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Pub. No.:    WO/2010/148009    International Application No.:    PCT/US2010/038702
Publication Date: 23.12.2010 International Filing Date: 15.06.2010
H01L 31/042 (2006.01)
Applicants: TENKSOLAR, INC. [US/US]; 9549 Penn Avenue South Bloomington, MN 55431 (US) (For All Designated States Except US).
MEYER, Dallas, W. [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
BERG, Lowell, J. [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
MEYER, Forrest, C. [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
KNIGHT, Raymond, W. [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
WHEELER, Steven, E. [US/US]; (US) (For US Only).
NOVOTNY, John, P. [US/US]; (US) (For US Only)
Inventors: MEYER, Dallas, W.; (US).
BERG, Lowell, J.; (US).
MEYER, Forrest, C.; (US).
KNIGHT, Raymond, W.; (US).
WHEELER, Steven, E.; (US).
NOVOTNY, John, P.; (US)
Agent: ISRAELSEN, Burns, R.; Workman Nydegger 1000 Eagle Gate Tower 60 East South Temple Salt Lake City, UT 84111 (US)
Priority Data:
61/220,035 24.06.2009 US
61/187,202 15.06.2009 US
61/248,136 02.10.2009 US
61/249,778 08.10.2009 US
61/249,783 08.10.2009 US
61/345,446 17.05.2010 US
Abstract: front page image
(EN)In one example, a photovoltaic module includes a plurality of discrete photovoltaic cells arranged in a plurality of cell rows, and a substantially electrically conductive and continuous area backsheet. The photovoltaic cells in each cell row are electrically connected in parallel to each other. The cell rows are electrically connected in series to each other and include a first row and a last row. The backsheet forms a current return path between the first and last rows. The photovoltaic cells are configured such that, in operation, current flows substantially uni-directionally through the plurality of photovoltaic cells between the first row and the last row.
(FR)Dans un exemple, un module photovoltaïque comprend une pluralité de cellules photovoltaïques discrètes, agencées dans une pluralité de rangées de cellules, et une feuille arrière à zone sensiblement conductrice de l'électricité et continue. Les cellules photovoltaïques dans chaque rangée de cellules sont électriquement connectées en parallèle les unes aux autres. Les rangées de cellules sont électriquement connectées en série les unes aux autres et comprennent une première rangée et une dernière rangée. La feuille arrière forme un trajet de réinjection de courant entre les première et dernière rangées. Les cellules photovoltaïques sont configurées de telle sorte que, en fonctionnement, un courant circule sensiblement de manière unidirectionnelle à travers la pluralité de cellules photovoltaïques entre la première rangée et la dernière rangée.
Designated States: AE, AG, AL, AM, AO, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BH, BR, BW, BY, BZ, CA, CH, CL, CN, CO, CR, CU, CZ, DE, DK, DM, DO, DZ, EC, EE, EG, ES, FI, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, GT, HN, HR, HU, ID, IL, IN, IS, JP, KE, KG, KM, KN, KP, KR, KZ, LA, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LY, MA, MD, ME, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, MY, MZ, NA, NG, NI, NO, NZ, OM, PE, PG, PH, PL, PT, RO, RS, RU, SC, SD, SE, SG, SK, SL, SM, ST, SV, SY, TH, TJ, TM, TN, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, US, UZ, VC, VN, ZA, ZM, ZW.
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (BW, GH, GM, KE, LR, LS, MW, MZ, NA, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AL, AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, MK, MT, NL, NO, PL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK, SM, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG).
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)