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9040812 Photovoltaic device including flexible substrate or inflexible substrate and method for manufacturing the same  
A photovoltaic device including a substrate; a first electrode placed on the substrate; a second electrode which is placed opposite to the first electrode and which light is incident on; a first...
9040342 Photovoltaic cell and manufacturing method thereof  
A photovoltaic cell comprises a top subcell having a first band gap; a middle subcell comprising a substrate and having a second band gap, wherein the substrate comprises a first side and a second...
9040817 Organic thin film solar cell  
The present invention provides an organic thin film solar cell having a novel photoelectric conversion layer with superior conversion efficiency from light to electricity and superior carrier...
9035170 Light power generation device  
[Problem] To provide a photovoltaic device capable of generating power whether day or night, without affecting the appearance of a structure or reducing lighting or other functions, and able to...
9029680 Integration of a photovoltaic device  
Methods and apparatus are provided for converting electromagnetic radiation, such as solar energy, into electric energy with increased efficiency when compared to conventional solar cells. A...
9030189 Quantum dot photo-field-effect transistor  
Photo-field-effect transistor devices and associated methods are disclosed in which a photogate, consisting of a quantum dot sensitizing layer, transfers photoelectrons to a semiconductor channel...
9029692 Tellurium inorganic reaction systems for conductive thick film paste for solar cell contacts  
This disclosure relates to electroconductive paste formulations useful in solar panel technology. In one aspect, the disclosure relates to an inorganic reaction system for use in electroconductive...
9029688 Photovoltaic device including flexible substrate or inflexible substrate and method for manufacturing the same  
Disclosed is a photovoltaic device. The photovoltaic device includes: a substrate; a first electrode placed on the substrate; a second electrode which is placed opposite to the first electrode and...
9029687 Photovoltaic device with back side contacts  
Methods and apparatus for converting electromagnetic radiation, such as solar energy, into electric energy with increased efficiency when compared to conventional solar cells are provided. A...
9024177 Solar cell and method for making thereof  
A solar cell includes a doped layer disposed on a first surface of a semiconductor substrate, a doped polysilicon layer disposed in a first region of a second surface of the semiconductor...
9018516 Solar cell with silicon oxynitride dielectric layer  
Solar cells with silicon oxynitride dielectric layers and methods of forming silicon oxynitride dielectric layers for solar cell fabrication are described. For example, an emitter region of a...
9018521 Inverted metamorphic multijunction solar cell with DBR layer adjacent to the top subcell  
A multijunction solar cell comprising an upper first solar subcell having a first band gap; a middle second solar subcell adjacent to the first solar subcell and having a second band gap smaller...
9018515 Solar cell with epitaxially grown quantum dot material  
A solar cell with spaced apart groupings of self-assembled quantum dot layers interposed with barrier layers. Such groupings allow improved control over the growth front quality of the solar cell,...
9012767 Solar cell system  
A solar cell system includes a number of P-N junction cells, a number of inner electrodes, a first collecting electrode and a second collecting electrode. The number of the P-N junction cells is...
9013021 Optical absorbers  
Optical absorbers, solar cells comprising the absorbers, and methods for making the absorbers are disclosed. The optical absorber comprises a semiconductor layer having a bandgap of between about...
9012766 Aluminum grid as backside conductor on epitaxial silicon thin film solar cells  
One embodiment of the present invention provides a solar cell. The solar cell includes a substrate, a first heavily doped crystalline-Si (c-Si) layer situated above the substrate, a lightly doped...
9006562 High-concentration solar cell chip  
A high-concentration solar cell includes an epitaxial layer structure, an upper patterned electrode on the top surface, and a back electrode on the back surface. The upper patterned electrode...
9006559 Solar cell module  
A solar cell module comprises a plurality of solar cell elements including a front surface electrode and a wiring member electrically interconnecting the solar cell elements. The front surface...
8993875 Solar battery module and method for manufacturing the same  
Provided is a solar battery module wherein solar battery cells are electrically connected to each other by using a wiring board having a predetermined wiring pattern formed on a resin base...
8993873 Solar cell with a backside via to contact the emitter layer  
A solar cell structure is provided for reducing shadow losses without increasing series resistance in the solar cell device. The solar cell device may form an electrical contact to a solar cell...
8991682 Methods and structures for forming and improving solder joint thickness and planarity control features for solar cells  
A method for connecting a plurality of solar cells and an improved interconnect is disclosed. The method includes aligning an interconnect to a plurality of solar cells having solder pads, where...
8993874 Photonic bandgap solar cells  
A photovoltaic cell having multiple stacked layers has a thickness from the top of its top layer to the bottom of its bottom layer of less than one micron. Metal conducting layers are positioned...
8987585 Solar cell and method fabricating the same  
A solar cell according to an embodiment includes a pattern layer arranged on a substrate and including a uneven pattern; a back electrode arranged on the pattern layer; a light absorption layer...
8987588 Method for fabricating solar cell  
A solar cell and method of fabricating the same are provided. The substrate of the solar cell has heavily-doped regions and lightly-doped regions. The anode and the cathode are disposed on the...
8987042 Ohmic N-contact formed at low temperature in inverted metamorphic multijunction solar cells  
A method of forming a multijunction solar cell including an upper subcell, a middle subcell, and a lower subcell by providing a substrate for the epitaxial growth of semiconductor material;...
8975717 Trench process and structure for backside contact solar cells with polysilicon doped regions  
A solar cell includes polysilicon P-type and N-type doped regions on a backside of a substrate, such as a silicon wafer. A trench structure separates the P-type doped region from the N-type doped...
