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US20140127854 Silk-Screen Stencil for Printing onto a Photovoltaic Cell  
Stencil for a screen-printing system, comprising slits (22, 23) in a central printing zone (13), forming a pattern to be printed, characterized in that it comprises one or more apertures (32) in a...
US20120118370 TWO-PART SCREEN PRINTING FOR SOLAR COLLECTION GRID  
Methods and apparatus relating to providing a collection grid suitable for use in PV modules. The disclosed collection grid may be at least partially applied to a protective laminate sheet in a...
US20130125968 LOW-COST SOLAR CELL METALLIZATION OVER TCO AND METHODS OF THEIR FABRICATION  
Methods for fabricating busbar and finger metallization over TCO are disclosed. Rather than using expensive and relatively resistive silver paste, a high conductivity and relatively low cost...
US20140349441 SOLAR CELL WITH METAL GRID FABRICATED BY ELECTROPLATING  
One embodiment of the present invention provides a solar cell. The solar cell includes a photovoltaic structure, a transparent-conductive-oxide (TCO) layer situated above the photovoltaic...
US20110277825 SOLAR CELL WITH METAL GRID FABRICATED BY ELECTROPLATING  
One embodiment of the present invention provides a solar cell. The solar cell includes a photovoltaic structure, a transparent-conductive-oxide (TCO) layer situated above the photovoltaic...
US20130125974 SOLAR CELL WITH METAL GRID FABRICATED BY ELECTROPLATING  
One embodiment of the present invention provides a solar cell. The solar cell includes a photovoltaic structure, a transparent-conductive-oxide (TCO) layer situated above the photovoltaic...
US20120220072 COPPER NANO PASTE, METHOD FOR FORMING THE COPPER NANO PASTE, AND METHOD FOR FORMING ELECTRODE USING THE COPPER NANO PASTE  
Provided is a copper nano paste that can be calcined at a relatively low temperature. The copper nano paste includes: a binder added in an amount of 0.1 to 30 parts by weight; an additive added in...
US20140256083 High Speed Copper Plating Process  
A copper electrolyte comprising a copper nitrate salt is described. The electrolyte is suitable for use in a light induced plating process for metallizing contacts in a photovoltaic solar cell. A...
US20130026445 QUANTUM DOT OPTOELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHODS THEREFOR  
An optoelectronic device and method for fabricating optoelectronic device, comprising: forming a quantum dot layer on a substrate including at least one electronically conductive layer, including...
US20110240115 DOPED BUFFER LAYER  
A solar cell with a doped buffer layer includes silicon and tin.
US20140154836 PLATING EQUIPMENT FOR SOLAR CELL WAFER USING ELECTROPLATING AND LIGHT-INDUCED PLATING JOINTLY AND METHOD OF THE SAME  
The present invention relates to plating equipment and method for a solar cell wafer using electroplating and light-induced plating jointly. The plating equipment includes a jig allowing a wafer...
US20150171240 FABRICATION METHODS FOR MONOLITHICALLY ISLED BACK CONTACT BACK JUNCTION SOLAR CELLS  
According to one aspect of the disclosed subject matter, a method for forming a monolithically isled back contact back junction solar cell using bulk wafers is provided.
US20120208313 METHODS OF FORMING AGGREGATE PARTICLES OF NANOMATERIALS  
Methods for forming aggregates of nanomaterials are provided. The aggregates are formed from a liquid dispersion of the nanomaterials in a liquid. The dispersion is aerosolized and the liquid...
US20110214729 System for Selectively Filling Pin Holes, Weak Shunts and/or Scribe Lines in Photovoltaic Devices and Photovoltaic Cells Made Thereby  
A system for selectively filling pin holes, weak shunts and/or scribe lines in photovoltaics devices and photovoltaic cells made thereby is described.
US20100304519 METHOD OF FABRICATING SOLAR CELL CHIPS  
A method of fabricating solar cell chips. The method includes creating an integrated circuit chip process route for fabricating integrated circuit chips using integrated circuit wafers in an...
US20120055535 Photovoltaic Devices With Textured Glass Superstrate  
Embodiments of the invention are directed to photovoltaic cells comprising a textured superstrate, a front contact layer, a photoabsorber layer and a back contact layer. The textured superstrate...
