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Solar cell sealing film and solar cell using the same
12/18/14 - 20140366945 - The present invention provides a solar cell sealing film whereby generation of gas is decreased. The solar cell sealing film comprises a resin mixture of an ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer and a polyethylene, and an organic peroxide. The mass ratio (EVA:PE) of the ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer (EVA) to the polyethylene (PE)...

Solar energy system including a lightguide film
12/11/14 - 20140360578 - A solar energy system for collecting light includes at least one stretchable lightguide film configured to optically couple light into a lightguide condition in the at least one stretchable lightguide film. Also disclosed is a method for collecting light with a lightguide film that includes stretching or contracting the lightguide...

Solar cell encapsulant sheet
12/11/14 - 20140360579 - The present invention relates to a solar cell encapsulant sheet comprising at least one ethylene-based resin selected from the group consisting of an ethylene-α-olefin copolymer, an ethylene homopolymer and an ethylene-unsaturated ester copolymer, 0.001 parts by mass to 5 parts by mass of at least one compound selected from the...

Solar cell apparatus and method of fabricating the same
12/11/14 - 20140360580 - Disclosed are a solar cell apparatus and a method of fabricating the same. The solace cell apparatus includes a solar cell on a support substrate; a polymer resin layer on the solar cell; a protective panel on the polymer resin layer; and a composite protective layer at each lateral side...

Protective material for solar cells
12/11/14 - 20140360581 - The present invention achieves a solar cell protective material containing a moisture-resistant film with a moisture vapor permeability of less than 0.1 g/m2/day, but not decreasing the moisture resistance for a long term, preventing delamination, and having excellent flexibility and excellent moisture resistance. The present invention provides a solar cell...

Thin film photovoltaic module with stabilized polymer
12/11/14 - 20140360582 - The present invention provides a photovoltaic device comprising metal and a poly(vinyl butyral) layer that incorporates a suitable amount of 1H-benzotriazole. When electrical bias is applied to the photovoltaic device, 1H-benzotriazole forms a barrier layer at the metal/poly(vinyl butyral) interface, which, for example, unexpectedly virtually eliminated the yellowing of poly(vinyl...

Solar module and method of manufacturing the same
12/11/14 - 20140360583 - A solar module includes an encapsulant and solar cells in the encapsulant. The encapsulant includes a colored encapsulant on one side of the solar cells and a transparent encapsulant on the other side of the solar cells. An interface between the colored encapsulant and the transparent encapsulant is located more...

Optical element
11/27/14 - 20140345689 - An optical element and associated methods for generating an optical element and apparatus comprising the optical element, wherein the optical element comprises a first surface (10), a second surface (15), and a side wall structure (25) between the first and second surfaces. The side wall structure has an internally reflecting...

Method of manufacturing solar cell module and solar cell module
11/27/14 - 20140345690 - A solar cell module includes a solar cell, a light-receiving surface member arranged on a light-receiving surface side of the solar cell, a rear surface member arranged on a rear surface side of the solar cell, a transparent filler layer arranged between the solar cell and the light-receiving surface member,...

Solar cell module
11/27/14 - 20140345691 - A solar cell module includes a solar cell, a light-receiving surface member on a light-receiving side of the solar cell, a rear surface member on a rear side of the solar cell, and a sealing material between the light-receiving surface member and the rear surface member. The rear surface member...

Solar cell module
11/27/14 - 20140345692 - A solar cell module includes an encapsulant and a solar cell in the encapsulant. The encapsulant includes a light-receiving side encapsulant at a light-receiving surface side of the solar cell, and a colored rear side encapsulant at a rear surface side of the solar cell. The rear side encapsulant contains...

Optical element for light-concentrating solar power generation device, method for producing same, and light-concentrating solar power generation device
11/20/14 - 20140338748 - Provided is an optical element for a light-concentrating solar power generation device having excellent weather resistance and also excellent thermal shock resistance and crack resistance, a method for producing the same, and a light-concentrating solar power generation device including the optical element. An optical element for a light-concentrating solar power...