8975509 Photovoltaic devices with multiple junctions separated by a graded recombination layer  
A recombination layer with a gradient work function is provided which increases the power-conversion efficiency of multijunction photovoltaic devices by reducing the energy barrier to charge...
8969711 Solar cell employing nanocrystalline superlattice material and amorphous structure and method of constructing the same  
A solar cell employing nanocrystalline superlattice material and amorphous structure and method of constructing the same provides improved efficiency when converting sunlight to power. The...
8969712 Four junction inverted metamorphic multijunction solar cell with a single metamorphic layer  
A multijunction solar cell including an upper first solar subcell having a first band gap; a second solar subcell adjacent to the first solar subcell and having a second band gap smaller than the...
8962979 Transparent conductors for silicon solar cells  
A photovoltaic device is provided in which a contact structure is formed having a plurality of heavily doped semi-conductor channels formed on a surface of a region to be contacted. The heavily...
8962978 Compositionally-graded and structurally-graded photovoltaic devices and methods of fabricating such devices  
A semiconductor structure is described, including a semiconductor substrate and a semiconductor layer disposed on the semiconductor substrate. The semiconductor layer is both compositionally...
8957306 Multijunction solar cell with two step diffusion region in substrate  
A solar cell having a first subcell including a germanium (Ge) substrate having a diffusion region doped with n-type dopants including phosphorus and arsenic, wherein the upper portion of such...
8951827 Manufacturing semiconductor-based multi-junction photovoltaic devices  
Manufacture of multi-junction solar cells, and devices thereof, are disclosed. The architectures are also adapted to provide for a more uniform and consistent fabrication of the solar cell...
8952242 Nanostructured quantum dots or dashes in photovoltaic devices and methods thereof  
A photovoltaic device includes one or more structures, an array of at least one of quantum dots and quantum dashes, at least one groove, and at least one conductor. Each of the structures...
8952243 Stacked structure including vertically grown semiconductor, p-n junction device including the stacked structure, and method of manufacturing thereof  
A stacked structure may include semiconductors or semiconductor layers grown on an amorphous substrate. A light-emitting device and a solar cell may include the stacked structure including the...
8946546 Surface treatment of nanocrystal quantum dots after film deposition  
Provided are methods of surface treatment of nanocrystal quantum dots after film deposition so as to exchange the native ligands of the quantum dots for exchange ligands that result in improvement...
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Photovoltaic device including flexible substrate or inflexible substrate and method for manufacturing the same
 
Disclosed is a photovoltaic device. The photovoltaic device includes: a substrate; a first electrode placed on the substrate; a second electrode which is placed opposite to the first electrode and...
8940998 Free-standing metallic article for semiconductors  
A free-standing metallic article, and method of making, is disclosed in which the metallic article is electroformed on an electrically conductive mandrel. The mandrel has an outer surface with a...
8937243 Structures and methods for high-efficiency pyramidal three-dimensional solar cells  
The present disclosure enables high-volume cost effective production of three-dimensional thin film solar cell (3-D TFSC) substrates. First, the present disclosure discloses pyramid-like unit cell...
8933326 Multijunction compound semiconductor solar cell  
Disclosed is a multijunction compound semiconductor solar cell having a buffer layer between a first cell and a second cell. In the buffer layer, a plurality of semiconductor layers is arranged...
8927852 Photovoltaic device with an up-converting quantum dot layer and absorber  
A photovoltaic apparatus includes an absorber including a first quantum dot layer having a first plurality of quantum dots of a first quantum dot material in a first matrix material, and an...
8927854 Solar cell and method for manufacturing the same  
A solar cell includes a first conductivity type substrate; an emitter unit having a second conductivity type opposite to the first conductivity type, and forming a p-n junction with the substrate;...
8927853 Solar cell  
A solar cell (100) includes a p-type amorphous semiconductor layer (11p), an n-type amorphous semiconductor layer (12n), and a recombination layer (R) interposed between the p-type amorphous...
8921687 High efficiency quantum well waveguide solar cells and methods for constructing the same  
Photon absorption, and thus current generation, is hindered in conventional thin-film solar cell designs, including quantum well structures, by the limited path length of incident light passing...
8921686 Back-contact photovoltaic cell comprising a thin lamina having a superstrate receiver element  
A method to fabricate a photovoltaic device includes forming first and second contact regions at the first surface of a semiconductor donor body. A cleave plane may be formed by implanting ions...
8916771 Photovoltaic device and method for manufacturing the same  
Disclosed is a method for manufacturing a photovoltaic device. The method includes: forming a first electrode on a substrate; forming a first unit cell converting light into electricity on the...
8916769 Tandem nanofilm interconnected semiconductor wafer solar cells  
An energy conversion device comprises at least two thin film photovoltaic cells fabricated separately and joined by wafer bonding. The cells are arranged in a hierarchical stack of decreasing...
8912432 Photovoltaic device including an intermediate layer  
Methods and apparatus are provided for converting electromagnetic radiation, such as solar energy, into electric energy with increased efficiency when compared to conventional solar cells. In one...
8912430 Si cells with III-V multijunction cells  
A solar conversion assembly comprises: a) a type III-V multiple cell stack solar cell device b) a silicon solar cell device c) a band splitting device located relative to the type III-V solar cell...
8912428 High efficiency multijunction II-VI photovoltaic solar cells  
A Group II-VI photovoltaic solar cell comprising at least two and as many as five subcells stacked upon one another. Each subcell has an emitter layer and a base layer, with the base of the first...