier film, method for producing vapor barrier film, solar cell back sheet, and solar cell
An object of the present invention is to provide a water vapor barrier film having good flexibility, good moisture resistance, and high mechanical strength. A further object of the present invention is to provide a dispersion for water vapor barrier films which is intended to be used to produce the...

09/11/14 - 20140251427 - Photoelectrode for dye-sensitized solar cell, method for manufacturing thereof and dye-sensitized solar
A photoelectrode for a dye-sensitized solar cell includes, a sensitizer supported in a functional semiconductor layer of a photoelectrode structure provided with the functional semiconductor layer on a transparent conductive layer of a translucent substrate made by forming the transparent conductive layer on a plastic translucent support, in which the...

09/11/14 - 20140251428 - Method for manufacturing dye-sensitized solar cells and solar cells so produced
A dye-sensitized solar cell having a porous conductive powder layer, which layer is formed by deposition of a deposit comprising metal hydride particles onto a substrate; heating the deposit in a subsequent heating step in order to decompose the metal hydride particles to metal particles; and sinter said metal particles...

09/11/14 - 20140251429 - Conductive structure and method for manufacturing same
Provided is a conductive structure body comprising: a substrate; a conductive pattern; and a darkened pattern comprising CuOx (0<x≦1), and a method for manufacturing the same. The conductive structure body may prevent reflection due to a conductive pattern without affecting the conductivity of the conductive pattern, and may improve the...

09/11/14 - 20140251430 - Polymer solar cell and method for preparing same
The present invention relates to a polymer solar cell and a method for preparing the same. The cell comprises a conductive anode substrate, a hole buffer layer, an active polymer layer, an electron buffer layer and a cathode laminated in succession, wherein the hole buffer layer comprises a metal compound...

09/04/14 - 20140246083 - Photovoltaic devices and method of making
A photovoltaic device is presented. The photovoltaic device includes a buffer layer disposed on a transparent conductive oxide layer; a window layer disposed on the buffer layer; and an interlayer interposed between the transparent conductive oxide layer and the window layer. The interlayer includes a metal species, wherein the metal...

09/04/14 - 20140246084 - Anti-reflection glass substrate
A glass substrate of which at least one surface multiple concave and convex portions. Rp representing the size of the convex portion is 37 nm to 200 nm; a tilt angle θp indicating a maximum frequency in the frequency distribution of a tilt angle θ of the convex portion is...

09/04/14 - 20140246085 - Aqueous dispersion composition, back sheet for an eco-friendly photovoltaic module, and method for manufacturing same
Provided are an aqueous dispersion composition, a backsheet for a photovoltaic module, a method of preparing the same, and a photovoltaic module. Since the aqueous dispersion composition includes a fluorine-based polymer, a pigment and an aqueous dispersion binder, a backsheet for a photovoltaic module using the aqueous dispersion composition is...

09/04/14 - 20140246086 - Photovoltaic module and method for manufacturing same
A photovoltaic module (10) is provided with: photovoltaic elements (14), each of which has a light receiving surface-side electrode and a back surface-side electrode (26); and a connection member which is connected to the photovoltaic elements (14) with resin-containing adhesive layers (50, 52) respectively interposed therebetween. The width of the...

09/04/14 - 20140246087 - Photoelectric conversion element and solar cell
An aspect of one embodiment, there is provided a photoelectric conversion element, including a first electrode having optical transparency, a second electrode, and an optical absorption layer provided between the first electrode and the second electrode, the optical absorption layer having a compound semiconductor constituted with a chalcopyrite structure or...

09/04/14 - 20140246088 - Thin films and preparation process thereof
A process for the preparation of a thin film having at least one layer of a predetermined thickness not exceeding 5 microns is provided such that the integrity of the thin film is preserved. The process for the preparation of such a thin film comprises the step of rolling at...