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Interconnections for Mechanically Stacked Multijunction Solar Cells

United States Patent Application

20130048064
A1
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Mechanically stacked multijunction solar cells are provided. In one embodiment, a mechanically stacked, multijunction solar cell comprises: a first solar cell having a first bandgap; a second solar cell having a second bandgap; and a plurality of spaced apart metal pillars sandwiched between the first solar cell and the second solar cell.
McMAHON, William Edwin (Denver, CO), WARD, James Scott (Golden, CO), LIN, Chieh-Ting (Santa Barbara, CA), WANLASS, Mark W. (Evergreen, CO)
ALLIANCE FOR SUSTAINABLE ENERGY, LLC (Golden CO)
13/ 597,156
August 28, 2012
GOVERNMENT LICENSE RIGHTS [0002] The United States Government has rights in this invention under Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308 between the United States Department of Energy and the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC, the Manager and Operator of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.