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Title: Multi-crystalline II-VI based multijunction solar cells and modules

Abstract

Multi-crystalline group II-VI solar cells and methods for fabrication of same are disclosed herein. A multi-crystalline group II-VI solar cell includes a first photovoltaic sub-cell comprising silicon, a tunnel junction, and a multi-crystalline second photovoltaic sub-cell. A plurality of the multi-crystalline group II-VI solar cells can be interconnected to form low cost, high throughput flat panel, low light concentration, and/or medium light concentration photovoltaic modules or devices.

Inventors:
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Research Org.:
Plant PV, Inc., Belmont, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1187933
Patent Number(s):
9,070,811
Application Number:
13/750,756
Assignee:
Plant PV, Inc. (Belmont, CA)
DOE Contract Number:  
EE0005332
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 Jan 25
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Hardin, Brian E., Connor, Stephen T., Groves, James R., and Peters, Craig H. Multi-crystalline II-VI based multijunction solar cells and modules. United States: N. p., 2015. Web.
Hardin, Brian E., Connor, Stephen T., Groves, James R., & Peters, Craig H. Multi-crystalline II-VI based multijunction solar cells and modules. United States.
Hardin, Brian E., Connor, Stephen T., Groves, James R., and Peters, Craig H. Tue . "Multi-crystalline II-VI based multijunction solar cells and modules". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1187933.
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abstractNote = {Multi-crystalline group II-VI solar cells and methods for fabrication of same are disclosed herein. A multi-crystalline group II-VI solar cell includes a first photovoltaic sub-cell comprising silicon, a tunnel junction, and a multi-crystalline second photovoltaic sub-cell. A plurality of the multi-crystalline group II-VI solar cells can be interconnected to form low cost, high throughput flat panel, low light concentration, and/or medium light concentration photovoltaic modules or devices.},
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