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Light-condensing film, solar cell module, and transfer mold

Multilayered film and method for manufacturing same

Date/App# patent app List of recent Photovoltaic Module-related patents
08/14/14
20140224303
 Photovoltaic system for installation on roofs, with plastic support and photovoltaic module patent thumbnailPhotovoltaic system for installation on roofs, with plastic support and photovoltaic module
The invention relates to a photovoltaic system with a plastic support and a photovoltaic module for installation on roofs. The plastic support (1) may be mounted directly to a roof substructure, so that an additional roof covering can be dispensed with.
08/07/14
20140221663
 Process for the preparation of benzohetero [1,3] - diazole compounds disubstituted with heteoaryl groups patent thumbnailProcess for the preparation of benzohetero [1,3] - diazole compounds disubstituted with heteoaryl groups
Process for the preparation of a benzohetero[1,3]diazole compound disubstituted with heteroaryl groups which comprises reacting at least one benzohetero[1,3]diazole compound disubstituted with at least one heteroaryl compound. Said benzohetero[1,3]diazole compound disubstituted with heteroaryl groups can be advantageously used in the construction of luminescent solar concentrators (lsc).
08/07/14
20140216549
 Light-condensing film, solar cell module, and transfer mold patent thumbnailLight-condensing film, solar cell module, and transfer mold
The present invention aims to provide a light-concentrating film capable of concentrating at least one of direct sunlight and diffuse sunlight with high efficiency; a photovoltaic module having the light-concentrating film; and a transfer mold (die) for producing the light-concentrating film. The present invention relates to a light-concentrating film including alternating fine concavo-convex structure on at least one surface, the film having a concavo-convex height (h) of 0.05 to 15 μm and a concavo-convex pitch (p) of 0.05 to 50 μm, the film concentrating at least one of direct sunlight and diffuse sunlight..
08/07/14
20140216532
 Multilayered film and method for manufacturing same patent thumbnailMultilayered film and method for manufacturing same
A multi-layered film, a method of preparing the same and a photovoltaic module are provided. A barrier film having excellent moisture barrier properties can be coated with a fluoropolymer having excellent weather resistance by means of a primer layer including a silane-modified acrylic copolymer, and an interfacial adhesive strength can also be ensured.
08/07/14
20140216525
 Rooftop system with integrated photovoltaic modules and method for constructing the same patent thumbnailRooftop system with integrated photovoltaic modules and method for constructing the same
This invention provides a novel design of a rooftop with structurally and functionally integrated photovoltaic modules that includes photovoltaic modules, which can be commercially available and which are augmented with additional framing including additional structural and functional layers. The modules are mounted on a grid like supporting structure sitting on vertical elevation structures, such as building walls or columns.
07/31/14
20140213013
 Photovoltaic interconnect systems, devices, and methods patent thumbnailPhotovoltaic interconnect systems, devices, and methods
Photovoltaic modules may include multiple flexible thin film photovoltaic cells electrically connected in series by a substantially transparent top sheet having an embedded conductive wire grid pattern. Methods of manufacturing photovoltaic modules including integrated multi-cell interconnections are provided..
07/31/14
20140209153
 Multilayer film and manufacturing method thereof patent thumbnailMultilayer film and manufacturing method thereof
Provided are a multi-layered film, a backsheet for a photovoltaic cell, a method of forming the same and a photovoltaic module. The multi-layered film may include a primer layer and a fluoropolymer coating layer formed by coating, and thus the fluoropolymer coating layer, which is a surface layer, may have excellent durability and weather resistance due to an inter-diffusion effect between materials in the respective layers, and a high interface adhesive strength with a substrate and the primer layer.
07/24/14
20140204633
 Distributed power generation interface patent thumbnailDistributed power generation interface
Described herein are methods, systems, and apparatus for a controller for a power circuit that interfaces distributed power generation with a power distribution grid, comprising: a first portion, including a maximum power point tracker, that receives signals corresponding to the distributed power generation voltage and current, and outputs to the power circuit a signal for controlling the voltage of the distributed power generation; a second portion, including a current reference generator, a current controller, and a dc voltage controller, that receives signals corresponding to a dc voltage of the power circuit, the power distribution grid voltage and current, and the inverter current, and outputs signals for controlling the power circuit output voltage; wherein the current reference generator includes nonlinear circuit elements and generates a current reference signal from the dc voltage of the power circuit and the grid voltage and current; such that substantially harmonic-free power is injected into the power distribution grid. The distributed power generation may be, for example, a photovoltaic module or a wind turbine..
