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Title: Photovoltaic power generation system with photovoltaic cells as bypass diodes

Abstract

A photovoltaic power generation system that includes a solar panel is described herein. The solar panel includes a photovoltaic sub-module, which includes a group of microsystem enabled photovoltaic cells. The group includes a first string of photovoltaic cells, a second string of photovoltaic cells, and a differing photovoltaic cell. Photovoltaic cells in the first string are electrically connected in series, and photovoltaic cells in the second string are electrically connected in series. Further, the first string of photovoltaic cells, the second string of photovoltaic cells, and the differing photovoltaic cell are electrically connected in parallel. Moreover, the differing photovoltaic cell is used as a bypass diode for the first string of photovoltaic cells and the second string of photovoltaic cells.

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Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1410529
Patent Number(s):
9831369
Application Number:
14/061,946
Assignee:
National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC (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: 2013 Oct 24
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION

Citation Formats

Lentine, Anthony L., Nielson, Gregory N., Tauke-Pedretti, Anna, Cruz-Campa, Jose Luis, and Okandan, Murat. Photovoltaic power generation system with photovoltaic cells as bypass diodes. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Lentine, Anthony L., Nielson, Gregory N., Tauke-Pedretti, Anna, Cruz-Campa, Jose Luis, & Okandan, Murat. Photovoltaic power generation system with photovoltaic cells as bypass diodes. United States.
Lentine, Anthony L., Nielson, Gregory N., Tauke-Pedretti, Anna, Cruz-Campa, Jose Luis, and Okandan, Murat. Tue . "Photovoltaic power generation system with photovoltaic cells as bypass diodes". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1410529.
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title = {Photovoltaic power generation system with photovoltaic cells as bypass diodes},
author = {Lentine, Anthony L. and Nielson, Gregory N. and Tauke-Pedretti, Anna and Cruz-Campa, Jose Luis and Okandan, Murat},
abstractNote = {A photovoltaic power generation system that includes a solar panel is described herein. The solar panel includes a photovoltaic sub-module, which includes a group of microsystem enabled photovoltaic cells. The group includes a first string of photovoltaic cells, a second string of photovoltaic cells, and a differing photovoltaic cell. Photovoltaic cells in the first string are electrically connected in series, and photovoltaic cells in the second string are electrically connected in series. Further, the first string of photovoltaic cells, the second string of photovoltaic cells, and the differing photovoltaic cell are electrically connected in parallel. Moreover, the differing photovoltaic cell is used as a bypass diode for the first string of photovoltaic cells and the second string of photovoltaic cells.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {11}
}

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