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 Lightweight structures for enhancing the thermal emissivity of surfaces patent thumbnailLightweight structures for enhancing the thermal emissivity of surfaces
Systems and methods in accordance with various embodiments of the invention implement textured metasurfaces that can provide for enhanced thermal emissivity. In one embodiment, a lightweight solar power generator includes: at least one photovoltaic cell including a photovoltaic material; at least one concentrator, configured to focus incident solar radiation onto the photovoltaic material; and at least one textured metasurface characterized by its inclusion of a plurality of microstructures, each having a characteristic lateral dimension of between approximately 1 μm and approximately 100 μm patterned thereon; where the at least one textured metasurface is disposed such that it is in thermal communication with at least some portion of the lightweight solar power generator that generates heat during the normal operation of the lightweight solar power generator, and is thereby configured to dissipate heat generated by the at least some portion..
California Institute Of Technology


 Method and equipment for treating a precursor of a heterojunction photovoltaic cell and associated  producing a photovoltaic cell patent thumbnailMethod and equipment for treating a precursor of a heterojunction photovoltaic cell and associated producing a photovoltaic cell
The precursor comprises at least one layer of doped crystalline silicon and a layer of doped amorphous semiconductor material. The method comprises the steps of placing the cell precursor sandwiched between a grounded conducting plate and a plate made of insulating material coated with a conducting layer, then applying a state change electrical voltage (u1) between the conducting layer and ground, the said state change electrical voltage (u1) being designed to bring the fermi level at the interface between crystalline silicon and amorphous semiconductor material closer to the middle of the band gap of the said amorphous semiconductor material, while at the same time heating the cell precursor to a defect equilibration temperature (te), and finally cooling down the cell precursor (10) prior to interrupting the application of the state change electrical voltage (u1)..
Commissariat A L'energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Alternatives


 Thermoplastic wire network support for photovoltaic cells patent thumbnailThermoplastic wire network support for photovoltaic cells
Provided are novel methods of fabricating photovoltaic modules using thermoplastic materials to support wire networks to surfaces of photovoltaic cells. A thermoplastic material goes through a molten state during module fabrication to distribute the material near the wire-cell surface interface.
Beijing Apollo Ding Rong Solar Technology Co., Ltd.


 Finned passive pvt system with adjustable angle insulating reflectors patent thumbnailFinned passive pvt system with adjustable angle insulating reflectors
A photovoltaic-thermal device includes a housing unit, a photovoltaic panel, a fluid collector storage, adjustable angle reflector plates and an absorber plate. The photovoltaic panel is placed within the housing unit and includes a plurality of photoelectric cells.

 Conductive paste composition and semiconductor devices made therewith patent thumbnailConductive paste composition and semiconductor devices made therewith
A conductive paste composition contains a source of an electrically conductive metal, a first oxide component, a second, non-oxide, magnesium-containing component, and an organic vehicle. An article such as a high-efficiency photovoltaic cell is formed by a process of deposition of the paste composition on a semiconductor device substrate (e.g., by screen printing) and firing the paste to remove the organic vehicle and sinter the metal and establish electrical contact between it and the substrate..
E I Du Pont De Nemours And Company


 Electronic device comprising nanogap electrodes and nanoparticles patent thumbnailElectronic device comprising nanogap electrodes and nanoparticles
An electronic device includes a substrate and at least two electrodes spaced by a nanogap, wherein the at least two electrodes are bridged by at least one nanoparticle and wherein the at least one nanoparticle has an overlap area with the at least two electrodes higher than 2% of the area of the at least one nanoparticle. A method of manufacturing the electronic device and the use of the electronic device in photodetector, transistor, phototransistor, optical modulator, electrical diode, photovoltaic cell or electroluminescent component are also described..
Fonds De L'espci - Georges Charpak


 Portable photovoltaic device patent thumbnailPortable photovoltaic device
A portable photovoltaic device includes a waveguide body, a photovoltaic cell, an electronic module, and a fixing element. Waveguide material having transparency, flexibility, plasticity and weather resistance encapsulates photovoltaic cells and electronic module, without complicated light focusing system to converge light on a photovoltaic cell, to improve the power generating efficiency of the photovoltaic cell.
Flexwave Co., Ltd.


