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PHOTOVOLTAIC DEVICES

United States Patent Application

20120080066
A1
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A photovoltaic device having a down-converting layer disposed on the device, is presented. The down-converting layer have a graded refractive index, wherein a value of refractive index at a first surface of the down-converting layer varies from a value of refractive index at a second surface of the layer. A photovoltaic module having a plurality of such photovoltaic devices is also presented.
Tsakalakos, Loucas (Niskayuna, NY), Srivastava, Alok Mani (Niskayuna, NY), Korevaar, Bastiaan Arie (Schenectady, NY), Stern Gonzalez, Omar Ivan (Muenchen, DE), Xi, Yangang Andrew (Schenectady, NY)
GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY (SCHENECTADY NY)
12/ 894,916
September 30, 2010
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT [0001] This invention was made with Government support under contract number DE-EE0000568 awarded by Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.