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A METHOD FOR FABRICATING PIXELATED SILICON DEVICE CELLS

United States Patent

9,112,100
August 18, 2015
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Microsystems Enabled Photovoltaics (MEPV)
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.; (Albuquerque, NM), ; Okandan; Murat; (Edgewood, NM), ; Cruz-Campa; Jose Luis; (Albuquerque, NM), ; Nelson; Jeffrey S.; (Albuquerque, NM), ; Anderson; Benjamin John; (Albuquerque, NM)
SANDIA CORPORATION (Albuquerque NM)
14/ 158,931
20150207023
January 20, 2014
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT RIGHTS [0001] 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.