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US20110303548 Silicides for Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting and/or the Production of Electricity  
The invention relates to a method for the photoelectrochemical production of hydrogen and oxygen and for the simultaneously or separately conducted photoelectrical/photovoltaic production of...
US20080264476 SOLAR CELL WITH DIAMOND LIKE CARBON COVER GLASS  
A solar cell including a semiconductor body including at least one photoactive junction; and a diamond like carbon layer deposited over the top surface of the semiconductor body.
US20120017992 ARTICLES COMPRISING PHYLLOSILICATE COMPOSITES CONTAINING MICA  
Disclosed is a mica paper composite and a process for making the mica paper composite. Articles comprising the mica paper composite are also disclosed.
US20120017991 ARTICLES COMPRISING PHYLLOSILICATE COMPOSITES CONTAINING MICA  
Disclosed is a mica paper composite and a process for making the mica paper composite. Articles comprising the mica paper composite are also disclosed.
US20130206231 ELECTRON-DEFICIENT FLUOROUS PORPHYRINS AND METHODS OF MAKING AND THEIR USE IN ORGANIC SOLAR CELLS  
Electron-deficient fluorous porphyrin molecules may have dual functions of light harvesting and electron accepting or donating and may be ideally suited for use in organic solar cells. Methods of...
US20130220420 METHOD FOR THE WET-CHEMICAL ETCHING BACK OF A SOLAR CELL EMITTER  
A method for the wet-chemical etching of a solar cell emitter is provided. The method performs homogeneous etching using an alkaline etching solution containing at least one oxidizing agent...
US20120152354 SILICON-BASED SOLAR CELL WITH EUTECTIC COMPOSITION  
Growth and characterization of low cost, and high efficiency micro- and nanostructured p-n heterojunction solar cells through eutectic solidification are provided. Eutectic solidification results...
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One embodiment of the present invention provides a photovoltaic module. The photovoltaic module includes an optical concentrator and a tunneling-junction solar cell. The tunneling junction solar...
US20090101192 PHOTOVOLTAIC DEVICES WITH INTEGRATED COLOR INTERFEROMETRIC FILM STACKS  
Color photovoltaic (PV) devices formed using interferometric stacks tuned to reflect color covering the front side or back side of a PV cell, device, panel, or array are disclosed. Interferometric...
US20150047704 III-V PHOTOVOLTAIC ELEMENTS  
Solar cell structures that have improved carrier collection efficiencies at a heterointerface are provided by low temperature epitaxial growth of silicon on a III-V base. Additionally, a solar...
US20140182650 MODULE INTEGRATED CIRCUIT  
The disclosure relates to apparatus and methods of photovoltaic or solar module design and fabrication. A photovoltaic (PV) module includes one or more photovoltaic cells mounted to a support, a...
US20110240123 Photovoltaic Cells With Improved Electrical Contact  
A photovoltaic cell comprising a metal oxide back buffer layer. Improved n-CdS/p-CdTe heterojunction photovoltaic cells comprising a metal oxide buffer layer for making low-resistance electrical...
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A low-cost fabrication technique, readily extensible to volume manufacturing is presented for thin strip solar cells. A wafer structure is disclosed for formation of thin strips. Plurality of...
US20100084016 Intermediate Thermal Expansion Coefficient Glass  
Aluminoborosilicate glasses which may be useful in photovoltaic, photochromic, electrochromic, or Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) lighting applications are described.
US20110048536 SOLAR PANELS WITH ADHESIVE LAYERS  
The present application is directed to a film they may be used as an adhesive for solar panels. For example, the present application is directed to a composition, for example an adhesive...
US20110168263 DESIGN OF HIGHER EFFICIENCY SILICON SOLAR CELLS  
Higher efficiency, lower cost silicon based solar cells are provided by modifying the absorption coefficient of Silicon so that it strongly overlaps with the solar spectrum. In one embodiment this...
US20150263202 Alternating Bias Hot Carrier Solar Cells  
Designs of extremely high efficiency solar cells are described. A novel alternating bias scheme enhances the photovoltaic power extraction capability above the cell band-gap by enabling the...
US20140083492 Alternating Bias Hot Carrier Solar Cells  
Designs of extremely high efficiency solar cells are described. A novel alternating bias scheme enhances the photovoltaic power extraction capability above the cell band-gap by enabling the...
