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Title: Solar array construction

Abstract

An interconnect tab on each cell of a first set of circular solar cells connects that cell in series with an adjacent cell in the set. This set of cells is arranged in alternate columns and rows of an array and a second set of similar cells is arranged in the remaining alternate columns and rows of the array. Three interconnect tabs on each solar cell of the said second set are employed to connect the cells of the second set to one another, in series and to connect the cells of the second set to those of the first set in parallel. Some tabs (making parallel connections) connect the same surface regions of adjacent cells to one another and others (making series connections) connect a surface region of one cell to the opposite surface region of an adjacent cell; however, the tabs are so positioned that the array may be easily assembled by depositing the cells in a certain sequence and in proper orientation.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. (Pennsauken, NJ)
  2. (Oaklyn, NJ)
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
864343
Patent Number(s):
4350836
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) OSTI
DOE Contract Number:  
NAS-7-100; JPL-954868
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
solar; array; construction; interconnect; tab; cell; set; circular; cells; connects; series; adjacent; arranged; alternate; columns; rows; similar; remaining; tabs; employed; connect; parallel; connections; surface; regions; region; opposite; positioned; easily; assembled; depositing; sequence; proper; orientation; adjacent cells; surface region; solar cell; solar cells; adjacent cell; opposite surface; series connection; remaining alternate; cells connects; solar array; easily assembled; surface regions; site surface; similar cell; /136/

Citation Formats

Crouthamel, Marvin S., and Coyle, Peter J. Solar array construction. United States: N. p., 1982. Web.
Crouthamel, Marvin S., & Coyle, Peter J. Solar array construction. United States.
Crouthamel, Marvin S., and Coyle, Peter J. Fri . "Solar array construction". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/864343.
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title = {Solar array construction},
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abstractNote = {An interconnect tab on each cell of a first set of circular solar cells connects that cell in series with an adjacent cell in the set. This set of cells is arranged in alternate columns and rows of an array and a second set of similar cells is arranged in the remaining alternate columns and rows of the array. Three interconnect tabs on each solar cell of the said second set are employed to connect the cells of the second set to one another, in series and to connect the cells of the second set to those of the first set in parallel. Some tabs (making parallel connections) connect the same surface regions of adjacent cells to one another and others (making series connections) connect a surface region of one cell to the opposite surface region of an adjacent cell; however, the tabs are so positioned that the array may be easily assembled by depositing the cells in a certain sequence and in proper orientation.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
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place = {United States},
year = {1982},
month = {1}
}

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