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Contact, Coating, Or Surface Geometry

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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...

08/28/14 - 20140238477 - Anti-reflective coating for photovoltaic cells
A surface of a photovoltaic cell is coated with a solution that includes barium titanate to reduce reflection of sunlight that is incident on the surface. The solution may include a base of polydimethylsiloxane and carbon nanotubes. The process may be used in the fabrication of new photovoltaic cell assemblies,...

08/28/14 - 20140238478 - Back junction solar cell with enhanced emitter layer
Back junction solar cells having improved emitter layer coverage and methods for their manufacture are disclosed. In one embodiment, a back junction solar cell includes an n-type base layer having an emitter layer formed from a first p-type doped region (e.g., formed by liquid phase epitaxial regrowth) and a second...

08/28/14 - 20140238479 - Thin film solar cell
Provided is a thin film solar cell including a rear electrode formed on a substrate, a light absorbing layer formed on the rear electrode, a buffer layer formed on the light absorbing layer, and a front transparent electrode formed on the buffer layer. The buffer layer includes copper oxide....

08/28/14 - 20140238480 - Nanostructured electrodes, methods of making electrodes, and methods of using electrodes
Embodiments of the present disclosure provide for electrodes, devices including electrodes, methods of making electrodes, and the like. In an embodiment, the electrode includes MoS2, in particular, MoS2 nanostructures (e.g., MoS2 nano-petals). Embodiments of the present disclosure can be used in lithium ion batteries, quantum dot sensitized solar cells, dye...

08/28/14 - 20140238481 - Sodium out-flux for photovoltaic cigs glasses
Photovoltaic devices where glass substrates have a composition where (RO+M2O)/Z2O3 is greater than 1. This ratio may affect sodium out-flux from the glass substrate and into the CIGS layer or the Mo layer or both....

08/28/14 - 20140238482 - Photoelectric conversion element and manufacturing method thereof
A photoelectric conversion element comprising: at least a photoelectric conversion layer; an electron extraction electrode provided on one major surface side of the photoelectric conversion layer; a hole extraction electrode provided on the other major surface side of the photoelectric conversion layer; and an electron extraction layer that is provided...

08/28/14 - 20140238483 - Three-dimensional solar cell having increased efficiency
A nano-scale tower structure array having increased surface area on each tower for gathering incident light is provided for use in three-dimensional solar cells. Embodiments enhance surface roughness of each tower structure to increase the surface area available for light gathering. Enhanced roughness can be provided by manipulating passivation layer...

08/28/14 - 20140238484 - N-type silicon solar cell with contact/protection structures
A solar cell is formed on an n-type semiconductor substrate having a p+ emitter layer by forming spaced-apart contact/protection structures on the emitter layer, depositing a blanket dielectric passivation layer over the substrate's upper surface, utilizing laser ablation to form contact openings through the dielectric layer that expose corresponding contact/protection...

08/28/14 - 20140238485 - Method of bonding semiconductor elements and junction structure
[Solution] Electrically conductive nano particles which are not covered with organic molecules are arrayed on a surface of one semiconductor element without causing optical loss, and another semiconductor element is pressure-bonded thereagainst....

08/28/14 - 20140238486 - Solar cell and method of fabricating the same
Disclosed are a solar cell and a method of fabricating the solar cell. The solar cell includes a back electrode layer; a light absorbing layer on the back electrode layer; and a buffer layer on the light absorbing layer, wherein the buffer layer includes a first buffer layer, a second...

08/21/14 - 20140230889 - Solar cell, method for manufacturing the same and solar cell module
A solar cell, a method for manufacturing the same and a solar cell module are described. The solar cell includes a substrate of a second conductivity type, an emitter layer, a first oxide layer, an auxiliary passivation layer, a back surface field layer, a second oxide layer, a first electrode...

08/21/14 - 20140230890 - Dye-sensitized solar cell with metal foam electrode
A dye-sensitized solar cell has a working electrode, electrolyte, and counter electrode. The counter electrode includes a nickel (Ni) foam, titanium (Ti) foam, manganese (Mn) foam, or molybdenum (Mo) foam, and has a surface that is nitrided. The reaction efficiency for the solar cell is enhanced by the increased surface...

08/21/14 - 20140230891 - Solar cell and method of fabricating the same
A solar cell includes a back electrode layer provided on a support substrate and including a first through hole, a light absorbing layer provided on the first through hole and the back electrode layer and including a second through hole, a front electrode layer provided on the second through hole...

08/21/14 - 20140230892 - Edge protected barrier assemblies
The present application is directed to an assembly comprising an electronic device, and a multilayer film. The multilayer film comprises a substrate adjacent the electronic device, a barrier stack adjacent the substrate opposite the electronic device, and a weatherable sheet adjacent the barrier stack opposite the substrate. The multilayer film...

