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7868248 Chain link metal interconnect structure  
An interconnect structure is provided by applying a conductive layer (typically one or more metal layers 23,28) over the entire surface of the module (11) to form all of the contacts (19,32) to all...
7863080 Process for making multi-crystalline silicon thin-film solar cells  
Dichlorosilane and diborane are deposited on the titanium-based alloy film to grow a p+ type back surface field film. The temperature is raised to grow a p− type light-soaking film on the p+ type b...
7864497 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...
7863515 Thin-film solar cell and method of manufacturing the same  
A thin-film solar cell having a first solar cell layer with a plurality of unit cells including a photoelectric conversion layer that are connected in series; a second solar cell layer with a...
7858874 Continuous circuit overlay solar shingles  
A solar roofing system includes components that can be made to mimic traditional tabbed asphalt roofing shingles in size, shape, and performance. Additionally, the shingles also include...
7856769 Rack assembly for mounting solar modules  
A rack assembly is provided for mounting solar modules over an underlying body. The rack assembly may include a plurality of rail structures that are arrangeable over the underlying body to form an...
7858430 Method for making a photovoltaic cell comprising contact regions doped through a lamina  
In aspects of the present invention, a method is disclosed to form a lamina having opposing first and second surfaces. Heavily doped contact regions extend from the first surface to the second...
7854095 Electric tile modules  
The electrically connectable tile module includes a porous substrate having a top side, a bottom side, and at least two side edges. At least one connector is integrated into the porous substrate...
7851693 Passively cooled solar concentrating photovoltaic device  
A Cassegrain-type concentrating solar collector cell includes primary and secondary mirrors disposed on opposing convex and concave surfaces of a light-transparent (e.g., glass) optical element....
7851700 Substrate and collector grid structures for integrated series connected photovoltaic arrays and process of manufacture of such arrays  
This invention comprises deposition of thin film photovoltaic junctions on metal substrates which can be heat treated following deposition in a continuous fashion without deterioration of the metal...
7851699 Dye-sensitized solar cell and dye-sensitized solar cell module  
A dye-sensitized solar cell comprising a first support, a first conductive layer, a porous photovoltaic layer containing a dye, a carrier transport layer and a second conductive layer stacked in...
7847183 Three dimensional photo voltaic modules in an energy reception panel  
An apparatus for receiving energy is disclosed. The apparatus comprises a support base and a plurality of cells. The support base comprises an electric terminal. The plurality of cells are mounted...
7845126 UL compliant building integrated photovoltaic conversion system  
A UL compliant power generating system is integrated within an exterior shell or façade of a building structure. The energy generating devices (which can be photovoltaic), control units and ...
7847184 Low modulus solar cell encapsulant sheets with enhanced stability and adhesion  
The present invention provides a thermoplastic film or sheet comprising two surface layers made of acid copolymers, or ionomers, or combinations thereof and at least one inner layer made of...
7847181 Building integrated photovoltaic conversion system implemented with integrated control management units  
A power generating system is integrated within an exterior shell or façade of a building structure. The system components—energy generating devices (which can be photovoltaic), control units and as...
7845128 Unitized building integrated photovoltaic conversion module  
An energy conversion device is adapted to be housed within a unitized curtain wall unit as part of an exterior shell or façade of a building structure. The device can be a photovoltaic module that ...
7843163 Portable weather resistant enclosure  
A portable weather resistant enclosure for supporting electronics in the field, having a body in sealable engagement with a door, a pedestal for elevating the enclosure above a surface, at least...
7833391 Solar hydrogen charger  
An apparatus for splitting water to produce hydrogen having at least one photoelectrochemical cell. The photoelectrochemical cell includes at least one water permeable photoelectrode having a light...
7832176 Photovoltaic building materials and related methods of installation  
Disclosed herein are photovoltaic building materials and related methods of manufacturing and installing such materials. In one embodiment, a modular roofing structure comprises a photovoltaic...
7832157 Mounting system for a solar panel  
An integrated module frame and racking system for a solar panel is disclosed. The solar panel comprises a plurality of solar modules and a plurality of splices for coupling the plurality of solar...
7829781 Photovoltaic module architecture  
Modules are disclosed. The modules can include: a first photovoltaic cell including an electrode; a second photovoltaic cell including an electrode; and an interconnect that connects the electrodes...
7825328 Nitride-based multi-junction solar cell modules and methods for making the same  
A backside illuminated multi-junction solar cell module includes a substrate, multiple multi-junction solar cells, and a cell interconnection that provides a series connection between at least two...
7825325 Portable lighting and power-generating system  
A portable lighting system is disclosed. The portable lighting system includes at least one light-emitting source, a power-generating source, a power storage device, and a processing system for...
7812592 Method of monitoring a photovoltaic generator  
The subject matter of the present invention is a method for monitoring a photovoltaic generator (1) for generating current with a number of solar cells connected between two external connections by...
7812247 Flexible photovoltaic array with integrated wiring and control circuitry, and associated methods  
A flexible photovoltaic module for converting light into electricity includes a plurality of photovoltaic cells, a wiring harness, and a connection subsystem. The plurality of photovoltaic cells...