 Balloon equipped with a concentrated solar generator and employing an optimised arrangement of solar cells to power said balloon in flight patent thumbnailBalloon equipped with a concentrated solar generator and employing an optimised arrangement of solar cells to power said balloon in flight
A balloon comprises an envelope containing a lifting gas and a concentrated solar radiation solar generator. The solar generator includes a reflector, one or two arrays of photovoltaic solar cells forming a first active face directed towards the reflector and a second active face directed towards the exterior of the envelope of the balloon.
Thales


 Method for manufacturing a photovoltaic cell with selective doping patent thumbnailMethod for manufacturing a photovoltaic cell with selective doping
A method for creating a photovoltaic cell, includes forming a first doped region in a semiconductor substrate having a first concentration of doping elements; forming, by ion implantation, alignment units, the largest size of which is smaller than one millimeter, and a second doped region, adjacent to the first region with a second concentration of doping elements; heat-treating the substrate to activate the doping elements and to form an oxide layer at the surface of the substrate, the second concentration and the heat treatment conditions being selected such that the oxide layer has a thickness above the alignment units that is larger, by at least 10 nm, than the thickness of the oxide layer above an area of the substrate adjacent to the alignment units; depositing an antireflection layer onto the oxide layer; and depositing an electrode onto the antireflection coating, through a screen, opposite the second region.. .
Commissariat A L'energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Alternatives


 Multi-junction photovoltaic micro-cell architectures for energy harvesting and/or laser power conversion patent thumbnailMulti-junction photovoltaic micro-cell architectures for energy harvesting and/or laser power conversion
An optical power converter device includes a light source configured to emit monochromatic light, and a multi-junction photovoltaic cell including respective photovoltaic cell layers having different bandgaps and/or thicknesses. The respective photovoltaic cell layers are electrically connected to collectively provide an output voltage and are vertically stacked relative to a surface of the multi-junction photovoltaic cell that is arranged for illumination by the monochromatic light from the light source.
Semprius, Inc.


Apparatus and solar panel module mounting inserts

A photovoltaic module generates electrical power when installed on a roof. A photovoltaic module preferably has an upper transparent protective layer, and a photovoltaic layer positioned beneath the upper transparent protective layer, the photovoltaic layer comprising a plurality of electrically interconnected photovoltaic cells disposed in an array.
Lumeta, Llc

System and manipulating solar energy

An apparatus for generating electricity from solar radiation having a solar spectrum is provided. The apparatus includes a photovoltaic mirror comprising a plurality of photovoltaic cells, the photovoltaic mirror configured to separate the solar spectrum, absorb a first portion of the solar spectrum, and concentrate a second portion of the solar spectrum at a focus.
Arizona Board Of Regents On Behalf Of Arizona State University

Multilayer transparent polyester film, manufacturing said film and use of said film in particular in the backsheets of photovoltaic panels

A biaxially oriented multilayer transparent film including at least two layers of polyester, respectively a core layer and at least one outer layer, which can be identical or different, wherein: i) at least the core layer includes at least one biaxially oriented transparent polyester pe1, ii) at least one of the outer layers includes, on the one hand, at least one biaxially oriented polyester pe2, and, on the other hand, particles coming from the reaction between at least one metal compound and at least one monomeric or oligomeric unit of pe2, the particles having more preferably a d50—as μm and following an order of preference—between 0.5 and 5; between 1.0 and 4, and between 1.5 and 3.0. Also relates to the manufacture of this film and its applications as a laminate in particular in the backsheets of photovoltaic cells..
Toray Films Europe

