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1. WO2020185428 - INTEGRATION OF BYPASS DIODES WITHIN THIN FILM PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULE INTERCONNECTS

Publication Number WO/2020/185428
Publication Date 17.09.2020
International Application No. PCT/US2020/020481
International Filing Date 28.02.2020
IPC
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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
044including bypass diodes
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02Details
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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
02Details
0224Electrodes
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04adapted as photovoltaic conversion devices
06characterised by at least one potential-jump barrier or surface barrier
07the potential barriers being only of the Schottky type
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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
0248characterised by their semiconductor bodies
0256characterised by the material
0264Inorganic materials
032including, apart from doping materials or other impurities, only compounds not provided for in groups H01L31/0272-H01L31/0312154
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02Details
0224Electrodes
022408for devices characterised by at least one potential jump barrier or surface barrier
022425for solar cells
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04adapted as photovoltaic [PV] conversion devices
042PV modules or arrays of single PV cells
044including bypass diodes
0443comprising bypass diodes integrated or directly associated with the devices, e.g. bypass diodes integrated or formed in or on the same substrate as the photovoltaic cells
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04adapted as photovoltaic [PV] conversion devices
042PV modules or arrays of single PV cells
0445including thin film solar cells, e.g. single thin film a-Si, CIS or CdTe solar cells
046PV modules composed of a plurality of thin film solar cells deposited on the same substrate
0463characterised by special patterning methods to connect the PV cells in a module, e.g. laser cutting of the conductive or active layers
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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
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31Semiconductor devices sensitive to infra-red radiation, light, electromagnetic radiation of shorter wavelength or corpuscular radiation and 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 peculiar to the manufacture or treatment thereof or of parts thereof; Details thereof
04adapted as photovoltaic [PV] conversion devices
06characterised by at least one potential-jump barrier or surface barrier
072the potential barriers being only of the PN heterojunction type
0725Multiple junction or tandem solar cells
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51Solid state devices using organic materials as the active part, or using a combination of organic materials with other materials as the active part; Processes or apparatus specially adapted for the manufacture or treatment of such devices, or of parts thereof
42specially adapted for sensing infra-red radiation, light, electro-magnetic radiation of shorter wavelength or corpuscular radiation and adapted for the conversion of the energy of such radiation into electrical energy or for the control of electrical energy by such radiation ; using organic materials as the active part, or using a combination of organic materials with other material as the active part; Multistep processes for their manufacture
44Details of devices
441Electrodes
442transparent electrodes, e.g. ITO, TCO
Applicants
  • SWIFT SOLAR INC. [US]/[US]
Inventors
  • BUSH, Kevin Alexander
Agents
  • AIKIN, Jacob
Priority Data
16/298,67511.03.2019US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) INTEGRATION OF BYPASS DIODES WITHIN THIN FILM PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULE INTERCONNECTS
(FR) INTÉGRATION DE DIODES DE DÉRIVATION DANS DES INTERCONNEXIONS DE MODULES PHOTOVOLTAÏQUES À FILMS MINCES
Abstract
(EN)
Thin-film solar cell modules and serial cell-to-cell interconnect structures and methods of fabrication are described. In an embodiment, a solar cell interconnect includes a bypass diode between adjacent solar cells to allow the flow of current around a single solar cell.
(FR)
L'invention concerne des modules de cellules solaires à films minces et des structures d'interconnexion de cellules à cellules en série et des procédés de fabrication. Dans un mode de réalisation, une interconnexion de cellules solaires comprend une diode de dérivation entre des cellules solaires adjacentes pour permettre le flux de courant autour d'une seule cellule solaire.
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