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8247260 Method to form a photovoltaic cell comprising a thin lamina  
A very thin photovoltaic cell is formed by implanting gas ions below the surface of a donor body such as a semiconductor wafer. Ion implantation defines a cleave plane, and a subsequent step...
8248804 Smart junction box for solar cell module  
The present invention relates to a smart junction box for a solar cell module, and provides a smart junction box for a solar cell module which enables an operator to easily connect and separate...
8240109 Support system for solar panels  
Precise parameters are maintained in a support structure for solar panels or other panel-like structures through use of a collapsible folding structure which is preassembled to precise tolerances...
8242795 Method of testing durability of CIS based thin-film solar cell module  
The property of CIS based thin-film solar cell modules that the modules recover their conversion efficiency, etc. upon irradiation with a weak light is correctly evaluated. A CIS based thin-film...
8232471 Squarylium dye, method of producing the same, photoelectric conversion element containing the dye, and solid-state imaging device  
A squarylium dye represented by formula (1): wherein A1 and B1 each independently represents a ring structure, and R1 and R2 each independently represents a substituent having a carbon number of 1...
8227684 Solar panel frame  
A solar panel apparatus includes a set of electrically-interconnected photovoltaic modules. Each module is elongated along an axis and has first and second axially opposite ends. Each module...
8227683 System, method, and aparatus for extracting power from a photovoltaic source of electrical energy  
System, method, and apparatus are provided for harvesting electrical energy from a photovoltaic source of electrical energy. The photovoltaic source has power-generating characteristics defined by...
8227691 Processing additives for fabricating organic photovoltaic cells  
Processing additives, as well as related compositions, photovoltaic cells, photovoltaic modules, and methods, are disclosed.
8222523 Buss bar strip  
A buss bar strip for mounting to a solar panel to electrically connect to a series of electrical lines extending from solar cells. The buss bar strip can include a thin elongate flat flexible strip...
8222518 Photovoltaic roofing panel  
Disclosed is a photovoltaic roofing panel including at least one photovoltaic collector strip and a substrate configured to be disposed on a roof deck, the at least one photovoltaic collector strip...
8222513 Collector grid, electrode structures and interconnect 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...
8224132 Electromagnetic radiation frequency optimizing device and method  
The invention relates to a device, system, and method for optimizing and altering electromagnetic frequency using Doppler shifts of electromagnetic radiation, and, in particular, optimizing...
8220210 Photovoltaic module and module arrays  
A photovoltaic (PV) module including a PV device and a frame. The PV device has a PV laminate defining a perimeter and a major plane. The frame is assembled to and encases the laminate perimeter,...
8222823 Wireless-controlled solar brick  
A wireless-controlled solar brick includes a circuit board disposed with a microcontroller that connects with a signal receiver and a plurality of light sources. A solar panel is disposed above the...
8217590 Window-mounted solar powered illumination device  
A solar powered illuminating device comprises a shell and a lampshade, wherein said shell is capable of being hung on a transparent surface comprising a backlight surface and a light-receiving...
8217534 Power generator distributed inverter  
A power generator configuration having a distributed inverter. A system is described that includes a plurality of solar modules coupled together in series to form a string; a plurality of combiner...
8217260 Organic photovoltaic devices comprising fullerenes and derivatives thereof  
Photovoltaic cells comprising an active layer comprising, as p-type material, conjugated polymers such as polythiophene and regioregular polythiophene, and as n-type material at least one fullerene...
8217257 Solar cell module and method for its production  
A solar cell module and a method for the production thereof, are used in particular in the field of concentrating solar technology. The solar cell module has a large number of two-dimensionally...
8212139 Thin-film photovoltaic module  
In some embodiments, a photovoltaic module includes an active layer, a top layer, and a bottom layer. The active layer includes a plurality of strips of thin-film PV material that are arranged...
8212138 Reverse bias protected solar array with integrated bypass battery  
A method for protecting the photovoltaic cells in a photovoltaic (PV) array from reverse bias damage by utilizing a rechargeable battery for bypassing current from a shaded photovoltaic cell or...
8209919 Mounting support for photovoltaic modules  
A mounting support for mounting photovoltaic modules constructed with at least one glass pane on a flat roof surface includes a flexible elongated strip having a bottom side with a substantially...
8209920 Photovoltaic roofing systems and methods for installing them  
The present invention relates generally to photovoltaic systems. The present invention relates more particularly to photovoltaic roofing systems in which photovoltaic elements are disposed upon...
8212142 Deployable power supply system  
A self-contained conveyable power unit for producing 12V/24V, 110V AC, and 220V AC electricity at a desired location independent of external power sources integrates within one weather-resistant...
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...