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PHOTOVOLTAIC DEVICES WITH ENCAPSULATING BARRIER FILM

United States Patent Application

20150221797
A1
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Encapsulated device including a photovoltaic cell and a composite film overlaying at least a portion of the photovoltaic cell, the composite film further including a substrate, a base (co)polymer layer on a major surface of the substrate, an oxide layer on the base (co)polymer layer, and a protective (co)polymer layer derived from a silane precursor compound on the oxide layer
Klun, Thomas P. (Lakeland, MN), Nachtigal, Alan K. (Minneapolis, MN), Spagnola, Joseph C. (Woodbury, MN), Roehrig, Mark A. (Stillwater, MN), Schnobrich, Jennifer K. (St. Paul, MN), Joly, Guy D. (Shoreview, MN)
14/ 419,534
March 1, 2013
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS [0002] The U.S. Government may have certain rights to this invention under the terms of Contract No. DE-EE0004739 (Lot No. 3053) granted by the Department of Energy.