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 Soiling measurement system for photovoltaic arrays patent thumbnailSoiling measurement system for photovoltaic arrays
A system for measuring the power or energy loss in a photovoltaic array due to soiling, which is the accumulation of dust, dirt, and/or other contaminants on the surfaces of photovoltaic modules, comprising: a pair of photovoltaic reference devices placed within or near the photovoltaic array and co-planar to the modules comprising the array, wherein one reference device is a module similar to those of the array and is allowed to accumulate soiling at the natural rate, and wherein the second reference device is a module or a cell and is periodically cleaned; and a measurement and control unit which measures and compares the electrical outputs of the soiled reference device and the clean reference device in order to determine the fraction of power lost by the soiled reference module due to soiling.. .
Atonometrics, Inc.


 Method for evaluating performance of photovoltaic module, and system thereof patent thumbnailMethod for evaluating performance of photovoltaic module, and system thereof
Provided is a method of evaluating performance of a photovoltaic module and a system therefor. The method of evaluating performance of the photovoltaic module according to the present invention has an advantage of more accurately evaluating and predicting a service life and/or performance of the photovoltaic module by reflecting a deterioration index of a photovoltaic module component on a first output value calculated using an electronic-optical diode (e/o diode) model for the photovoltaic module..
Research Cooperation Foundation Of Yeungnam University


 Sloped roof solar panel mounting system patent thumbnailSloped roof solar panel mounting system
A mounting system for supporting a plurality of photovoltaic modules on a sloped support surface, such as a sloped roof, is disclosed herein. The mounting system may include one or more support surface attachment devices, each support surface attachment device configured to attach one or more photovoltaic modules to a support surface; and one or more module coupling devices, each module coupling device configured to couple a plurality of photovoltaic modules to one another..
Ecolibrium Solar, Inc.


 Solar power conversion system and method patent thumbnailSolar power conversion system and method
A solar power conversion system includes a photovoltaic array having photovoltaic modules for generating direct current (dc) power. A power converter is provided in the system for converting the dc power to alternating current (ac) power.
General Electric Company


 Solar power conversion system and method patent thumbnailSolar power conversion system and method
A solar power conversion system includes a photovoltaic array having photovoltaic modules for generating direct current (dc) power. A power converter in the system converts the dc power to alternating current (ac) power.
General Electric Company


 Apparatus and  photovoltaic module with tapered edge seal patent thumbnailApparatus and photovoltaic module with tapered edge seal
A photovoltaic module generates electrical power when installed on a roof. The module is constructed as a laminated sandwich having a transparent protective upper layer adhered to a photovoltaic layer.
Lumeta, Llc


 Photovoltaic device containing an n-type dopant source patent thumbnailPhotovoltaic device containing an n-type dopant source
Described herein is a method of using the buffer layer of a transparent conductive substrate as a dopant source for the n-type window layer of a photovoltaic device. The dopant source of the buffer layer distributes to the window layer of the photovoltaic device during semiconductor processing.
First Solar, Inc.


 Wafer-integrated, ultra-low profile concentrated photovoltaics (cpv) for space applications patent thumbnailWafer-integrated, ultra-low profile concentrated photovoltaics (cpv) for space applications
A concentrator-type photovoltaic module includes a plurality of photovoltaic cells having respective surface areas of less than about 4 square millimeters (mm) electrically interconnected in series and/or parallel on a backplane surface, and an array of concentrating optical elements having respective aperture dimensions of less than about 30 mm and respective focal lengths of less than about 50 mm. The array of concentrating optical elements is positioned over the photovoltaic cells based on the respective focal lengths to concentrate incident light on the photovoltaic cells, and is integrated on the backplane surface by at least one spacer structure on the backplane surface.
Semprius, Inc.


 Controlliing potential-induced degradaton of photovoltaic modules patent thumbnailControlliing potential-induced degradaton of photovoltaic modules
Method for controlling a potential-induced degradation (pid) of a pv module. Embodiment includes modifying surface conductivity of the glass-cover of the pv module at least in proximity to an edge of the supporting frame to interrupt an electrically conductive path formed, between the supporting frame and the pv cell through the glass-cover, by ambient conditions.
Arizona Board Of Regents On Behalf Of Arizona State University


 Power inverter docking system for photovoltaic modules patent thumbnailPower inverter docking system for photovoltaic modules
An electronics module docking system includes docking member removably coupled to a photovoltaic module. The docking system includes a first connector port electrically coupled to one or more photovoltaic cells of the photovoltaic module.
Sunpower Corporation


Use of a coating composition to coat the backing film of a photovoltaic module, and photovoltaic module

The invention also relates to a corresponding photovoltaic module.. .

Graphic layers and related methods for incorporation of graphic layers into solar modules

In some aspects, graphic layers for depicting a visible representation of an image along a surface of a photovoltaic module can include a plurality of substantially opaque isolated regions; and at least one substantially transparent contiguous region surrounding the substantially opaque isolated regions, wherein an outer surface of the at least one substantially transparent contiguous region comprises a matte surface finish.. .
Sistine Solar, Inc.