07/24/14
20140202533
 Thermoplastic polyolefin copolymer lamination film, laminated structures and processes for their preparation patent thumbnailThermoplastic polyolefin copolymer lamination film, laminated structures and processes for their preparation
Disclosed are polyolefin copolymer films comprising alkoxysilane groups and a catalyst for cross-linking the alkoxysilane groups; wherein the cross-linking catalyst is a lewis or bronsted acid or base compound that has a relatively high melting point and therefore initiates the cross-linking essentially only at the lamination temperature, preferably at or above at least 50° c. Also disclosed are films wherein (i) the layer or layers comprising the alkoxysilane groups, including surface layer(s), comprise the cross-linking catalyst; or (ii) layer or layers comprising alkoxysilane groups do not contain cross-linking catalyst and have a facial surface in adhering contact with a layer of a thermoplastic polyolefin copolymer comprising the cross-linking catalyst; or (iii) there is a combination of layers (i) and (ii).
07/24/14
20140202524
 Photovoltaic module ground mount patent thumbnailPhotovoltaic module ground mount
A photovoltaic module ground mounting system can include a collapsible photovoltaic module mounting assembly framework.. .
07/24/14
20140202515
Booster films for solar photovoltaic systems
We describe stacked photovoltaic modules, and components thereof, in which at least one booster cell is combined with at least one primary cell in a stacked configuration. The booster cell may be in the form of a polycrystalline film disposed on a transparent substrate, such as a glass substrate, and the film may be patterned to form multiple booster cells.
07/17/14
20140196771
Thin-film photovoltaic module with hydrophobic rear-side coating
A thin-film photovoltaic module with hydrophobic rear-side coating is described. The module has a substrate, wherein at least one hydrophobic coating is arranged on a rear side of the substrate, a photovoltaic layer structure on a front side of the substrate, and a covering sheet, which is areally connected to the front side of the substrate via a rear side of the substrate with at least one intermediate layer..
07/17/14
20140196770
Photovoltaic module and system
In at least one aspect of this disclosure, a photovoltaic module includes a frame, at least one photovoltaic cell disposed on the frame, a photovoltaic junction box electrically connected to the at least one photovoltaic cell and having a first photovoltaic junction box terminal and a second a photovoltaic junction box terminal, a first frame terminal electrically connected to the first photovoltaic junction box terminal via a first wire disposed within the frame, a second frame terminal electrically connected to the second photovoltaic junction box terminal via a second wire disposed within the frame, a third frame terminal, and a fourth frame terminal electrically connected to the third frame terminal via a third wire.. .
07/17/14
20140196769
Mounting structures for photovoltaic cells
Mounting systems for pv modules and assemblies of modules, including apparatus and methods of use. The disclosed systems generally involve mounting a flexible photovoltaic module in a slight arch, bending it with a large radius around one axis of the module..
07/17/14
20140196767
Photovoltaic module assembly and method of assembling the same
A photovoltaic module assembly is mounted on a frame of a racking system of a photovoltaic module installation site. The photovoltaic module assembly includes at least one photovoltaic module and at least one rash.
07/17/14
20140196386
Universal non-penetrating roof solar panel mounting system
A roof-based system for suspending photovoltaic modules, such as solar panels, relative to a roof surface without penetration of the roof surface. Cables under tension span the roof surface, with opposed ends of the cables securely mounted to generally c-shaped cable arm assemblies that wrap around the roof edge for connection via pivot joint assemblies to the underside of an overhanging eave, the immediate side wall of the structure below the roof, or directly to roof edge fascia.
07/10/14
20140190545
Integrated back-sheet assembly for photovoltaic module
A process for forming a back-sheet assembly for a photovoltaic module having multiple solar cells with back-side electrical contacts includes providing a substrate, adhering an electrically conductive metal circuit to the substrate, adhering release pads to the metal circuit in a pattern, adhering an insulating layer to the metal circuit, forming openings in said insulating layer in a pattern over the release pads, and filling the openings with electrically conductive material that is in electrical contact with the electrically conductive metal circuit. A process for forming a photovoltaic module with this back-sheet assembly is also provided.
07/03/14
20140182678
Photovoltaic apparatus, photovoltaic module and fastener thereof
A photovoltaic apparatus includes at least one photovoltaic panel, at least one frame and at least one fastener. The frame includes at least one pair of holding parts, a sidewall and at least one protrusion.
07/03/14
20140182662
Method and apparatus for forming and mounting a photovoltaic array
The method and apparatus for forming and mounting a photovoltaic (pv) array of this invention is disclosed and provides, without limitation, (i) a pv module framing and coupling system which enables the attachment of pv modules to a roof or other mounting surface without requiring the use of separate structural support members which attach directly to and span between multiple pv modules in a formed pv array and (ii) an ancillary device attachment bracket, system, and method. One embodiment may provide a slidable parallel coupling for securely interlocking the outside surfaces of parallel frame members together in a side to side arrangement, thereby enabling the formation of a pv array with improved structural load distribution.