Highly efficient small molecule multi-junction organic photovoltaic cells

A highly efficient multi junction photovoltaic device, such as a two, three, or four junction device, is disclosed. The multi-junction device may include a first subcell comprising a first photoactive region and a second subcell comprising a second photoactive region.
The Regents Of The University Of Michigan

Method of making photovoltaic cell

A photovoltaic solar cell comprises a nano-patterned substrate layer. A plurality of nano-windows are etched into an intermediate substrate layer to form the nano-patterned substrate layer.
The Board Of Regents Of The University Of Texas System

Photovoltaic power converter receiver

Provided is a photovoltaic power converter receiver, including a photovoltaic cell, a waveguide coupled to the photovoltaic cell, and an optical transmission device of which an end is coupled to the waveguide for transmitting an optical wave to the photovoltaic cell through the waveguide, wherein the end of the optical transmission device is offset from a longitudinal central axis of the waveguide by a distance doffset.. .
Mh Gopower Co., Ltd.

Photovoltaic cell module

A photovoltaic cell module includes: a transparent upper cover plate, a first polyolefin encapsulation layer, a cell group layer, a second polyolefin encapsulation layer, and a backplane that are sequentially disposed in a laminated manner, where outer edges of the transparent upper cover plate and the backplane exceed outer edges of the first polyolefin encapsulation layer, the cell group layer, and the second polyolefin encapsulation layer, an end part sealing block is further disposed between the transparent upper cover plate and the backplane, and the end part sealing block is located at peripheries of the first polyolefin encapsulation layer, the cell group layer, and the second polyolefin encapsulation layer.. .
Byd Company Limited

Terminal for solar junction box

A solar junction box for a solar panel having at least one photovoltaic cell and a foil electrically connected to the at least one cell includes a housing having a base and walls defining a cavity. The housing is configured to be mounted to the solar panel.
Tyco Electronics Corporation

Cable termination for solar junction box

A solar junction box for a solar panel having at least one photovoltaic cell and a foil electrically connected to the at least one cell includes a housing having a base and walls defining a cavity. The base has at least one foil opening configured to receive the foil.
Tyco Electronics Corporation

Pressurized heated rolling press for manufacture and use

A flexible component feeder source for providing materials to an assembly process is disclosed. The flexible component feeder source comprises a flexible base suitable for protecting and receiving one or more photovoltaic cells for processing, wherein the flexible base is of a linear shape when opened and forms a roll when rolled..
Alta Devices, Inc.

Thin film photovoltaic cell with back contacts

Photovoltaic cells, photovoltaic devices, and methods of fabrication are provided. The photovoltaic cells include a transparent substrate to allow light to enter the photovoltaic cell through the substrate, and a light absorption layer associated with the substrate.
International Business Machines Corporation

Thin film photovoltaic cell with back contacts

Photovoltaic cells, photovoltaic devices, and methods of fabrication are provided. The photovoltaic cells include a transparent substrate to allow light to enter the photovoltaic cell through the substrate, and a light absorption layer associated with the substrate.
International Business Machines Corporation

Screens for electronic devices, and methods for their preparation and use

A screen for an electronic device can include an intrascreen array of thin film photovoltaic cells embedded into a screen layer. The photovoltaic cells can be disposed at least substantially normal to a surface plane of the screen layer.
Empire Technology Development Llc

Photovoltaic devices with depleted heterojunctions and shell-passivated nanoparticles

Photovoltaic cells are fabricated in which the compositions of the light-absorbing layer and the electron-accepting layer are selected such that at least one side of the junction between these two layers is substantially depleted of charge carriers, i.e., both free electrons and free holes, in the absence of solar illumination. In further aspects of the invention, the light-absorbing layer is comprised of dual-shell passivated quantum dots, each having a quantum dot core with surface anions, an inner shell containing cations to passivate the core surface anions, and an outer shell to passivate the inner shell anions and anions on the core surface..
The Governing Council Of The University Of Toronto

Light-emitting substrate, photovoltaic cell, display device, lighting device, electronic device, organic light-emitting diode, and manufacturing light-emitting substrate

