Resources Contact Us Home
Browse by: INVENTOR PATENT HOLDER PATENT NUMBER DATE
 
 
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
Digital processing method and system for determination of optical flow
Semiconductor device
Solid state lighting devices with cellular arrays and associated methods of manufacturing
Preparation process of transition metal boride and uses thereof
Sterilizable film for aseptic packaging
Piezoelectric speaker and method of manufacturing the same
LED package chip classification system
  Randomly Featured Patents
Thermal regenerative granular-moving bed apparatus
Door closer assembly
Capacitive physical quantity sensor
Hot lid holder with drip pan
Electron beam exposure apparatus and electron beam exposure method
Multitrack magnetic head assembly for scanning a magnetic tape with a plurality of magnetic head tips
Method of making wired circuit board holding sheet
Stent with an end of greater diameter than its main body
System and method for displaying a health status of hospitalized patients
Treatment method for making heat exchanger hydrophilic and heat exchanger treated to be hydrophilic