Solar cell module
11/13/14 - 20140332074 - A solar cell module is provided, wherein the solar cell module includes a solar cell device, a first protective film, a second protective film, a cover plate, a backsheet and a plurality of thermal radiation particles. The solar cell device includes a first surface and a second surface opposite to...

Systems and methods for a device including a dynamic optical resonant cavity and an active layer
11/13/14 - 20140332075 - This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus for embodiments of a device including a dynamic optical resonant cavity and an active layer disposed on a side of the optical resonant cavity. In various embodiments, a thickness of the optical resonant cavity can be dynamically changed to alter the absorption characteristics...

Systems and methods using metal nanostructures in spectrally selective absorbers
11/13/14 - 20140332076 - Solution-processed Ni nanochain-SiOx (x<2) and Ni nanochain-SiO2 selective solar thermal absorbers that exhibit a strong anti-oxidation behavior up to 600° C. in air. The thermal stability is far superior to Ni nanoparticle-Al2O3 selective solar thermal absorbers. The SiOx (x<2) and SiO2 matrices are derived from hydrogen silsesquioxane (HSQ) and tetraethyl...

Sub-wavelength structures, devices and methods for light control in material composites
11/13/14 - 20140332077 - A device for enhancing transmission of incident electromagnetic radiation at a predetermined wavelength is presented that includes an aperture array structure in a thin film. The structure includes a repealing unit cell having more than one aperture including a first aperture and a second aperture, wherein a parameter of the...

Solar cell apparatus and method for fabricating the same
11/06/14 - 20140326312 - Disclosed are a solar cell apparatus and a method for fabricating the same. The solace cell apparatus according to the embodiment includes a solar cell formed on a support substrate; a polymer adhesive layer including photo-curable polymer on the solar cell; and a protective panel on the polymer adhesive layer....

Resin composition for encapsulating film of photovoltaic module and photovoltaic module using the same
11/06/14 - 20140326313 - Provided are a resin composition for an encapsulating film of a photovoltaic module, and a photovoltaic module us ing the same, and more particularly, a resin composition for an encapsulating film of a photovoltaic module, having low moisture permeability and excellent adhesiveness due to thermal compression, and a photovoltaic module...

Glass sheet with high energy transmission
11/06/14 - 20140326314 - The invention relates to an extra-clear glass sheet, i.e. a glass sheet with high energy transmission, which can be used in particular in the field of solar energy. Specifically, the invention relates to a glass sheet having a composition that includes, in an amount expressed in wt % for the...

Solar cell module
10/30/14 - 20140318619 - A solar cell module includes a solar cell having a light-receiving surface, a liquid crystal unit disposed on one side of the solar cell so as to face the light-receiving surface, and a control unit that controls the transmittance of light in the liquid crystal unit....

Device for converting electromagnetic radiation into electricity, and related systems and methods
10/30/14 - 20140318620 - A device for converting electromagnetic radiation into electricity comprises an expander that includes a conical shape having an axis and a curved surface that is configured to reflect electromagnetic radiation away from the axis to expand a beam of the electromagnetic radiation; and one or more energy conversion components configured...

Solar cell module and photovoltaic power generation device
10/30/14 - 20140318621 - A solar cell module includes a light guide and a solar cell element. The light guide has a light incident surface and a light exit surface having an area smaller than the light incident surface and contains a plurality of optical functional materials. In the light guide, part of external...

Concentrator photovoltaic systems
10/30/14 - 20140318622 - A support for a photovoltaic element comprising at least a primary optical component and a photovoltaic package. The support comprises at least one clip for holding the primary optical component, at least one holder configured to locate the photovoltaic package, and at least one cut-out portion to allow overlap with...

Solar cell with anti-reflection structure and method for fabricating the same
10/23/14 - 20140311568 - A solar cell with an anti-reflection structure comprises a solar cell substrate, a meshed electric-conduction layer formed on one surface of the solar cell substrate, a plurality of microspheres disposed on the meshed electric-conduction layer, and a dielectric layer. The microspheres have a diameter of 0.1-50 μm. The dielectric layer...

