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United States Patent Application

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Microsystems Enabled Photovoltaics (MEPV)
Photovoltaic cells and photovoltaic modules, as well as methods of making and using such photovoltaic cells and photovoltaic modules, are disclosed. More particularly, embodiments of the photovoltaic cells selectively reflect visible light to provide the photovoltaic cells with a colorized appearance. Photovoltaic modules combining colorized photovoltaic cells may be used to harvest solar energy while providing a customized appearance, e.g., an image or pattern.
Cruz-Campa, Jose Luis (Albuquerque, NM), Nielson, Gregory N. (Albuquerque, NM), Okandan, Murat (Edgewood, NM), Lentine, Anthony L. (Albuquerque, NM), Resnick, Paul J. (Albuquerque, NM), Gupta, Vipin P. (Reno, NV)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque NM)
14/ 067,822
October 30, 2013
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT RIGHTS [0002] 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.