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Contact, Coating, Or Surface Geometry

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10/30/14 - 20140318611 - Multi-level solar cell metallization
Fabrication methods and structures relating to multi-level metallization for solar cells as well as fabrication methods and structures for forming thin film back contact solar cells are provided....

10/30/14 - 20140318612 - Manufacturing method of silicon solar cell and silicon solar cell
A manufacturing method of a silicon solar cell and the silicon solar cell thereof are provided. A silicon substrate formed with a doped layer on a light receiving surface thereof is provided. First and second dielectric layers are respectively formed on the light receiving surface and the rear surface of...

10/30/14 - 20140318613 - Solar cell
A solar cell is provided that includes a semiconductor substrate with a front-side contact and a rear-side contact. The front-side contact includes contact fingers running parallel to one another and at least one busbar running transversely with respect thereto. A connector runs along the busbar and is cohesively connected thereto....

10/30/14 - 20140318614 - Back-contact solar cell and method for producing such a back-contact solar cell
A method for producing a solar cell that has a semiconductor substrate of a first conductivity type. The method includes producing a plurality of passage openings, creating a layer of a conductivity type opposite the first conductivity type along a front side, producing a front-side contact in the form of...

10/30/14 - 20140318615 - Conductive composition, silicon solar cell including the same, and manufacturing method thereof
A conductive composition for a front electrode busbar of a silicon solar cell includes a metallic powder, a solder powder, a curable resin, a reducing agent, and a curing agent. A method of manufacturing a front electrode busbar of a silicon solar cell includes applying the composition to the front...

10/30/14 - 20140318616 - Back-protective sheet for solar cell module and solar cell module using same
A back-protective sheet for a solar cell module includes a polyolefin resin multi-layer film having a layer A/layer B/layer C three layer constitution, a plastic film, and a UV absorbing layer disposed in this order, wherein the layer A includes a resin composition prepared by mixing a polyethylene resin and...

10/30/14 - 20140318617 - Backsheet for solar cell module, laminate, and solar cell module
An object of the present invention is to provide a backsheet, laminate, and solar cell module that can prevent the infiltration of water through a region of adhesion with the junction box. The present invention is a backsheet for a solar cell module, the backsheet having a water-impermeable sheet and...

10/30/14 - 20140318618 - Paste composition for front electrode of solar cell and solar cell using the same
According to the present invention, a front electrode is formed using a paste composition containing nano silver powder surface-treated with hexanoic acid, thereby decreasing resistance of a front electrode and broadening an area capable of absorbing light, to improve solar cell efficiency....

10/23/14 - 20140311559 - The dual surface sunlight trapping photovoltaic solar leaf module
We describe an invention, the Photovoltaic Solar Leaf Module, comprising of an active photovoltaic (PV) thin film layer being sandwiched and laminated by two sheets of light trapping surface textured polymer, which also form a durable, light weight and flexible protective casing around the active PV thin film layer, which...

10/23/14 - 20140311560 - Multilayer laminate for photovoltaic applications
A multilayer laminate for a photovoltaic device includes a barrier polymer layer. The barrier polymer layer includes a fluoropolymer layer disposed on a polyester layer. A polymeric support layer is disposed on the polyester layer of the barrier polymer layer and a conductive layer is disposed on the polymeric support...

10/23/14 - 20140311561 - Multilayer laminate for photovoltaic applications
A multilayer laminate for a photovoltaic device includes a barrier polymer layer. The barrier polymer layer includes a fluoropolymer layer disposed on a polyester layer. A polymeric support layer is disposed on the polyester layer of the barrier polymer layer and a conductive layer is disposed on the polymeric support...

10/23/14 - 20140311562 - Solar cell
Disclosed is a solar cell including a semiconductor substrate, an emitter layer formed at the semiconductor substrate, the emitter layer being a conductive type different from that of the semiconductor substrate, a back surface field layer formed at the semiconductor substrate, the back surface field layer being the same conductive...

10/23/14 - 20140311563 - Method of manufacturing a solar cell with local back contacts
The invention relates to the manufacturing process of a solar cell (1) with back contact and passivated emitter, comprising a dielectric stack (10) of at least two layers consisting of at least a first dielectric layer (11) made of AlOx in contact with a p-type silicon layer (3), and a...

10/23/14 - 20140311564 - Znmgo film and method of manufacturing znmgo film
A method of manufacturing a ZnMgO film includes the steps of in order: dissolving a zinc material and a magnesium material in an aqueous ammonia solution having a temperature at which, in an aqueous solution state diagram which represents ion concentrations on a vertical axis and pH on a horizontal...

10/23/14 - 20140311565 - Solar cell apparatus and method of fabricating the same
A solar cell apparatus according to the embodiment includes a substrate including a top surface and a bottom surface which are opposite to each other; a back electrode layer on the top surface of the substrate; a light absorbing layer on the back electrode layer; a front electrode layer on...

10/16/14 - 20140305499 - Protective insulating layer and chemical mechanical polishing for polycrystalline thin film solar cells
A method for forming a photovoltaic device includes forming an absorber layer with a granular structure on a conductive layer; conformally depositing an insulating protection layer over the absorber layer to fill in between grains of the absorber layer; and planarizing the protection layer and the absorber layer. A buffer...

10/16/14 - 20140305500 - Low thermal distortion silicone composite molds
Photovoltaic modules, and methods for fabricating said photovoltaic modules, are provided and include a photovoltaic cell operable to convert photons to electrons having a light transparent superstrate material with a superstrate absorption coefficient and a superstrate refractive index, and an encapsulant having an encapsulant absorption coefficient and an encapsulant refractive...

