Accession Number : ADD001507

Title :   New Approach to Shingling of Solar Cells.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Leinkram,Charles Z ; Oaks,William D

Report Date : 21 May 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The patent describes a method of mounting solar cells in an array in which the cells are arranged on thermally conductive but electrically insulative wafer and prominences so that they overlap each other in a shingled structure but their bottom surfaces are supported and remain parallel to the top surface of the mounting wafer. The array structure permits series wiring of the cells and provides a rugged structure having a thermally conductive path from the solar cells through the mounting elements.

Descriptors :   *Solar cells, *Patents, Mountings, Thermal conductivity, Arrays

Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE