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US20090223551 Process for making solar cells  
The invention describes a process and apparatus for making a photovoltaic device in a continuous roll to roll process. The fabrication apparatus in accordance with the present invention is quite...
US20110108086 BACKING SHEET FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULES AND METHOD FOR REPAIRING SAME  
The present invention provides a protective backing sheet for photovoltaic modules. The backing sheets of the current invention possess excellent weather resistance, heat resistance, color...
US20150349703 SHINGLED SOLAR CELL MODULE  
A high efficiency configuration for a solar cell module comprises solar cells arranged in a shingled manner to form super cells, which may be arranged to efficiently use the area of the solar...
US20090020149 Hybrid Multi-Junction Photovoltaic Cells And Associated Methods  
A multi-junction photovoltaic cell includes a substrate and a back contact layer formed on the substrate. A low bandgap Group IB-IIIB-VIB2 material solar absorber layer is formed on the back...
US20090000222 Photovoltaic Roofing Tiles And Methods For Making Them  
The present invention relates to photovoltaic roofing tiles and methods of manufacturing them. One aspect of the present invention is a photovoltaic roofing tile comprising: a polymeric carrier...
US20160301356 SYSTEM FOR MOUNTING A PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULE TO A SURFACE  
An apparatus for mounting a photovoltaic module is disclosed. The apparatus includes a clamp where the clamp includes a serrated surface and where the photovoltaic module is grippable by the...
US20100071747 Method of Operating Building Integrated Photovoltaic Conversion System  
A power generating system is operable while integrated within an exterior shell or façade of a building structure. The system components—energy generating devices (which can be photovoltaic),...
US20080202577 Dynamic design of solar cell structures, photovoltaic modules and corresponding processes  
Photovoltaic modules can be formed with a plurality of solar cells having different sized structures to improve module performance. The sized can be determined dynamically based on estimated...
US20140261615 TUNING THE ANTI-REFLECTIVE, ABRASION RESISTANCE, ANTI-SOILING AND SELF-CLEANING PROPERTIES OF TRANSPARENT COATINGS FOR DIFFERENT GLASS SUBSTRATES AND SOLAR CELLS  
Functionalized coatings preferentially coated on the tin-side of float glass used in solar and other applications are disclosed. Coating compositions include silane-based precursors that are used...
US20110139214 Systems, Circuits, and Methods For a Back Sheet of an Adaptive Solar Power System  
A solar power system may comprise a back sheet that comprises an interconnect circuit coupling a plurality of cell tiles. A tiled solar cell, comprising a solar cell and encapsulating and glass...
US20100116314 CONDUCTOR CONNECTION MEMBER, CONNECTION STRUCTURE, AND SOLAR CELL MODULE  
The electric conductor connecting member of this invention comprises a metal foil having a roughened surface on at least one main side, and an adhesive layer formed on the roughened surface of the...
US20100078058 SOLAR ELECTRIC PANEL  
A solar panel 400 comprises: a base tile 100, a plurality of photovoltaic tiles 10, a connection system 200, for each photovoltaic tile 10 one or more electrical bypass devices 42. Each...
US20100012172 Photovoltaic Modules Manufactured Using Monolithic Module Assembly Techniques  
Photovoltaic modules comprising back-contact solar cells manufactured using monolithic module assembly techniques comprising a flexible circuit comprising a back sheet and a patterned...
US20160043690 LEVELING FOOT APPARATUS, SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULES  
A system and apparatus are disclosed including for quickly and easily assembling PV modules into a PV array in a sturdy and durable manner. In examples of the present technology, the system...
US20150349701 SHINGLED SOLAR CELL MODULE  
A high efficiency configuration for a solar cell module comprises solar cells arranged in a shingled manner to form super cells, which may be arranged to efficiently use the area of the solar...
US20150047687 PREPARATION AND COATING OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS WITH ORGANIC OPTOELECTRONIC DEVICES INCLUDING ELECTRICITY-GENERATING ORGANIC PHOTOVOLTAIC FILMS USING THIN FLEXIBLE SUBSTRATES WITH PRESSURE-SENSITIVE ADHESIVES  
A general method for the fabrication of three-dimensional objects of arbitrary shapes coated in organic optoelectronic devices, including semitransparent objects and optoelectronic devices, is...
