Photovoltaic Sub-Cell Interconnects

Marinus Van Hest (Inventor), Heather Swinger Platt (Inventor)

Research output: Patent


Photovoltaic sub-cell interconnect systems and methods are provided. In one embodiment, a photovoltaic device comprises a thin film stack of layers deposited upon a substrate, wherein the thin film stack layers are subdivided into a plurality of sub-cells interconnected in series by a plurality of electrical interconnection structures; and wherein the plurality of electrical interconnection structures each comprise no more than two scribes that penetrate into the thin film stack layers.
Original languageAmerican English
Patent number9,647,158
Filing date9/05/17
StatePublished - 2017

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PT-5K00-69097


  • interconnect systems
  • photovoltaic systems


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