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 Reconfigurable photovoltaic module patent thumbnailReconfigurable 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 patent thumbnailPhotovoltaic 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 patent thumbnailPolypropylene 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 patent thumbnailEncapsulant 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 patent thumbnailMethod 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 patent thumbnailSolar 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 patent thumbnailSystem 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 patent thumbnailPhotovoltaic 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 patent thumbnailRail 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 patent thumbnailRail 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.. .

Wedge spring clip mounting system for photovoltaic modules

A photovoltaic (pv) mounting system having a base portion that is substantially planar and having a first roof-facing side and an opposite module-facing side. The base portion has a lip that circumscribes the perimeter of the base portion and curves inward on the module-facing side.
Solarcity Corporation

Clamp and bowl mounting system for photovoltaic modules

A photovoltaic (pv) mounting hardware support system having a base portion. The system includes a hinged clamp having a first clamp portion hingedly connected to a second clamp portion and operable to lock and unlock the first clamp portion and second clamp portion to the base portion.
Solarcity Corporation

Photovoltaic module with bypass diodes

photovoltaic module with a back side conductive substrate (10) and a plurality of pv-cells (2) having back contacts and being arranged in an array on a top surface of the back side conductive substrate (10). A circuit of series and/or parallel connected pv-cells (2) is formed by connections (8) between the back contacts and the back side conductive substrate (10).
Stichting Energieonderzoek Centrum Nederland

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

Energy storage device, power management device, mobile terminal and operating the same

An energy storage device including at least one battery pack; a communication module configured to transmit power-on information or energy storage amount information to a power management device and to receive a charge command or discharge command from the power management device; a connector configured to receive alternating current (ac) power, supplied to an internal power network through a photovoltaic module, from the internal power network based on the charge command or to output ac power to the internal power network based on the discharge command; and a power converter configured to, when the charge command is received from the power management device, convert the ac power from the internal power network into direct current (dc) power based on the charge command, or, when the discharge command is received from the power management device, convert dc power stored in the at least one battery pack into ac power based on the discharge command.. .
Lg Electronics Inc.

Photovoltaic plant

Described herein is a photovoltaic plant (1; 1′; 1″; 1′″) including a plurality of photovoltaic modules (pv) arranged in arrays (2) spaced with respect to each other, and wherein the photovoltaic modules (pv) of each array (2) have a first assigned inclination (α-l) with respect to a reference direction. Each array (2) of photovoltaic modules (pv) is associated to an array (4; 4′; 4′″) of mobile reflection devices (rf) set adjacent thereto, and at least one array (4; 4′; 4′″) of mobile reflection devices (rf) is located in a space between successive arrays (2) of photovoltaic modules.
Archimede Research S.r.l.

Universal photovoltaic laminate

A photovoltaic (pv) module can include a pv laminate, a frame coupled to a perimeter of the laminate, a junction box that includes a housing for an electrical connection between a plurality of pv cells of the laminate and a plurality of conductors, and an electronics enclosure coupled to the frame. In embodiments, the electronics enclosure can include electronic circuitry that is electrically coupled to the plurality of conductors and to another photovoltaic module..

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

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.

Systems and methods for rotating photovoltaic modules

Under one aspect, a system is provided for rotating photovoltaic modules arranged in a row. The system can include an elongated structural member extending along and parallel to the row; protrusions coupled to the elongated structural member; an actuator; and drive mechanisms coupled to the photovoltaic modules.
Alion Energy, Inc.

Systems and methods for mounting photovoltaic modules

A system can include first and second stiffeners each coupled to a photovoltaic module, and first, second, third, and fourth legs. First and second joints rotatably couple the first and second legs to the first stiffener; and third and fourth joints rotatably couple the third and fourth legs to the second stiffener.
Alion Energy, Inc.

Apparatus and solar panel on-board wiring

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 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

Manual snap-on photovoltaic mounting system for rapid installation of photovoltaic arrays onto metal roofs

A rapidly installable photovoltaic mounting system that can be manually snapped onto a first photovoltaic module and then lowered onto a trapezoidal metal roof to serve as a base for receiving a second photovoltaic module thereon.. .
Solarcity Corporation



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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