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Title: Reflective photovoltaics

Abstract

A photovoltaic module includes colorized reflective photovoltaic cells that act as pixels. The colorized reflective photovoltaic cells are arranged so that reflections from the photovoltaic cells or pixels visually combine into an image on the photovoltaic module. The colorized photovoltaic cell or pixel is composed of a set of 100 to 256 base color sub-pixel reflective segments or sub-pixels. The color of each pixel is determined by the combination of base color sub-pixels forming the pixel. As a result, each pixel can have a wide variety of colors using a set of base colors, which are created, from sub-pixel reflective segments having standard film thicknesses.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1425206
Patent Number(s):
9911871
Application Number:
14/747,196
Assignee:
National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC (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: 2015 Jun 23
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY

Citation Formats

Lentine, Anthony L., Nielson, Gregory N., Cruz-Campa, Jose Luis, Okandan, Murat, and Goeke, Ronald S. Reflective photovoltaics. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
Lentine, Anthony L., Nielson, Gregory N., Cruz-Campa, Jose Luis, Okandan, Murat, & Goeke, Ronald S. Reflective photovoltaics. United States.
Lentine, Anthony L., Nielson, Gregory N., Cruz-Campa, Jose Luis, Okandan, Murat, and Goeke, Ronald S. Tue . "Reflective photovoltaics". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1425206.
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abstractNote = {A photovoltaic module includes colorized reflective photovoltaic cells that act as pixels. The colorized reflective photovoltaic cells are arranged so that reflections from the photovoltaic cells or pixels visually combine into an image on the photovoltaic module. The colorized photovoltaic cell or pixel is composed of a set of 100 to 256 base color sub-pixel reflective segments or sub-pixels. The color of each pixel is determined by the combination of base color sub-pixels forming the pixel. As a result, each pixel can have a wide variety of colors using a set of base colors, which are created, from sub-pixel reflective segments having standard film thicknesses.},
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patent-application, December 2009


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