Patent Number: 8,796,541

Title: Solar cell module

Abstract: In order to provide a see-through solar cell module in which the manufacturing costs can be reduced and transmittance can be readily modified without modifying the manufacturing steps, there is provided a solar cell module comprising solar cells in which are layered a conductive substrate, and a lower electrode layer, a photoelectric conversion layer, and an upper electrode layer in the stated order on the conductive substrate; the solar cell module having a configuration in which a plurality of through-openings that pass through the conductive substrate to the upper electrode layer in the layering direction is formed over the entire surface of the solar cells.

Inventors: Iwade; Takashi (Otsu, JP), Terada; Toyoharu (Otsu, JP), Atsuta; Naoyuki (Otsu, JP), Kawasugi; Masaaki (Otsu, JP)

Assignee: Toray Engineering Co., Ltd.

International Classification: H01L 31/0224 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/05/12018