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Formed photovoltaic module busbars

United States Patent

November 10, 2015
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A cell connection piece for a photovoltaic module is disclosed herein. The cell connection piece includes an interconnect bus, a plurality of bus tabs unitarily formed with the interconnect bus, and a terminal bus coupled with the interconnect bus. The plurality of bus tabs extend from the interconnect bus. The terminal bus includes a non-linear portion.
Rose; Douglas (Mountain View, CA), Daroczi; Shan (Santa Clara, CA), Phu; Thomas (Alameda, CA)
SunPower Corporation (San Jose, CA)
11/ 543,440
October 3, 2006
FEDERALLY SPONSORED RESEARCH OR DEVELOPMENT This invention was made with Government support under ZAX-4-33628-05 awarded by the United States Department of Energy under the photovoltaic (PV) Manufacturing Research and Development (R&D) Program, which is administered by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. The Government has certain rights in the invention.