WO/2015/124191 SOLAR CELL PROCESSING SYSTEM, CONVEYOR BELT SYSTEM, SOLAR CELL PRODUCTION INSTALLATION AND METHOD||WO||27.08.2015|
||PCT/EP2014/053352||APPLIED MATERIALS ITALIA S.R.L.||PIZZOLATO, Davide|
A processing system for producing solar cells
is provided. The processing system includes a conveyor belt system. The conveyor belt system includes a conveyor belt for transporting a solar cell
wafer. Furthermore, the processing system includes a laser unit configured to direct a laser beam onto the solar cell
wafer during transportation of the solar cell
wafer by the conveyor belt. Furthermore, a conveyor belt system for use in the production of solar cells
is provided that includes a support surface with several openings in the support surface; a conveyor belt with several openings in the conveyor belt; and a first underpressure circuit connected to at least a part of the multitude of openings in the support surface. Furthermore, a method for producing solar cells
is provided. The conveyor belt system includes transporting a solar cell
wafer; and, during transporting, directing a laser beam to the solar cell
WO/2015/123740 SOLAR ROOF/TILE FOR GENERATING, STORING AND DISTRIBUTING ELECTRIC ENERGY AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME, SOLAR ROOF/TILE OPERATION AND SHIPPING SYSTEM||WO||27.08.2015|
||PCT/BR2014/000064||DA SILVA, Charles Virgilio||DA SILVA, Charles Virgilio|
A solar roof/tile comprises a series of elements and components for producing, generating and/or storing and/or converting photovoltaic
energy, for use in commercial, industrial, residential buildings and road, railway, river and air transport means, using said tile, a covering (1) with a continuous channel, special energy-conducting ribbon wires (2) made of copper-tin, a differentiated internal resin (3), a crystal polycarbonate film covering (4) with a special U.V. filter, a tile fastening hole (5), a 12 Volt charge regulator (6), a 12 Volt to 110 Volt or 220 Volt current inverter (7), a power socket (8), a battery protecting cover (9), lithium batteries (10), a photovoltaic
cell (11), a + to - energy conducting ribbon wire (12), cables (13) for collecting the energy produced by the tiles, a photovoltaic
energy collecting grid, an internal mounting system (14), an electric grid (15) of the tiles, a power distribution box (16), a conventional electric grid (17), a smart grid clock (18), a battery bank (19), able to work either on-grid or off-grid with respect to the conventional electric system, special manufacture and correct unitization for shipping.
WO/2015/126439 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PASSIVATING CRYSTALLINE SILICON SOLAR CELLS||WO||27.08.2015|
||PCT/US2014/035335||APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.||PONNEKANTI, Hari, K.|
The present invention generally provides a high throughput substrate processing system that is used to form one or more regions of a solar cell
device. In one configuration of a processing system, one or more solar cell
passivating or dielectric layers are deposited and further processed within one or more processing chambers contained within the high throughput substrate processing system. The processing chambers may be, for example, plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PECVD) chambers, low pressure chemical vapor deposition (LPCVD) chambers, atomic layer deposition (ALD) chambers, physical vapor deposition (PVD) or sputtering chambers, thermal processing chambers (e.g., RTA or RTO chambers), substrate reorientation chambers (e.g., flipping chambers) and/or other similar processing chambers.
WO/2015/126438 LASER ABLATION PLATFORM FOR SOLAR CELLS||WO||27.08.2015|
||PCT/US2014/034408||APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.||DEY, Rohit|
Embodiments of the present invention relate to apparatus and methods for laser forming of holes in a substrate. In one embodiment, a laser scanning apparatus includes a movable transport assembly, and an optical device disposed adjacent the movable transport assembly, wherein the optical device comprises a polygonal mirror having a plurality of reflecting facets and an axis of rotation, an actuator configured to rotate the polygonal mirror relative to the axis of rotation, and a laser source positioned to direct electromagnetic radiation to at least one of the reflecting facets of the polygonal mirror, wherein the movable transport assembly is configured to position a substrate to receive the electromagnetic radiation reflected from the reflecting facets of the polygonal mirror.