US20120006408 Alternating Bias Hot Carrier Solar Cells  
Designs of extremely high efficiency solar cells are described. A novel alternating bias scheme enhances the photovoltaic power extraction capability above the cell band-gap by enabling the...
US20120073657 Alternating Bias Hot Carrier Solar Cells  
Extremely high efficiency solar cells are described. Novel alternating bias schemes enhance the photovoltaic power extraction capability above the cell band-gap by enabling the extraction of hot...
US20090277501 Solar Panel Having Improved Light-Trapping Characteristics and Method  
A photovoltaic solar cell incorporates a light scattering material into a glass superstrate. In one embodiment, the material is in the form of a layer within the glass superstrate. In a second...
US20140338749 PHOTOCATALYTIC MATERIAL AND GLAZING OR PHOTOVOLTAIC CELL COMPRISING SAID MATERIAL  
A material includes a glass or glass-ceramic sheet provided on at least one portion of one of its faces with a photocatalytic coating based on titanium oxide deposited on a silica-based sublayer...
US20110048530 SURFACE NUCLEATED GLASSES FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC DEVICES  
Surface nucleated glass ceramics and more particularly photovoltaic devices comprising surface nucleated glass ceramics as the superstrate in the devices are described.
US20130000727 SOLAR BATTERY  
Disclosed is a solar battery using a silicon semiconductor, having a high quantum-conversion efficiency, requiring few number of production steps during manufacturing, and capable of being...
US20110030759 METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SOLAR CELL, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SOLAR CELL MODULE, AND SOLAR CELL MODULE  
With screen printing, an N electrode electrically connected to an N+ layer is formed on a passivation film, and a P electrode contact electrically connected to a P+ layer is formed. Then, with...
US20120042951 TAILORING THE BAND GAP OF SOLAR CELLS MADE OF LIQUID SILANE BY ADDING GERMANIUM  
The present invention relates to a method for decreasing or increasing the band gap shift in the production of photovoltaic devices by means of coating a substrate with a formulation containing a...
US20130074918 VACUUM WINDOW GLAZING INCLUDING SOLAR CELL AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF  
Disclosed are vacuum window glazing including a solar cell function and a manufacturing method thereof. The vacuum window glazing includes a first sheet glass, a second sheet glass that is...
US20100051096 SILICON CARBONITRIDE ANTIREFLECTIVE COATING  
An antireflective coating for silicon-based solar cells comprising amorphous silicon carbonitride, wherein the amount of carbon in the silicon carbonitride is from 5 to 25%, a solar cell...
US20140048130 CRYSTALLINE SILICON SOLAR CELL WATER, AND SOLAR CELL EMPLOYING THE SAME  
The disclosure provides a crystalline silicon solar cell wafer, and a solar cell employing the same. The crystalline silicon solar cell wafer, having an edge isolation structure, includes: a...
US20120073652 TRANSPARENT COMPOSITE STRUCTURE INTEGRATING A PHOTOVOLTAIC CELL  
The invention relates to a composite structure comprising a photovoltaic cell adhering to an injected polymer (1), in which the photovoltaic cell exhibits an active face (2) adhering to a base...
US20120260989 THERMAL TREATMENT OF SILICON WAFERS USEFUL FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC APPLICATIONS  
Efficiency of silicon photovoltaic solar cells is increased by an annealing process for immobilizing oxygen formed in Czochralski-grown silicon. The annealing process includes a short anneal in a...
US20110114179 SOLAR BATTERY, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SOLAR BATTERY, AND SOLAR CELL MODULE  
There is provided a solar battery, including: a solar cell including an electrode ving a contact resistance with a silicon substrate of 70 mΩ·cm2 or less; and a conductive member for electrically...
US20080314448 DYE-SENSITIZED SOLAR CELL FABRICATING KIT, DYE-SENSITIZED SOLAR CELL AND METHOD OF USING THE SAME  
A dye-sensitized solar cell fabricating kit for fabricating a dye-sensitized solar cell includes a semiconductor electrode having a semiconductor layer carrying a dye, an opposite electrode...
US20080066802 PHOTOVOLTAIC DEVICE CONTAINING NANOPARTICLE SENSITIZED CARBON NANOTUBES  
This invention relates to photovoltaic devices made with photoactive nanostructures comprising carbon nanotubes and photosensitive nanoparticles.
