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Title: Method of manufacturing a large-area segmented photovoltaic module

Abstract

One embodiment of the invention relates to a segmented photovoltaic (PV) module which is manufactured from laminate segments. The segmented PV module includes rectangular-shaped laminate segments formed from rectangular-shaped PV laminates and further includes non-rectangular-shaped laminate segments formed from rectangular-shaped and approximately-triangular-shaped PV laminates. The laminate segments are mechanically joined and electrically interconnected to form the segmented module. Another embodiment relates to a method of manufacturing a large-area segmented photovoltaic module from laminate segments of various shapes. Other embodiments relate to processes for providing a photovoltaic array for installation at a site. Other embodiments and features are also disclosed.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
SunPower Corporation (San Jose, CA)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1107889
Patent Number(s):
8,572,836
Application Number:
12/763,067
Assignee:
SunPower Corporation (San Jose, CA) GFO
DOE Contract Number:  
FC36-07GO17043
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Lenox, Carl. Method of manufacturing a large-area segmented photovoltaic module. United States: N. p., 2013. Web.
Lenox, Carl. Method of manufacturing a large-area segmented photovoltaic module. United States.
Lenox, Carl. Tue . "Method of manufacturing a large-area segmented photovoltaic module". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1107889.
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abstractNote = {One embodiment of the invention relates to a segmented photovoltaic (PV) module which is manufactured from laminate segments. The segmented PV module includes rectangular-shaped laminate segments formed from rectangular-shaped PV laminates and further includes non-rectangular-shaped laminate segments formed from rectangular-shaped and approximately-triangular-shaped PV laminates. The laminate segments are mechanically joined and electrically interconnected to form the segmented module. Another embodiment relates to a method of manufacturing a large-area segmented photovoltaic module from laminate segments of various shapes. Other embodiments relate to processes for providing a photovoltaic array for installation at a site. Other embodiments and features are also disclosed.},
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year = {Tue Nov 05 00:00:00 EST 2013},
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