A ccm substrate (1) includes as a light-emitting layer on a substrate (11) a red conversion layer (142), a green conversion layer (152), and a light scattering layer (162); a bank (13) which stands on the substrate (11), and partitions the light-emitting layer; and a light-transmission suppressing layer (10) which is formed on at least a portion of a side surface (13a) of the bank (13) which is a surface facing the light-emitting layer, and suppresses light transmission between the light-emitting layers (the red conversion layer (142), the green conversion layer (152), and the light scattering layer (162)) with the bank (13) interposed therebetween by causing the light to be reflected or scattered, in which the light-transmission suppressing layer (10) is comprising metal or metal salt, and the bank (13) has a group, an ion, or a molecule for immobilizing the metal or metal ion.. .
Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha

Photoelectrochemical reaction device

A photoelectrochemical reaction device in an embodiment includes: first and second photovoltaic cells each including a first electrode, a second electrode, and a photovoltaic layer; first and second reaction electrode pairs each including a third electrode and a fourth electrode; and an electrolytic bath storing a first electrolytic solution in which the third electrodes are immersed and a second electrolytic solution in which the fourth electrodes are immersed. One of the third and fourth electrodes causes an oxidation reaction, and the other of the third and fourth electrodes causes a reduction reaction.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba

Device for testing a concentrated photovoltaic module

The invention relates to a device for testing a concentrated photovoltaic module comprising at least one assembly of a photovoltaic cell and of a concentrator, the device being characterized in that it comprises: a light source; a parabolic mirror coupled to the source so as to reflect the light emitted by the source in an almost collimated light beam toward the module to be tested, in a direction perpendicular to the surface of the module; and an intensity filter interposed on the path of the almost collimated beam upstream of the module to be tested, the filter comprising at least partially absorbent regions that have a neutral spectral density with respect to the light beam, the at least partially absorbent regions being arranged facing higher intensity zones of the beam, so as to attenuate differences in the intensity of the beam.. .
Soitec Solar Gmbh

System comprising a photovoltaic cell and a luminous intensity measuring device and measuring luminous intensity received by the photovoltaic cell

A photovoltaic cell voltage change detector which is arranged to be capable of determining, when a measurement is made, whether the voltage at said input terminal increases or decreases between two instants separated by a given time interval.. .

Photovoltaic module

A photovoltaic module includes a frame with profile struts and a composite fastened to the frame. The composite has a plurality of layers such as photovoltaic cells and a transparent layer located on the photovoltaic cells.

Capacitor enhanced multi-element photovoltaic cell

A multi-element photovoltaic cell having two or more photovoltaic elements with an isolation layer interposed between all contiguous photovoltaic elements. Each photovoltaic element has an element front conductor and an element rear conductor which are in electrical contact with the photovoltaic layer of the photovoltaic element.

Soil monitoring system

A solar panel soiling monitoring system is provided for measuring soiling losses on a photo-voltaic system. The solar panel monitoring system includes: a soil monitoring panel including a plurality of arranged photovoltaic cells connected in series to one another; a measurement unit in electronic communication with a switchbox for controlling measurements of each of the photovoltaic cells; a communication unit in electronic communication with the measurement unit; and a data storage system in electronic communication with the communication unit including a processor, a computer readable storage medium, and one or more computer programs operable on the data storage system.

Solar junction box for solar panel

A solar junction box for a solar panel having a semiconductor layer including at least one photovoltaic cell and a foil electrically connected to the at least one cell, the solar panel having a glass layer above the semiconductor layer and a back sheet below the semiconductor layer includes a housing having walls defining a cavity. The housing is mounted at an edge of the solar panel.
Tyco Electronics Corporation

Method for improving photovoltaic cell efficiency

A method of generating electricity from light, that uses a photovoltaic array, that includes a junction between an inorganic electron-donating layer and an inorganic electron-accepting layer. The electron-donating layer includes moieties which after photon activation have unpaired electrons, and wherein some of the electrons are freed when light strikes the electron-donating layer, thereby transforming the moieties into free radicals or equivalents but many of the freed electrons recombine.

