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Title: Solar cell module lamination process

Abstract

A solar cell module lamination process using fluoropolymers to provide protection from adverse environmental conditions and thus enable more extended use of solar cells, particularly in space applications. A laminate of fluoropolymer material provides a hermetically sealed solar cell module structure that is flexible and very durable. The laminate is virtually chemically inert, highly transmissive in the visible spectrum, dimensionally stable at temperatures up to about 200.degree. C. highly abrasion resistant, and exhibits very little ultra-violet degradation.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. (Mountain View, CA)
  2. (Brentwood, CA)
  3. (Tracy, CA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
874205
Patent Number(s):
6340403
Assignee:
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA) LLNL
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
solar; cell; module; lamination; process; fluoropolymers; provide; protection; adverse; environmental; conditions; enable; extended; cells; space; applications; laminate; fluoropolymer; material; provides; hermetically; sealed; structure; flexible; durable; virtually; chemically; inert; highly; transmissive; visible; spectrum; dimensionally; stable; temperatures; 200degree; abrasion; resistant; exhibits; ultra-violet; degradation; solar cell; polymer material; environmental conditions; space applications; cell module; /156/136/

Citation Formats

Carey, Paul G., Thompson, Jesse B., and Aceves, Randy C. Solar cell module lamination process. United States: N. p., 2002. Web.
Carey, Paul G., Thompson, Jesse B., & Aceves, Randy C. Solar cell module lamination process. United States.
Carey, Paul G., Thompson, Jesse B., and Aceves, Randy C. Tue . "Solar cell module lamination process". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/874205.
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title = {Solar cell module lamination process},
author = {Carey, Paul G. and Thompson, Jesse B. and Aceves, Randy C.},
abstractNote = {A solar cell module lamination process using fluoropolymers to provide protection from adverse environmental conditions and thus enable more extended use of solar cells, particularly in space applications. A laminate of fluoropolymer material provides a hermetically sealed solar cell module structure that is flexible and very durable. The laminate is virtually chemically inert, highly transmissive in the visible spectrum, dimensionally stable at temperatures up to about 200.degree. C. highly abrasion resistant, and exhibits very little ultra-violet degradation.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2002},
month = {1}
}

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