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8212143 Thin film solar cell and manufacturing method thereof  
A thin film solar cell including a substrate, a first conductive layer, a photoelectric conversion layer, a second conductive layer and a passivation layer is provided. The first conductive layer...
8212140 Solar array support methods and systems  
Systems and methods for disposing and supporting a solar panel array are disclosed. In one embodiment, a system for supporting a solar panel array includes the use of support columns and cables...
8205400 Solar panel roof kit  
A solar roofing system is described that is adapted for managing the flow of water down a roof. The system includes at least one roofing panel adapted for supporting photovoltaic material and at...
8207441 Photovoltaic apparatus and method of manufacturing the same  
This photovoltaic apparatus comprises a second groove for electrically isolating first and second back electrodes from each other, a third groove formed on a region located between a first groove...
8203070 Automated solar tracking system  
An automated tracking solar power collector is disclosed herein, the tracking solar powered collector includes at least one solar collector such as a solar concentrator and an actuator coupled to...
8203069 System, method, and apparatus for coupling photovoltaic arrays  
System, methods and apparatus for coupling photovoltaic arrays are disclosed. The apparatus may include a first input adapted to couple to a neutral line of a first photovoltaic array; a second...
8197928 Intrusion resistant safety glazings and solar cell modules  
Described certain plasticized poly(vinyl butyral) (PVB) interlayer sheets that may be used to produce safety glass and solar cell laminates having enhanced penetration resistance and adequate...
8196360 Photovoltaic solar roof tile assembly system  
The invention provides a modular system that includes a composite tile, with or without integrated photovoltaic cells, a track system for assembly of the tiles to a structure, and a wiring system...
8197912 Precision separation of PV thin film stacks  
A method for manufacturing thin film panels comprises providing a laser patterning system, depositing a base layer on a glass substrate, separating the base layer by scribing a plurality of...
8198696 Substrate structures for integrated series connected photovoltaic arrays and process of manufacture of such arrays  
This invention comprises manufacture of photovoltaic cells by deposition of thin film photovoltaic junctions on metal foil substrates. The photovoltaic junctions may be heat treated if appropriate...
8193477 Periodic alignment adjustment techniques for terrestrial solar arrays  
An automated method causes a terrestrial solar cell array to track the sun. The solar cell system may include motors that adjust a position of the array along different respective axes with respect...
8193441 Photovoltaics with interferometric ribbon masks  
An interferometric mask covering a reflective conductive ribbon that electrically interconnects a plurality of photovoltaic cells is disclosed. Such an interferometric mask may reduce reflections...
8193760 Portable cart for solar energy conversion  
A portable cart for solar energy conversion is provided comprising a cart having at least two wheels, wherein the cart includes a frame having a floor, a panel receiving assembly, and a panel...
8187913 Process for producing photoelectric conversion devices  
In a process for producing a photoelectric conversion device comprising a bottom electrode layer, a photoelectric conversion semiconductor layer, a buffer layer, and a transparent conductive layer,...
8186111 Profile roof tile with integrated photovoltaic module  
A roofing module provides weather protection generates electrical power. The module comprises a base having a plurality of curved crests and curved pans. The crests and pans have contours sized and...
8187906 Method for fabricating composite substances for thin film electro-optical devices  
A method is provided for producing an electro-optic device having at least one optically transparent conducting layer with low electrical resistance. The method includes providing a composite...
8188361 Photovoltaic electrochromic device  
A photovoltaic electrochromic device includes a semi-transparent thin-film solar cell substrate, an electrochromic solution, and a transparent non-conductive substrate, wherein the electrochromic...
8181402 Building-integrated photovoltaic power unit  
A building-integrated photovoltaic power unit comprising: a solar cell module including a solar panel, a functional member, and a frame body including a first frame formed with an installation part...
8180505 Spacecraft solar cell monitoring system  
An onboard solar cell array current and voltage characteristic determination method is preferably used on small spacecraft and determines the solar cell orientation relative to the sun by a...
8178451 Glass composition formulated for a glass-metal bond of a tube collector and glass-metal bond made with glass of said glass composition  
The glass-metal bond for a tube collector includes a glass tube and metal part bonded to the glass tube. In order to match the thermal expansion properties, the glass tube has the following...
8174281 Method and circuit for tracking maximum power of a photo-voltaic array  
A method and a circuit for tracking maximum power of a photo-voltaic array performs the operation of load increase/decrease with a preset current difference and determines if the photo-voltaic...
8173888 Solar energy collection system and components  
A solar energy collection system and components includes a vacuum and an air compressor. The system includes a plurality of flexible units each having a backing portion and a solar cell portion...
8171680 Building integrated photovoltaic conversion system implemented in both vision and spandrel areas  
A power generating system is manufactured, integrated and operated within an exterior shell or façade of a building structure. The system components—energy generating devices (which can be ph...
8173889 Photovoltaic roofing wiring array, photovoltaic roofing wiring system and roofs using them  
Photovoltaic wiring arrays and photovoltaic wiring systems suitable for use in rooftop photovoltaic power generation systems are provided. Accordingly, one aspect of the invention provides a...
