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Optimized microsystems-enabled photovoltaics

United States Patent

September 22, 2015
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Technologies pertaining to designing microsystems-enabled photovoltaic (MEPV) cells are described herein. A first restriction for a first parameter of an MEPV cell is received. Subsequently, a selection of a second parameter of the MEPV cell is received. Values for a plurality of parameters of the MEPV cell are computed such that the MEPV cell is optimized with respect to the second parameter, wherein the values for the plurality of parameters are computed based at least in part upon the restriction for the first parameter.
Cruz-Campa; Jose Luis (Albuquerque, NM), Nielson; Gregory N. (Albuquerque, NM), Young; Ralph W. (Albuquerque, NM), Resnick; Paul J. (Albuquerque, NM), Okandan; Murat (Edgewood, NM), Gupta; Vipin P. (Reno, NV)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
13/ 633,970
October 3, 2012
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.