US20150047085 PREPARATION AND COATING OF PILOT EQUIPMENT WITH ORGANIC PHOTOVOLTAIC FILMS TO PRODUCE ELECTRICITY FOR EMERGENCY POWER SUPPLY SYSTEMS FOR PILOTS  
A method for fabricating organic photovoltaic-based electricity-generating military pilot equipment, including flight suits, helmets, helmet visors, and related equipment is described. In...
US20140124014 HIGH EFFICIENCY CONFIGURATION FOR SOLAR CELL STRING  
A high efficiency configuration for a string of solar cells comprises series-connected solar cells arranged in an overlapping shingle pattern. Front and back surface metallization patterns may...
US20130068279 PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULE INTERLAYER  
An interlayer for a photovoltaic device can include a base material and a filler material. The filler material can contain a flame retardant material, a desiccant material, a pigment, an inert...
US20110138599 MOUNTING SYSTEM SUPPORTING SLIDABLE INSTALLATION OF A PLURALITY OF SOLAR PANELS AS A UNIT  
A solar panel mounting system that supports field installation of solar panels. The system comprises a carrier for holding a plurality of individual solar panels together as a unit and an...
US20110120522 BRIGHT WHITE PROTECTIVE LAMINATES  
Laminates of having a first outer layer of weatherable film, at least one mid layer, and a second outer layer containing an opacifying quantity of white pigment. The laminates are particularly...
US20110094557 METHOD OF FORMING SEMICONDUCTOR FILM AND PHOTOVOLTAIC DEVICE INCLUDING THE FILM  
A method of depositing a kesterite film which includes a compound of the formula: Cu2−xZn1+ySn(S1−zSez)4+q, wherein 0≦x≦1; 0≦y≦1; 0≦z≦1; −1≦q≦1. The method includes contacting hydrazine, a source...
US20100043851 AUTOMATED SYSTEM FOR CLEANING A PLURALITY OF SOLAR PANELS  
An automated system for cleaning a plurality of solar energy generation modules is disclosed. The system comprises a control mechanism, at least one tank coupled to the control mechanism, a feeder...
US20080053512 Back sheet for photovoltaic modules and photovoltaic module using the same  
An object of the invention is to provide a back sheet for photovoltaic modules that is excellent in various characteristics such as weather resistance, durability, water resistance, heat...
US20150349172 SHINGLED SOLAR CELL MODULE  
A high efficiency configuration for a solar cell module comprises solar cells arranged in a shingled manner to form super cells, which may be arranged to efficiently use the area of the solar...
US20150349171 SHINGLED SOLAR CELL MODULE  
A high efficiency configuration for a solar cell module comprises solar cells arranged in a shingled manner to form super cells, which may be arranged to efficiently use the area of the solar...
US20150349168 SHINGLED SOLAR CELL MODULE  
A high efficiency configuration for a solar cell module comprises solar cells arranged in a shingled manner to form super cells, which may be arranged to efficiently use the area of the solar...
US20110073143 AUTOMATED SYSTEM FOR CLEANING A PLURALITY OF SOLAR PANELS  
An automated system for cleaning a plurality of solar energy generation modules is disclosed. The system comprises a control mechanism, at least one tank coupled to the control mechanism, a feeder...
US20100307555 ORGANIC PHOTOSENSITIVE OPTOELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH AN EXCITON BLOCKING LAYER  
An organic photosensitive optoelectronic device having a plurality of cells disposed between a first electrode and a second electrode. Each cell includes a photoconductive organic hole transport...
US20100132762 ENVIRONMENTAL BARRIER COATING FOR ORGANIC SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES AND METHODS THEREOF  
Improved environmental barrier coatings and improved organic semiconductor devices employing the improved environmental barrier coatings are disclosed herein. Methods of making and using the...
US20090159114 Photovoltaic Panel and Cell with Fine Fingers and Method of Manufacture of the Same  
A photovoltaic cell has a photosensitive substrate and a plurality of fingers in ohmic contact with the substrate. At least one of the fingers has an average width of less than about 95 microns....
US20090000654 DISTRIBUTED INVERTER AND INTELLIGENT GATEWAY  
A system and method for converting DC from one or more sources to AC power utilizing a novel partitioning scheme are disclosed. This partitioning scheme is particularly well suited for...
