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MONOLITHIC TANDEM VOLTAGE-MATCHED MULTIJUNTION SOLAR CELLS

United States Patent Application

20150340528
A1
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Voltage-matched multijunction solar cell architectures for integrating PV technologies
Voltage-matched monolithic thin film multijunction solar cell and methods of producing cells having a first pn junction with a first band-gap energy, a second pn junction with a second band-gap energy and an insulating layer between the first and second pn junctions. The voltage-matched monolithic thin film multijunction solar cells further include a parallel connection between the first and second pn junctions to form a two-terminal photonic device.
ALBERI, Kirstin (Denver, CO), MASCARENHAS, Angelo (Golden, CO)
14/ 650,936
December 10, 2012
[0001] The United States Government has rights in this invention under Contract No. DE-AC36-08G028308 between the United States Department of Energy and the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC, the manager and operator of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.