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Collapsible photovoltaic module for a large-scale solar power plant

System for mounting a photovoltaic module to a surface

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08/28/14
20140240968
 Solar powered led portable light tower patent thumbnailnew patent Solar powered led portable light tower
A solar powered led portable light tower. A solar powered led portable light tower may comprise: one or more photovoltaic modules, an adjustable masthead, one or more lamps, one or more batteries, an inverter, a controller, and a base.
08/28/14
20140239137
 System for mounting a photovoltaic module to a surface patent thumbnailnew patent System for mounting a photovoltaic module to a surface
A system for removably and adjustably mounting a device on an object is provided. The system for removably and adjustably mounting a device on an object, according to the present invention, includes an apparatus and method useful for removably and adjustably mounting one or more photovoltaic modules on an object such as a pole or roof, and includes one or more triple track rails.
08/28/14
20140238470
 Methods and apparatuses to support photovoltaic modules patent thumbnailnew patent Methods and apparatuses to support photovoltaic modules
Methods and apparatuses to support photovoltaic (“pv”) modules are described. A saddle bracket has a mounting surface to support one or more pv modules over a tube, a gusset coupled to the mounting surface, and a mounting feature coupled to the gusset to couple to the tube.
08/28/14
20140238468
 Photovoltaic module assembly patent thumbnailnew patent Photovoltaic module assembly
A photovoltaic module assembly, comprising: a first layer; a back layer, wherein the back layer comprises a second layer, a third layer, and a support layer located between the second layer and the third layer; and a photovoltaic layer comprising photovoltaic cells, wherein the photovoltaic layer is located between the first layer and the back layer; wherein the support layer comprises a stiffening element.. .
08/28/14
20140238464
 Collapsible photovoltaic module for a large-scale solar power plant patent thumbnailnew patent Collapsible photovoltaic module for a large-scale solar power plant
An elongate photovoltaic (pv) module for use in a solar energy conversion plant for the production of electricity from incident light, the pv-module comprising a top portion with a support panel (g) carrying on a front side a plurality of electrically connected pv cells (d), and a transparent protective layer (a) sealed to the support panel (g) so as to encapsulate the pv-cells (d) between the support panel (g) and the protective layer (a), wherein prior to installation of the pv-module at the deployment site a collapsible portion of the pv-module is configured to be collapsible in a longitudinal direction by folding and/or rolling, wherein the collapsible portion includes at least the top portion, wherein the pv-module further comprises one or more integrated ballast chambers (i) in a bottom portion of the pv-module arranged on a rear side of the support panel (g), wherein said integrated ballast chamber (i) after installation of the pv-module at the deployment site contains an amount of a ballasting material (h) with a weight sufficient to immobilize the pv-module on a supporting surface of the deployment site under predetermined characteristic climate conditions for the deployment site.. .
08/21/14
20140235874
 Process for the preparation of benzodithiophene compounds patent thumbnailProcess for the preparation of benzodithiophene compounds
The present invention relates to a process for the preparation of benzodithiophene compounds which comprises reacting a derivative of 3,3′-bithiophene with at least one internal alkyne. Said benzodithiophene compounds can be suitably functionalized and polymerized to give electron-donor compounds which can be used in photovoltaic devices such as, for example, photovoltaic cells, photovoltaic modules, solar cells, solar modules, on both rigid and flexible supports.
08/21/14
20140235818
 Process for the preparation of polymers containing benzohetero  [1,3] diazole units patent thumbnailProcess for the preparation of polymers containing benzohetero [1,3] diazole units
Process for the preparation of a polymer containing benzohetero[1,3]diazole. Units which comprises reacting at least one disubstituted benzohetero[1,3]diazole compound with at least one heteroaryl compound.
08/21/14
20140235010
 Method for manufacturing photovoltaic module formed on corrugated-sheet building material patent thumbnailMethod for manufacturing photovoltaic module formed on corrugated-sheet building material
A method for manufacturing a photovoltaic module formed on a corrugated-sheet building material includes: shaping a base board in a manner that the base board thus shaped takes on a corrugated-sheet shape and therefore not only has thereon alternating grooves and ridges but also a processing surface defined between a said groove and an adjacent said ridge; forming a photovoltaic module on the processing surface of the base board by stacking a bottom adhesive film layer, a photovoltaic layer, a top adhesive film layer, and a condensing film layer on the processing surface in bottom-to-top order; rolling the photovoltaic module and the base board against each other at 130˜180° c. To effectuate engagement therebetween; and performing lamination within hermetically sealed space at 140˜170° c.
08/21/14
20140230899
 Module and method for producing thereof patent thumbnailModule and method for producing thereof
A module, for example a photovoltaic module, includes among other things a glass plate (11) as a front cover facing the direction of light incidence, a component (photovoltaic element) (15), and a plastic layer (14) provided as an embedding material, wherein the surface of the glass plate (11) on the side facing the plastic layer (14) is treated such that the index of refraction of the layer produced by the surface treatment has a value between the index of refraction of the glass of the cover (11) and the index of refraction of the plastic material of the layer (14).. .
08/21/14
20140230883
 Concentrator photovoltaic module, concentrator photovoltaic panel, and flexible printed circuit for concentrator photovoltaic module patent thumbnailConcentrator photovoltaic module, concentrator photovoltaic panel, and flexible printed circuit for concentrator photovoltaic module
As a structure of a concentrator photovoltaic module, a ribbon-shaped flexible printed circuit is arranged along a bottom surface of a vessel-shaped housing. The flexible printed circuit includes a solar cell on a flexible substrate having flexibility, and furthermore, can also include a concentrating portion (a secondary concentrating portion) for concentrating incident sunlight onto the solar cell.
08/21/14
20140230882
Mobile power system
A mobile power plant comprising a retractable flexible solar array structure comprising a plurality of thin film photovoltaic modules mounted on a flexible substrate; a spool attached to a portion of the flexible solar array structure and around which the flexible solar array structure can be rolled; power cabling integrated into the flexible solar array structure for transmitting power from the plurality of photovoltaic modules to the spool-end of the flexible solar array structure; a transportable container in which the spool is mounted, the transportable container being capable of housing the flexible solar array structure when it is in a rolled configuration.. .
08/21/14
20140230879
Photovoltaic module
A photovoltaic module includes at least two photovoltaic cells and a ribbon. Each of the photovoltaic cells includes a photovoltaic device, a surface electrode, and a back electrode.
08/21/14
20140230878
Method for electrically connecting several solar cells and photovoltaic module
The invention relates to a method for metallizing and connecting solar cell substrates and to a photovoltaic module made of several metallized solar cells that are electrically connected to one another. According to the invention, a solar cell substrate, in which second metal layers forming electrical metal contacts are optionally provided, is attached to a carrier substrate, on the surface of which at least one first metal layer is formed in a suitable pattern.
08/21/14
20140230214
Method and device for fully automatically selecting and packing photovoltaic modules
The disclosure relates to a method and to a device for fully automatically selecting and packing photovoltaic solar modules, for example, produced in mass production. The device may include the following characteristics: a production line, b) a quality checking device having devices for mechanical final testing and electrical final testing, c) an assembly device for module carriers, d) a device for distributing and stacking the solar modules in the horizontal and vertical direction according to particular selection criteria at acceptance locations corresponding to said selection criteria, e) devices for placing strips as spacers between stacked modules, wherein different types of strips can be taken from a magazine, f) devices for collating packages of a plurality of solar modules at each acceptance location, wherein aid devices each comprise a film wrapper, a protective cap applicator, and a strapping device..
08/14/14
20140224303
Photovoltaic 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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..


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