US20130176703 Thermally-Insulated Micro-Fabricated Atomic Clock Structure and Method of Forming the Atomic Clock Structure  
A micro-fabricated atomic clock structure is thermally insulated so that the atomic clock structure can operate with very little power in an environment where the external temperature can drop to...
US20150171230 FABRICATION METHODS FOR BACK CONTACT SOLAR CELLS  
Fabrication methods for forming thin film back contact solar cells are provided.
US20150136215 SOLAR CELL CONTACTS AND METHOD OF FABRICATING SAME  
A solar cell device and a method of fabricating the same is described. The solar cell includes a back contact, an absorber over the back contact, and a front contact over the absorber. The back...
US20130312823 SOLAR CELL HAVING A DIELECTRIC REAR FACE COATING AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME  
Solar cell (11; 21; 31) having a dielectric coating arranged on a back side of the solar cell (11; 21; 31) which is at least partly covered by at least one planar contact (12; 22; 32), a boundary...
US20130224905 SILVER PASTE AND USE THEREOF IN THE PRODUCTION OF SOLAR CELLS  
A silver paste comprising particulate silver, at least one glass frit, and an organic vehicle, wherein the particulate silver includes 10 to 100 wt-% of spherically-shaped silver particles, based...
US20140053888 RADIALLY ARRANGED METAL CONTACT FINGERS FOR SOLAR CELLS  
A solar cell includes negative metal contact fingers and positive metal contact fingers. The negative metal contact fingers are interdigitated with the positive metal contact fingers. The metal...
US20130291932 DOPING PATTERN FOR POINT CONTACT SOLAR CELLS  
Methods of doping a solar cell, particularly a point contact solar cell, are disclosed. One surface of a solar cell may require portions to be n-doped, while other portions are p-doped. At least...
US20100326509 Doped Diamond Solar Cell  
Implementations and techniques for doped diamond solar cells are generally disclosed.
US20120196399 Nitrogen Reactive Sputtering of Cu-In-Ga-N For Solar Cells  
Methods for forming Cu—In—Ga—N (CIGN) layers for use in TFPV solar panels are described using reactive PVD deposition in a nitrogen containing atmosphere. In some embodiments, the CIGN layers can...
US20130276881 PROCESS OF FORMING A GRID ELECTRODE ON THE FRONT-SIDE OF A SILICON WAFER  
A process of forming a front-grid electrode on a silicon wafer having an ARC layer, comprising the steps: (1) printing and drying a metal paste A comprising an inorganic content comprising 0.5 to...
US20110168257 Solar Cell Structure  
Utilization of the near percolation plasmonic nanostructures near the photoconversion layer in photovoltaic device provide significant enhancement in the efficiency. Photovoltaic devices utilizing...
US20110008926 SOLAR CELL WITH CONDUCTIVE MATERIAL EMBEDDED SUBSTRATE  
Conductive material grids or lines embedded or partially embedded in a transparent substrate of a solar cell. The grids or lines can have a higher conductivity than the anode or they can have the...
US20150125990 TRUNCATED PYRAMID STRUCTURES FOR SEE-THROUGH SOLAR CELLS  
The present disclosure presents a partially-transparent (see-through) three-dimensional thin film solar cell (3-D TFSC) substrate. The substrate includes a plurality of unit cells. Each unit cell...
US20120021560 TRUNCATED PYRAMID STRUCTURES FOR SEE-THROUGH SOLAR CELLS  
The present disclosure presents a partially-transparent (see-through) three-dimensional thin film solar cell (3-D TFSC) substrate. The substrate includes a plurality of unit cells. Each unit cell...
US20110094562 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...
US20100317148 METHODS FOR MANUFACTURING A CONTACT GRID ON A PHOTOVOLTAIC CELL  
Processes for fabricating a contact grid for a photovoltaic cell generally includes providing a photovoltaic cell having an antireflective coating disposed on a sun facing side, the photovoltaic...
US20140045296 High Voltage Opto-Electric Switch  
Improvements for optically activated electric switches are considered. Techniques are presented for reducing the peaking of the electric field at edge of the contacts. For the body of the...