8171679 Integrated electrical conduit for solar PV system  
An unitized curtain wall unit houses energy conversion devices (such as photovoltaic modules), and includes integrated wiring conduits for routing signal and power cables within a building façade ...
8168883 Adjustable solar powerer  
An adjustable solar powerer having photovoltaic cells made of either silicon, polycrystalline or single-crystalline located on a stabilizing base converts solar power or artificial light into...
8168880 Shingle with photovoltaic element(s) and array of same laid up on a roof  
A shingle having butt and tab portions is provided, wherein the tab portions are exposed when applied to a roof, and wherein active photovoltaic element(s) appear on portions only of the tab...
8169252 Low voltage drop closed loop unidirectional electronic valve  
A low voltage drop unidirectional electronic valve constituted of: a first terminal; a second terminal; a first electronically controlled switch coupled between the first terminal and the second...
8168881 Monolithic photovoltaic module  
A photovoltaic module comprised of a plurality of series connected photovoltaic cells disposed upon a substrate is fabricated utilizing thin film device techniques. A body of photovoltaic stock...
8168882 Integrated thin-film solar cell and method of manufacturing the same  
Provided are an integrated thin-film solar cell and a method of manufacturing the same. The method comprises forming and patterning a conductive material to be adjacently spaced a predetermined...
8165435 Solar energy collector  
A multiplicity of Fresnel lenses are attached to tubular branches of a tree-like support structure. Fiber optic bundles are connected to the Fresnel lenses and routed inside the tubular branches...
8162677 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 having a contact segment for connecting to a conductor strip, a suppressing...
8158878 Thin film solar cell module  
A thin film solar cell module is disclosed. The thin film solar cell module includes a substrate and a plurality of cells each including a first electrode positioned on the substrate, a second...
8156697 Photovoltaic module mounting system  
A solar array mounting system having unique installation, load distribution, and grounding features, and which is adaptable for mounting solar panels having no external frame. The solar array...
8158881 Tandem photovoltaic cells  
Tandem photovoltaic cells, as well as related components, systems, and methods, are disclosed.
8158877 Localized power point optimizer for solar cell installations  
In one embodiment, a solar cell installation includes several groups of solar cells. Each group of solar cells has a local power point optimizer configured to control power generation of the group....
8156994 Longitudinal frame member and spline  
A frame includes longitudinal members secured to one another. The longitudinal members support a spline that is normally open in a first position to provide a cavity. A fabric, such a mesh screen,...
8153885 Integrated thin-film solar cell and method of manufacturing the same  
Provided are an integrated thin-film solar cell and a method of manufacturing the same. The method comprises forming and patterning a conductive material to be adjacently spaced a predetermined...
8153889 Roll-to-roll integration of thin film solar modules  
A photovoltaic module which has at least two solar cells, and a method and system to manufacture such photovoltaic modules. The solar cells are disposed on a surface of an insulating carrier film...
8152044 Solar battery module production method and solar battery module production apparatus  
A method of producing a solar battery module. The method uses a producing apparatus having a positioning belt and a heating belt adjacent to each other such that an object can be delivered between...
8153884 Solar cell module  
A solar cell module is provided that comprises: a solar cell; a connection electrode provided on each of a light-receiving surface and back surface of the solar cell; a conductive resin adhesive...
8153891 Solar cell and solar cell module  
A solar cell according to the present invention includes: a photoelectric conversion part having a photoelectric converting function; and a collector electrode provided at a side of a...
8153886 Method of improving the efficiency of loosely packed solar cells in dense array applications  
An increased efficiency Concentrator Photovoltaic System having a plurality of solar cells laterally spaced from each other on a substrate panel. The solar cells are mounted on electrically...
8148625 Composition for solar cell sealing film, solar cell sealing film and solar cell using the sealing film  
The present invention provides a solar cell sealing film having enhanced transparency. A composition for a solar cell sealing film contains an ethylene-polar monomer copolymer, a crosslinker and a...
8146296 Enclosure structure for building  
To provide an enclosure structure for a building, which can maintain a high power generation efficiency without formation of irregularities on the surface of the enclosure such as a roof, nor...
8148626 Integrated thin-film solar cell and method of manufacturing the same  
Provided are an integrated thin-film solar cell and a method of manufacturing the same. The method comprises forming and patterning a conductive material to be adjacently spaced a predetermined...
8148627 Solar cell interconnect with multiple current paths  
Solar cell interconnects with multiple current paths. A solar cell interconnect may include a plurality of in-plane slits arranged in several rows. The in-plane slits may be spaced to provide...
8145021 Cable for concentrating photovoltaic module  
Disclosed is a cable for use in a concentrating photovoltaic module. The cable includes at least one strand wrapped with an optically pervious or reflective sheath. The pervious sheath is made of a...
8143361 EVM in solar modules  
The present invention relates to a solar module containing at least one layer made up of at least one α-olefin-vinyl acetate copolymer which has a vinyl acetate content of ≧40% by weight, based on...
8141306 Solar battery module device and method of installing the same  
A solar battery module device (14), wherein an bottom-side end part (22) is fixed onto a placing surface (23) by fitting the top-side end part (19) as one-side of a rectangular shape of a...