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Title: Photovoltaic device

Abstract

The present invention is premised upon an improved photovoltaic device ("PV device"), more particularly to an improved photovoltaic device with a multilayered photovoltaic cell assembly and a body portion joined at an interface region and including an intermediate layer, at least one interconnecting structural member, relieving feature, unique component geometry, or any combination thereof.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Dow Global Technologies LLC. Midland, MI (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1347535
Patent Number(s):
9,602,046
Application Number:
13/989,172
Assignee:
Dow Global Technologies LLC GFO
DOE Contract Number:
FC36-07GO17054
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2011 Dec 12
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION

Citation Formats

Reese, Jason A, Keenihan, James R, Gaston, Ryan S, Kauffmann, Keith L, Langmaid, Joseph A, Lopez, Leonardo, Maak, Kevin D, Mills, Michael E, Ramesh, Narayan, and Teli, Samar R. Photovoltaic device. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Reese, Jason A, Keenihan, James R, Gaston, Ryan S, Kauffmann, Keith L, Langmaid, Joseph A, Lopez, Leonardo, Maak, Kevin D, Mills, Michael E, Ramesh, Narayan, & Teli, Samar R. Photovoltaic device. United States.
Reese, Jason A, Keenihan, James R, Gaston, Ryan S, Kauffmann, Keith L, Langmaid, Joseph A, Lopez, Leonardo, Maak, Kevin D, Mills, Michael E, Ramesh, Narayan, and Teli, Samar R. Tue . "Photovoltaic device". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1347535.
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