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Title: Photovoltaic module and laminate

Abstract

A photovoltaic module is disclosed. The photovoltaic module has a first side directed toward the sun during normal operation and a second, lower side. The photovoltaic module comprises a perimeter frame and a photovoltaic laminate at least partially enclosed by and supported by the perimeter frame. The photovoltaic laminate comprises a transparent cover layer positioned toward the first side of the photovoltaic module, an upper encapsulant layer beneath and adhering to the cover layer, a plurality of photovoltaic solar cells beneath the upper encapsulant layer, the photovoltaic solar cells electrically interconnected, a lower encapsulant layer beneath the plurality of photovoltaic solar cells, the upper and lower encapsulant layers enclosing the plurality of photovoltaic solar cells, and a homogenous rear environmental protection layer, the rear environmental protection layer adhering to the lower encapsulant layer, the rear environmental protection layer exposed to the ambient environment on the second side of the photovoltaic module.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
SunPower Corporation, San Jose, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1433845
Patent Number(s):
9,941,435
Application Number:
13/175,578
Assignee:
SunPower Corporation (San Jose, CA) GFO
DOE Contract Number:  
FC36-07GO17043
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2011 Jul 01
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY

Citation Formats

Bunea, Gabriela E., Kim, Sung Dug, and Kavulak, David F.J. Photovoltaic module and laminate. United States: N. p., 2018. Web.
Bunea, Gabriela E., Kim, Sung Dug, & Kavulak, David F.J. Photovoltaic module and laminate. United States.
Bunea, Gabriela E., Kim, Sung Dug, and Kavulak, David F.J. Tue . "Photovoltaic module and laminate". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1433845.
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abstractNote = {A photovoltaic module is disclosed. The photovoltaic module has a first side directed toward the sun during normal operation and a second, lower side. The photovoltaic module comprises a perimeter frame and a photovoltaic laminate at least partially enclosed by and supported by the perimeter frame. The photovoltaic laminate comprises a transparent cover layer positioned toward the first side of the photovoltaic module, an upper encapsulant layer beneath and adhering to the cover layer, a plurality of photovoltaic solar cells beneath the upper encapsulant layer, the photovoltaic solar cells electrically interconnected, a lower encapsulant layer beneath the plurality of photovoltaic solar cells, the upper and lower encapsulant layers enclosing the plurality of photovoltaic solar cells, and a homogenous rear environmental protection layer, the rear environmental protection layer adhering to the lower encapsulant layer, the rear environmental protection layer exposed to the ambient environment on the second side of the photovoltaic module.},
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