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COATING-ENCAPSULATED PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULES AND METHODS OF MAKING SAME

United States Patent Application

20130240019
A1
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Photovoltaic modules are disclosed. The photovoltaic module comprises a front transparency, a potting material deposited on at least a portion of the front transparency, electrically interconnected photovoltaic cells applied to the potting material and a topcoat deposited on at least a portion of the electrically interconnected photovoltaic cells. Methods of making photovoltaic modules are also disclosed.
Shao, Jiping (Monroeville, PA), Hellring, Stuart D. (Pittsburgh, PA), Poole, James E. (Gibsonia, PA), Schwendeman, Irina G. (Wexford, PA), Rearick, Brian K. (Allison Park, PA)
PPG Industries Ohio, Inc. (Cleveland OH)
13/ 420,081
March 14, 2012
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH [0001] This invention was made with Government support under DE-EE-0000585 awarded by the United States Department of Energy. The United States Government may have certain rights in this invention.