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Title: Series interconnected photovoltaic cells and method for making same

Abstract

A novel photovoltaic module and method for constructing the same are disclosed. The module includes a plurality of photovoltaic cells formed on a substrate and laterally separated by interconnection regions. Each cell includes a bottom electrode, a photoactive layer and a top electrode layer. Adjacent cells are connected in electrical series by way of a conductive-buffer line. The buffer line is also useful in protecting the bottom electrode against severing during downstream layer cutting processes. 11 figs.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States); Midwest Research Institute, Kansas City, MO (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
6892444
Patent Number(s):
5385614 A
Application Number:
PPN: US 8-058653
Assignee:
Photon Energy Inc., Golden, CO (United States)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-83CH10093
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 6 May 1993
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; PHOTOVOLTAIC CELLS; DESIGN; FABRICATION; CONNECTORS; EQUIPMENT PROTECTION DEVICES; LAYERS; SUBSTRATES; CONDUCTOR DEVICES; DIRECT ENERGY CONVERTERS; ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT; EQUIPMENT; PHOTOELECTRIC CELLS; 140501* - Solar Energy Conversion- Photovoltaic Conversion

Citation Formats

Albright, S P, Chamberlin, R R, and Thompson, R A. Series interconnected photovoltaic cells and method for making same. United States: N. p., 1995. Web.
Albright, S P, Chamberlin, R R, & Thompson, R A. Series interconnected photovoltaic cells and method for making same. United States.
Albright, S P, Chamberlin, R R, and Thompson, R A. Tue . "Series interconnected photovoltaic cells and method for making same". United States.
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abstractNote = {A novel photovoltaic module and method for constructing the same are disclosed. The module includes a plurality of photovoltaic cells formed on a substrate and laterally separated by interconnection regions. Each cell includes a bottom electrode, a photoactive layer and a top electrode layer. Adjacent cells are connected in electrical series by way of a conductive-buffer line. The buffer line is also useful in protecting the bottom electrode against severing during downstream layer cutting processes. 11 figs.},
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