US20120276686 CONDUCTIVE CHANNEL OF PHOTOVOLTAIC PANEL AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME  
An electrically conductive ribbon, which is soldered on an electrically conductive busbar of a photovoltaic panel, includes a cooper core and a tin based solder. The tin based solder fully wraps...
US20130160837 Photoelectrode and Method for Preparing the Same  
The present invention relates to an photoelectrode and the preparation method thereof, wherein said photoelectrode comprises a substrate and a titania layer composed of a mesoporous titania bead...
US20120122270 ETCHING METHOD FOR USE WITH THIN-FILM PHOTOVOLTAIC PANEL  
The present invention relates to a chemical etching method to electrically isolate the edge from the interior of a thin-film photovoltaic panel comprising a substrate and a photovoltaic laminate....
US20150236191 DISTRIBUTOR HEATER  
A vapor distributor assembly may include a carbon fiber heating element.
US20110315217 CU PASTE METALLIZATION FOR SILICON SOLAR CELLS  
Embodiments of the invention generally provide copper contact structures on a solar cell formed using copper metallization pastes and/or copper inks. In one embodiment, the copper metallization...
US20100065101 NICKEL-COBALT ALLOYS AS CURRENT COLLECTORS AND CONDUCTIVE INTERCONNECTS AND DEPOSITION THEREOF ON TRANSPARENT CONDUCTIVE OXIDES  
The invention relates to nickel-cobalt alloys as current collectors and conductive interconnects, and to methods of deposition thereof on transparent conductive oxides. The invention further...
US20130175653 SENSING PRODUCT AND METHOD OF MAKING  
This description relates to a sensing product formed using a substrate with a plurality of epi-layers. At least a first epi-layer has a different composition than the composition of a second...
US20110180131 METHOD FOR ATTACHING CONTACTS TO A SOLAR CELL WITHOUT CELL EFFICIENCY LOSS  
A method of implanting a substrate and the resulting apparatus are disclosed. The substrate, which may be a solar cell, is implanted with a p-type dopant. The p-type dopant may be, for example,...
US20140227827 METHODS FOR METALLIZING AN ALUMINUM PASTE  
The present technology generally relates to methods for metallizing an aluminum paste comprising contacting the aluminum paste with a cleaner, contacting the aluminum paste with an oxidation...
US20120282731 PHOTOPLATING OF METAL ELECTRODES FOR SOLAR CELLS  
A method of photoplating a metal contact onto a surface of a cathode of a photovoltaic device is provided using light induced plating technique. The method comprises: a) immersing the photovoltaic...
US20140318611 MULTI-LEVEL SOLAR CELL METALLIZATION  
Fabrication methods and structures relating to multi-level metallization for solar cells as well as fabrication methods and structures for forming thin film back contact solar cells are provided.
US20130092880 PASTE COMPOSITION FOR SOLAR CELL, METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME, AND SOLAR CELL  
A paste composition for forming a back surface electrode of a solar cell 10 provided by the present invention contains, as solid matter, an aluminum powder, a glass powder, and a composite powder...
US20150162457 Dielectric Coating Of The Edge Of A Solar Cell  
A method of processing a solar cell is disclosed, where the edges of the solar cell are covered, coated or masked during the ion implantation process and/or the screen printing process. This...
US20150187966 MWT ARCHITECTURE FOR THIN SI SOLAR CELLS  
Methods of fabricating metal wrap through solar cells and modules for thin silicon solar cells, including epitaxial silicon solar cells, are described. These metal wrap through solar cells have a...
US20110192454 PHOTOVOLTAIC DEVICE WITH TRANSPARENT, CONDUCTIVE BARRIER LAYER  
The present invention provides strategies for providing photovoltaic devices that are more resistant to moisture and/or oxygen degradation and the accompanying migration of key elements such as...
US20130203211 METHOD FOR COATING A SUBSTRATE WITH ALUMINIUM-DOPED ZINC OXIDE  
A method coats a substrate with an aluminum-doped zinc oxide. The method includes generating a nucleation coating between 5 nm and 400 nm thick and having zinc oxide or doped zinc oxide, in...
US20140060611 Method for Soldering Solar Cell Contacts on Aluminium Connection-Conductors  
The invention relates to a method for connecting solder-coated connection leads (3) made of aluminium or an aluminium alloy having a 0.2% yield strength of less than 120 N/mm2 to photovoltaic...