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Title: Laminated photovoltaic modules using back-contact solar cells

Photovoltaic modules which comprise back-contact solar cells, such as back-contact crystalline silicon solar cells, positioned atop electrically conductive circuit elements affixed to a planar support so that a circuit capable of generating electric power is created. The modules are encapsulated using encapsulant materials such as EVA which are commonly used in photovoltaic module manufacture. The module designs allow multiple cells to be electrically connected in a single encapsulation step rather than by sequential soldering which characterizes the currently used commercial practices.
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  1. (Albuquerque, NM)
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Sandia Corporation () SNL
Patent Number(s):
US 5951786
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Country of Publication:
United States
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