Reconfigurable photovoltaic module

The present disclosure relates to reconfigurable voltaic modules. One example embodiment includes a photovoltaic module.
Imec Vzw

Photovoltaic module having printed pv cells connected in series by printed conductors

A pv module is formed having an array of pv cells, where the cells are separated by gaps. Each cell contains an array of small silicon sphere diodes (10-300 microns in diameter) connected in parallel.
Nthdegree Technologies Worldwide Inc.

Polypropylene composition for producing a layer of a photovoltaic module

The present invention is directed to a layer of an electrical device a photovoltaic module comprising at least one photovoltaic element and at least one layer comprising a polypropylene composition and to the use of a polypropylene composition for producing at least one layer of an element of a photovoltaic module.. .
Borealis Ag

Encapsulant bonding methods for photovoltaic module manufacturing

Various improved approaches to prevent solar cell motion during manufacturing of pv laminates and modules are described herein. Disclosed contactless heating methods comprise positioning a plurality of solar cells on a layer of encapsulant and heating an encapsulant bonding region within the first encapsulant layer to a temperature sufficient to adhere the plurality of solar cells to the superstrate.

Method and extracting electrical energy from photovoltaic module

The present invention relates to the field of energetic, more particularly to generation of photovoltaic direct current followed by its transformation into alternating—ac—or direct—dc—currents. The invention is applicable to photovoltaic power plants and setups connected either to local ac electrical power distribution systems or to energy storage systems, which apply the known from the prior art devices.
Techinvest-eco, Limited Liability Company

Solar module support structure

Described herein are solar energy collection systems, devices, and methods for harvesting solar energy. In some embodiments, the devices, systems, and methods described herein comprise a bifacial photovoltaic module, a reflector, a rod and a support structure..
Sun Energy, Inc.

System and contactless energy transfer to a moving platform

A contactless energy transfer system has a first stationary platform and a second movable platform. The first platform has at least one light source coupled to a power source.
The Boeing Company

Photovoltaic mounting rail connector with drop-down connection to first photovoltaic module and slide-in connection to second photovoltaic module

A connector for attaching first and second photovoltaic modules to a mounting rail, with a lower body portion that rotates to lock into a mounting rail groove and an upper body portion with a hook that is lowered towards the lower body portion to grasp onto the first photovoltaic module and a key that receives the second photovoltaic module slidably-connected thereon.. .
Solarcity Corporation

Rail installation and operation of photovoltaic arrays

Rail system and method for a photovoltaic array. The system includes at least one modular rail in a first direction.
Alion Energy, Inc.

Rail installation and operation of photovoltaic arrays

Rail system and method for a photovoltaic array. The system includes at least one modular rail in a first direction.
Alion Energy, Inc.

Photovoltaic module mounting system

A photovoltaic (pv) module mounting system including a mounting bracket that has a curved mating surface extending as an arch between a pair of flat mounting feet portions. The mounting bracket supports a pv module coupling device.
Solarcity Corporation

Thermoplastic 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.

Photovoltaic module

A photovoltaic module capable of suppressing separation of a tab electrode can be obtained. The photovoltaic module includes a plurality of semiconductor layers including a photoelectric conversion layer, a plurality of photovoltaic elements including a finger electrode for collecting generated currents, formed on the semiconductor layers on a side of a light receiving surface, and a tab electrode for electrically connecting the plurality of photovoltaic elements, in which the tab electrode is electrically connected to the finger electrode in a region corresponding to a power generation region of the photovoltaic element and bonded on the light receiving surface through an insulating bonding material..
Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.

Vehicles and methods for magnetically managing legs of rail-based photovoltaic modules during installation

An exemplary method for installing at an installation site a photovoltaic module including a panel and support legs includes disposing the photovoltaic module over a support surface such that the support legs are in a stowed position; lifting the photovoltaic module from a support surface while engaging a magnetic field with the support legs so as to maintain the support legs in the stowed position; disengaging the magnetic field from the support legs of the lifted photovoltaic module so as to release the support legs from the stowed position to an installation position in which the support legs are rotated downwards relative to the stowed position; and lowering the photovoltaic module to the installation site with the support legs in the installation position so as to install the photovoltaic module at the installation site, the support legs supporting the panel at the installation site.. .
Alion Energy, Inc.