07/03/14
20140182661
Photovoltaic module frame with improved bondability
A photovoltaic module can be formed with a laminate bonded to frame members. The frame members can extend around the periphery of the laminate.
07/03/14
20140182651
Integrated junction insulation for photovoltaic module
The disclosure relates to apparatus and methods of photovoltaic or solar module design and fabrication. A photovoltaic module includes one or more photovoltaic (pv) cells arranged in an array and sandwiched between a support and a top layer, one or more junction insulation structures laminated and integrated within the pc module between the support and the top layer.
07/03/14
20140182222
Photovoltaic arrays, methods and kits therefor
The present invention relates generally to the photovoltaic generation of electrical energy. The present invention relates more particularly to photovoltaic arrays for use in photovoltaically generating electrical energy.
06/26/14
20140174523
Sheet for photovoltaic cell
Provided are a sheet for a photovoltaic cell, a method of manufacturing the same, and a photovoltaic module. The sheet for a photovoltaic cell having excellent moisture barrier property, weather resistance, moisture resistance, thermal resistance, and light resistance, and the photovoltaic module including the same may be provided..
06/19/14
20140170801
Methods of fabricating a photovoltaic module, and related system
A method of processing a semiconductor assembly is presented. The method includes fabricating a photovoltaic module including a semiconductor assembly.
06/19/14
20140170798
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 pattern facing the cells. Methods of manufacturing photovoltaic modules including integrated multi-cell interconnections are provided.
06/19/14
20140168866
System for housing and powering a battery-operated device and associated methods
A reversible system for housing a battery-operated device includes a first case member and a second case member. The first case member includes a first alignment member and the second case member includes a second alignment member complimenting the first alignment member such that the orientation of the first case member to the second case member can be altered in at least two orientations.
06/19/14
20140166074
Methods and systems for increasing the yield of photovoltaic modules
Photovoltaic (pv) assemblies are described. Example pv assemblies include a mounting structure, a pv module coupled to the mounting structure, and a cooling mechanism..
06/19/14
20140166073
Methods and systems for increasing the yield of photovoltaic modules
Photovoltaic (pv) assemblies are described. Example pv assemblies include a mounting structure, a pv module coupled to the mounting structure, and a cooling mechanism..
06/12/14
20140163176
Novel copolymer of phase change material for thermal management of pv modules
The present invention relates to phase change materials (pcms) which may be used with photovoltaic (pv) modules. More specifically, solid/solid pcms having a polyolefin backbone polymer and a crystallizable side chain are provided.
06/12/14
20140158201
Photovoltaic module package
A silicon wafer-based photovoltaic module is described, which includes a first outer protective layer and a second outer protective layer, wherein both outer protective layers comprise a low- or no-sodium glass or low- or no-alkali compositions. The photovoltaic modules show resistance to water ingress, no or reduced potential-induced sodium ion drift, and reduced potential induced degradation..
06/12/14
20140158185
Multilayer polyvinylidene films structures
The invention relates to a multi-layer weatherable film structure having an outer layer of a highly weatherable film, a layer having a high thermal deformation temperature, an optional tie layer, and a thin layer of polyolefin or polyamide. The highly weatherable film layer preferably is polyvinylidene fluoride.
06/12/14
20140158182
Apparatus for generating electricity using an optical fiber cable light source and related methods
An apparatus for generating electricity using an optical fiber cable light source and for directing the electricity to an electrical circuit configured to be coupled with an electric utility's electric grid. The apparatus includes an enclosure having an input configured to be coupled with the light source for directing light into the enclosure.
06/05/14
20140155631
Process for the preparation of benzodithiophene compounds
Said benzodithiophene compound, after suitable functionalization and polymerization, can be advantageously used in the construction of photovoltaic devices (or solar devices) such as, for example, photovoltaic cells (or solar cells), photovoltaic modules (or solar modules), on either rigid and flexible supports. Furthermore, said benzodithiophene compound can be advantageously used as a constituent unit of luminescent solar concentrators (lscs).
06/05/14
20140152111
System and method for controlling a power generation system
A power generation system including photovoltaic modules for generating dc power and power converters coupled to the photovoltaic modules for converting the dc power to ac power is provided. The power generation system also includes a central controller that executes the steps of determining a real time ac power generation capacity of the power converters, determining a difference between a required ac power generation capacity and the real time ac power generation capacity, identifying a real time ac voltage of each of the power converters, identifying a reserve ac current capacity of each of the power converters based on the real time ac voltage and an ac current rating of each of the power converters and using the reserve ac current capacity to generate reserve power for reducing the difference between the required ac power generation capacity and the real time ac power generation capacity..
