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Title: Direct mounted photovoltaic device with improved adhesion and method thereof

Abstract

The present invention is premised upon a photovoltaic device suitable for directly mounting on a structure. The device includes an active portion including a photovoltaic cell assembly having a top surface portion that allows transmission of light energy to a photoactive portion of the photovoltaic device for conversion into electrical energy and a bottom surface having a bottom bonding zone; and an inactive portion immediately adjacent to and connected to the active portion, the inactive portion having a region for receiving a fastener to connect the device to the structure and having on a top surface, a top bonding zone; wherein one of the top and bottom bonding zones comprises a first bonding element and the other comprises a second bonding element, the second bonding element designed to interact with the first bonding element on a vertically overlapped adjacent photovoltaic device to bond the device to such adjacent device or to the structure.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Dow Global Technologies LLC, Midland, MI (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1166019
Patent Number(s):
8,915,030
Application Number:
12/908,055
Assignee:
Dow Global Technologies LLC (Midland, MI) GFO
DOE Contract Number:  
FC36-07G017054
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2010 Oct 20
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Boven, Michelle L, Keenihan, James R, Lickly, Stan, Brown, Jr., Claude, Cleereman, Robert J, and Plum, Timothy C. Direct mounted photovoltaic device with improved adhesion and method thereof. United States: N. p., 2014. Web.
Boven, Michelle L, Keenihan, James R, Lickly, Stan, Brown, Jr., Claude, Cleereman, Robert J, & Plum, Timothy C. Direct mounted photovoltaic device with improved adhesion and method thereof. United States.
Boven, Michelle L, Keenihan, James R, Lickly, Stan, Brown, Jr., Claude, Cleereman, Robert J, and Plum, Timothy C. Tue . "Direct mounted photovoltaic device with improved adhesion and method thereof". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1166019.
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abstractNote = {The present invention is premised upon a photovoltaic device suitable for directly mounting on a structure. The device includes an active portion including a photovoltaic cell assembly having a top surface portion that allows transmission of light energy to a photoactive portion of the photovoltaic device for conversion into electrical energy and a bottom surface having a bottom bonding zone; and an inactive portion immediately adjacent to and connected to the active portion, the inactive portion having a region for receiving a fastener to connect the device to the structure and having on a top surface, a top bonding zone; wherein one of the top and bottom bonding zones comprises a first bonding element and the other comprises a second bonding element, the second bonding element designed to interact with the first bonding element on a vertically overlapped adjacent photovoltaic device to bond the device to such adjacent device or to the structure.},
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year = {Tue Dec 23 00:00:00 EST 2014},
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