|NuvoSun, Inc. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20140367250||SYSTEMS FOR FORMING PHOTOVOLTAIC CELLS ON FLEXIBLE SUBSTRATES - A deposition system for depositing a thin film photovoltaic cell on a flexible substrate comprises an enclosure that is fluidically isolated from an environment external to the enclosure, and a plurality of deposition chambers in the enclosure. At least one deposition chamber of the plurality of deposition chambers comprises a magnetron sputtering apparatus that directs a material flux of one or more target materials towards a portion of the flexible substrate that is disposed in the at least one deposition chamber of the plurality of deposition chambers. A substrate payout roller in the enclosure provides a flexible substrate that is directed through each of the plurality of deposition chambers to a substrate take-up roller in the enclosure. At least one guide roller in the enclosure is configured to direct the flexible substrate to or from a given deposition chamber among the plurality of deposition chambers.||12-18-2014|
|20140150843||SHINGLE-LIKE PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULES - A photovoltaic system comprises one or more shingle-like photovoltaic (PV) modules, each having a layer of optically transparent material adjacent to a layer of photoactive material configured to generate electricity upon exposure to light from the layer of optically transparent material. In some cases the layer of optically transparent material of each of the one or more shingle-like PV modules has a pattern of depressions in a shingle-like configuration.||06-05-2014|
|20120174967||PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULES AND MOUNTING SYSTEMS - A photovoltaic module includes a support member for securing a photovoltaic cell. The support member includes a plurality of holes extending through at least a portion of the support member. A mounting system includes a buss bar for coupling the photovoltaic module to a power transmission system.||07-12-2012|
|20110300661||SOLAR CELL INTERCONNECTION METHOD USING A FLAT METALLIC MESH - An improved method for interconnecting thin film solar cells to form solar cell modules is provided, the method comprising using a flat metallic mesh formed from a thin metallic strip to provide a current collection grid over a thin film solar cell. The method is particularly useful for forming interconnections between thin film solar cells deposited on flexible substrates. The rectangular cross sectional shape of the mesh elements provides an increased area of electrical contact to the solar cell compared to the small tangential area provided by elements of circular cross section. Mesh elements can be made higher rather than wider to improve conductivity without proportionally increasing shading loss. Various coatings can be applied to the mesh to improve its performance, provide corrosion resistance, and improve its cosmetic appearance.||12-08-2011|
Patent applications by NuvoSun, Inc.