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1. WO2009011780 - PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULES WITH INTEGRATED DEVICES

Publication Number WO/2009/011780
Publication Date 22.01.2009
International Application No. PCT/US2008/008451
International Filing Date 10.07.2008
IPC
H01L 31/042 2006.01
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
LSEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
31Semiconductor devices sensitive to infra-red radiation, light, electromagnetic radiation of shorter wavelength, or corpuscular radiation and specially adapted either for the conversion of the energy of such radiation into electrical energy or for the control of electrical energy by such radiation; Processes or apparatus specially adapted for the manufacture or treatment thereof or of parts thereof; Details thereof
04adapted as photovoltaic conversion devices
042PV modules or arrays of single PV cells
CPC
H01L 31/0512
HELECTRICITY
01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
LSEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES; ELECTRIC SOLID STATE DEVICES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
31Semiconductor devices sensitive to infra-red radiation, light, electromagnetic radiation of shorter wavelength or corpuscular radiation and specially adapted either for the conversion of the energy of such radiation into electrical energy or for the control of electrical energy by such radiation; Processes or apparatus specially adapted for the manufacture or treatment thereof or of parts thereof; Details thereof
04adapted as photovoltaic [PV] conversion devices
042PV modules or arrays of single PV cells
05Electrical interconnection means between PV cells inside the PV module, e.g. series connection of PV cells
0504specially adapted for series or parallel connection of solar cells in a module
0512made of a particular material or composition of materials
H02S 20/23
HELECTRICITY
02GENERATION; CONVERSION OR DISTRIBUTION OF ELECTRIC POWER
SGENERATION OF ELECTRIC POWER BY CONVERSION OF INFRA-RED RADIATION, VISIBLE LIGHT OR ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT, e.g. USING PHOTOVOLTAIC [PV] MODULES
20Supporting structures for PV modules
20Supporting structures directly fixed to an immovable object
22specially adapted for buildings
23specially adapted for roof structures
H02S 50/00
HELECTRICITY
02GENERATION; CONVERSION OR DISTRIBUTION OF ELECTRIC POWER
SGENERATION OF ELECTRIC POWER BY CONVERSION OF INFRA-RED RADIATION, VISIBLE LIGHT OR ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT, e.g. USING PHOTOVOLTAIC [PV] MODULES
50Monitoring or testing of PV systems, e.g. load balancing or fault identification
Y02B 10/10
YSECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
02TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE
BCLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION TECHNOLOGIES RELATED TO BUILDINGS, e.g. HOUSING, HOUSE APPLIANCES OR RELATED END-USER APPLICATIONS
10Integration of renewable energy sources in buildings
10Photovoltaic [PV]
Y02B 10/70
YSECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
02TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE
BCLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION TECHNOLOGIES RELATED TO BUILDINGS, e.g. HOUSING, HOUSE APPLIANCES OR RELATED END-USER APPLICATIONS
10Integration of renewable energy sources in buildings
70Hybrid systems, e.g. uninterruptible or back-up power supplies integrating renewable energies
Y02E 10/50
YSECTIONAL TECHNOLOGIES SPANNING OVER SEVERAL SECTIONS OF THE IPC; TECHNICAL SUBJECTS COVERED BY FORMER USPC CROSS-REFERENCE ART COLLECTIONS [XRACs] AND DIGESTS
02TECHNOLOGIES OR APPLICATIONS FOR MITIGATION OR ADAPTATION AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE
EREDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS [GHG] EMISSIONS, RELATED TO ENERGY GENERATION, TRANSMISSION OR DISTRIBUTION
10Energy generation through renewable energy sources
50Photovoltaic [PV] energy
Applicants
  • MIASOL [US]/[US] (AllExceptUS)
  • CROFT, Steven [US]/[US] (UsOnly)
  • DORN, Randy [US]/[US] (UsOnly)
  • GUR, Ilan [US]/[US] (UsOnly)
  • HACHTMANN, Bruce [US]/[US] (UsOnly)
  • HOLLARS, Dennis [US]/[US] (UsOnly)
  • JAISWAL, Shefali [IN]/[US] (UsOnly)
  • PAULSON, Puthur [IN]/[US] (UsOnly)
  • PEARCE, David [US]/[US] (UsOnly)
  • RAMANATHAN, Kannan [US]/[US] (UsOnly)
  • SANDERS, William [US]/[US] (UsOnly)
  • TARBELL, Ben [US]/[US] (UsOnly)
Inventors
  • CROFT, Steven
  • DORN, Randy
  • GUR, Ilan
  • HACHTMANN, Bruce
  • HOLLARS, Dennis
  • JAISWAL, Shefali
  • PAULSON, Puthur
  • PEARCE, David
  • RAMANATHAN, Kannan
  • SANDERS, William
  • TARBELL, Ben
Agents
  • RADOMSKY, Leon
Priority Data
11/777,39113.07.2007US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULES WITH INTEGRATED DEVICES
(FR) MODULES PHOTOVOLTAÏQUES COMPORTANT DES DISPOSITIFS INTÉGRÉS
Abstract
(EN)
One photovoltaic module includes a plurality of photovoltaic cells and at least one device selected from a sensor, a data storage device and an indicator. Another photovoltaic module includes a plurality of photovoltaic cells and a flexible circuit configured to act as an antenna for electromagnetic radiation. Methods of using such photovoltaic modules are also disclosed.
(FR)
L'invention concerne un module photovoltaïque comprenant une pluralité de cellules photovoltaïques et au moins un dispositif sélectionné dans un groupe de dispositifs comprenant un capteur, un dispositif de stockage de données et un indicateur. Un autre module photovoltaïque comprend une pluralité de cellules photovoltaïques et un circuit souple conçu pour servir d'antenne à des rayonnements électromagnétiques. L'invention concerne également des procédés d'utilisation de tels modules photovoltaïques.
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