08/21/14 - 20140230893 - Boron nitride anti-reflection coatings and methods
High performance photovoltaic devices are provided. Certain embodiments relate to the use of Boron-Nitride (BN) thin films as anti-reflection coating (ARC) material on Si and GaAs solar cells. A low and wide reflectance window covering a large energy range of the solar spectrum is available. For a large part of...

08/21/14 - 20140230894 - Bifacial crystalline silicon solar panel with reflector
Bifacial crystalline solar cells and associated solar panel systems are provided. The include a p-type crystalline silicon layer and a barrier layer. The panels include at least two rows of cells. The cells in each row are connected to one another in series. The rows are connected in parallel. A...

08/21/14 - 20140230895 - Method of making a structure comprising coating steps and corresponding structure and devices
A method of producing a structure comprising a substrate (11) having at least one integral first face at a first angle relative to a normal from the substrate, at least one second integral second face at a second angle relative to a normal from the substrate; with a cavity in...

08/21/14 - 20140230896 - 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, a light absorbing layer on the back electrode layer, a front electrode layer on the light absorbing layer, and a plurality of light path changing particles in the front electrode...

08/14/14 - 20140224312 - Deposition of a high surface energy thin film layer for improved adhesion of group i-iii-vi2 solar cells
A thin film photovoltaic cell includes a light absorption layer of Group I-III-VI2 semiconductor materials and a high surface energy thin film layer that improves adhesion between the light absorption layer and an underlying electrode layer. The high surface energy thin film either replaces or is deposited on top of...

08/14/14 - 20140224313 - Silicon solar cell structure
A silicon solar cell structure includes a silicon substrate, a phosphorus diffusion doping layer within a surface of the silicon substrate, a passivation layer on the surface of the silicon substrate, a phosphorous-containing oxide layer between the passivation layer and the phosphorus diffusion doping layer within the silicon substrate, and...

08/14/14 - 20140224314 - Resin sheet for sealing solar cell, solar cell module using same, and method for manufacturing solar cell module
The present invention provides a resin sheet for solar cell encapsulation, which has excellent transparency and bonding strength for a long period of time, while being reduced in shrinkage when heated. A resin sheet for solar cell encapsulation of the present invention comprises an ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer having a vinyl...

08/14/14 - 20140224315 - Optical device using 3-dimensional nanoparticle structure
The present invention relates to a method for manufacturing a nanoparticle structure by focused patterning of nanoparticles, and a nanoparticle structure obtained by the above method. The method of the present invention is characterized by comprising the steps of: first of all, accumulating ions generated by corona discharge on a...

08/14/14 - 20140224316 - Solar cell and method for producing same
A solar cell includes a semiconductor wafer, at least one dielectric layer arranged on the semiconductor wafer, a metal layer arranged on the dielectric layer, and a contact structure arranged in the dielectric layer such that the contact structure provides an electrical connection between the metal layer and the semiconductor...

08/14/14 - 20140224317 - Optoelectronic devices with thin barrier films with crystalline characteristics that are conformally coated onto complex surfaces to provide protection against moisture
The present invention provides optoelectronic devices containing at least one conforming, thin film barrier coating provided on a nonplanar surface comprising a plurality of junctures. The barrier coating has a hybrid morphology including crystalline domains distributed in an amorphous matrix. The conformal coatings protect the optoelectronic device with long-lasting, durable,...

08/14/14 - 20140224318 - Transparent film, transparent electro-conductive laminate, and touch panel, solar cell, and display device using the same
having a linear expansion coefficient of 30 ppm/° C. or less, the linear expansion coefficient being determined by measuring change in length under a nitrogen atmosphere and under a condition of a rate of temperature rise of 5° C./minute in a temperature range from 50° C. to 200° C....

08/14/14 - 20140224319 - Trench process and structure for backside contact solar cells with polysilicon doped regions
A solar cell includes polysilicon P-type and N-type doped regions on a backside of a substrate, such as a silicon wafer. A trench structure separates the P-type doped region from the N-type doped region. Each of the P-type and N-type doped regions may be formed over a thin dielectric layer....

08/14/14 - 20140224320 - Solar cell module
A solar cell module includes a translucent member placed at a light-receiving side, a back-side member provided in such a position as to face the translucent member, a photovoltaic device provided between the translucent member and the back-side member, an electrode, connected to the photovoltaic device, which is provided between...

08/14/14 - 20140224321 - Solar cell and method of fabricating the same
A solar cell according to an embodiment includes a back electrode layer on a support substrate; a light absorbing layer on the back electrode layer; a front electrode layer on the light absorbing layer; and a plurality of metal nanowires on the front electrode layer, the metal nanowires being arranged...

