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Title: Photovoltaic device with increased light absorption and method for its manufacture

Abstract

A photovoltaic cell having a light-directing optical element integrally formed in an encapsulant layer thereof. The optical element redirects light to increase the internal absorption of light incident on the photovoltaic device.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [1];  [3]
  1. Royal Oak, MI
  2. New Baltimore, MI
  3. Imlay City, MI
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
868865
Patent Number(s):
5228926
Application Number:
07/776,659
Assignee:
United Solar Systems Corporation (Troy, MI)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01L - SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES
Y - NEW / CROSS SECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES Y02 - TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE Y02E - REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS [GHG] EMISSIONS, RELATED TO ENERGY GENERATION, TRANSMISSION OR DISTRIBUTION
DOE Contract Number:  
ZM-1-19033-2
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
photovoltaic; device; increased; light; absorption; method; manufacture; cell; light-directing; optical; element; integrally; formed; encapsulant; layer; redirects; increase; internal; incident; light incident; integrally formed; optical element; photovoltaic device; photovoltaic cell; light absorption; redirects light; directs light; element redirects; /136/438/

Citation Formats

Glatfelter, Troy, Vogeli, Craig, Call, Jon, and Hammond, Ginger. Photovoltaic device with increased light absorption and method for its manufacture. United States: N. p., 1993. Web.
Glatfelter, Troy, Vogeli, Craig, Call, Jon, & Hammond, Ginger. Photovoltaic device with increased light absorption and method for its manufacture. United States.
Glatfelter, Troy, Vogeli, Craig, Call, Jon, and Hammond, Ginger. Tue . "Photovoltaic device with increased light absorption and method for its manufacture". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/868865.
@article{osti_868865,
title = {Photovoltaic device with increased light absorption and method for its manufacture},
author = {Glatfelter, Troy and Vogeli, Craig and Call, Jon and Hammond, Ginger},
abstractNote = {A photovoltaic cell having a light-directing optical element integrally formed in an encapsulant layer thereof. The optical element redirects light to increase the internal absorption of light incident on the photovoltaic device.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1993},
month = {7}
}

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