Photovoltaic Module

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NEW Photovoltaic module and photovoltaic panel
May 25, 2017 - N°20170149377

This photovoltaic module includes: a power generating element; and a housing which is closed, the housing having: a concentrating portion provided with a lens configured to concentrate sunlight; a bottom portion in which the power generating element is disposed; and a side wall serving as an outer frame for the bottom portion and supporting the concentrating portion, wherein the lens ...
NEW Systems and methods for rotating photovoltaic modules
May 25, 2017 - N°20170149375

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. Actuation of the actuator can move the elongated structural member, the movement of ...
NEW Cementitious product suitable in particular as substrate for a thin film photovoltaic module, and method ...
May 25, 2017 - N°20170148939

The present invention relates to a substrate for a thin film photovoltaic module, characterized in that it is a cementitious product with average surface roughness ra not higher than 500 nm. The invention also relates to the cementitious product as such, the thin film photovoltaic module comprising it, and a method of moulding both of them.
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Photovoltaic module stackable corner protector
Solarcity Corporation
May 18, 2017 - N°20170137200

The disclosure describes various stackable corner protector configurations. The corner protectors can have curved lateral surfaces that allow the corner protectors to be decoupled from a photovoltaic module to which they are coupled to by rotating one end of the corner protectors away from the object. This removal process works even more efficiently with multiple stacked corner protectors as the ...
Electroluminescence testable photovoltaic modules having shade management solutions
Solexel, Inc.
May 11, 2017 - N°20170133983

A photovoltaic module structure comprises a photovoltaic power generator of at least one solar cell, the photovoltaic power generator having a positive and a negative output terminal. A forward biased blocking diode electrically connected in parallel with a magnetically actuated normally-open bypass switch, the forward biased blocking diode and the magnetically actuated normally-open bypass switch electrically connected in series to ...
Corner connector for photovoltaic module frame
Solarworld Americas Inc.
May 11, 2017 - N°20170133982

Corner connection members for a photovoltaic module frame include thru-passages for receiving insert components that perform and facilitate a variety of functions, such as attaching the photovoltaic module to a roof, providing a ground connection for the solar cells, to facilitate the mechanical and electrical connection of photovoltaic modules which are arranged side-by-side, to facilitate securing photovoltaic modules in a ...
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Photovoltaic array skirt and mounting hardware
Solarcity Corporation
May 11, 2017 - N°20170133977

A photovoltaic array skirt assembly, where the array skirt has a double-groove structure which can accommodate both a splice and a photovoltaic module mounting device. The splice is mounted within the inner channel of the double-groove structure to connect adjacent array skirt sections, and can be locked into the double groove structure to prevent adjacent array skirt sections from uncoupling. ...
Photovoltaic module mounting and installation system
Beamreach Solar, Inc.
May 11, 2017 - N°20170133973

A photovoltaic system comprises a photovoltaic module attached to a photovoltaic mount frame, the mount frame having a rectangular shape. A deflector is attached to the mount frame by a rotatable deflector and mount frame attachment wherein the deflector pivots around the rotatable deflector and mount frame attachment from a nesting position under the photovoltaic module in the mount frame ...
Solar cell back sheet and solar cell module
Toray Industries, Inc.
May 11, 2017 - N°20170133530

A back sheet for a photovoltaic module includes a single substrate film and a layer c, the layer c contains an acrylic resin as a major component, the substrate film including a layer a and a layer b, wherein the layer a contains a polyester resin as a major component, contains a white pigment in an amount of 5. 0% by mass ...
Photovoltaic modules and method of manufacturing a photovoltaic module
Solarworld Industries Sachsen Gmbh
May 11, 2017 - N°20170133529

In various embodiments, a photovoltaic module may include a photovoltaic laminate that includes a transparent front sheet and a rear side cover, one or more solar cells embedded in a embedding material arranged between the transparent front sheet and the rear side cover, and at least one frame profile arranged at one edge of the photovoltaic laminate, wherein at least ...
Encapsulant of a photovoltaic module
Arkema France
May 04, 2017 - N°20170125620

An encapsulant of a photovoltaic module, intended for coating a photovoltaic cell, having a composition which does not include any cross-linking agent and including: an ethylene—alkyl acrylate copolymer, the copolymer making up 70% to 96% of the weight of the composition; a silane, making up 0. 1% to 2% of the weight of the composition; wherein the composition also includes a terpolymer of ...
Encapsulant of a photovoltaic module
Arkema France
April 27, 2017 - N°20170117426

An encapsulant of a photovoltaic module, intended for coating a photovoltaic cell (10), including: a copolymer of ethylene-alkyl acrylate, the melt flow index (mfi) of the copolymer being 1 g/10 min to 40 g/10 min; and a silane making up 0. 1% to 0. 5% of the weight of the composition; wherein the encapsulant also includes a cross-linking agent making up 0. 1% to 0. 5% of the weight of the ...
Soiling measurement system for photovoltaic arrays
Atonometrics, Inc.
April 13, 2017 - N°20170104451

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 ...
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Sloped roof solar panel mounting system
Ecolibrium Solar, Inc.
April 13, 2017 - N°20170104442

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 ...
Solar power conversion system and method
General Electric Company
April 13, 2017 - N°20170104334

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. A transformer is coupled between the power converter and a power grid for transmitting the ac power to the power grid. The transformer is ...
Solar power conversion system and method
General Electric Company
April 13, 2017 - N°20170104333

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. The ac power is transmitted to the power grid via a transformer coupled between the power converter and the power grid. The transformer is connected to the ...
Apparatus and method for photovoltaic module with tapered edge seal
Lumeta, Llc
April 13, 2017 - N°20170104117

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. The photovoltaic layer is adhered to the top of a rigid layer, preferably formed from a fiber reinforced plastic. A tapered edge seal is disposed about the peripheral outer edge ...
Photovoltaic device containing an n-type dopant source
First Solar, Inc.
April 13, 2017 - N°20170104110

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. Described herein are also methods of manufacturing embodiments of the substrate structure and ...
Wafer-integrated, ultra-low profile concentrated photovoltaics (cpv) for space applications
Semprius, Inc.
April 06, 2017 - N°20170098729

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 ...
Controlliing potential-induced degradaton of photovoltaic modules
Arizona Board Of Regents On Behalf Of Arizona State University
April 06, 2017 - N°20170098723

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. In a related embodiment, the ...
Power inverter docking system for photovoltaic modules
Sunpower Corporation
March 30, 2017 - N°20170093333

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. The photovoltaic module is selectively coupleable to the docking member. The docking system includes a housing to enclose an electronics module. The housing may include second ...