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Title: Moldable photovoltaic solar cell module

A moldable photovoltaic module is provided. The module includes a flexible polymeric flex-circuit substrate having an electrically conductive printed wiring pattern and solder pads defined on it. Small photovoltaic cells are affixed to the flex-circuit substrate by back-surface contacts in electrical contact with the solder pads. At least one thermoformable polymeric film is joined to the flex-circuit substrate. Each said solder pad comprises a solder composition that, after an initial melt, has a melting point that lies above at least a portion of the temperature range for thermoforming the polymeric film.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1464501
Assignee:
National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC (Albuquerque, NM) SNL-A
Patent Number(s):
10,038,113
Application Number:
14/950,763
Contract Number:
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2015 Nov 24
Research Org:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 14 SOLAR ENERGY

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