Patent Number: 6,307,144

Title: Solar cell module, solar cell array and sunlight power generation apparatus

Abstract: A solar cell module comprising one or more solar cells enclosed therein is characterized in that the solar cell module has a heat-sensitive circuit cut-off means or a heat-sensitive circuit cut-off means having a functionally divided structure comprising a heat-sensitive means and a circuit cut-off means, is disclosed. A solar cell array comprising a plurality of solar cell modules electrically connected with each other by means of an electric connection means is, characterized in that the solar cell array has a heat-sensitive circuit cut-off means or a heat-sensitive circuit cut-off means having a functionally divided structure comprising a heat-sensitive means and a circuit cut-off means, is also disclosed. A sunlight power generation apparatus comprises a solar cell array and at least an inverter.

Inventors: Mimura; Toshihiko (Nara, JP), Mori; Masahiro (Souraku-gun, JP), Inoue; Yuji (Nara, JP), Shiomi; Satoru (Mishima, JP), Komori; Ayako (Mishima, JP), Nagao; Yoshitaka (Souraku-gun, JP), Sasaoka; Makoto (Kyotanabe, JP), Makita; Hidehisa (Kyotanabe, JP), Itoyama; Shigenori (Nara, JP)

Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

International Classification: H01L 31/042 (20060101); H01L 31/05 (20060101); H01L 031/05 (); H01L 031/042 ()

Expiration Date: 10/23/2018