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Title: Photovoltaic power generation system free of bypass diodes

Abstract

A photovoltaic power generation system that includes a solar panel that is free of bypass diodes is described herein. The solar panel includes a plurality of photovoltaic sub-modules, wherein at least two of photovoltaic sub-modules in the plurality of photovoltaic sub-modules are electrically connected in parallel. A photovoltaic sub-module includes a plurality of groups of electrically connected photovoltaic cells, wherein at least two of the groups are electrically connected in series. A photovoltaic group includes a plurality of strings of photovoltaic cells, wherein a string of photovoltaic cells comprises a plurality of photovoltaic cells electrically connected in series. The strings of photovoltaic cells are electrically connected in parallel, and the photovoltaic cells are microsystem-enabled photovoltaic cells.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1202315
Patent Number(s):
9093586
Application Number:
13/543,297
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 H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01L - SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2012 Jul 06
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY

Citation Formats

Lentine, Anthony L., Okandan, Murat, and Nielson, Gregory N.. Photovoltaic power generation system free of bypass diodes. United States: N. p., 2015. Web.
Lentine, Anthony L., Okandan, Murat, & Nielson, Gregory N.. Photovoltaic power generation system free of bypass diodes. United States.
Lentine, Anthony L., Okandan, Murat, and Nielson, Gregory N.. Tue . "Photovoltaic power generation system free of bypass diodes". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1202315.
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