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Photovoltaic solar concentrator

United States Patent

September 8, 2015
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A process including forming a photovoltaic solar cell on a substrate, the photovoltaic solar cell comprising an anchor positioned between the photovoltaic solar cell and the substrate to suspend the photovoltaic solar cell from the substrate. A surface of the photovoltaic solar cell opposite the substrate is attached to a receiving substrate. The receiving substrate may be bonded to the photovoltaic solar cell using an adhesive force or a metal connecting member. The photovoltaic solar cell is then detached from the substrate by lifting the receiving substrate having the photovoltaic solar cell attached thereto and severing the anchor connecting the photovoltaic solar cell to the substrate. Depending upon the type of receiving substrate used, the photovoltaic solar cell may be removed from the receiving substrate or remain on the receiving substrate for use in the final product.
Nielson; Gregory N. (Albuquerque, NM), Cruz-Campa; Jose Luis (Albuquerque, NM), Okandan; Murat (Edgewood, NM), Resnick; Paul J. (Albuquerque, NM), Sanchez; Carlos Anthony (Belen, NM), Clews; Peggy J. (Tijeras, NM), Gupta; Vipin P. (Reno, NV)
Sandia Corporation (Albuquerque, NM)
13/ 240,520
September 22, 2011
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS This invention was made with Government support under Contract No. DE-AC04-94AL85000 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in the invention.