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Photovoltaic cell module and method of forming

United States Patent

9,842,952
December 12, 2017
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A photovoltaic cell module, a photovoltaic array including at least two modules, and a method of forming the module are provided. The module includes a first outermost layer and a photovoltaic cell disposed on the first outermost layer. The module also includes a second outermost layer disposed on the photovoltaic cell and sandwiching the photovoltaic cell between the second outermost layer and the first outermost layer. The method of forming the module includes the steps of disposing the photovoltaic cell on the first outermost layer, disposing a silicone composition on the photovoltaic cell, and compressing the first outermost layer, the photovoltaic cell, and the second layer to form the photovoltaic cell module.
Howell; Malinda (Midland, MI), Juen; Donnie (Sanford, MI), Ketola; Barry (Freeland, MI), Tomalia; Mary Kay (Midland, MI)
DOW CORNING CORPORATION (Midland, MI)
14/ 630,998
February 25, 2015
GOVERNMENT LICENSE RIGHTS This invention was made with government support under NREL Subcontract No. ZAX-5-33628-02, Prime Contract No: DE-AC36-99GO10337 awarded by the Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.