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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...
8136783 System for assisting solar power generation  
A system for assisting solar power generation contains several racks for fastening power conversion modules. The racks each have a pivot axis and are mounted for pivotal movement about the pivot...
8138410 Optical tandem photovoltaic cell panels  
A solar energy conversion device comprises a vertical stack of at least two panels stacked in a hierarchy from an upper panel to a lower panel with each of the panels including a matching array of...
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...