20150059158 SYSTEM AND METHOD OF ASSEMBLING STRUCTURAL SOLAR PANELS||US||05.03.2015|
||14536720||Kacandes Thomas J.||Kacandes Thomas J.|
A modular assembly of solar panels is held together in a rigid fashion through the use of two J-channels arranged on either side thereof in oppositely facing directions. Brackets hold these J-channels to flanges on the underside of the solar panels. In the argot of solar panel installation, the J-channels extend in the north-south direction. Between each solar panel there is disposed a liquid collecting pan extending in the east-west direction. This collecting pan also acts as a clip providing both a structural and electrical connection between adjacently disposed solar panels in a column assembly which is rendered capable of installation as a single unit from the ground.
20150059826 Bearing for Solar Panel Tracking System||US||05.03.2015|
||14013835||JSI Equipment Solutions LLC||Reed Max W.|
A solar panel array system has posts for mounting vertically in earth along a Z-axis. A torque tube extends along an X-axis at upper ends of the posts for supporting and pivoting solar panels to track the sun. A bearing saddle base has a downward-facing surface that is placed on an upward-facing surface of the post. Lugs and slots on the upward-facing and downward-facing surfaces are positioned so that rotating the base about the Z-axis causes the lugs to enter the slots. A bearing saddle cradle is adjustably mounted to the base at selected pitch angles relative to the base. The base is rotatable about the Z-axis to various positions either centered or placing the X-axis at a yaw angle relative to the post.
20150059844 FLEXIBLE PHOTO-ANODE OF DYE-SENSITIZED SOLAR CELL AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF||US||05.03.2015|
||14019052||NATIONAL CHENG KUNG UNIVERSITY||WU Jih-Jen|
A flexible photo-anode of dye-sensitized solar cell and a manufacturing method thereof are provided. The method includes steps of: coating zinc oxide nanoparticles on a flexible substrate to form a seed layer; immersing the flexible substrate into a first reaction solution; heating the seed layer to form a zinc oxide nanowire array; cooling the flexible substrate to the room temperature, immersing it into the second reaction solution, and stirring the second reaction solution, so that the zinc oxide nanowire array forms a cactus-like structure. Thus, the sintering and embossing processes can be prevented.
||14161872||Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba||Noguchi Yoshio|
A photocoupler includes: a support substrate; a MOSFET; a light receiving element; a light emitting element; and a bonding layer. The support substrate includes an insulating layer, input and output terminals. The MOSFET is bonded to the support substrate. The MOSFET has a first surface having an operation region. The light receiving element includes p-n junction and is bonded to the MOSFET. The light receiving element has first and second surfaces. The first surface includes a light reception region, a first electrode, and a second electrode. The light emitting element is connected to the input terminal. The light emitting element has first and second surfaces. The first surface includes first and second electrodes. The second surface has a light emitting region. The bonding layer is configured to bond the light emitting element to the light reception region.
20150064835 METHOD FOR PRODUCING A SOLAR CELL||US||05.03.2015|
||14380591||FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.||Moschner Jens Dirk|
The invention relates to a method for producing a solar cell having a substrate made of silicon, which substrate has a silicon oxide layer present on the surface of the substrate and an antireflection layer applied to the silicon oxide layer, which antireflection layer is deposited onto the dielectric passivation layer in a process chamber. According to the invention, in order to achieve a stability of corresponding solar cells or solar cell modules produced therefrom against a potential induced degradation (PID), the dielectric passivation layer is formed from the surface of the substrate in the process chamber by means of a plasma containing an oxidizing gas.
20150065015 RUBBING DEVICE AND RUBBING METHOD||US||05.03.2015|
||14235423||Sun Shihying||Sun Shihying|
The present invention relates to a rubbing device and a rubbing method. The rubbing device includes: a substrate carrier, an aligning roller having a surface that is rubbing fabric, a driving mechanism that drives the substrate carrier and the substrate that is to be subjected to alignment treatment carried thereby to undergo a translational movement, and an elevation arm. The lower surface of the aligning roller is made suitable to contact and rub the upper surface of the substrate that is to be subjected to alignment treatment and side edges of the upper surface of the substrate that is to be subjected to alignment treatment are made suitable to scrape the lower surface of the aligning roller. The substrate carrier is provided in a top thereof with channels corresponding to two opposite side edges of the substrate that is to be subjected to alignment treatment in the translational movement direction. The channels are arranged to be suitable to have the two side edges of the substrate that is to be subjected to alignment treatment respectively suspending in the channels. The present invention also provides a rubbing method. The rubbing device and the rubbing method of the present invention use a substrate that is to be subjected to alignment treatment to scrape PI chips from the aligning roller into channels so as to prevent the PI chips from moving with the aligning roller to spread over an AA zone of the substrate that is to be subjected to alignment treatment, thereby improving the defects of bright spots and mura generated in a rubbing process.
20150059824 SOLAR CELL MANUFACTURING METHOD, SOLAR CELL MODULE MANUFACTURING METHOD, AND SOLAR CELL MODULE||US||05.03.2015|
||14534942||SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.||TAIRA Shigeharu|
This solar cell module (10) is manufactured by connecting in series with a wiring material (15) multiple solar cells including at least two types of solar cells (11A, 11B) having different electrode structures, and covering the same with a first protective member (12) and a second protective member (13). This solar cell is manufactured by producing a photoelectric conversion unit, measuring characteristic values of the photoelectric conversion unit, selecting electrode structure on the basis of said characteristic values, and forming an electrode on the photoelectric conversion unit.
20150059823 POWER GENERATING APPARATUS AND POWER GENERATING SYSTEM EQUIPPED WITH SUCH POWER GENERATING APPARATUS||US||05.03.2015|
||14492665||FUJITSU LIMITED||SUZUKI TAKASHI|
A power generating apparatus according to an aspect of the invention includes a plurality of pn stacks, each formed by stacking a p-type semiconductor layer and an n-type semiconductor layer one on top of the other, and a mode switching unit which effects switching to a photovoltaic power generation mode or a thermal power generation mode by connecting the plurality of pn stacks with each other. The mode switching unit effects switching to the photovoltaic power generation mode by connecting the p-type semiconductor layers in parallel with each other and the n-type semiconductor layers in parallel with each other between the plurality of pn stacks. The mode switching unit effects switching to the thermal power generation mode by connecting the p-type semiconductor layer and the n-type semiconductor layer 11b in series between different ones of the pn stacks.
20150060262 SPUTTERING SYSTEMS FOR LIQUID TARGET MATERIALS||US||05.03.2015|
||14237978||Hollars Dennis R.||Hollars Dennis R.|
A sputtering system comprises a magnetron assembly for depositing liquid metal films on a substrate. The magnetron assembly comprises a horizontal planar magnetron with a liquid metal target, a cylindrical rotatable magnetron with a metal target and a set of one or more shields forming a chamber between the planar and the rotatable magnetron.
||14068498||CT Micro International Corporation||Chew Poh-Loong|
A photocoupler comprises a light emitting element, a light-sensing element, a transparent inner encapsulant body, an outer covering body, and two conductive frames on which. An optically reflective surface is in contact and formed between the dome enclosing portion of the transparent inner encapsulant body and the outer encapsulant body. A portion of the light emitted by the light emitting element is reflected to the light-sensing element through the optically reflective surface, and the other portion of the light emitted from the light emitting element is directly emitting to the light-sensing element through the transparent inner encapsulant body. The present invention applies the optically reflective surface to minimize the overlapping area between the two conductive frames, and reduces the capacitance value, and increases the CMRR in a manner that the photo coupler of the present invention is able to meet the standard of electrical characteristics as required.