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Photovoltaic Sub-Cell Interconnects

United States Patent Application

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Photovoltaic sub-cell interconnect systems and methods are provided. In one embodiment, a photovoltaic device comprises a thin film stack of layers deposited upon a substrate, wherein the thin film stack layers are subdivided into a plurality of sub-cells interconnected in series by a plurality of electrical interconnection structures; and wherein the plurality of electrical interconnection structures each comprise no more than two scribes that penetrate into the thin film stack layers.
van Hest, Marinus Franciscus Antonius Maria (Lakewood, CO), Swinger Platt, Heather Anne (Golden, CO)
Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC (Golden CO)
14/ 283,349
May 21, 2014
CONTRACTUAL ORIGIN [0002] The United States Government has rights in this invention under Contract No. DE-AC36-08GO28308 between the United States Department of Energy and the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC, the manager and operator of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.