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Title: Systems and methods for reworking shingled solar cell modules

Abstract

A high efficiency configuration for a solar cell module comprises solar cells arranged in a shingled manner to form super cells, which may be arranged to efficiently use the area of the solar module, reduce series resistance, and increase module efficiency. Removing a defective solar cell from a super cell may be difficult, however. It may therefore be advantageous to bypass defective solar cells in a super cell rather than remove and replace them. A bypass conductor may be applied to the rear surface of the super cell to bypass one or more defective solar cells in a super cell or in a solar module comprising super cells.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
SunPower Corporation, San Jose, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1840285
Patent Number(s):
11070167
Application Number:
16/791,949
Assignee:
SunPower Corporation (San Jose, CA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01L - SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES
H - ELECTRICITY H02 - GENERATION H02S - GENERATION OF ELECTRIC POWER BY CONVERSION OF INFRA-RED RADIATION, VISIBLE LIGHT OR ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT, e.g. USING PHOTOVOLTAIC [PV] MODULES
DOE Contract Number:  
EE0007190
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 02/14/2020
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Caswell, Nathaniel Alexis. Systems and methods for reworking shingled solar cell modules. United States: N. p., 2021. Web.
Caswell, Nathaniel Alexis. Systems and methods for reworking shingled solar cell modules. United States.
Caswell, Nathaniel Alexis. Tue . "Systems and methods for reworking shingled solar cell modules". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1840285.
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abstractNote = {A high efficiency configuration for a solar cell module comprises solar cells arranged in a shingled manner to form super cells, which may be arranged to efficiently use the area of the solar module, reduce series resistance, and increase module efficiency. Removing a defective solar cell from a super cell may be difficult, however. It may therefore be advantageous to bypass defective solar cells in a super cell rather than remove and replace them. A bypass conductor may be applied to the rear surface of the super cell to bypass one or more defective solar cells in a super cell or in a solar module comprising super cells.},
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