Photovoltaic module

Photovoltaic module including a module laminate with several electrically interconnected partially or completely bifacial photovoltaic cells, which are embedded in an encapsulation material, wherein photovoltaic cells are adjacently disposed such that there is a cell gap between two respective mutually adjoining photovoltaic cells, wherein module laminate includes a front and rear-side surfaces which are opposite front-side surface; module frame, which encircles module laminate; module rear-wall disposed at distance from rear-side surface of module laminate and fixed on module frame, which covers at least one portion of rear-side surface of module laminate; wherein at least one portion of module rear-wall which is facing rear-side surface of module laminate, forms a diffuse backside reflector; wherein diffuse backside reflector is disposed such that at least one portion of light which penetrates through at least one cell gap of several cell gaps, is reflected on rear-side surface of module laminate.. .
Solarworld Ag

Composition for forming n-type diffusion layer, forming n-type diffusion layer, producing semiconductor substrate with n-type diffusion layer, and producing photovoltaic cell element

A composition for forming an n-type diffusion layer, comprising glass particles that comprise a donor element, a dispersing medium, and an organometallic compound; a method of forming an n-type diffusion layer; a method of producing a semiconductor substrate with n-type diffusion layer; and a method of producing a photovoltaic cell element.. .
Hitachi Chemical Company, Ltd.

Monolithic integration of heterojunction solar cells

A method for fabricating a device with integrated photovoltaic cells includes supporting a semiconductor substrate on a first handle substrate and doping the semiconductor substrate to form doped alternating regions with opposite conductivity. A doped layer is formed over a first side the semiconductor substrate.
International Business Machines Corporation

Self-contained large scale computing platform

A massively parallel computer system (mpcs) includes a multitude of tiles each adapted to include one or more processing/memory units, power generation unit, and associated circuitry. The tiles are formed in an array of thin, light-weight material that may be foldable and/or collapsible to enable the packaging and folding of the mpcs into a small amount of volume for launch into space.
California Institute Of Technology

Integrated system of silicon casting and float zone crystallization

The present invention is directed towards an integrated and economic process for making mono-crystalline silicon for photovoltaic applications. It utilizes high purity, low dopant metallurgically produced silicon, in particular, silicon recovered from silicon manufacturing processes, such as kerf silicon processed through a metallurgical furnace process.

Alarm device system with simultaneous ac/dc power source

Disclosed is an alarm device system with simultaneous ac/dc power. The system includes of one or more alert devices wired into a dedicated circuit with a single location housing a dc power backup source, such as a rechargeable dc battery.

Photovoltaic cells

The invention relates to a photovoltaic cell that comprises a first electrode, a second electrode, and a photoactive layer between the first electrode and the second electrode, and to a preparation thereof. The invention further relates to the use of at least two specific donor materials in photovoltaic cells..
Merck Patent Gmbh

Photovoltaic cell and photovoltaic module

In various embodiments, a photovoltaic cell is provided. The photovoltaic cell may include a substrate with a front-side and a rear-side, an emitter area on the front-side of the substrate, and a metallization on the rear-side of the substrate.
Solarworld Innovations Gmbh

Photovoltaic system and the manufacturing method thereof

A photovoltaic system consists of a waveguide body, luminescent dyes and a photovoltaic cell. Luminescent dyes and their aggregated particulates with larger diameter are dispersed in the waveguide body to scatter light and transform the first light of the external light into a second light, wherein the wavelength of the second light is longer than the wavelength of the first light.
Flexwave Co., Ltd.

