Patent Number: 8,872,295

Title: Thin film photovoltaic device with enhanced light trapping scheme

Abstract: A thin film photovoltaic device comprising a relief textured transparent cover plate, a layer of transparent conductive oxide having a layer thickness of less than 700 nm, a light absorbing active layer and a reflective back electrode, where the layer of transparent conductive oxide is a non-textured layer.

Inventors: Hermans; Ko (Nederweert, NL), Slager; Benjamin (Rhenen, NL), Kranz; Bart Clemens (Reek, NL), Hofmann; Andreas (Rostock, DE)

Assignee: DSM IP Assets B.V.

International Classification: H01L 31/0236 (20060101); H01L 31/0224 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2018-10-28 0:00:00