10/16/14 - 20140305501 - Method of fabricating a back-contact solar cell and device thereof
Methods of fabricating back-contact solar cells and devices thereof are described. A method of fabricating a back-contact solar cell includes forming an N-type dopant source layer and a P-type dopant source layer above a material layer disposed above a substrate. The N-type dopant source layer is spaced apart from the...

10/16/14 - 20140305502 - Glass substrate and method for producing glass substrate
A method for producing a glass substrate includes (a) a step of forming molten glass having a temperature T2 less than or equal to 1500° C. on molten tin having an iron concentration greater than or equal to 100 ppm to produce a glass ribbon having a temperature T4 less...

10/09/14 - 20140299182 - Method for producing a solar cell
A method for producing an MWT-PERC solar cell is provided, in which openings in the substrate of the solar cell have contact passages and emitter regions that are present on the back side of the solar cell are completely removed outside the contact passages and a dielectric layer is applied...

10/09/14 - 20140299183 - Electrode structure on a device and method of fabricating the same
The invention discloses an electrode structure on a device and a method of fabricating the same. The invention respectively utilizes a stencil with a plurality of rows of parallel and hollowed grooves and a screen with a plurality of parallel bridge mesh areas and at least one strip mesh area...

10/09/14 - 20140299184 - Semiconductor dome-array structures using non-permanent and permanent mold templates
A photo-active device is provided that has a cavity in an integrated, transparent mold material. An active material layer is disposed therein along with other layers disposed in and about said cavity to define a dome-like array architecture. A process for forming the dome-like array structure includes disposing an active...

10/09/14 - 20140299185 - Photoelectrical coversion module
A photoelectrical conversion module includes at least one photoelectrical conversion device, at least one first ribbon, a second ribbon, and at least two encapsulation layers. The photoelectrical conversion device includes a solar substrate having a plurality of finger electrodes. The first ribbon is located on the solar substrate and is...

10/09/14 - 20140299186 - Interdigitated back contact photovoltaic cell with floating front surface emitter regions
A photo-voltaic cell with semiconductor substrate having a first conductivity type has a first pattern of base and emitter surface regions on the back surface, the base and emitter surface regions being coupled to first and second output terminals respectively. A second pattern of first and second further surface regions...

10/02/14 - 20140290729 - Solar cell comprising a p-doped silicon wafer and an aluminum electrode
A solar cell comprising a p-doped silicon wafer, wherein the p-doped silicon wafer comprises a light-receiving side and a back side; and an aluminum electrode formed on the back side of the silicon wafer; wherein the aluminum electrode comprises an aluminum base layer formed adjacently on the back side of...

10/02/14 - 20140290730 - Method of manufacturing thin film solar cell and thin film solar cell manufactured by the method
A method of manufacturing a buffer layer for a thin film solar cell includes preparing a reaction solution including an ammonia compound, a zinc source, and a sulfur source at a temperature below 70° C.; and immersing a substrate on which an optical absorption layer is formed in the reaction...

10/02/14 - 20140290731 - Slippery surfaces with high pressure stability, optical transparency, and self-healing characteristics
The present disclosure describes a strategy to create self-healing, slippery liquid-infused porous surfaces (SLIPS). Roughened (e.g., porous) surfaces can be utilized to lock in place a lubricating fluid, referred to herein as Liquid B to repel a wide range of materials, referred to herein as Object A (Solid A or...

10/02/14 - 20140290732 - Slippery surfaces with high pressure stability, optical transparency, and self-healing characteristics
The present disclosure describes a strategy to create self-healing, slippery liquid-infused porous surfaces (SLIPS). Roughened (e.g., porous) surfaces can be utilized to lock in place a lubricating fluid, referred to herein as Liquid B to repel a wide range of materials, referred to herein as Object A (Solid A or...

10/02/14 - 20140290733 - Photoelectric conversion element and photovoltaic cell
A photoelectric conversion element includes a ferroelectric layer as a photoelectric conversion layer. The ferroelectric layer is formed from a polycrystalline ferroelectric material and includes a plurality of domains. Adjacent two of the plurality of domains have different polarized states....

10/02/14 - 20140290734 - Photoelectric conversion element and photovoltaic cell
A photoelectric conversion element includes a ferroelectric layer; a first electrode and a second electrode provided on a surface or a surface layer portion of the ferroelectric layer; a common electrode provided on a surface or a surface layer portion of an opposite side to a side of the ferroelectric...

10/02/14 - 20140290735 - Composition for solar cell electrodes and electrode fabricated using the same
A composition for solar cell electrodes includes silver powder; a silver alloy (AgX) that includes silver (Ag) and a metal (X), the silver alloy having a eutectic point of about 150° C. to about 900° C.; a glass frit; and an organic vehicle...

10/02/14 - 20140290736 - Barrier assemblies
The present application is directed to an assembly comprising an electronic device and a multilayer film. The multilayer film comprises a barrier stack adjacent the electronic device, and a weatherable sheet adjacent the barrier stack opposite the electronic device. The weatherable sheet is bonded to the electronic device....

10/02/14 - 20140290737 - Thin film vls semiconductor growth process
A composition comprising a substrate, a polycrystalline III-V semiconductor layer, and an oxide layer disposed above the polycrystalline III-V semiconductor layer is described. A growth method that enables fabrication of continuous thin films of polycrystalline indium phosphide (InP) directly on metal foils is described. The method describes the deposition of...

10/02/14 - 20140290738 - Method of forming optoelectronic device having a stabilized metal oxide layer
The present invention is a method comprising depositing a metal oxide layer as part of the production of an optoelectrically active device and exposing the metal oxide layer to a reactive agent to form a relatively hydrophobic surface. The invention also includes device so made, preferably a photovoltaic device, which...

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...