Solar cell with omnidirectional anti-reflection structure and method for fabricating the same
10/23/14 - 20140311569 - A solar cell with an omnidirectional anti-reflection structure comprises a solar cell substrate, a transparent electric-conduction layer formed on one surface of the solar cell substrate, a plurality of microspheres formed on the transparent electric-conduction layer, and a dielectric layer. The microspheres have a diameter of 0.1-100 μm. The dielectric...

Multi-layered waveguide for capturing solar energy
10/23/14 - 20140311570 - A waveguide for use in solar power systems to capture sunlight without solar tracking. The waveguide includes a first transparent layer with a first surface receiving sunlight, and the waveguide includes a second surface, opposite the first surface of the first layer, including recessed surfaces (or “microstructures”) each defined by...

Solar cell sealing film and solar cell using the same
10/23/14 - 20140311571 - To provide a solar cell sealing film which is suppressed in acid generation, and which has high transparency and improved insulation properties. A solar cell sealing film containing ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer (EVA), ethylene-methyl methacrylate copolymer (EMMA), and a crosslinker, wherein a mass ratio of the ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer to the...

Luminescent solar concentrator with nanostructured luminescent layer
10/23/14 - 20140311572 - A luminescent solar concentrator, comprising: at least one luminescent device (12) for converting incident light (16) in at least one operating mode, wherein the luminescent device (12) has at least one nanostructured layer (34) and at least one luminescent member (14), and wherein the nanostructured layer (34) is in close...

Fluorine-containing resin film and solar cell module
10/16/14 - 20140305503 - Disclosed is a fluorine-containing resin film which is formed from a fluorine-containing resin composition and has a thickness of 10 to 50 wherein the fluorine-containing resin composition is prepared by adding 10 to 30 parts by mass of titanium oxide or a composite-oxide-type inorganic pigment to 100 parts by mass...

Solar cell panel end-sealing composition, solar cell panel end-sealing sheet, and solar cell panel
10/09/14 - 20140299188 - A solar cell panel end-sealing composition contains a butyl rubber, a polyolefin resin having a silyl group, and a catalyst. The catalyst is at least one of a metal oxide, a metal hydroxide, and a metal complex of a transition element and the solar cell panel end-sealing composition has a...

Frame structure and solar module having the same
10/02/14 - 20140290742 - A frame structure includes a first horizontal board, a second horizontal board, a first vertical board, a third horizontal board, a second vertical board, and at least one support element. The first vertical board is connected to the first and second horizontal boards. The second vertical board is connected to...

Coating material, coating film, backsheet for solar cell module, and solar cell module
10/02/14 - 20140290743 - An object of the present invention is to provide a coating material that can form a coating film that has an excellent adherence for sealants in solar cell modules as well as an excellent resistance to blocking. Further objects are to provide this coating film, a solar cell module backsheet...

Novel solar modules, supporting layer stacks and methods of fabricating thereof
10/02/14 - 20140290744 - A solar cell supporting layer stack for mechanically supporting a solar cell is described. The solar cell includes: a rigid foam layer; one or more skin layers disposed adjacent to said rigid foam layer; and wherein said rigid foam layer and said one or more skin layers capable of providing...

Concentrated photovoltaic receiver with fixing structure
09/25/14 - 20140283908 - A concentrated photovoltaic receiver with a fixing structure includes a support member to support and position a light homogenizer. The light homogenizer won't incline or come off due to gravity or other factors during sun-tracing process of the concentrated photovoltaic module. Besides, the support member has a through hole corresponding...

Concentrating photovoltaic chip assembly, method for manufacturing the same, and concentrating photovoltaic assembly with same
09/25/14 - 20140283909 - A concentrating photovoltaic chip assembly includes an upper lead frame, a lower lead frame for supporting electronic components, a photovoltaic chip for converting solar energy into electric energy, and a protective diode for protecting the photovoltaic chip from short-circuiting. A light inlet window is defined in the upper lead frame....

