Patent Number: 6,307,145

Title: Solar cell module

Abstract: A solar cell module is constructed in such an arrangement that a photovoltaic element is covered by at least a sealant resin and a surface protecting film, wherein the oxygen permeability of the surface protecting film is not less than 1 cc/m.sup.2.multidot.24 hr.multidot.atm and not more than 50 cc/m.sup.2.multidot.24 hr.multidot.atm at 25.degree. C./90% RH, thereby providing the solar cell module with high reliability, free of deterioration of the sealant resin, particularly free of yellowing, in long-term outdoor exposure use.

Inventors: Kataoka; Ichiro (Kyotanabe, JP), Mori; Takahiro (Ikoma, JP), Yamada; Satoru (Kyotanabe, JP), Shiotsuka; Hidenori (Nara, JP), Shiotsuka; Ayako (Nara, JP)

Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

International Classification: H01L 31/048 (20060101); H01L 031/048 ()

Expiration Date: 10/23/2018