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Title: Amorphous silicon photovoltaic devices

Abstract

This invention is a photovoltaic device comprising an intrinsic or i-layer of amorphous silicon and where the photovoltaic device is more efficient at converting light energy to electric energy at high operating temperatures than at low operating temperatures. The photovoltaic devices of this invention are suitable for use in high temperature operating environments.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1175007
Patent Number(s):
6784361
Application Number:
09/957,353
Assignee:
BP Corporation North America Inc. (Warrenville, IL)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B32 - LAYERED PRODUCTS B32B - LAYERED PRODUCTS, i.e. PRODUCTS BUILT-UP OF STRATA OF FLAT OR NON-FLAT, e.g. CELLULAR OR HONEYCOMB, FORM
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01L - SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-83CH10093
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY

Citation Formats

Carlson, David E., Lin, Guang H., and Ganguly, Gautam. Amorphous silicon photovoltaic devices. United States: N. p., 2004. Web.
Carlson, David E., Lin, Guang H., & Ganguly, Gautam. Amorphous silicon photovoltaic devices. United States.
Carlson, David E., Lin, Guang H., and Ganguly, Gautam. Tue . "Amorphous silicon photovoltaic devices". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1175007.
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abstractNote = {This invention is a photovoltaic device comprising an intrinsic or i-layer of amorphous silicon and where the photovoltaic device is more efficient at converting light energy to electric energy at high operating temperatures than at low operating temperatures. The photovoltaic devices of this invention are suitable for use in high temperature operating environments.},
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year = {2004},
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