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Title: Electron beam welded photovoltaic cell

Abstract

Interconnect strip for connecting rectangular photovoltaic cells into series strings comprises tabs spaced as collector pads on a cell to facilitate connection thereto and a bus portion for connection to the opposite side of an adjacent cell. The strip is laminated on both sides with dielectric to prevent short circuiting between opposite sides of the same cell when cell spacing is extremely close. Apparatus and method for automated manufacture of cell arrays employing laminated interconnect are also disclosed.

Inventors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
7034859
Patent Number(s):
US 4430519
Assignee:
AMP Incorporated
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: Filed date 28 May 1982; Other Information: PAT-APPL-383061
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; ELECTRIC CONTACTS; DESIGN; ELECTRON BEAM WELDING; FABRICATION; PHOTOVOLTAIC CELLS; AUTOMATION; COPPER; DIELECTRIC MATERIALS; FOILS; DIRECT ENERGY CONVERTERS; ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT; ELEMENTS; EQUIPMENT; JOINING; MATERIALS; METALS; PHOTOELECTRIC CELLS; TRANSITION ELEMENTS; WELDING; 140501* - Solar Energy Conversion- Photovoltaic Conversion

Citation Formats

Young, W M. Electron beam welded photovoltaic cell. United States: N. p., 1984. Web.
Young, W M. Electron beam welded photovoltaic cell. United States.
Young, W M. Tue . "Electron beam welded photovoltaic cell". United States.
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author = {Young, W M},
abstractNote = {Interconnect strip for connecting rectangular photovoltaic cells into series strings comprises tabs spaced as collector pads on a cell to facilitate connection thereto and a bus portion for connection to the opposite side of an adjacent cell. The strip is laminated on both sides with dielectric to prevent short circuiting between opposite sides of the same cell when cell spacing is extremely close. Apparatus and method for automated manufacture of cell arrays employing laminated interconnect are also disclosed.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1984},
month = {2}
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