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8138412 Flexible electrical substrate  
A flexible substrate layer having metallic bus-lines and connecting stitches is formed. A trace layer having electrical traces and thermal vias is also formed. The substrate layer and the trace...
8137115 Junction box and conductor strip connection device thereof  
A conductor strip connection device for a junction box of a solar module is disclosed and comprises a contact member and a press-fitting member. The contact member has a contact segment for...
8138416 Solar cell and method for manufacturing the same  
Disclosed are a relatively high-efficiency solar cell and a method for fabricating the same using a micro-heater array. The solar cell may include first and second micro-heaters intersecting each...
8138413 Collector grid and interconnect structures for photovoltaic arrays and modules  
An interconnected arrangement of photovoltaic cells is achieved using laminating current collector electrodes. The electrodes comprise a pattern of conductive material extending over a first...
8139335 Protective circuit  
A protective circuit for electrical connection to solar cells of a solar cell module is provided with a protective circuit that has a controlled electronic circuit arrangement. In this way, only...
8138411 Photovoltaic system  
The photovoltaic system includes a plurality of photovoltaic modules which are connected to form a string or several strings connected in parallel, thereby forming a photovoltaic generator having a...
8128044 System for mounting a photovoltaic module to a surface  
A system for removably and adjustably mounting a device on an object is provided. The system for removably and adjustably mounting a device on an object, according to the present invention,...
8127758 Solar-thermal fluid heating for aerospace platforms  
An aerospace platform includes a structure having a cavity and a light-transmissive portion that exposes the cavity to sunlight. The aerospace platform further includes a fluid heating system. The...
8124866 Photovoltaic array  
A photovoltaic array includes a plurality of elongated rails and rectangular photovoltaic modules. Each rail can have an extruded resin construction and can include a lower base and an upper cap...
8122648 Roof mounting system  
A system is disclosed for mounting equipment, such as solar panels, to a roof that has shingles. A base plate has at least one mounting aperture therethrough for securing to the roof with a...
8124867 Stacked photovoltaic device and method of manufacturing the same  
A back metal electrode, a bottom cell using microcrystalline silicon for a photoelectric conversion layer, a front cell using amorphous silicon for a photoelectric conversion layer, and a...
8119901 Solar cell module having a conductive pattern part  
A solar cell module is discussed. The solar cell module includes a plurality of solar cells each including a plurality of first current collectors and a plurality of second current collectors, a...
8119963 High efficiency counterbalanced dual axis solar tracking array frame system  
A high efficiency, environmentally friendly system comprising a plurality of photovoltaic solar collecting panels (PV panels) is disclosed. The system comprises an outer frame to which a plurality...
8121454 Apparatus for the collection and transmission of electromagnetic radiation  
A collector for propagating incident radiation is disclosed. The collector may comprise a light directing component coupled to a buffer component, a first propagation component coupled to the...
8114318 Ionic liquid electrolyte  
The present invention relates to electrolytes comprising tetracyanoborate and an organic cation as components of electrolytes in electrochemical and/or optoelectronic devices, in particular solar...
8115094 Photovoltaic apparatus  
A photovoltaic apparatus includes a first photoelectric conversion portion so formed on an insulating surface of a substrate as to cover a first substrate electrode and a second substrate electrode...
8111970 Electromagnetic radiation frequency optimizing device and method with ambient heat conversion device  
A device comprising a conversion channel including: a first end configured to accept ambient electromagnetic radiation, the ambient electromagnetic radiation having an initial frequency, a second...
8110737 Collector grid, electrode structures and interrconnect structures for photovoltaic arrays and methods of manufacture  
The invention teaches novel structure and methods for producing electrical current collectors and electrical interconnection structure. Such articles find particular use in facile production of...
8109048 Apparatus for forming and mounting a photovoltaic array  
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...
8111034 Solar-powered charger with heat-dissipating surface  
A solar-powered charger includes a solar collector configured to generate electrical energy when exposed to light, a connector coupled to the solar collector to provide a pathway for discharging...
8104491 Outdoor shading device with renewable power system  
An outdoor shading device includes a supporting frame, a shading awning supported by the supporting frame to define a shading area underneath the shading awning, and a solar power system. The solar...
8105676 Method for fastening a silicon block on a support intended therefor and corresponding arrangement  
In order to fasten a silicon block on a support for improved further handling, fiber material is introduced into an adhesive joint between the silicon block and the support. The fiber material is...
8102144 Power converter for a solar panel  
A solar array power generation system includes a solar array electrically connected to a control system. The solar array has a plurality of solar modules, each module having at least one DC/DC...
8101849 Tilt assembly for tracking solar collector assembly  
A tilt assembly is used with a solar collector assembly of the type comprising a frame, supporting a solar collector, for movement about a tilt axis by pivoting a drive element between first and...
8101898 Optically gated MEMS switch  
An optically powered MEMS gate driver includes a photovoltaic converter configured to receive a light signal from a light source and output a DC supply voltage for a MEMS gate driver in response...
8101851 Process for manufacturing a solar cell foil using a temporary substrate  
The invention pertains to a process for manufacturing a solar cell foil comprising the steps of: providing an etchable temporary substrateapplying a front electrode of a transparent conductive...