06/05/14
20140150862
Assembly for back contact photovoltaic module
An assembly for forming a back-contact photovoltaic module includes an integrated back-sheet with a substrate, an electrically conductive metal circuit adhered to a front surface of the substrate, and a back insulating layer adhered to the electrically conductive metal circuit. The back insulating layer has openings aligned with the electrically conductive metal circuit and with electrical contacts on the back side of a back-contact solar cell.
06/05/14
20140150856
Photovoltaic module
Disclosed is a photovoltaic module which includes a plurality of stacked unit cells and is encapsulated by an encapsulant and is designed such that an initial short circuit current of the photovoltaic module under standard test conditions is determined by the initial short circuit current of a top cell or a bottom cell among the plurality of the unit cells in accordance with a nominal operating cell temperature of the photovoltaic module.. .
06/05/14
20140150851
Photovoltaic module
A photovoltaic module has a photovoltaic cell assembly and a diode assembly. The photovoltaic cell assembly is formed by stacking a rear surface electrode layer, a photoelectric conversion layer, and a transparent electrode layer on one surface of a substrate, and an electrode layer formed on the other surface of the substrate.
06/05/14
20140150848
Photovoltaic module with heat exchanger
A photovoltaic module with a heat exchanger comprises a plurality of panels comprising photovoltaic cells, a bearing structure and a heat transfer region. The bearing structure comprises a non-planar external surface forming an exposure face defining a channel with a flat central base bounded by two side walls.
06/05/14
20140150846
Photovoltaic system with managed output and method of managing variability of output from a photovoltaic system
Photovoltaic systems with managed output and methods for managing variability of output from photovoltaic systems are described. A system includes a plurality of photovoltaic modules configured to receive and convert solar energy.
06/05/14
20140150845
Solar tracking apparatus and field arrangements thereof
A solar tracker assembly for mounting one or more solar tracking units, which can be adapted for use with various solar energy modules such as photovoltaic modules and heliostat mirrors, is provided. Each assembly comprises a frame of four sides connected at leg assemblies, each leg assembly being adapted for mounting a solar tracking unit.
06/05/14
20140150843
Shingle-like photovoltaic modules
A photovoltaic system comprises one or more shingle-like photovoltaic (pv) modules, each having a layer of optically transparent material adjacent to a layer of photoactive material configured to generate electricity upon exposure to light from the layer of optically transparent material. In some cases the layer of optically transparent material of each of the one or more shingle-like pv modules has a pattern of depressions in a shingle-like configuration..
06/05/14
20140150774
Solar tracking apparatus and field arrangements thereof
A solar tracker assembly for mounting one or more solar tracking units, which can be adapted for use with various solar energy modules such as photovoltaic modules and heliostat mirrors, is provided. Each assembly comprises a frame of four sides connected at leg assemblies, each leg assembly being adapted for mounting a solar tracking unit.
06/05/14
20140150251
Unitized photovoltaic assembly
A unitized photovoltaic assembly is disclosed. A unitized photovoltaic assembly consists of a unitary frame designed to retain a plurality of photovoltaic modules.
05/29/14
20140144499
Photovoltaic module backsheet having a thermoplastic polyolefin composite layer
The present invention relates to backsheets containing formulated thermoplastic polyolefin (tpo) which may be used with photovoltaic modules. More specifically, the backsheets of the present invention have a first exterior layer that comprises tpo and a polyamide, such that a residual fusion heat after lamination of that layer is at least 40 j/g.
05/29/14
20140144489
Arrangement for securing elongated solar cells
A solar panel apparatus includes a set of photovoltaic modules. The modules are configured to photovoltaically generate electricity from light.
05/29/14
20140144485
Improving the longevity and ergonomics of hybrid solar modules
At best, photovoltaic solar modules only convert 20% of solar energy into electrical energy, the rest of this energy being dissipated. This heat stored in the photovoltaic module reduces efficiency, which decreases in an inversely proportional manner to the temperature of the photovoltaic module.
05/29/14
20140144482
Photovoltaic module and method for manufacturing same
When a tab wire 20 is connected to a busbar electrode 12 on a surface side of a photovoltaic cell 6, the bonding strength at the connection part can be improved and electric resistance can be reduced without reducing the amount of received light. The busbar electrode 12 and the tab wire 20 are bonded via conductive resin 22 having light-transmission property.
05/22/14
20140139249
Apparatus and a method for detecting defects within photovoltaic modules
An apparatus and a method for detecting defects within a photovoltaic module are provided. To detect defects within the photovoltaic module, light from a light source is directed towards the photovoltaic module.


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