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PIXELATED SILICON CELLS OR INTEGRATED CIRCUITS

United States Patent Application

20150340542
A1
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A method, apparatus and system for flexible, ultra-thin, and high efficiency pixelated silicon or other semiconductor photovoltaic solar cell array fabrication is disclosed. A structure and method of creation for a pixelated silicon or other semiconductor photovoltaic solar cell array with interconnects is described using a manufacturing method that is simplified compared to previous versions of pixelated silicon photovoltaic cells that require more microfabrication steps.
Nielson, Gregory N. (Lehi, UT), Okandan, Murat (Edgewood, NM), Cruz-Campa, Jose Luis (Albuquerque, NM), Nelson, Jeffrey S. (Albuquerque, NM), Anderson, Benjamin John (Eden Prairie, MN)
14/ 794,983
July 9, 2015
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.