Edge protected barrier assemblies
09/25/14 - 20140283910 - 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...

Solar cell module
09/25/14 - 20140283911 - Provided is a solar cell module having improved weatherability. A frame body has a groove. A module main body is inserted into the groove. An adhesive material is disposed in the groove. The adhesive material is provided at least on a part of a frame body portion excluding frame body...

Infrared reflective film, infrared reflective paint and infrared reflective body
09/25/14 - 20140283912 - Provided is infrared ray reflective paint which is used to form a film having a high reflectance in an infrared ray wavelength region, a high transmittance in a visible ray wavelength region, and a self-cleaning ability, and the infrared ray reflective paint contains: an acrylic resin that contains at least...

Photovoltaic modules incorporating lateral heat removal
09/18/14 - 20140261682 - In one embodiment, a photovoltaic module includes a stack of layers, the module having an active layer and a planar heat sink positioned within the stack of layers adjacent the active layer, the heat sink being adapted to laterally remove heat from the active layer and the module....

Optics for solar concentrators
09/18/14 - 20140261683 - Optics are provided for use in solar concentrators, the optics having a light guide, a redirecting layer including a plurality of lenses, and a plurality of reflector elements. Sunlight is received by the redirecting lenses, which focus the sunlight onto reflective surfaces of the reflector elements. The reflective surface of...

Solar cell module
09/18/14 - 20140261684 - A solar cell module includes: a front surface glass plate disposed on the light reception side; a rear surface glass plate provided so as to be opposed to the front surface glass plate; a photovoltaic device between the front surface glass plate and the rear surface glass plate; and a...

Method and apparatus for forming and mounting a photovoltaic array
09/11/14 - 20140251431 - A photovoltaic (PV) module framing and coupling system enables the attachment of PV modules to a roof or other mounting surface without requiring the use of separate structural support members which attach directly to and span between multiple PV modules in a formed PV array. The inventive apparatus provides a...

Adhesive for solar battery back sheets
09/11/14 - 20140251432 - An object of the present invention is to provide a urethane adhesive for solar battery back sheets, which has satisfactory initial adhesion to a film in the production of a solar battery back sheet, satisfactory initial adhesive property after curing and high adhesive property at high temperature, and also has...

Method of making delaminated resistant assemblies
09/04/14 - 20140246090 - The present application is directed to a method of reducing delamination in an assembly. The method comprises providing an assembly and limiting visible light exposure to parts of the assembly to maintain a peel force of 20 grams/inch or greater where the light is limited. The assembly comprises an electronic...

Solar cell module apparatus and method of fabricating the same
09/04/14 - 20140246091 - Disclosed are a solar cell module apparatus and a method of fabricating the same. The solar cell module apparatus includes a light absorbing layer, and a reflector provided on a light incident surface of the light absorbing layer to reflect a light, which has been reflected from the light absorbing...

Passive solar tracking system to enhance solar cell output
08/28/14 - 20140238488 - A passive solar tracking system to enhance solar cell output is provided. The passive solar tracking system includes a panel having at least one solar cell for solar-to-electric conversion and an actuator that is arranged for moving the panel to provide the variable facing direction of the panel. The actuator...

Frame for a solar module
08/28/14 - 20140238489 - A frame for a solar module that includes at least one solar cell. The solar-module frame has a frame corner having a corner connector made of a first material, in particular made of aluminum, and having a corner element made of a second material, which is different from the first...

Solar concentration system using volume holograms
08/21/14 - 20140230897 - An electromagnetic wave concentrating system, comprising a photovoltaic material and at least one holographic concentrator. The holographic concentrator includes at least two stacked holographic optical elements (HOE). Each HOE is configured to diffract incident light into a diffracted beams having different ranges of wavelengths. The diffracted beams generated by each...

Framed device, seal, and method for manufacturing same
08/21/14 - 20140230898 - The disclosure is directed to a framed device. The framed device includes a substrate, a frame, and a seal. The substrate has a first length, a first width, and a peripheral edge. The frame has a second length, a second width, and a groove that runs along the second length...

