Patent Number: 9,385,255

Title: Integrated thin film solar cell interconnection

Abstract: Photovoltaic modules may include multiple flexible thin film photovoltaic cells electrically connected in series, and laminated to a substantially transparent top sheet having a conductive grid pattern facing the cells. Methods of manufacturing photovoltaic modules including integrated multi-cell interconnections are provided. Methods may include steps of coordinating, integrating, and registering multiple rolls of substrates in continuous processes.

Inventors: Wiedeman; Scott (Tucson, AZ), Britt; Jeffrey S. (Tucson, AZ), Rhodes; Zulima (Tucson, AZ), Sheehan; Eric (Tucson, AZ)

Assignee: Hanergy Hi-Tech Power (HK) Limited

International Classification: H01L 31/05 (20140101); H01L 31/048 (20140101); H01L 31/0445 (20140101); H01L 31/18 (20060101); H05K 1/18 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2020-07-05 0:00:00