Global patent index - EP 1066653 A1

EP 1066653 A1 2001-01-10 - METHOD FOR MAKING AND ASSEMBLING PHOTOVOLTAIC CELLS

Title (en)

METHOD FOR MAKING AND ASSEMBLING PHOTOVOLTAIC CELLS

Title (de)

VERFAHREN ZUR HERSTELLUNG UND MONTAGE VON PHOTOVOLTAISCHEN ZELLEN

Title (fr)

PROCEDE DE FABRICATION ET D'ASSEMBLAGE DE CELLULES PHOTOVOLTA QUES

Publication

EP 1066653 A1 (FR)

Application

EP 99916849 A

Priority

  • CH 69998 A
  • EP 9901886 W

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9949524A1] The invention concerns a method for making and assembling silicon photovoltaic unit cells on metal substrate, comprising steps which consist in: producing a metal plate (25) provided with slits (26, 29) mutually separated by linking points (27) delimiting the bases of a plurality of cells; depositing on said plate an stack of silicon layers followed by metal coating so as to constitute a group of unit cells (28a-b-c-d); directly mounting said groups on an interconnecting support (30); and perforating the linking points so as to separate the cells from the rest of the plate.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

H01L 31/18; H01L 31/042; H01L 31/20

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

H01L 31/042 (2006.01); H01L 31/04 (2006.01); H01L 31/18 (2006.01); H01L 31/20 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

H01L 31/1804 (2013.01); H01L 31/18 (2013.01); H01L 31/202 (2013.01); Y02E 10/547 (2013.01); Y02P 70/521 (2015.11)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9949524A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

CH DE FR GB IT LI

EPO simple patent family

WO 9949524 A1 19990930; EP 1066653 A1 20010110; JP 2002508598 A 20020319; US 6642077 B1 20031104

INPADOC legal status

2010-03-31 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Ref Legal Event Code: 18D

- Effective date: 20091001

2001-01-10 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Ref Legal Event Code: 17P

- Effective date: 20001025

2001-01-10 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Ref Legal Event Code: AK

- Designated State(s): CH DE FR GB IT LI