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Title: Customized color patterning of photovoltaic cells

Abstract

Photovoltaic cells and photovoltaic modules, as well as methods of making and using such photovoltaic cells and photovoltaic modules, are disclosed. More particularly, embodiments of the photovoltaic cells selectively reflect visible light to provide the photovoltaic cells with a colorized appearance. Photovoltaic modules combining colorized photovoltaic cells may be used to harvest solar energy while providing a customized appearance, e.g., an image or pattern.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1332101
Patent Number(s):
9496448
Application Number:
14/067,822
Assignee:
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01L - SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES
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
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2013 Oct 30
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Cruz-Campa, Jose Luis, Nielson, Gregory N., Okandan, Murat, Lentine, Anthony L., Resnick, Paul J., and Gupta, Vipin P.. Customized color patterning of photovoltaic cells. United States: N. p., 2016. Web.
Cruz-Campa, Jose Luis, Nielson, Gregory N., Okandan, Murat, Lentine, Anthony L., Resnick, Paul J., & Gupta, Vipin P.. Customized color patterning of photovoltaic cells. United States.
Cruz-Campa, Jose Luis, Nielson, Gregory N., Okandan, Murat, Lentine, Anthony L., Resnick, Paul J., and Gupta, Vipin P.. Tue . "Customized color patterning of photovoltaic cells". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1332101.
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title = {Customized color patterning of photovoltaic cells},
author = {Cruz-Campa, Jose Luis and Nielson, Gregory N. and Okandan, Murat and Lentine, Anthony L. and Resnick, Paul J. and Gupta, Vipin P.},
abstractNote = {Photovoltaic cells and photovoltaic modules, as well as methods of making and using such photovoltaic cells and photovoltaic modules, are disclosed. More particularly, embodiments of the photovoltaic cells selectively reflect visible light to provide the photovoltaic cells with a colorized appearance. Photovoltaic modules combining colorized photovoltaic cells may be used to harvest solar energy while providing a customized appearance, e.g., an image or pattern.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {11}
}

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