WO/2015/126918 FLEXIBLE SOLAR CELLS AND METHOD OF PRODUCING SAME||WO||27.08.2015|
||PCT/US2015/016343||LUCINTECH, INC.||CARTER, Chad, W.|
cell includes a flexible glass superstrate window and at least one active semiconductor junction that is conditioned using a cadmium chloride treatment process. The flexible glass superstrate facilitates a fabrication/manufacturing method that employs roll-to-roll transport of the flexible glass web through a multiplicity of deposition zones, heat treatment zones, and laser scribing zones to produce a monolithically integrated photovoltaic
WO/2015/126248 A DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING HIGH-ASPECT RATIO STRUCTURES||WO||27.08.2015|
||PCT/NL2015/050107||NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST-NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO||UNNIKRISHNAN, Sandeep|
An method for manufacturing a electronic device is provided having a current collector capable of a high specific charge collecting area and power, but is also achieved using a simple and fast technique and resulting in a robust design that may be flexed and can be manufactured in large scale processing. To this end the electronic device comprising an electronic circuit equipped with a current collector formed by a metal substrate having a face forming a high-aspect ratio structure of pillars having an interdistance larger than 600 nm. By forming the high-aspect structure in a metal substrate, new structures can be formed that are conformal to curvature of a macroform or that can be coiled or wound and have a robust design.
WO/2015/125948 ANTI-PID FILM FOR SOLAR CELL AND ANTI-PID SOLAR CELL MODULE USING SAME||WO||27.08.2015|
||PCT/JP2015/054921||NISSHINBO MECHATRONICS INC.||NAKAHAMA Hidenari|
Provided are an anti-PID film for a solar cell
and an anti-PID solar cell
module using the same, the anti-PID film having an excellent barrier property against alkali metal ions emitted from a cover glass of a solar cell
module, and excellent heat resistance and light resistance. An anti-PID film laminated between a solar cell
power generating element and a cover glass in a solar cell
module is produced from a cyclic olefin series resin film with a glass transition temperature of 75-95°C inclusive and has a film thickness of 50-200 μm inclusive.
WO/2015/123013 SOLAR CELLS AND METHODS OF FABRICATION THEREOF||WO||20.08.2015|
||PCT/US2015/013104||PICASOLAR,INC.||SHUMATE, Seth Daniel|
A passivation layer is deposited on a first portion of a region of the solar cell
. A grid line is deposited on a second portion of the region. The passivation layer is annealed to drive chemical species from the passivation layer to deactivate an electrical activity of a dopant in the first portion of the region of the solar cell
WO/2015/122448 COMPOUND-BASED THIN-FILM SOLAR CELL||WO||20.08.2015|
||PCT/JP2015/053799||SOLAR FRONTIER K.K.||HIROI, Homare|
This compound-based thin-film solar cell
is provided with: a substrate (1); a rear-surface electrode layer (2) formed upon the substrate (1); a p-type light-absorption layer (3) formed upon the rear-surface electrode layer (2); an n-type high-resistance buffer layer (4) formed upon the p-type light-absorption layer (3); and a ZnO film (5) formed upon the n-type high-resistance buffer layer (4). The n-type high-resistance buffer layer (4) includes: a first buffer layer (4A) which is formed upon the p-type light-absorption layer (3); and a second buffer layer (4B) which is formed upon the first buffer layer (4A). The second buffer layer (4B) is formed from a material having a lattice constant which is closer to that of the ZnO film (5) than the first buffer layer (4A).
WO/2015/123200 COMPLEMENTARY TRAVELING MASKS||WO||20.08.2015|
||PCT/US2015/015204||VARIAN SEMICONDUCTOR EQUIPMENT ASSOCIATES, INC.||BATEMAN, Nicholas PT|
A method of processing a solar cell
is disclosed, where a chained patterned ion implant is performed to create a workpiece having a lightly doped surface having more heavily doped regions. This configuration may be used in various embodiments, such as for selective emitter solar cells
. Additionally, various mask sets that can be used to create this desired pattern are also disclosed. The mask set may include one or more masks that have an open portion and a patterned portion, where the union of the open portions of the masks comprises the entirety of the surface to be implanted. The patterned portions of the masks combine to create the desired pattern of heavily doped regions.