Patent Number: 8,878,562

Title: Solar battery panel inspection apparatus for inspecting the insulation state in the outer circumferential insulating region of a solar battery panel, method of inspecting, and method of manufacturing

Abstract: A solar battery panel inspection apparatus is an apparatus for inspecting a solar battery panel including a transparent insulating substrate having a main surface, and a transparent electrode layer, a semiconductor photoelectric conversion layer and a back electrode layer which are sequentially stacked and having an outer circumferential insulating region in which the main surface is exposed, to check the insulation performance of the outer circumferential insulating region. The solar battery panel inspection apparatus includes the first terminal to be brought into contact with the back electrode layer; the second terminal to be brought into contact with a region of or in proximity to an outer circumferential edge of the outer circumferential insulating region; one or more third terminals to be brought into contact with the outer circumferential insulating region between the first terminal and the second terminal; a voltage application unit for applying a voltage each between two terminals selected from these terminals; and a current detection unit detecting a current flowing between the two terminals to which a voltage is applied.

Inventors: Tachibana; Shinsuke (Osaka, JP), Shimizu; Akira (Osaka, JP)

Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha

International Classification: G01R 31/26 (20140101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-04 0:00:00