Module and method for producing thereof
08/21/14 - 20140230899 - A module, for example a photovoltaic module, includes among other things a glass plate (11) as a front cover facing the direction of light incidence, a component (photovoltaic element) (15), and a plastic layer (14) provided as an embedding material, wherein the surface of the glass plate (11) on the...

Self-contained solar power unit
08/14/14 - 20140224325 - A solar power unit having a solar module with a frame defining a planar solar collection area, a photovoltaic cell mounted within said area, a junction box electrically connected to at least one of said photovoltaic cells; and a support structure fixable to said solar module having a first leg...

Photoactive device
08/14/14 - 20140224326 - A photoactive device that includes a photovoltaic device having electrodes and at least one photoactive layer between the electrodes. One or more other layers may be included between the electrodes. The device includes a substrate positioned below the photovoltaic device, and a nanostructure backreflective layer positioned below the substrate such...

Edge protected barrier assemblies
08/14/14 - 20140224327 - 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 assembly additionally comprises a protective layer in contact with the...

Oversized back panel for photovoltaic devices
08/07/14 - 20140216547 - Thin film photovoltaic devices including a transparent substrate defining a front surface area; a photovoltaic thin film stack on the transparent substrate; and, a back panel defining a rear surface area are provided. The photovoltaic thin film stack is positioned between the transparent substrate and the back panel. The front...

Solar module and method for manufacturing the same
08/07/14 - 20140216548 - In a solar module of the present invention, the ratio (T2/T1) of a thickness (T2) of a rear surface-side filling material layer at the end surface to a thickness (T1) of a rear surface-side filling material layer in a region where a solar cell (22) is provided is set smaller...

Light-condensing film, solar cell module, and transfer mold
08/07/14 - 20140216549 - The present invention aims to provide a light-concentrating film capable of concentrating at least one of direct sunlight and diffuse sunlight with high efficiency; a photovoltaic module having the light-concentrating film; and a transfer mold (die) for producing the light-concentrating film. The present invention relates to a light-concentrating film including...

Inorganic coating-protected unitary graphene material for concentrated photovoltaic applications
07/31/14 - 20140209168 - This invention provides an inorganic coating-protected unitary graphene material article for concentrated photovoltaic cell heat dissipation. The article comprises at least a layer of unitary graphene material having two primary surfaces and an electrically non-conducting layer of inorganic coating deposited on at least one of the primary surfaces, wherein the...

Glass substrate for cdte solar cell, and solar cell
07/31/14 - 20140209169 - A glass substrate for a CdTe solar cell includes a base composition includes, in terms of mol % on a basis of following oxides: from 60 to 75% of SiO2; from 1 to 7.5% of Al2O3; from 0 to 1% of B2O3; from 8.5 to 12.5% of MgO; from 1...

Laminated sheet and method for producing the same
07/31/14 - 20140209170 - A laminate sheet including a layer containing a polyester resin as a main component (P1 layer), an adhesive resin layer (P2 layer), and a layer containing a polyolefin resin as a main component (P3 layer), wherein the laminate sheet has a total thickness of at least 30 μm and up...

Solar module and process for production thereof
07/31/14 - 20140209171 - The present invention relates to a solar module comprising a first layer, a solar cell arranged above the first layer and a second layer arranged above the solar cell. The first and/or the second layer comprise a fibre composite material which comprises a preferably aliphatic polyurethane polymer “dual cure” system)...

Photovoltaic element with an included resonator
07/24/14 - - A photovoltaic element including a resonator is arranged on a semiconductor structure (5) that is constituted by a region without electromagnetic damping (5a), whose upper plane forms the plane of incidence (3), and a region with electromagnetic damping (5b), both regions being bound by virtual boundaries (6) of variation in...

Thermoplastic polyolefin copolymer lamination film, laminated structures and processes for their preparation
07/24/14 - 20140202533 - Disclosed are polyolefin copolymer films comprising alkoxysilane groups and a catalyst for cross-linking the alkoxysilane groups; wherein the cross-linking catalyst is a Lewis or Bronsted acid or base compound that has a relatively high melting point and therefore initiates the cross-linking essentially only at the lamination temperature, preferably at or...