US20080210290 Plasma inside vapor deposition apparatus and method for making multi-junction silicon thin film solar cell modules and panels  
A plasma inside vapor deposition apparatus for making silicon thin film solar cell modules including means for supporting a substrate, the substrate having an outer surface and an inner surface;...
US20170093327 MOUNTING ASSEMBLIES FOR SOLAR PANEL SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR USING THE SAME  
A solar panel mount assembly includes a base portion mountable to an installation surface, and a support arm defining a support shoulder. The support arm is coupled to the base portion. The...
US20120234369 SOLAR CELL INTERCONNECTION PROCESS  
A solar cell interconnection process for forming a solar cell sub-module for a photovoltaic device, the process including the steps of mounting a plurality of elongate solar cells (101) on a...
US20110247674 Sealing composition, multiple glass and solar cell panel  
A sealing composition containing a rubber component and polyolefin, wherein the rubber component contains butyl rubber and polyisobutylene having a viscosity average molecular weight in the range...
US20100263707 BASE STRUCTURE FOR III-V SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES ON GROUP IV SUBSTRATES AND METHOD OF FABRICATION THEREOF  
The structure presented herein provides a base structure for semiconductor devices, in particular for III-V semiconductor devices or for a combination of III-V and Group IV semiconductor devices....
US20080178924 Photovoltaic cell and method of making thereof  
A photovoltaic cell includes a first electrode, a second electrode, and a photovoltaic material located between and in electrical contact with the first and the second electrodes. The photovoltaic...
US20050126621 PV wind performance enhancing methods and apparatus  
Pressure equalization between upper and lower surfaces of PV modules of an array of PV modules can be enhanced in several ways. Air gaps opening into the air volume, defined between the PV modules...
US20150349169 SHINGLED SOLAR CELL MODULE  
A high efficiency configuration for a solar cell module comprises solar cells arranged in a shingled manner to form super cells, which may be arranged to efficiently use the area of the solar...
US20110061713 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...
US20100313930 SOLAR BATTERY MODULE, AND ELECTRONIC COMPONENT, ELECTRIC COMPONENT AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS MOUNTING THE SAME  
All solar battery cells are in a matrix disposition. Each row of the matrix includes at least two cell groups, and each column of the matrix includes at least two cell groups.
US20100243023 Flat Roof Mounted Solar Panel Support System  
A solar power system is mounted to a solar power componentry support structure (104) suspended above a pre-existing surface (101) by a collective of solar collector suspension base supports (103)...
US20100224228 SOLAR CELL AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME, AND SOLAR CELL MODULE  
A charge transferor of a solar cell, which collects and transfer charges generated from a semiconductor substrate, includes at least one electrode collecting the charges; and at least one...
US20090301543 Thin film solar cells with monolithic integration and backside contact  
The present invention discloses novel thin film photovoltaic devices with monolithic integration and backside metal contacts and methods of making the devices. The innovative approach described in...
US20120204938 INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGIES FOR BACK CONTACT SOLAR CELLS AND MODULES  
Methods and systems for interconnecting back contact solar cells. The solar cells preferably have reduced area busbars, or are entirely busbarless, and current is extracted from a variety of...
US20120000502 INTEGRATED THIN FILM SOLAR CELL INTERCONNECTION  
Photovoltaic modules may include multiple flexible thin film photovoltaic cells electrically connected in series, and laminated to a substantially transparent top sheet having a conductive grid...
US20110114154 RECEIVER FOR CONCENTRATING PHOTOVOLTAIC-THERMAL SYSTEM  
Systems, methods, and apparatus by which solar energy may be collected to provide electricity or a combination of heat and electricity are disclosed herein. Examples of solar energy receivers are...
US20110061711 BUILDING-INTEGRATED SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC PANEL  
A device to generate electricity from solar rays is provided. A photovoltaic solar cell unit comprises a first cover and a second cover. The second cover is generally parallel to the first cover...
US20100212720 HIGHLY EFFICIENT RENEWABLE ENERGY SYSTEM  
In one embodiment, a solar energy system includes a plurality of module rows and a plurality of reflector rows. Each module row includes a plurality of PV modules. Each PV module includes a...