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Title: Direct mounted photovoltaic device with improved adhesion and method thereof

The present invention is premised upon a photovoltaic device suitable for directly mounting on a structure. The device includes an active portion including a photovoltaic cell assembly having a top surface portion that allows transmission of light energy to a photoactive portion of the photovoltaic device for conversion into electrical energy and a bottom surface having a bottom bonding zone; and an inactive portion immediately adjacent to and connected to the active portion, the inactive portion having a region for receiving a fastener to connect the device to the structure and having on a top surface, a top bonding zone; wherein one of the top and bottom bonding zones comprises a first bonding element and the other comprises a second bonding element, the second bonding element designed to interact with the first bonding element on a vertically overlapped adjacent photovoltaic device to bond the device to such adjacent device or to the structure.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1166019
Report Number(s):
8,915,030
12/908,055
DOE Contract Number:
FC36-07G017054
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2010 Oct 20
Research Org:
Dow Global Technologies LLC, Midland, MI (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
14 SOLAR ENERGY; 42 ENGINEERING