Solar cell module
07/24/14 - 20140202534 - Provided is a solar cell module wherein solar cells and a sealing material, which is sealing the solar cells, are not easily peeled from each other. A solar cell module is provided with solar cells, a wiring material, and a sealing material. Each of the solar cells has first and...

Solar cell module
07/24/14 - 20140202535 - An aspect of the invention provides a solar cell module, which comprises a solar cell with a light-receiving surface and a back surface, a first protection member disposed at a light-receiving surface side of the solar cell and made of a glass plate, a second protection member disposed at a...

Solar cell sealing material, method for manufacturing solar cell sealing material, and solar cell module
07/24/14 - 20140202536 - a2) MFR is from 2 to 50 g/10 minutes as measured under the conditions of a temperature of 190 degrees centigrade and a load of 2.16 kg in accordance with ASTM D1238...

Light concentration module
07/17/14 - 20140196785 - A light concentration module includes a primary light concentration plate, a light concentration component and an electricity generation module. The primary light concentration plate includes a primary light concentration surface and a light-emitting surface. The primary light concentration surface is used for collecting light. The light-emitting surface is used for...

A composite glass plate
07/17/14 - 20140196786 - In order to obtain a composite glass plate which shields infrared light and/or ultraviolet light, two glass substrates on which transparent conductive layers are formed respectively are disposed with the transparent conductive layers thereof facing each other. Infrared light is shielded and electric power is generated by using one glass...

Polymer/inorganic multi-layer encapsulation film
07/10/14 - 20140190565 - This invention relates to a polymer/inorganic multi-layer encapsulation film, and more particularly, to a multi-layer encapsulation film, which includes a plasma polymer thin film layer formed using a cross-shaped precursor having Si—O bonding and an inorganic thin film layer, and ensures flexibility and has improved encapsulation....

Photovoltaic apparatus, photovoltaic module and fastener thereof
07/03/14 - 20140182678 - A photovoltaic apparatus includes at least one photovoltaic panel, at least one frame and at least one fastener. The frame includes at least one pair of holding parts, a sidewall and at least one protrusion. The photovoltaic panel is positioned between the holding parts. Part of the sidewall connects the...

Spectrally selective panel
07/03/14 - 20140182679 - The present invention disclosure provides a spectrally selective panel that comprises a first material being at least partially transmissive for light having a wavelength in the visible wavelength range and being arranged for guiding suitable light. Further, the panel comprises a diffractive element being positioned in, at or in the...

Optimized anti-reflection coating layer for crystalline silicon solar cells
06/26/14 - 20140174532 - Embodiments of the invention include a solar cell and methods of forming a solar cell. Specifically, the methods may be used to form a passivation/anti-reflection layer having desired functional and optical properties on a solar cell substrate. In one embodiment, a method of forming an anti-reflection layer on a solar...

Solar module with light-transmissive edge seal
06/26/14 - 20140174533 - A solar module with a front support, a back support, and a photovoltaic active material located between the front and back supports. An electrically insulative light transmissive seal is located at the peripheral edges of the front support and back support to electrically isolate the active material from the outer...

Apparatus, systems and methods for collecting and converting solar energy
06/26/14 - 20140174534 - Nanoparticles are used to enhance the light gathering and converting abilities of a photo voltaic (PV) cell. The nanoparticles may be incorporated into a substrate and disposed a desired distance from the PV cell to create a plasmon. The nanoparticles may effect a wavelength shift (e.g., a “red shift”) to...

Highly efficient solar arrays
06/26/14 - 20140174535 - In an example, a solar energy system includes multiple PV modules, multiple reflectors, and a racking assembly. Each of the reflectors is positioned opposite a corresponding one of the PV modules. The racking assembly mechanically interconnects the PV modules and the reflectors to form an interconnected system. The racking assembly...