8101850 Asymmetric parabolic compound concentrator with photovoltaic cells  
An asymmetric compound parabolic concentrator (ACPC) coupled with a photovoltaic cell is disclosed according to some embodiments. The disclosed ACPC can concentrate solar light from a large full...
8093675 Photoelectric conversion element, photoelectric conversion element assembly and photoelectric conversion module  
To provide a photoelectric conversion element that allows connection between adjacent photoelectric conversion elements by use of an inexpensive wiring member. A photoelectric conversion element of...
8082672 Mechanical patterning of thin film photovoltaic materials and structure  
A method for forming one or more patterns for a thin film photovoltaic material. The method includes providing a substrate including a molybdenum layer and an overlying absorber comprising a copper...
8080727 Solar cell modules comprising an encapsulant sheet of a blend of ethylene copolymers  
Disclosed is a solar cell module comprising a polymeric encapsulant sheet, wherein the polymeric encapsulant sheet comprises a blend composition of an ethylene copolymer A and an ethylene copolymer...
8080728 Multilayer composite films and articles prepared therefrom  
The present invention is an optically transparent laminate film comprising: at least three layers of film, wherein at least two of the at least three layers comprise ionomeric films, and wherein...
8076625 Field level tracker controller  
The present invention is directed to an apparatus and method for improving the total power output from a field of solar energy systems. The invention provides a field level tracker controller which...
8076568 Collector grid and interconnect structures for photovoltaic arrays and modules  
An interconnected arrangement of photovoltaic cells is achieved using laminating current collector electrodes. The electrodes comprise a pattern of conductive material extending over a first...
8067295 Manufacturing method of solar cell module, and solar cell and solar cell module  
A double-side light receiving solar cell in a planer regular hexagon shape and having first electrodes on both surfaces are divided into four pieces by a line A-A′ connecting two opposing apexes a...
8065844 Ballasted photovoltaic module and module arrays  
A photovoltaic (PV) module assembly including a PV module and a ballast tray. The PV module includes a PV device and a frame. A PV laminate is assembled to the frame, and the frame includes an arm....
8061091 Photovoltaic module kit including connector assembly for non-penetrating array installation  
A PV module kit for non-penetrating rooftop installation, including a plurality of PV modules and a plurality of connectors. Each of the PV modules includes a PV laminate and a frame forming a...
8063301 Photovoltaic module  
A photovoltaic module which prevents enlargement of the dimensions of a photovoltaic submodule by reducing ineffective parts which do not contribute to power generation. The photovoltaic module...
8058549 Photovoltaic devices with integrated color interferometric film stacks  
Color photovoltaic (PV) devices formed using interferometric stacks tuned to reflect color covering the front side or back side of a PV cell, device, panel, or array are disclosed. Interferometric...
8058547 Concentrating solar panel  
A photovoltaic device is disclosed comprising a concentrator and a collector. The concentrator is to concentrate solar energy, and the collector is positioned to receive solar energy from the...
8053665 Truncated pyramid structures for see-through solar cells  
The present disclosure presents a partially-transparent (see-through) three-dimensional thin film solar cell (3-D TFSC) substrate. The substrate includes a plurality of unit cells. Each unit cell...
8053663 Panel-shaped semiconductor module  
A solar battery module as a panel-shaped semiconductor module comprises multiple spherical or nearly spherical, granular electric power generation semiconductor elements arranged in multiple rows...
8053662 Solar energy collection devices  
Devices and methods for collecting solar energy using photovoltaic material are disclosed.
8049096 Solar battery module  
A solar battery cell having a hexagonal shape is divided into four at a straight line connecting between opposed apexes and a straight line connecting between middle points of opposed sides. Two of...
8048520 Multilayer terionomer encapsulant layers and solar cell laminates comprising the same  
The present invention provides a solar cell pre-lamination assembly comprising a terionomer multilayer film or sheet and solar cell modules prepared therefrom.
8048706 Ablative scribing of solar cell structures  
Provided herein are improved methods of laser scribing photovoltaic structures to form monolithically integrated photovoltaic modules. The methods involve forming P1, P2 or P3 scribes by an...
8049099 Solar cell and solar cell module including the same  
Provided is a solar cell in which a linear n finger electrode and a linear p finger electrode are alternately arranged on a projection plane parallel to a main surface of a substrate, and which is...
8044296 Photovoltaic device and method for manufacturing the same  
A photovoltaic device uses a single crystal or polycrystalline semiconductor layer which is separated from a single crystal or polycrystalline semiconductor substrate as a photoelectric conversion...
8039733 Construction method of solar battery modules  
A construction method of solar battery modules by which solar battery modules are fixed using a fixing member, including: connecting a first frame body of a solar battery module between a pedestal...
8039732 Solar energy trap  
A solar energy trap (10) includes a chamber (11) having inlet post (12), such that solar energy (13) entering the chamber (11) through the inlet port (12) is absorbed and reflected within the...
8035027 Solar module structures and assembly methods for pyramidal three-dimensional thin-film solar cells  
Solar module structures and methods for assembling solar module structures. The solar module structures comprise pyramidal three-dimensional thin-film solar cells arranged in solar module...