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Photovoltaic device

United States Patent

September 1, 2015
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The present invention is premised upon an improved photovoltaic device ("PV device"), more particularly to an improved photovoltaic device (10) with a multilayered photovoltaic cell assembly (100) and a body portion (200) joined at an interface region (410) and including an intermediate layer (500), at least one interconnecting structural member (1500), relieving feature (2500), unique component geometry, or any combination thereof.
Reese; Jason A. (Auburn, MI), Keenihan; James R. (Midland, MI), Gaston; Ryan S. (Midland, MI), Kauffmann; Keith L. (Ypsilanti, MI), Langmaid; Joseph A. (Caro, MI), Lopez; Leonardo C. (Midland, MI), Maak; Kevin D. (Midland, MI), Mills; Michael E. (Midland, MI), Ramesh; Narayan (Midland, MI), Teli; Samar R. (Midland, MI)
13/ 991,525
December 12, 2011
This invention was made with U.S. Government support under contract DE-FC36-07G017054 awarded by the Department of Energy. The U.S. Government has certain rights in this invention.