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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...
8030569 Light receiving or light emitting semiconductor module  
Multiple semiconductor elements in a semiconductor module in which multiple spherical light receiving or emitting semiconductor elements are installed can easily be retrieved, reused, or repaired....
8030119 Integrated method and system for manufacturing monolithic panels of crystalline solar cells  
A method for fabricating a photovoltaic (PV) cell panel wherein all PV cells are formed simultaneously on a two-dimensional array of monocrystalline silicon mother wafers affixed to a susceptor is...
8023266 AC photovoltaic module and inverter assembly  
An AC photovoltaic module includes a DC photovoltaic module for converting solar energy to DC electrical power, and an inverter for converting DC electrical power to AC electrical power, the...
8013239 Electrode for photovoltaic cells, photovoltaic cell and photovoltaic module  
An electrode for contacting an electrically conductive surface of a photovoltaic element includes an electrically insulating optically transparent film, an adhesive layer provided on a planar...
8013237 Integrated photovoltaic modular panel for a curtain wall glass  
An integrated photovoltaic modular panel for a curtain wall glass is used to build integrated photovoltaic material. This invention provides standardized photovoltaic units, so that electrodes in a...
8007306 Electrical connection system  
An electrical connection system 200 comprises a rail 202 and a plurality of electrically conducting posts 204 fixed to the rail 202. The rail 202 is in the form of a tube or rod provided with...
8003882 Methods and systems for asphalt roof integrated photovoltaic modules  
Methods and systems for photovoltaic roofing systems are provided. The system includes a back sheet including a length, L, a width, W, and a thickness, T, the back sheet including an overlap...
8003885 Connection box for solar panel  
A box for connecting a ribbon output conductor of a solar panel with a feed cable has a base mountable on the solar panel and formed with a first hole for the ribbon output conductor and a second...
7999175 Interdigitated back contact silicon solar cells with laser ablated grooves  
Interdigitated back contact (IBC) solar cells are produced by depositing spaced-apart parallel pads of a first dopant bearing material (e.g., boron) on a substrate, heating the substrate to both...
7999173 Dust removal from solar cells  
A solar panel cleaning device includes a solar panel having a plurality of photovoltaic cells arranged in rows and embedded in the solar panel with space between the rows. A transparent dielectric...
7994417 Optimal cell selection for series connection in Cassegrain PV module  
A solar PV panel has an array of primary mirrors that collects and reflects solar radiation toward an array of dichroic secondary elements. The dichroic secondary elements reflect near-visible...
7994418 Monolithically connected photovoltaic devices on flexible substrates  
A method of monolithically interconnecting electrical devices that isolates and interconnects the contacts of neighboring electrical devices such as thin film PV cells, without damaging the...
7989729 Detecting and repairing defects of photovoltaic devices  
An apparatus for both detecting and repairing a shunt defect in a solar cell substrate. A shunt detection module detects the shunt defect in the substrate, using at least one of lock-in...
7991511 Method and system for selecting between centralized and distributed maximum power point tracking in an energy generating system  
A method for selecting between centralized and distributed maximum power point tracking in an energy generating system is provided. The energy generating system includes a plurality of energy...
7985920 Solar concentrator with self-tracking receiver  
Solar collection systems are provided herein that includes a mobile, self-tracking receiver support member which is suspended from a support beam spanning the two sides of an immobile solar trough...
7982127 Thin film solar cell module of see-through type  
A thin film solar cell module of see-through type and method of fabricating the same is provided. The method includes forming scribe lines in two directions in a first electrode material layer...
7977567 Photovoltaic module and the use thereof  
The present invention relates to a photovoltaic module, comprising at least two component cell groups (SCA) which are connected to each other and disposed on an electrically insulating basic body,...