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PHOTOVOLTAIC DEVICE

United States Patent Application

*** PATENT GRANTED ***
20130247986
9,602,046
A1
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The present invention is premised upon an improved photovoltaic device ("PV device"), more particularly to an improved photovoltaic device with a multilayered photovoltaic cell assembly and a body portion joined at an interface region and including an intermediate layer, at least one interconnecting structural member, relieving feature, unique component geometry, or any combination thereof.
Reese, Jason A. (Auburn, MI), Keenihan, James R. (Midland, MI), Gaston, Ryan S. (Midland, MI), Kauffmann, Keith L. (Ypsilanti, MI), Langmaid, Joseph A. (Caro, MI), Lopez, Leonardo C. (Midland, MI), Maak, Kevin D. (Midland, MI), Mills, Michael E. (Midland, MI), Ramesh, Narayan (Midland, MI), Teli, Samar R. (Midland, MI)
DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC (Midland MI)
13/ 989,172
December 12, 2011
[0002] This invention was made with U.S. Government support under contract DE-FC36-07G017054 awarded by the Department of Energy. The U.S. Government has certain rights in this invention.