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Title: Photovoltaic solar cell

Abstract

A photovoltaic solar cell for generating electricity from sunlight is disclosed. The photovoltaic solar cell comprises a plurality of spaced-apart point contact junctions formed in a semiconductor body to receive the sunlight and generate the electricity therefrom, the plurality of spaced-apart point contact junctions having a first plurality of regions having a first doping type and a second plurality of regions having a second doping type. In addition, the photovoltaic solar cell comprises a first electrical contact electrically connected to each of the first plurality of regions and a second electrical contact electrically connected to each of the second plurality of regions, as well as a passivation layer covering major surfaces and sidewalls of the photovoltaic solar cell.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1132260
Patent Number(s):
8728857
Application Number:
14/089,011
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02E - REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS [GHG] EMISSIONS, RELATED TO ENERGY GENERATION, TRANSMISSION OR DISTRIBUTION
H - ELECTRICITY H02 - GENERATION H02S - GENERATION OF ELECTRIC POWER BY CONVERSION OF INFRA-RED RADIATION, VISIBLE LIGHT OR ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT, e.g. USING PHOTOVOLTAIC [PV] MODULES
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 Nov 25
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY

Citation Formats

Nielson, Gregory N, Cruz-Campa, Jose Luis, Okandan, Murat, and Resnick, Paul J. Photovoltaic solar cell. United States: N. p., 2014. Web.
Nielson, Gregory N, Cruz-Campa, Jose Luis, Okandan, Murat, & Resnick, Paul J. Photovoltaic solar cell. United States.
Nielson, Gregory N, Cruz-Campa, Jose Luis, Okandan, Murat, and Resnick, Paul J. Tue . "Photovoltaic solar cell". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1132260.
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title = {Photovoltaic solar cell},
author = {Nielson, Gregory N and Cruz-Campa, Jose Luis and Okandan, Murat and Resnick, Paul J},
abstractNote = {A photovoltaic solar cell for generating electricity from sunlight is disclosed. The photovoltaic solar cell comprises a plurality of spaced-apart point contact junctions formed in a semiconductor body to receive the sunlight and generate the electricity therefrom, the plurality of spaced-apart point contact junctions having a first plurality of regions having a first doping type and a second plurality of regions having a second doping type. In addition, the photovoltaic solar cell comprises a first electrical contact electrically connected to each of the first plurality of regions and a second electrical contact electrically connected to each of the second plurality of regions, as well as a passivation layer covering major surfaces and sidewalls of the photovoltaic solar cell.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {2014},
month = {5}
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