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GRANT
Utility
Front contact solar cell with formed electrically conducting layers on the front side and backside
11 Nov 19
A bipolar solar cell includes a backside junction formed by a silicon substrate and a first doped layer of a first dopant type on the backside of the solar cell.
Peter John Cousins
Filed: 4 Aug 16
GRANT
Utility
Photovoltaic modules
11 Nov 19
A modular photovoltaic (PV) system can include a PV cell, a frame coupled to the PV cell, and a converter.
Patrick L Chapman
Filed: 2 May 17
GRANT
Utility
High throughput system for photovoltaic UV degradation testing
11 Nov 19
High throughput systems for photovoltaic UV degradation testing of solar cells, and methods of testing for UV degradation of solar cell during manufacture, are described herein.
David Aitan Soltz, Yoann Buratti, Xiuwen Tu, Ryan Manuel Lacerda, Taiqing Qiu
Filed: 29 Dec 16
APP
Utility
Rapid Shutdown of Photovoltaic Systems
6 Nov 19
A photovoltaic system includes groups of solar cells that can be switched in and out of the photovoltaic system.
Zachary S. JUDKINS, Jonathan L. EHLMANN
Filed: 15 Jul 19
APP
Utility
Cabling Systems for Rooftop Photovoltaic Solar Systems
6 Nov 19
Rooftop photovoltaic solar systems and methods for installing interconnection wiring for photovoltaic solar systems.
Kevin C. Fischer, Kristine Little
Filed: 5 May 19
GRANT
Utility
Solar energy metering, communications, and control system
4 Nov 19
Methods, systems, and computer readable media are disclosed for monitoring photovoltaic solar systems.
Udo Uebel, Gaurang Kavaiya, Kevin Fischer, Carl Lenox, Donald Scrutchfield
Filed: 26 Jul 15
GRANT
Utility
Solar-tracking system drive having an offset gear
4 Nov 19
A solar-tracking photovoltaic (PV) system having a motor drive vertically below a PV module, is described.
Tyler Grushkowitz, Brian Wares, Mark Adam Schimelpfenig, Jason C. Jones
Filed: 31 Aug 16
APP
Utility
Method and Apparatus of Fabricating a Solar Cell Device
16 Oct 19
Solar cell devices as well as method and apparatus for producing solar cell devices are disclosed.
Nathaniel CASWELL, David C. Hosken, Jason Kalus
Filed: 10 Apr 18
APP
Utility
Solar Cells Having Junctions Retracted from Cleaved Edges
16 Oct 19
Methods of fabricating solar cells having junctions retracted from cleaved edges, and the resulting solar cells, are described.
Yafu Lin, David Jacob
Filed: 10 Apr 19
GRANT
Utility
Verifying status of a termination end cap of a microinverter chain
14 Oct 19
A photovoltaic (PV) system includes a system control module that determines the presence of a microinverter chain termination end cap.
Patrick L Chapman, Philip Rothblum
Filed: 23 May 16
APP
Utility
Systems for Laser Assisted Metallization of Substrates
9 Oct 19
A system for fabricating solar cells.
Pei Hsuan Lu, Benjamin I. Hsia, George G. Correos
Filed: 4 Apr 19
APP
Utility
Reconfigurable Photovoltaic Laminate(s) and Photovoltaic Panel(s)
9 Oct 19
Reconfigurable PV panels can have features that include cut lines for separating full panels into smaller subpanels, connector ribbons for assembling several reconfigurable PV panels into a one-dimensional or two-dimensional array and can be stacked upon each other and unstacked by rotating them about a shared connection.
Zachary S. Judkins, David C. Okawa, Brian S. Wares, Tamir Lance, Patrick L. Chapman
Filed: 4 Apr 19
APP
Utility
Monitoring Electric Systems for Wiring Faults
9 Oct 19
Methods, systems, and computer readable media are disclosed for monitoring electric systems for wiring faults.
Donald H. Scrutchfield, Miles F. Bintz, Dylan W. Benjamin, Kevin C. Fischer
Filed: 3 Apr 18
APP
Utility
Solar Device with Insulated Interconnectors
9 Oct 19
Aspects of the disclosure provide a solar device and a method for making the solar device.
Gabriela Elena BUNEA, Thierry Nguyen, Lewis Abra
Filed: 4 Apr 18
APP
Utility
Local Metallization for Semiconductor Substrates Using a Laser Beam
9 Oct 19
Local metallization of semiconductor substrates using a laser beam, and the resulting structures, e.g., micro-electronic devices, semiconductor substrates and/or solar cells, are described.
Pei Hsuan Lu, Benjamin I. Hsia, David Aaron R. Barkhouse, Lee Gorny
Filed: 4 Apr 19
APP
Utility
Laser Assisted Metallization Process for Solar Cell Fabrication
9 Oct 19
A method for fabricating a solar cell and the and the resulting structures, e.g., micro-electronic devices, semiconductor substrates and/or solar cells, are described.
Pei Hsuan Lu, Benjamin I. Hsia, David Aaron Randolph Barkhouse, Lewis C. Abra, George G. Correos, Boris Bastien
Filed: 4 Apr 19
APP
Utility
Laser Assisted Metallization Process for Solar Cell Stringing
9 Oct 19
Metallization of semiconductor substrates using a laser beam, and the resulting structures, e.g., micro-electronic devices, semiconductor substrates and/or solar cells, solar cell circuit, solar cell strings, and solar cell arrays are described.
Pei Hsuan Lu, Benjamin I. Hsia, David Aaron Randolph Barkhouse, Lewis C. Abra, George G. Correos, Marc Robinson, Paul W. Loscutoff, Ryan Reagan, David Okawa, Tamir Lance, Thierry Nguyen
Filed: 4 Apr 19
APP
Utility
Laser Assisted Metallization Process for Solar Cell Circuit Formation
9 Oct 19
A method of fabricating solar cell, solar laminate and/or solar module string is provided.
Pei Hsuan Lu, Benjamin I. Hsia, David Aaron Randolph Barkhouse, David C. Okawa, David F. Kavulak, Lewis C. Abra, George G. Correos, Richard Hamilton Sewell, Ryan Reagan, Tamir Lance, Thierry Nguyen
Filed: 4 Apr 19
APP
Utility
Local Patterning and Metallization of Semiconductor Structures Using a Laser Beam
9 Oct 19
Local patterning and metallization of semiconductor structures using a laser beam, e.g., micro-electronic devices, semiconductor substrates and/or solar cells, are described.
Pei Hsuan Lu, Benjamin I. Hsia, Taeseok Kim
Filed: 4 Apr 19
APP
Utility
Photovoltaic Module with a Cross Rail Assembly
9 Oct 19
One embodiment is a photovoltaic (PV) module including a frame to receive a perimeter of a backside of a photovoltaic (PV) laminate.
Lee Gorny
Filed: 28 Mar 19
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