Patent Number: 7,737,356

Title: Solar cell device

Abstract: A photovoltaic cell for converting a light source into electricity, including: (a) a housing for the photovoltaic cell, including: (i) an at least partially transparent cell wall; (b) at least one electrically-conductive element, disposed at least partially within the photovoltaic cell, for boosting collection of a current generated by the cell; (c) a conductive coating, electrically associated with the electrically-conductive element, and disposed on a surface within the photovoltaic cell; (d) an electrolyte, disposed within the cell wall, the electrolyte containing a redox species, and (e) a current collection element, disposed on a side of the cell wall, wherein the current collection element is electrically connected to the electrically-conductive element, so as to remove the current produced by the cell.

Inventors: Goldstein; Jonathan R. (Jerusalem, IL)

Assignee: 3GSolar Ltd.

International Classification: H01L 25/00 (20060101); H01G 9/20 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2022-06-15 0:00:00