Method and system for monitoring the quality of photovoltaic cells

A method and system for monitoring the quality of photovoltaic cells is described, the method including for each cell: an excitation step, during which the cell to be monitored is subjected to excitation at a predetermined level of excitation; a step of acquiring at least one luminescence image of the cell to be monitored after excitation; and a step of processing the acquired image. The invention is characterized in that, for each cell, there is provided a preliminary step for determining an excitation level adjusted to the cell, the respective adjusted excitation levels of the different cells to be monitored being adapted such that the luminescence intensities of the signals emitted by the different cells are equal at a given reference luminescence intensity..
Commissariat A L'energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Alternatives

Operating point control circuit device for series-connected photovoltaic cells or other electric sources

In a circuit device controlling an operating point of each of two or more series-connected photovoltaic cells or other power supply cells in a module, the output voltage of the module can be boosted without reducing the generated electric power. The operating point control circuit device includes capacitors connected in parallel to the respective series-connected cells, switching elements connected in parallel to the respective series-connected cells through an inductor, an additional capacitor connected in series to the capacitor row, and an additional switching element connected in series to the switching element row.
Tokyo Metropolitan University

Solar roadway system and method

A modular solar roadway/railway system (msrs) and method (msrm) utilizing interlocked solar/optical collection panels (scp) having stacked solar collection strips (scs) is disclosed. The scs are configured with an optical input surface (ois) configured to collect solar energy and a road support surface (rss) configured to support automobile traffic.

Method of manufacture for a partially-sprayed layer organic solar photovoltaic cell

The fabrication and characterization of large scale inverted organic solar array fabricated using all-spray process is disclosed. Solar illumination has been demonstrated to improve transparent solar photovoltaic devices.
University Of South Florida

Photovoltaic cell, photovoltaic module as well as the production and use thereof

A photovoltaic cell may be provided that includes flat semiconductor substrates, each having a front face and a rear face, where at least one front face contact is arranged on the front face and at least one rear face contact is arranged on the rear face. Each semiconductor substrate may form a subarea of the photovoltaic cell and the semiconductor substrates may be electrically connected to one another in parallel, where the semiconductor substrates are arranged at a distance from one another, and at least two semiconductor substrates have a different shape and/or size.
Fraunhofer-gesellschaft Zur FÖrderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.v.

Photovoltaic cell module

A photovoltaic cell module includes: a transparent upper cover plate, a first liquid silica-gel encapsulation layer, a cell group layer, a second liquid silica-gel encapsulation layer, and a backplane that are sequentially disposed in a laminated manner, where outer edges of the transparent upper cover plate and the backplane exceed outer edges of the first liquid silica-gel encapsulation layer, the cell group layer, and the second liquid silica-gel encapsulation layer, an end part sealing block is further disposed between the transparent upper cover plate and the backplane, and the end part sealing block is located at peripheries of the first liquid silica-gel encapsulation layer, the cell group layer, and the second liquid silica-gel encapsulation layer.. .
Byd Company Limited

Photovoltaic modules and methods of making the same

Photovoltaic modules and methods of making photovoltaic modules are disclosed. The photovoltaic modules comprise a front transparency, a photovoltaic cell, a treated surface of an encapsulating material, and a back coat..
Ppg Industries Ohio, Inc.

Solar cells having graded doped regions and methods of making solar cells having graded doped regions

A photovoltaic cell having a graded doped region such as a graded emitter and methods of making photovoltaic cells having graded doped regions such as a graded emitter are disclosed. Doping is adjusted across a surface to minimize resistive (i2r) power losses.
Intevac, Inc.

Surface treatment for photovoltaic device

The present invention relates generally to semiconductor devices and more particularly, to a structure and method of forming a photovoltaic cell using a surface treatment to improve device performance. Embodiments of the present invention may improve open circuit voltage, fill factor, and energy conversion efficiency by performing a surface treatment on an upper surface of an absorber layer.
International Business Machines Corporation



Photovoltaic Cell topics:
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  • Semiconductor
  • Photovoltaic Module
  • Holographic
  • Photovoltaic Modules
  • Semiconductor Substrate
  • Windshield
  • Semiconductor Device
  • Semiconductor Devices
  • Monochromat
  • Concentrator
  • Solar Panels
  • Recombination
  • Ultraviolet
  • Structural Change


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