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Title: Methods For Improving Polymeric Materials For Use In Solar Cell Applications

Abstract

A method of manufacturing a solar cell module includes the use of low cost polymeric materials with improved mechanical properties. A transparent encapsulant layer is placed adjacent a rear surface of a front support layer. Interconnected solar cells are positioned adjacent a rear surface of the transparent encapsulant layer to form a solar cell assembly. A backskin layer is placed adjacent a rear surface of the solar cell assembly. At least one of the transparent encapsulant layer and the backskin layer are predisposed to electron beam radiation.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Brookline, MA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Photovoltaic Manufacturing Technology
OSTI Identifier:
879460
Patent Number(s):
6320116
Application Number:
08/938147
Assignee:
Evergreen Solar, Inc. (Waltham, MA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01L - SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B32 - LAYERED PRODUCTS B32B - LAYERED PRODUCTS, i.e. PRODUCTS BUILT-UP OF STRATA OF FLAT OR NON-FLAT, e.g. CELLULAR OR HONEYCOMB, FORM
DOE Contract Number:  
ZAF-5-14271-09
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Hanoka, Jack I. Methods For Improving Polymeric Materials For Use In Solar Cell Applications. United States: N. p., 2001. Web.
Hanoka, Jack I. Methods For Improving Polymeric Materials For Use In Solar Cell Applications. United States.
Hanoka, Jack I. Tue . "Methods For Improving Polymeric Materials For Use In Solar Cell Applications". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/879460.
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abstractNote = {A method of manufacturing a solar cell module includes the use of low cost polymeric materials with improved mechanical properties. A transparent encapsulant layer is placed adjacent a rear surface of a front support layer. Interconnected solar cells are positioned adjacent a rear surface of the transparent encapsulant layer to form a solar cell assembly. A backskin layer is placed adjacent a rear surface of the solar cell assembly. At least one of the transparent encapsulant layer and the backskin layer are predisposed to electron beam radiation.},
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journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {2001},
month = {11}
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