Photovoltiac nanogrid systems

A photovoltaic nanogrid system is disclosed. One or more pre-wired frames each having a top, sun-facing side may be configured to receive one or more photovoltaic (pv) modules mounted thereon.
Grid+ Advisors, Llc

Tandem photovoltaic module comprising a control circuit

A solar-cell module comprising a tandem solar cell and a controller that substantially optimizes the power output the tandem solar cell is disclosed. The tandem solar cell includes a first solar cell having a first energy bandgap and a second solar cell having a second energy bandgap, where the first and second solar cells are arranged such that light not absorbed by the first solar cell passes through it to the second solar cell to be absorbed.
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junior University

Tunable photonic harvesting for solar energy conversion and dynamic shading tolerance

Methods, apparatus and systems for tunable photonic harvesting for solar energy conversion and dynamic shading tolerance are provided herein. A method includes determining one or more of multiple portions of a solar photovoltaic module that are underperforming in relation to separate portions of the solar photovoltaic module; configuring multiple reflective surfaces to produce a given configuration of the multiple reflective surfaces in relation to a surface of the solar photovoltaic module based on said determining; collecting (i) direct solar radiation and (ii) diffuse solar radiation incident on a plurality of the multiple reflective surfaces; and distributing (i) the collected direct solar radiation and (ii) the collected diffuse solar radiation across the multiple portions of the solar photovoltaic module in a targeted manner based on the given configuration of the multiple reflective surfaces to offset the underperforming portions of the solar photovoltaic module by a given amount..
International Business Machines Corporation

Solar photovoltaic module clamping system

A clamping system for securing the corners of four photovoltaic modules to a carport purlin, the clamping system having upper and lower body portions with an adjustable set screw between, the gap dimensioned to receive the purlin therein and the set screw rotatable to secure the purlin to the upper body portion. The system also having a pair of pv module connectors at opposite ends of the clamping assembly, each pv module connector adapted to secure a pair of pv modules to the purlin..
Solarcity Corporation

Solar photovoltaic module

A solar photovoltaic module (1) intended to receive incident light, said incident light comprising incident visible light and incident near infrared light, visible light being defined as light having a wavelength between 380 nm and 700 nm, excluding 700 nm and near infrared light is defined as light having a wavelength between 700 nm and 2000 nm, characterized in that said solar photovoltaic module (1) comprises: —a photovoltaic element (2), sensitive to near-infra red light, —at least a first infrared transmitting cover sheet (4), arranged to one side of said photovoltaic element (2), comprising: —infrared transmission means arranged to transmit at least 65% of said incident infrared light through said infrared transmitting cover sheet, —visible light transmission means arranged to transmit as less as possible incident light having wavelengths lower than 600 nm, preferably lower than 650 nm, more preferably lower than 700 nm, excluding the wavelength of 700 nm, through said infrared transmitting cover sheet (4), —reflection means arranged to reflect a portion of said incident visible light of said infrared transmitting cover sheet (4), to the side of said incident light.. .
Csem Centre Suisse D'electronique Et De Microtechnique Sa - Recherche Et DÉveloppement

Flexible printed circuit, and concentrator photovoltaic module and concentrator photovoltaic panel using same

Provided is a flexible printed circuit including: a film-shaped insulating base material having flexibility and having a withstand voltage value of at least 2000 v; and an electric conductor layer formed on the insulating base material and forming a circuit pattern, wherein with respect to the insulating base material, a principal component thereof is a polyimide and a filler content thereof is 0%. Thus, a flexible printed circuit can be obtained that has an insulating base material which suppresses decrease in withstand voltage performance even in a high humidity environment..
Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.

Photovoltaic module and photovoltaic system including the same

Disclosed are a photovoltaic module and a photovoltaic system including the same. The photovoltaic module includes a solar cell module, a converter to convert a dc voltage from the solar cell module, an inverter to convert the dc voltage from the converter into an ac voltage, and a plug to outwardly output the ac voltage from the inverter, the plug having a ground terminal.
Lg Electronics Inc.

Spring loaded mounting foot for photovoltaic systems

A photovoltaic (pv) module mounting system including a mounting puck, an arm portion, and a pv module coupling device for coupling to the frames of two photovoltaic modules attached to the arm portion. A clamp pin formed in the mounting puck restrains the arm portion against the mounting puck when a spring holding the clamp pin is released from a compressed position..
Solarcity Corporation

Multi-module thermovoltaic power source

A thermophotovoltaic (tpv) system includes multiple thermo-photovoltaic modules that provide power to an application. Different thermo-photovoltaic modules provide different power levels to the application.
The Regents Of The University Of California

Apparatus for generating power by amplifying sunlight

Disclosed is an apparatus for generating power by amplifying sunlight, including a sunlight amplifying means; and an energy storing means configured to support the sunlight amplifying means and to store an electric energy and a thermal energy generated from the sunlight amplifying means, wherein the sunlight amplifying means includes a first pipe formed of metallic material; a second pipe configured to enclose the first pipe; a solar photovoltaic module installed between the first pipe and the second pipe; and a sunlight amplifying sheet configured with concave mirrors or convex lenses having predetermined shapes and attached to the outer circumference of the second pipe so as to amplify sunlight.. .



Photovoltaic Module topics:
  • Photovoltaic Module
  • Photovoltaic Modules
  • Disconnect
  • Holographic
  • Photovoltaic Cell
  • Concentrated
  • Longitudinal Direction
  • Transverse
  • Friction Lock
  • Semiconductor
  • Crystallin
  • Fault Detection
  • Organopolysiloxane
  • Addition Reaction
  • Encapsulation


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