Resources Contact Us Home
Solar cell array having lattice or matrix structure and method of arranging solar cells and panels

Image Number 3 for United States Patent #6635817.

A solar cell array is provided having a lattice or matrix structure such that no two solar cell devices are connected purely in series or purely in parallel. Accordingly, if a single solar cell device fails, there is an alternate path by which the output power of all other solar cell devices may contribute to the total output power of the solar cell array. Also, the power output of the entire array is much less sensitive to a low voltage or current for a single solar cell device than in a conventional array where devices are connected in series and in parallel. Beneficially, current setting devices, such as resistors, are provided for better matching the voltages and currents within the array, although in some applications, the resistors can be eliminated, or set to zero. The lattice or matrix structures may be extended in one, two, and three-dimensional patterns.

  Recently Added Patents
Synchronization scheduling apparatus and method in real-time multi-core system
Method for treating rheumatoid arthritis by administering an anti-IL-6 antibody and methotrexate
Pull through coronary sinus pacing lead
Verbena plant named `Duempsopicha`
Polarity switching member of dot inversion system
Controller for soldering iron
Plants and seeds of corn variety CV577261
  Randomly Featured Patents
Heteroaryl diazacycloalkanes, their preparation and use
Fiber optic carbon dioxide purity sensor package and system
Aircraft tail
Heat transfer element assembly
Optomechanical leveling device
Method of installing an insulating sleeve on a staple
Micro-mechanical structure and method for manufacturing the same
Hanger assembly and a hanger formed of such an assembly
Method and apparatus for generating X rays
System and method for storage media group parity protection