Organic Photovoltaic, OPV (Ref No: ASN00019.1)
The current dominance of inorganic solid-state junction devices is being challenged by an emergence of new photovoltaic device concepts, including organic, nanocrystalline and conducting polymer films. Even though organic photovoltaics at 6.07% conversion efficiency are not as efficient as silicon-based ones, their flexibility, lower weight and lower cost make them an attractive alternative and can potentially increase the range of photovoltaic applications. The present data set contains a non-exhaustive list of patents/patent applications on the subject matter and includes dye-sensitized cells (DSC), quantum dots (QD) and nanocomposites.
Thin Film Solar Cells, CIGS (Ref No: ASN00012.1)
The benefits of high throughput, high yield, simplified manufacturing and material stability collectively contribute towards making copper indium gallium diselenide (CIGS) thin film solar cells a cost competitive contender for the global energy market. In 2008, a total of about US$1.6 billion venture investment went into thin film startups, the bulk of which went into startups that were commercially producing CIGS thin film cells. This data set comprises a non-exhaustive list of patents/patent applications on the subject of thin film solar cells, with an emphasis on CIGS.
Band Gaps in Photovoltaic Cells (Ref No: ASN00007.1)
Efficiency of solar energy absorption depends on a number of parameters, one of which is the characteristics of the band gaps found within a single photovoltaic cell. The challenge to formulate economical alloy compositions with desirable band gap properties capable of absorbing a wider range of the solar spectrum remains. This data set contains a non-exhaustive list of patents/patent applications on this subject matter.
Photovoltaic Inverters (Ref No: ASN00004.1)
How much solar energy gets channeled through to be used in electrical appliances depends on the power conversion efficiency of the photovoltaic inverter, an integral part of the energy conversion process. This data set contains a non-exhaustive list of patents/patent applications relating to the subject matter.