7807919 Apparatuses and methods to reduce safety risks associated with photovoltaic systems  
Apparatuses and methods to reduce safety risks associated with photovoltaic systems by providing a safety switch on a photovoltaic panel. In one embodiment, a photovoltaic panel includes: at least...
7795837 Portable solar power supply trailer with a security containment area and multiple power interfaces  
A portable solar power supply trailer with a security containment area and multiple power interfaces, wherein the trailer has a trailer frame with wheels on axels and a support hitch. An enclosure...
7795527 Solar cell module and method for installing same  
A solar cell module includes photoelectric converters, and resin surface covering materials covering the light-incident side of photoelectric converters, trenches being formed in the surface...
7781672 Photovoltaic module architecture  
Photovoltaic modules, as well as related systems, methods and components are disclosed. In some embodiments, a photovoltaic module can include a first photovoltaic cell including an electrode, a...
7774998 Ventilated photovoltaic module frame  
In one embodiment, a photovoltaic frame assembly comprises a photovoltaic module and a frame having a plurality of air vents. The air vents allow air to flow into the frame and thereby cool the...
7777128 Photovoltaic module architecture  
Modules are disclosed. The modules can include a first photovoltaic cell including an electrode; and a second photovoltaic cell including an electrode having a bent end connected to the electrode...
7772484 Photovoltaic module architecture  
Modules are disclosed. The modules can include a first photovoltaic cell including an electrode, a second photovoltaic cell including an electrode, and an interconnect disposed in the electrode of...
7766292 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,...
7763917 Photovoltaic devices with silicon dioxide encapsulation layer and method to make same  
A photovoltaic device and method of manufacture provides a P-N junction formed between doped semiconductor materials and adapted to produce photovoltaic current in response to radiant energy...
7762832 Systems for providing electrical interconnection between solar modules  
An electrical interconnection system for connecting solar modules includes a plurality of solar module frames each having at least one plug port, the plug port including one or more plug holes, the...
7754519 Methods of forming a photovoltaic cell  
In some embodiments, a method of forming a photovoltaic cell includes (1) forming a cleave plane in a donor body so as to define a lamina to be bonded to a receiver element and exfoliated from the...
7754962 Method for manufacturing photovoltaic module  
This invention is made to improve the characteristics of a photovoltaic module in which a plurality of solar cells are electrically connected to each other with connecting members such as tabs or...
7750233 Thin film solar cell and manufacturing method thereof  
A thin film solar cell includes: a transparent conductive film arranged on a translucent insulating substrate; first and second separation trenches orthogonal to each other on the translucent...
7749351 Method of producing solar cell module  
There is disclosed a method of producing a solar cell module comprising the steps of: mounting a body to be laminated onto a tabular member, carrying in the body to be laminated along with the...
7748175 Method of manufacturing and installing a low profile mounting system  
The specification and drawing figures describe and show a low profile mounting system that includes a at least one rail. A plurality of tracks is formed in the rail with opposing jaws. The opposing...
7749795 Solar cell and method and apparatus for manufacturing solar cell  
A thin solar cell is provided, a decreased amount of an Al paste used for the solar cell without occurrence of a problem of ball-up which is a defect in appearance. A method of manufacturing such a...
7746731 Electronic device with solar cell  
An electronic device such as a watch comprises a solar cell (14) and window portions (2, 6) which is located on the solar cell (14) and through which light is applied to the solar cell (14). The...
7745722 System for mounting a solar module on a roof or the like and method of installing  
A system and method for installing a solar module on a roof using a mounting structure which can be adjusted after it has been fixed to the roof. The mounting structure is comprised of a plate...
7730676 Solar panel supporting system  
A solar panel supporting system includes a main frame, a solar panel, and a spring mechanism. The main frame has two opposite lateral sides. The solar panel is pivotally mounted on the main frame...
7732243 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...
7732705 Reliable interconnection of solar cells including integral bypass diode  
A solar cell array including a first solar cell with an integral bypass diode and an adjacent second solar cell and two discrete metal interconnection members coupling the anode of the bypass diode...
7723609 Terminal box for solar battery module  
Three bypass diodes (50) each comprised of a principal body (51) with a rectifying function and a connecting piece extending from the principal body is bridged between corresponding two terminal...
7721492 Strut runner member and assembly using same for mounting arrays on rooftops and other structures  
A strut runner includes a member extending lengthwise in a first direction, where the member includes an underlying panel and one or more walls that extend from the panel. The member may be...
7723608 Terminal box for a solar battery module, a rectifying-device unit and a method of assembling it  
A terminal box for a solar battery module is provided with terminal plates (30) connectable with positive and negative electrodes of the solar battery module, cables (91) for external connection...
7716883 ***WITHDRAWN PATENT AS PER THE LATEST USPTO WITHDRAWN LIST***
Mounting system for a solar panel
 
An integrated module frame and racking system for a solar panel is disclosed. The solar panel comprises a plurality of solar modules and a plurality of splices for coupling the plurality of solar...