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Photovoltaic system

United States Patent

8,736,108
May 27, 2014
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Microsystems Enabled Photovoltaics (MEPV)
A photovoltaic system described herein includes a first group of photovoltaic modules that comprises a first plurality of microsystem enabled photovoltaic modules. A second group of photovoltaic modules comprises a second plurality of microsystem enabled photovoltaic modules, wherein the first group of photovoltaic modules are electrically connected in parallel to the second group of photovoltaic modules.
Nielson; Gregory N. (Albuquerque, NM), Okandan; Murat (Edgewood, NM), Lentine; Anthony L. (Albuquerque, NM), Sweatt; William C. (Albuquerque, NM), Clem; Paul Gilbert (Albuquerque, NM), Hearne; Sean J. (Albuquerque, NM), Davids; Paul (Albuquerque, NM), Huber; Dale L. (Albuquerque, NM), Nelson; Jeffrey S. (Albuquerque, NM), Apblett; Christopher Alan (Albuquerque, NM)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
13/ 164,483
June 20, 2011
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENTAL INTEREST 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.