US20150040983 ACIDIC ETCHING PROCESS FOR SI WAFERS  
The present invention relates to a method for acidic surface etching of a silicon wafer, such as those used for solar cells, comprising contacting at least one surface of a silicon wafer as cut...
US20090084427 Copper Indium Diselenide-Based Photovoltaic Device And Method Of Preparing the Same  
A copper indium diselenide (CIS)-based photovoltaic device includes a CIS-based solar absorber layer including copper, indium, and selenium. The CIS-based photovoltaic device further includes a...
US20090308456 Photovoltaic Structures and Method to Produce the Same  
The present disclosure relates to the field of organic optoelectronics. More particularly, the present disclosure relates to photovoltaic structures and to methods to produce the same. One aspect...
US20130037105 FUSION FORMABLE ALKALI-FREE INTERMEDIATE THERMAL EXPANSION COEFFICIENT GLASS  
A compositional range of high strain point and/or intermediate expansion coefficient alkali metal free aluminosilicate and boroaluminosilicate glasses are described herein. The glasses can be used...
US20110030793 METHOD FOR PRODUCING PHOTOVOLTAIC-GRADE CRYSTALLINE SILICON BY ADDITION OF DOPING IMPURITIES AND PHOTOVOLTAIC CELL  
Production of photovoltaic grade crystalline silicon is achieved by crystallization of a molten silicon feedstock, the sum of the initial donor doping element and acceptor doping element...
US20090107546 CO-EXTRUDED COMPOSITIONS FOR HIGH ASPECT RATIO STRUCTURES  
A material set that can be used for making high aspect ratio lines includes a sacrificial feedstock comprising an organic polymer, a solvent, and one or more optional additives, and a functional...
US20110253216 TRANSITION METAL COMPLEXES, MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF, PHOTOVOLTAIC CELLS AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF  
This invention provides a transition metal complex of formula MXY2Z and a manufacturing method thereof, wherein M is selected from iron, ruthenium, and osmium; X represents a ligand shown in...
US20110017299 Solar Sheath  
The invention is a n-type silicon front contact conductor comprised entirely of at least one or more tube assemblies that allow the capture of electromagnetic radiation in addition to collecting...
US20070054158 Combination of photovoltaic devices and batteries which utilize a solid polymeric electrolyte  
A combination of photovoltaic devices and solid state batteries. The solid state battery comprising at least one negative electrode which may include a metal hydride active material, at least one...
US20090260689 Solar cell lead wire, method of making the same, and solar cell  
A solar cell lead wire includes a conducting material, and a molten solder plated layer formed on the conducting material. The conducting material includes a concave-convex conducting material...
US20090250110 FORWARD SCATTERING NANOPARTICLE ENHANCEMENT METHOD AND PHOTO DETECTOR DEVICE  
In devices of the invention, forward scattering nanoparticles are sized and arranged with respect to a photo conversion material to forward scatter radiation that would otherwise be reflected away...
US20080110499 Suppressing Recombination in an Electronic Device  
A semiconductor material structure includes at least one region capable of generating electrons and holes each having an associated mean kinetic energy during operation. A material layer in...
US20120006409 Thin Silicon Sheets for Solar Cells  
A thin layer of single-crystal silicon is produced by forming first trenches in a silicon substrate having (111) orientation; forming narrower second trenches at the base of the trenches;...
US20070169684 Methods and Apparatuses for Manufacturing Monocrystalline Cast Silicon and Monocrystalline Cast Silicon Bodies for Photovoltaics  
Methods and apparatuses are provided for casting silicon for photovoltaic cells and other applications. With such methods and apparatuses, a cast body of monocrystalline silicon may be formed that...
US20090101210 CONDUCTIVE COMPOSITIONS AND PROCESSES FOR USE IN THE MANUFACTURE OF SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES: MULTIPLE BUSBARS  
Described herein are a silicon semiconductor device with multiple busbars, and a conductive silver paste for use in the front side of a solar cell device.
US20130284268 SELF-ASSEMBLY NANO-COMPOSITE SOLAR CELL  
A self-assembly nano-composite solar cell comprises a substrate, a first electrode layer, a composite absorption layer and a second electrode layer. The first electrode layer is formed on the...