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PHOTOVOLTAIC POWER GENERATION SYSTEM WITH PHOTOVOLTAIC CELLS AS BYPASS DIODES

United States Patent Application

20150114444
A1
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Microsystems Enabled Photovoltaics (MEPV)
A photovoltaic power generation system that includes a solar panel is described herein. The solar panel includes a photovoltaic sub-module, which includes a group of microsystem enabled photovoltaic cells. The group includes a first string of photovoltaic cells, a second string of photovoltaic cells, and a differing photovoltaic cell. Photovoltaic cells in the first string are electrically connected in series, and photovoltaic cells in the second string are electrically connected in series. Further, the first string of photovoltaic cells, the second string of photovoltaic cells, and the differing photovoltaic cell are electrically connected in parallel. Moreover, the differing photovoltaic cell is used as a bypass diode for the first string of photovoltaic cells and the second string of photovoltaic cells.
Lentine, Anthony L. (Albuquerque, NM), Nielson, Gregory N. (Albuquerque, NM), Tauke-Pedretti, Anna (Albuquerque, NM), Cruz-Campa, Joseq Luis (Albuquerque, NM), Okandan, Murat (Edgewood, NM)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque NM)
14/ 061,946
October 24, 2013
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENTAL INTEREST [0001] This invention was developed under contract DE-AC04-94AL85000 between Sandia Corporation and the U.S. Department of Energy. The U.S. Government has certain rights in this invention.