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Title: Series interconnected photovoltaic cells and method for making same

Abstract

A novel photovoltaic module (10) and method for constructing the same are disclosed. The module (10) includes a plurality of photovoltaic cells (12) formed on a substrate (14) and laterally separated by interconnection regions (15). Each cell (12) includes a bottom electrode (16), a photoactive layer (18) and a top electrode layer (20). Adjacent cells (12) are connected in electrical series by way of a conductive-buffer line (22). The buffer line (22) is also useful in protecting the bottom electrode (16) against severing during downstream layer cutting processes.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1];  [2]
  1. El Paso, TX
  2. Littleton, CO
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Midwest Research Institute, Kansas City, MO (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
869729
Patent Number(s):
5385614
Assignee:
Photon Energy Inc. (Golden, CO)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-83CH10093
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
series; interconnected; photovoltaic; cells; method; novel; module; 10; constructing; disclosed; plurality; 12; formed; substrate; 14; laterally; separated; interconnection; regions; 15; cell; bottom; electrode; 16; photoactive; layer; 18; top; 20; adjacent; connected; electrical; conductive-buffer; line; 22; buffer; useful; protecting; severing; downstream; cutting; processes; adjacent cells; photovoltaic module; photovoltaic cells; photovoltaic cell; active layer; adjacent cell; interconnected photovoltaic; bottom electrode; electrode layer; electrical series; top electrode; /136/438/

Citation Formats

Albright, Scot P, Chamberlin, Rhodes R, and Thompson, Roger A. Series interconnected photovoltaic cells and method for making same. United States: N. p., 1995. Web.
Albright, Scot P, Chamberlin, Rhodes R, & Thompson, Roger A. Series interconnected photovoltaic cells and method for making same. United States.
Albright, Scot P, Chamberlin, Rhodes R, and Thompson, Roger A. Sun . "Series interconnected photovoltaic cells and method for making same". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/869729.
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author = {Albright, Scot P and Chamberlin, Rhodes R and Thompson, Roger A},
abstractNote = {A novel photovoltaic module (10) and method for constructing the same are disclosed. The module (10) includes a plurality of photovoltaic cells (12) formed on a substrate (14) and laterally separated by interconnection regions (15). Each cell (12) includes a bottom electrode (16), a photoactive layer (18) and a top electrode layer (20). Adjacent cells (12) are connected in electrical series by way of a conductive-buffer line (22). The buffer line (22) is also useful in protecting the bottom electrode (16) against severing during downstream layer cutting processes.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {1995},
month = {1}
}

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