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Title: Reformed front contact current collector grid and cell interconnect for a photovoltaic cell module

Abstract

A photovoltaic module is described comprising: a plurality of individual photovoltaic cell strips, each of the cell strip having an electrically conductive substrate, a semiconductor body deposited on the substrate, and a transparent electrically conductive layer deposited on the semiconductor body; unitary grid and interconnect means for collecting current from the strip and interconnecting adjacent ones of the strip, including a current collecting grid section and an interconnector unitary grid and interconnect means including a current collecting bus. The grid section comprises fingers extending from the bus, the interconnector extending from the current collecting bus; an electrically conductive adhesive disposed between and electrically connecting the grid to the transparent electrically conductive layer; and, means for electrically connecting the interconnector of one of the cell strips to the electrically conductive substrate of an adjacent one of the cell strips.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6889486
Patent Number(s):
US 4652693
Assignee:
Standard Oil Co., Cleveland, OH
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: Filed date 30 Aug 1985
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; PHOTOVOLTAIC CELLS; CONNECTORS; SEMICONDUCTOR DIODES; ELECTRIC CONDUCTIVITY; ELECTRIC CURRENTS; GRIDS; LAYERS; OPACITY; STRESS RELAXATION; SUBSTRATES; THERMAL STRESSES; CONDUCTOR DEVICES; CURRENTS; DIRECT ENERGY CONVERTERS; ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT; ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES; ELECTRODES; EQUIPMENT; OPTICAL PROPERTIES; PHOTOELECTRIC CELLS; PHYSICAL PROPERTIES; RELAXATION; SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; STRESSES; 140501* - Solar Energy Conversion- Photovoltaic Conversion

Citation Formats

Bar-On, A. Reformed front contact current collector grid and cell interconnect for a photovoltaic cell module. United States: N. p., 1987. Web.
Bar-On, A. Reformed front contact current collector grid and cell interconnect for a photovoltaic cell module. United States.
Bar-On, A. Tue . "Reformed front contact current collector grid and cell interconnect for a photovoltaic cell module". United States.
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title = {Reformed front contact current collector grid and cell interconnect for a photovoltaic cell module},
author = {Bar-On, A},
abstractNote = {A photovoltaic module is described comprising: a plurality of individual photovoltaic cell strips, each of the cell strip having an electrically conductive substrate, a semiconductor body deposited on the substrate, and a transparent electrically conductive layer deposited on the semiconductor body; unitary grid and interconnect means for collecting current from the strip and interconnecting adjacent ones of the strip, including a current collecting grid section and an interconnector unitary grid and interconnect means including a current collecting bus. The grid section comprises fingers extending from the bus, the interconnector extending from the current collecting bus; an electrically conductive adhesive disposed between and electrically connecting the grid to the transparent electrically conductive layer; and, means for electrically connecting the interconnector of one of the cell strips to the electrically conductive substrate of an adjacent one of the cell strips.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1987},
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