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Multi-crystalline II-VI based multijunction solar cells and modules

United States Patent

June 30, 2015
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Multi-crystalline group II-VI solar cells and methods for fabrication of same are disclosed herein. A multi-crystalline group II-VI solar cell includes a first photovoltaic sub-cell comprising silicon, a tunnel junction, and a multi-crystalline second photovoltaic sub-cell. A plurality of the multi-crystalline group II-VI solar cells can be interconnected to form low cost, high throughput flat panel, low light concentration, and/or medium light concentration photovoltaic modules or devices.
Hardin; Brian E (Berkeley, CA), Connor; Stephen T (San Francisco, CA), Groves; James R (Sunnyvale, CA), Peters; Craig H (Oakland, CA)
PLANT PV, Inc. (Belmont, CA)
13/ 750,756
January 25, 2013
GOVERNMENT SPONSORSHIP This invention was made with Government support under contract number DE-EE0005332 awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights to this invention.