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Title: Photovoltaic solar concentrator

Abstract

A process including forming a photovoltaic solar cell on a substrate, the photovoltaic solar cell comprising an anchor positioned between the photovoltaic solar cell and the substrate to suspend the photovoltaic solar cell from the substrate. A surface of the photovoltaic solar cell opposite the substrate is attached to a receiving substrate. The receiving substrate may be bonded to the photovoltaic solar cell using an adhesive force or a metal connecting member. The photovoltaic solar cell is then detached from the substrate by lifting the receiving substrate having the photovoltaic solar cell attached thereto and severing the anchor connecting the photovoltaic solar cell to the substrate. Depending upon the type of receiving substrate used, the photovoltaic solar cell may be removed from the receiving substrate or remain on the receiving substrate for use in the final product.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1214151
Patent Number(s):
9,126,392
Application Number:
13/240,520
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2011 Sep 22
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY

Citation Formats

Nielson, Gregory N., Cruz-Campa, Jose Luis, Okandan, Murat, Resnick, Paul J., Sanchez, Carlos Anthony, Clews, Peggy J., and Gupta, Vipin P. Photovoltaic solar concentrator. United States: N. p., 2015. Web.
Nielson, Gregory N., Cruz-Campa, Jose Luis, Okandan, Murat, Resnick, Paul J., Sanchez, Carlos Anthony, Clews, Peggy J., & Gupta, Vipin P. Photovoltaic solar concentrator. United States.
Nielson, Gregory N., Cruz-Campa, Jose Luis, Okandan, Murat, Resnick, Paul J., Sanchez, Carlos Anthony, Clews, Peggy J., and Gupta, Vipin P. Tue . "Photovoltaic solar concentrator". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1214151.
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