08/14/14 - 20140224322 - Transparent electrode, organic electronic element, and method for producing transparent electrode
A transparent electrode (1) comprises a transparent substrate (2); a metal conductive layer (4) composed of a metal thin line pattern; and a polymer conductive layer (6) including a conductive polymer containing a polymer acid. The metal conductive layer (4) is formed on/over the transparent substrate (2) and the metal...

08/14/14 - 20140224323 - Solar cell sheet and heat treatment process thereof
Provided are a solar cell sheet and a heat treatment process thereof The heat treatment process includes: a) sifting from solar cell sheets after printed and sintered cell sheets with conversion efficiency lower than 18% and filling factor thereof higher than 70%; h) performing low temperature annealing on the sifted...

08/14/14 - 20140224324 - Solar apparatus and method of fabricating the same
Disclosed are a solar apparatus and a method of fabricating a solar apparatus. The solar apparatus according to the embodiment includes: a substrate; a back electrode layer on the substrate; a plurality of sub-electrodes making direct contact with the back electrode layer and extending in a first direction; a light...

08/07/14 - 20140216536 - Flexible dye-sensitized solar cell
The present invention provides a flexible dye-sensitized solar cell, comprising: an anode, which is a photoelectrode comprising a substrate covered with an electrophoretically deposited TiO2 film; a cathode; and a gel-electrolyte. Particularly, the present invention provides a solar cell comprising a photoanode prepared by the following steps: (a) preparing a...

08/07/14 - 20140216537 - Metallization process for solar cells
Several embodiments of a metallization process are disclosed, which achieve lower contact resistance and higher conductivity than methods currently employed with solar cells. These parameters result in a solar cell having improved performance and efficiency. In one embodiment, two different metals are used to create the metallization layer, where the...

08/07/14 - 20140216538 - Imprint material
An imprint material which is in a transparent and homogeneous varnish form, is not peeled off in cross-cut tests, in which the adhesion of coating films is evaluated, and forms films that can have a mold release force of 0.5 g/cm or less. An imprint material including: a component (A):...

08/07/14 - 20140216539 - Interdigitated electrical contacts for low electronic mobility semiconductors
Structures useful for forming contacts to materials having low charge carrier mobility are described. Methods for their formation and use are also described. These structures include interdigitated electrodes capable of making electrical contact to semiconducting materials having low electron and/or whole mobility. In particular, these structures are useful for organic...

08/07/14 - 20140216540 - Conductive silver paste for a metal-wrap-through silicon solar cell
A conductive silver via paste comprising particulate conductive silver, a vanadium-phosphorus-antimony-zinc-based-oxide, a tellurium-boron-phosphorus-based-oxide or a tellurium-molybdenum-cerium-based-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...

08/07/14 - 20140216541 - Silicon substrate with texture structure and forming method thereof
A silicon substrate includes a texture structure in which quadrangular pyramid-shaped first textures having a (111) plane on slopes are formed on a surface of the silicon substrate having a plane orientation (100) and second textures having etch pits surrounded by three planes of the (100) plane, a (010) plane...

08/07/14 - 20140216542 - Semiconductor material surface treatment with laser
A photovoltaic device and its method of manufacture are disclosed. The device is formed by forming a window layer over a substrate, forming an absorber layer over the window layer, and annealing the absorber layer using a laser beam to remove contaminants from the surface of the absorber layer and/or...

08/07/14 - 20140216543 - Thin film solar cell and manufacturing method therefor
In the present invention, in order to achieve a point contact, a thin film solar cell has a thin film light absorbing layer (3) disposed between a transparent conducive film (4) and a back-side metal electrode layer (2), and at the interface between the back-side metal electrode layer (2) and...

08/07/14 - 20140216544 - Electrically conductive adhesive, solar battery module using the same, and production method thereof
To provide an electrically conductive adhesive, which contains: a curable resin; electrically conductive particles: a curing agent; and a black colorant consisting of titanium black, wherein the electrically conductive particles are silver-coated copper powder, and wherein the electrically conductive adhesive is configured to connect an electrode of a solar battery...

08/07/14 - 20140216545 - Rectangular conductor for solar battery, method for fabricating same and lead wire for solar battery
A rectangular conductor for a solar battery and a lead wire for a solar battery, in which warping or damaging of a silicon crystal wafer is hard to occur at the time of bonding a connection lead wire even when a silicon crystal wafer is configured to have a thin...

08/07/14 - 20140216546 - Solderable polymer thick film conductive electrode composition for use in thin-film photovoltaic cells and other applications
The invention is further directed to a method of electrode grid and/or bus bar formation on thin-film photovoltaic cells using the composition and to cells formed from the method and the composition....